The British International School, Cairo
About The British International School, Cairo
The British International School, Cairo is a co-educational day school committed to excellence and positivity. We are a world class school where children experience high quality learning and the emotional growth that enables them to fulfill their potential and access the best universities around the world. We have a track record of academic success and strong pastoral care as befits a high quality British international school. As an active IB World School and member of COBIS the school is dedicated to the principles of a holistic education in a supportive and caring environment. The School promotes the IB learner profile alongside our British values.
The School is driven by its mission to be a vibrant international community through an outstanding British-style education with a particular focus on independent learning and developing global citizens. We see this mission as a positive force for the change we want our children to bring to the world.
BISC was established in 1976 and has a well earned reputation for being one of Egypt’s most successful schools. The School has children from all over the world with many nationalities with the majority of our students being from Egypt. In 2008 the school moved to a purpose built, state-of-the-art campus which is on the western edge of the city. It is located in a green and pleasant residency with high quality housing and facilities, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo. The pyramids are not far away and the amazing historical downtown areas can be easily visited.
BISC is a large school with over 1,100 students, in the Junior and Senior schools. It is a non-denominational school, welcoming students from all faiths and traditions and embracing the principles of open-mindedness and understanding.
The School provides a challenging and stimulating environment in which English-speaking students from diverse backgrounds benefit from an education which is British in its principles, practices, curricular structures and assessment. At BISC, all members of our community are valued and encouraged to fulfill their aspirations and potential. Throughout the School there is a strong emphasis on pastoral care and support.
From Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3, the school follows the EYFS leading to the National Curriculum for England with modifications to reflect the particular geographical and cultural circumstances of Egypt. In the Junior School classes receive specialist support in a variety of subjects and all classes have a bilingual Teaching Assistant to support the class teacher. With the exception of Arabic, all classes are in English which many children speak English at home and the children make excellent progress in language development. The School takes advantage of the history, culture and geography of Egypt through a range of offsite trips and activities and encourages participation in competitions and events with other like minded schools.
At Key Stage 4 students are prepared for GCSE and IGCSE examinations with the majority of students thereafter studying the full IB Diploma. A small number of our post 16 cohort pursue the BTEC National Diploma. On both tracks the results are excellent and the majority of our students attend universities in the UK
Further details of our school and our expectations including our inspection reports, examination results and higher education destinations can be found on the school's website. If you have any queries please do contact one of the leadership team or the Human Resources Department (email@example.com)
We seek passionate teachers who care about children and are learning focused. Our package for teachers is excellent with UK linked salaries which are paid tax free. We also offer flights, free accommodation and BUPA gold healthcare. Above all we offer a friendly and supportive environment for you to grow as a professional with high quality, like minded professionals.
Principal: Mr Graeme Keslake
Head of Senior School: Mr Chris Hansen
Head of Junior School: Mr Peter Ferrier