History & Structure

The Junior School was established by the British Council in 1944, together with a group of enthusiastic teachers and parents who wanted to set up a school which would be suitable for expatriate children. It was also intended that the School would offer places to local children whose families wished for a British style education which would lead to university entrance in the UK.

With the continuing expansion of the School, the decision was taken to extend into secondary education and the Senior School was founded in 2003. Both parts of the School were originally situated next to each other but by 2007 the Senior School had grown so large it was relocated to a separate building 5 minutes' drive from the Junior School. In 2016 the current premises in Latsia were acquired and the Senior School now enjoys accommodation appropriate to the needs and delivery of an excellent, all-round secondary education. The Junior School has also benefited from the expansion and development of its facilities, most recently in 2015 with its new Annex.

The Junior and Senior School is unique in Cyprus in that it is a non-profit organisation. The Board of Governors, made up of 10 members elected from the parent body and one non parent, act as the directors of the School whilst the educational senior management team have responsibility for its day to day running.

The Junior and Senior School is currently organised into the following structure:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Years: EY2, EY3 & Reception
Age: 3 to 5/6
Campus: Junior School Campus

Key Stage 1

Years: 1 & 2
Age: 5/6 to 7/8
Campus: Junior School Campus

Key Stage 2

Years: 3 to 6
Age: 7/8 to 11/12
Campus: Junior School Campus

Key Stage 3

Years: 7 to 9
Age: 11/12 to 14/15
Campus: Senior School Campus

Key Stage 4

Years: 10 & 11
Age: 14/15 to 16/17
Campus: Senior School Campus

Key Stage 5 (6th Form)

Years: 12 & 13
Age: 16/17 to 18/19
Campus: Senior School Campus

The Junior and Senior School is a licensed Private School of a different type to that of the Public Schools in Cyprus, but operating under the regulations of the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth. At the Junior School the National Curriculum for England programmes of study of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage (KS)1 and KS2 are taught to children aged from 3 to 12. The Senior School curriculum is also based on the English National Curriculum in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and students are prepared for (I)GCSE and A Level examinations as well as the Apolytirion which is fully recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education. Students are assigned to classes according to their age, which is subject to the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth requirements.

Educating international and Cypriot children since 1944, the school is highly accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Regular inspections are scheduled and members of staff, the management of the school, as well as its governors, undergo regular training to ensure clarity of strategy and goals and efficient monitoring and addressing of current and future educational needs. Inspected in October 2016 by an International Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) the school achieved high levels of praise for its work and a recent inspection at the end of 2019 also saw the school being found compliant and successful in all areas judged. Additionally, as a PGCE training school since 2018 in collaboration with the University of Sussex we are committed to training our teachers to the highest standards in modern pedagogy.