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CurriculumsIB and British
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

Address: Cra 51 # 215 - 20 Bogotá, Colombia
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Number of students

530

Number of nationalities represented in the school

42

Most common nationality

Colombian, U.S. Nationals, Spaniards, Argentinians, Brazilians, Koreans.

Ratio of local students to international students

34% local : 66% international

Max. number of students per class

Preschool - 16 / Primary - 20 / Secondary - 22

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we have teaching assistants in all the primary levels.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have a very strong and effective program of English as an Additional Language and we offer Spanish at different levels according to the needs of the children.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Use of technology in the classroom

There is a SmartBoard in every classroom. There is an iPad in the classroom for every child in Primary. SeeSaw is used in Primary. Google classroom is used in Secondary. Phidias is a communication platform for the whole community.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

The online program being offered by the school whilst the pandemic is very well structured and has been very effective. Please find additional information on this link: https://sites.google.com/cgb.edu.co/cgbdigitallearning/home

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some classes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, new students require to take entry tests and a family interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Nursery and Reception: Complete an admissions process, which involves working with a member of the Educational Achievement Department (EAD). The process includes observation of fine and gross motor ability, visual perception, language and auditory skills. Students applying for Primary and Secondary will take an online ability test, an online English test, and a written English test.

Years 1 through 3: English language test (grammar, listening, writing and speaking) and Mathematics.

Years 4 through 12: English language test (grammar, listening, writing and speaking) and the Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4).

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

90% of our students obtain the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes, the school provides a door to door service.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, the school has the Educational Achievement Department.

Learning support offered

The department’s specialists offer academic support in co-taught classrooms or small group sessions, academic enrichment opportunities, teacher consultation for the effective implementation of required accommodations, beneficial strategies to support occupational/speech therapy goals and when needed, the design of an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Student access to education psychologist

The school has three educational psychologists and a university guidance counsellor.

School start time

7:15

School finish time

14:50 (Friday 14:00)

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts and craft, games and fun, rugby, yoga, ballet, science experiments, football, karate, roller-skating, tennis, volleyball, painting, rock and, fencing, dance, robotics, tennis, wall climbing, basketball, green army, self defence

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, basketball, volleyball, rugby, wall climbing, swimming, tennis, amongst many others.

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, gymnasium, 2 basketball courts, football field

Additionally, the school uses El Retiro de San Juan, a recreational club owned and operated by the same owners of CGB, as its Sports Campus. There are two football/rugby fields, tennis courts, an athletic track and two large halls for indoor/social activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we are part of UNCOLI, an association of 25 schools, and different tournaments are held throughout the year.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Colegio Gran Bretaña a highly prestigious private, co-educational international day school situated in very peaceful and attractive surroundings in the north of Bogota.

CGB offers The International Primary Curriculum (IPC), The National Curriculum of England, the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme to a predominately expatriate student population.

Teaching approach of the school

CGB embraces the idea of a truly international education, promoting intellectual rigour as well as the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship.

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