Date of Policy Review: Nov. 2015
British International College of Cairo is a school that provides the British curriculum for a maximum number of 17 students per class. Our website contains detailed information about the school, yet the best way to decide if this is the right school for your child is by visiting. All sections of the school will have Open Mornings where no booking is needed. Otherwise parents can arrange a visit by contacting the school administration either by phone or by mail. A senior member of the staff will conduct tours and the academic system of the school will be fully explained to the parents.
The required ages upon entry are as follows:
- 3+ into the Nursery
- 4+ into Reception (KG1)
- 5+ into year 1 and 2
- 7+ into lower school
- 11+ into upper school
After completing an application, parents will be thereafter kept informed by the registrar of the progress of the admission process. Assessment will be later held either individually or in small groups.
At British International College of Cairo our main objective is to develop and educate each pupil to achieve his or her potential. Therefore we will examine the pupil’s academic level as well as behavioural conduct to make an adequate admission decision, and we will require references from the pupil’s current school in that regard. This is done to guarantee that our pupils will be successful and happy at our school and will have a smooth academic development.
British International College of Cairo operates a policy of equal opportunity where it comes to social backgrounds, race and religion.
Pupils with special educational needs or physical disabilities can be admitted, provided that we can support them appropriately within the school system. Parents of children with special needs are asked to openly discuss their child’s cases and requirements before they are assessed, as well as provide the school with medical, psychological and educational reports.
We welcome siblings wherever possible. Yet their admission is not automatic, and in some cases we may feel the need to recommend a different academic environment if this is in the best interest of the child.
Pupils will be progressing from one section to the next. However we will keep an eye for those who have advanced capabilities and provide them with suitable accommodations. Similarly, if a child has repeated difficulties accessing our curriculum and achieving satisfactory progress, we may recommend that another schooling system would be more appropriate.
We offer a limited number of scholarships to pupils based on academic and athletic achievements.