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CityLisbon
CurriculumsPortuguese and French
Languages of instructionEnglish, French, and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, French, and Portuguese
Native English, French, and Portuguese teachers
Extra languages (other than English, French, and Portuguese)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €7,972
to: €17,645
Address: R. Francisco Metrass 95, 1350-164 Lisbon, Portugal
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Number of students

430

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

French

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Native English, French, and Portuguese speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English, French, and Portuguese

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

At Redbridge school we believe students should become aware users of Technology and not just consumers. Therefore children from Year 1 onwards have Digital Literacy classes taught by a specialist teacher where they learn about how computers work in a very 'hands-on', gamified and innovative way since most of the learning happens off screens. Children learn how to code using programmable robots, they strengthen their reasoning by solving different types of puzzles and they learn important concepts, such as binary or boolean logic, through games. Children are encouraged to ask questions and take part in philosophical enquiry on topics related to Digital Literacy (do robots have emotions, what is intelligence, do innovations have to be useful etc.). Through the different activities, children also learn how to work together, collaborate and develop their resilience and creativity.
As students progress to Middle School, the use of technology increases slightly. At this stage, students are more familiar with digital tools, and teachers can introduce them to more advanced applications. Technology can be employed as a study tool, enabling students to access online resources, conduct research, and collaborate on projects. Teachers may incorporate multimedia presentations, online simulations, or educational websites to enhance lessons and engage students in active learning.
Each classroom starting Year 2 onwards is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard and iPads are also used to support the learning in all the classes. Redbridge School carefully chooses activities on screens and applications to support students and teachers to make the best use of what technology can bring as value added.

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 - Redbridge School uses Seesaw, Google Classrooms and Pronote

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

As part of the Cambridge International Programme, our students following the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme will be subject to internal and external assessments.
Our students in 3ème, following the French curriculum, will be subject to internal and external assessments as they complete their Brevet.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

At Redbridge we believe in achieving and maintaing a well-balanced lifestyle for all, including parents, teachers and students.
In the Lower Primary, while children are learning to read, we have an expectation that children will with their families every day. While we do noy assign written home learning activities, we will always encourage and support any extension activities or projects.
In the Upper Primary, research tasks or assignments may be set periodically so that students begin to develop the skills they need to prepare themselves for a specific topic or area of study. These home learning activties are purposeful and meaningful.
In the Middle School, regular home learning is introduced with the aim of developing study skills (time management, prioritisation, autonomy and methodology) and the ability to complete tasks and consolidate learning independently.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the age and the task set.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Our Learning Support Team offers suppor to various students with special educational, social and emotional needs as well as their families.
We support teachers to implement Universal Measures across the school to promote inclusion, following guidance from the Universal Design for Learning.
We support individual and small groups of children in particular areas of academic, motor, social and emotional learning

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We support teachers in their understanding of the needs and abilities of these children, so that class activities can be differentiated in a way that promotes all areas of their development.

Student access to education psychologist

We work in close collaboration with outside psychologists and therapists when needed. The team effort results in the identifcation and removal of barriers to learning, and supports the developmental needs of our students.

Entry evaluation for students

Depending on their age groups, applicants might be required to complete an online assessment test in English and mathematics, which could be complemented by a French/Portuguese assessment test.
The assessments undertaken by Redbridge School are designed to assess whether students may benefit from the educational offer provided by Redbridge and if any educational assistance beyond the general programme provided will be required.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

As part of our Admission Process, parents are invited to an informal conversation.
Students from CM2 / 5º Ano and above must undertake an online assessment in English and Mathematics.
Depending on the language profile of the applicant, and the year they are applying to, they may be required to undertake a Portuguese or a French assessment.
All assessments are led by our subject leaders.

Waiting list

No.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

End of March

Students can join after academic year begins

Depending on the situation and availability.

School start time

The school is open Monday to Friday from 8:15 until 18:00.
For Early Years, school starts at 8:45, Monday to Friday.
For Primary Years, School starts at 8:30, Monday to Friday.

School finish time

For Early Years, School ends at 15:30
For Primary Years, School ends at 15:50
For Middle School, School ends at 16:00

Supervised care before/after school

The school offers afterschool club activities that students can register to, from 16h-18h.

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

We see our canteen as an extension of our classroom and also one of the tools in our quest for a more sustainable world. Our nutritious menus complement our programme of physical and outdoor activities to ensure good personal health and well-being for every child.

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes - students must wear the school tshirt/polo and jumper/hoody everyday.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Redbridge offers many clubs and activities, ranging from Arts, Chess, Capoeira, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Inventors, Box, Taekwondo, Surf, Skate, etc

Sports activities included

Children from EY to Middle School have P.E as part of their curriculum - for some years this also includes swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The School participates in competitions with other portuguese public and private schools, as well as international schools

Facilities at the school

The school has two libraries - one for our Early Years students and one for our Primary and Middle school students.
On top, we also have a science lab and a maths lab.

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, dojo, dance room

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Redbridge School inspires creativity, a love of learning and international mindedness through a challenging and playful multilingual learning environment, where children feel happy, valued and secure.

In Primary Years Redbridge offers two bilingual pathways: a French/English Section and a Portuguese/English Section.

Teaching approach of the school

A balanced approach to learning, aimed at developing key attitudes and transverse skills, supporting children to achieve academic mastery and become fulfilled lifelong learners.

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