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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 16
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 28 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: 6 Harold Shodipo Crescent Behind Lagos Country Club GRA, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria

The school offers education to day and boarding students.
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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Nigerian

Ratio of local students to international students

4:1

Max. number of students per class

Primary School: 20
Secondary School: 28

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We employ teaching assistants for our EYFS (Nursery) and Key Stage 2 (Year 1 & Year 2) classes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes. All of our teachers are fluent in English.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. We offer English as a Second Language (EAL) classes for students who are not fluent in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French & Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Our students from Year 5 - Year 11 bring their laptops to school and we adopt a blended learning approach where

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. We offer our parents a choice between strictly virtual learning and on site learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. We use a homework schedule to assign homework assignments to ensure that a moderate amount of homework is assigned to students at any one time.

Approximate hours of homework given

Primary Students: 45 minutes
Year 5 - Year 6: 1 Hour
Secondary Students: 1 Hour 30 minutes

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Prospective students are required to sit an entrance examination that is designed to indicate a student’s academic level taking into account their age. Successful students may then be invited for interview with the Principal.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We administer the CAT4 test which assess verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We offer rolling admissions to allow families who are relocating to join as at any time during the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. Admissions are ongoing throughout the year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of our students attend a higher educations institution after graduation.

External examinations or assessments available

Our Primary students sit the SATs examination at the end of Year 6. Our Secondary students sit the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations in Year 11.

Results in these examinations

On average 98% of our students have grades A* - C.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a secular and inclusive school. Our students practice various religions outside of school.

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We are not equipped to provide support to children with special learning needs.

School start time

8:00

School finish time

Nursery: 13:00
Reception - Year 6: 14:15
Year 7 - Year 11: 15:15

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, rugby, basketball, swimming, karate, ballet, contemporary dance, arts and crafts, chess, music, Lego robotics, girl guides, brownies, choir, literacy support, numeracy support, boy scouts, coding, volleyball, maths support, debate, web design, storybook adventures, young writers, STEAM.

School provided lunches

Yes.

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

No.

Sports facilities at the school

Football pitch, swimming pool, basketball court, multi-purpose games and play areas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Avi-Cenna International School is an independent, non-denominational day and boarding school for boys and girls from age 2 to age 16. It is a thriving community where you will find students fully engaged and eager to learn.

Teaching approach of the school

Avi-Cenna aims to build confident, balanced, ambitious young people, and to inculcate in them a strong set of values that will allow them to make significant contributions to the world beyond School.

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