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CurriculumsIB, British, and Dutch
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: E£ 136,819
to: E£ 250,564
Address: Road 17, 1st District, 3rd Zone, 5th Settlement New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Important notes about this school

NCBIS also offers a Dutch stream.
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Number of students

740

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 70

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

42 :58

Max. number of students per class

22 students is the maximum number of students in each classroom

Average number of students per class

15 students is the average number of students in each classroom

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, it does employ teaching assistants.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, they are native speakers of the language in which they instruct students

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, school offers extra classes for that language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

NCBIS offers Modern Foreign Languages (French and a choice of Arabic, Spanish or German)

Use of technology in the classroom

Students use I pads, computers and smart board.

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)

Yes, it is offering school lessons through online video conferencing in times of emergencies like the recent COVID-19 quarantines.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, teachers assign homework to their students

Approximate hours of homework given

Amount of time that students need to complete their homework depends on their age .

Uniform required

Yes, students are required to wear a uniform.

Waiting list

Sometimes there is a waiting list to attend NCBIS.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, school performs an evaluation (such as entry exams, assessments or screenings) before enrolling new students?

Brief description of entry evaluation required

It is online test CAT4 from Year 2 to Year 11. From Nursery to Year 1, It is a one to one assessment with one of the Academic team.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for registration in a new academic year

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, It allows students to join an academic year that has already started.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

New Cairo British International School helps students build upon their positive experiences at NCBIS to gain admission into colleges and universities all over the world.

External examinations or assessments available

In KS4 we offer a range of subjects at IGCSE and GCSE
In KS5 we offer the IB Diploma Programme in the Sixth form.

Results in these examinations

Check the school website, please

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes, school has a school bus service available to students.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, it does.

Learning support offered

Yes, whether your child requires English as an Additional Language (EAL), short term booster support or a more structured personal learning plan, NCBIS provides a range of additional and specialist learning support programmes to help your child maximise their potential, their gifts and their talents.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

NCBIS recognises that high potential learners can require additional support and challenges to develop their abilities; if high potential learners are well catered for, they are more likely to be engaged in their learning and contribute positively in all areas at school.

We identify these learners and provide opportunities for them to develop their abilities, gifts and talents both inside the classroom and through extra-curricular enrichment activities. We offer specialist advice for both families and teachers as we join together to inspire and celebrate these learners’ ever-evolving achievements.

Student access to education psychologist

NCBIS and its staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under our care. Our policies create an open environment where staff and pupils feel able to raise concerns in the knowledge that they will be properly listened to, and where support services and other agencies will be involved as and when necessary. Everyone is expected to contribute to creating this culture of safeguarding. The school has a skilled pastoral team in both Primary and Secondary. In the Primary School there are 2 primary mentors. In the Secondary School the team is consisting of Head of Key Stage, a school counsellor and a secondary mentor. Counselling and mentoring support can be offered to those learners who need it either as a ‘drop-in’ in or as regular scheduled meetings, depending on need. We recognise that secondary school is a crucial time for students to build effective routines, develop positive and resilient attitudes towards school, as well as learn behaviours that will enhance their socio-behavioural skills and enjoyment of school.

School start time

7:50AM

School finish time

Primary School finishes at 2:30PM.
Secondary School finishes at 2:40PM.

Supervised care before/after school

No, school does not provide supervised care to students before or after the school day

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

NCBIS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These take place after school and we encourage pupils to participate in at least one ECA each week. Each teacher is responsible for leading one after school activity a week, which will last for an hour. These activities generally reflect a particular hobby or interest that a teacher has and wishes to share with the students. Currently, we offer football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, swimming, jewelry making, International Award, languages, art & craft, cooking, dance, drama, hockey and golf, to name a few. Please contact our NCBIS ECA Coordinator for details of the programme; activities@ncbis.co.uk

School provided lunches

No but the school canteen is selling lunch.

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

Yes, school offers alternative food items for students with special diets (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Sports activities included

An excellent local and International Sports Programme with provision for field and individual sports; from netball, basketball, swimming, rugby, football and cricket

Sports facilities at the school

Sports programme: PE and sports teams:
NCBIS boasts some of the best sporting facilities in New Cairo with a stunning grass football field, purpose built, covered multipurpose courts, a fitness suite with modern fitness equipment and a specific classroom for Sport Science.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, school has sports teams or sport competitions for your students to participate in. The school participates in several sporting leagues, both locally and internationally. It is also involved in the Model United Nations programme.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

IB Certified School:The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high-quality education, offering professional development.
International Community: NCBIS is a truly international community with more than 60 nationalities represented in its student population.
Professional Staff: NCBIS currently employs over 85 expatriate teachers. Whilst the majority of these come from the United Kingdom.
Parents’ Group: We have an active Parents’ Group, which is both a fundraiser for, and supporter of, our (CAS) programme.
CAS Programme: CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service. All IB students must complete the program throughout their IB Diploma
Family Size School: From Primary to Secondary, NCBIS school fits all the Educational stages. One school for all the family.
A warm, caring and friendly community commented upon by all accreditation agencies and visitors. You feel
the warmth as you enter the campus, and are met by an array of world flags, proudly representing our
many nationalities, but “one culture” and one whole-school ethos.
So what makes NCBIS special :Non-profit school meaning that all revenues are reinvested in the school for the benefit of the students, while
most Cairo schools are privately owned.
Accreditation and regular inspections by ISI, CIS and the IBO, as well as by the Dutch authorities. These provide us with constant, invaluable feedback for improvement.
We are providing a high quality educational provision within the British and Dutch national education systems, using the educational philosophies of the Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Teaching approach of the school

NCBIS strives to provide a holistic education based on the types of learning we feel is important for students in the 21st century; international mindedness, the attributes and attitudes of the IB Learner Profile, and a highly meta-cognitive approach to teaching and learning form the foundation of our instructional programmes. Based on the University of Durham ‘Value Added’ scores, our students on average achieve in the 90th percentile (better than 90% of their peers) on their examinations.

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