Big Bay Academy

Big Bay Academy is an independent private school registered with WCED, our Junior & Senior campuses are situated in Parklands, Cape Town. The Academy is a duly registered Cambridge Assessment International Education School, and an official Cambridge exam centre in association with the British Council, also fully affiliated with ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa). Cambridge Assessment International Education is not only the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19-year-olds, a Cambridge qualification is also valued and recognized by universities and employers across the world.

What makes Big Bay Academy different?

At Big Bay Academy we focus on the individual, our thinking is deeply rooted in the warmth of communication, resulting in a positive approach to learning. Effective and sincere collaboration in small groups not only promotes individual freedom of thinking, it also develops skills to attain knowledge by enhancing one’s self-confidence to the level whereby our learners become self-driven based on creativity and own initiative. We listen to our learners and parents, process what we hear in a positive and constructive manner, then teach while the learner can be who they are without being frowned upon

Random facts about BBA

  • Unheard of educator/learner ratio of maximum 1:12, junior school 1:10
  • A constructive (positive), sincere and transparent partnership between the educator, learner & parent is essential, one cannot expect progress without it
  • Focused on building and improving the learner’s self-confidence, no prize-giving ceremonies – at Big Bay Academy we celebrate the achievements of all our learners, not only the 5% top achievers. A 100% pass rate in exams is not our priority, to improve the understanding of a subject is
  • Robotics/coding and French as a third language, are mandatory non examined subjects at the junior school
  • Non-competitive advancement in a stress-free environment
  • No homework generally – a/h self-study promoted as & when required
  • No school uniform, restrictive rules like hairstyles, discrimination or judgmental attitudes, whatsoever!

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”
Henry Ford

Big Bay Academy

Junior Campus – 122 Humewood Drive, Parklands
Tel: 021 556 1514

Senior Campus – 13 Parklands Main Rd, Parklands
Tel: 021 556 6193


Big Bay Academy is a registered Cambridge International School

Big Bay Academy, PO Box 20438, Big Bay, 7448
WCED Registration No: 01 000 00 411