• Opening Hours 7:30 - 15:30



Our LocationRoad 17, 1st District, 3rd Zone, 5th Settlement, New Cairo

How to join NCBIS International Community

Thank you for your interest in NCBIS.  We encourage families to visit our campus prior to submitting an application. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange a tour. After receiving an application, we will arrange to interview the prospective pupil and parents/ guardians.  To apply for 2018-2019, families who are already located in Cairo will need to send their applications on the following dates 1st - 31st January 2018. For families who are relocating from overseas, please could you contact our Admissions department directly using their email address.

Welcome to NCBIS

Our mission is to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement whilst promoting personal growth through the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, within a caring international community committed to the traditional values of honesty, courtesy, respect, integrity and fair play. Our motto is 'Bringing out the best in everyone'.


First School in Egypt to cater the International Community

At NCBIS, your child will receive an education based on the best of British values and traditions but one that is designed to foster an international mindset. This is manifested in our formal curriculum which fuses the best of British and International programmes to allow our students to acquire the appropriate balance of knowledge, understanding, […]

UK National Curriculum

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.

Non for Profit

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.

NCBIS is among the top ranked British educational establishments in the MENA region

“New Cairo British International School has much to be proud of. It is a friendly, welcoming, safe and respectful oasis where each child is valued for his or her individual abilities and opinions. The sense of belonging to a community united in camaraderie permeates the hallways, classrooms and playgrounds. Parents, students and staff have all […]

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  <figure id="attachment_15128" class="wp-caption alignright"> [caption id="attachment_16301" align="aligncenter" width="200"]<a href="http://www.ncbis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/John-Bagust-11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-16301 size-medium" src="http://www.ncbis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/John-Bagust-11-200x300.jpg" alt="John Bagust, Principal" width="200" height="300" /></a> John Bagust, Principal[/caption]</figure> <h5><b>Welcome from the Principal</b></h5>   <span style="font-weight: 400;">It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of NCBIS.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I hope the pages on our website give you a good overall picture of what our school holds but I recommend that you come to visit us and experience for yourself the school’s wonderful atmosphere and all that it offers our students. After leading and teaching in various schools in the UK and around the world, and as a parent myself, I can safely say NCBIS is a school where your children will love to be.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">We have recently been celebrating our 40</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Anniversary! The school was established in 1978 by a group of parents, most of whom were connected with the </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organisation"><span style="font-weight: 400;">World Health Organisation</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (WHO). The school has operated since that time as a "not-for-profit organisation" under the auspices of the Heliopolis Society for the Cultural and Social Care of English Speaking Foreigners ('The Society'), and is managed through a Board of Directors "elected" from amongst the parent community.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Our school, which caters for children aged 3-18, has a student population of 700 and is made up of over 60 nationalities. Local Egyptian nationals represent approximately 30% of our enrolment while 70% of our students are expatriates.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">NCBIS strives to bring out the best in everyone. We make learning fun, challenging and relevant in an environment that is welcoming, safe and stimulating. We 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.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Our primary school is comprised of two streams; International and Dutch. Both streams follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), a course of study that ‘prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning’. Both streams teach their respective national curriculums for English / Dutch and Mathematics but apply the PYP pedagogical approach of inquiry based learning to these areas of the curriculum where possible. In each case, the school has adapted these curriculum requirements to its international setting to ensure its relevance to our student population. Students from both streams come together regularly for learning activities, assemblies, events, and trips.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">In our secondary school, our Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9) students work with the British National Curriculum as its framework whilst also integrating learning ideas that promote independent learning and strong research skills. In Year 10 and 11 we offer a combination of GCSE and IGCSE programmes and examinations, while we offer the IB Diploma Programme as our pre-university qualification.  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.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">We pride ourselves on the excellent teachers we have, both in terms of their academic excellence and also in their professional relationships with the children. The vast majority of our academic staff come from the United Kingdom, or The Netherlands in the case of our Dutch Stream. All our teachers are qualified and have at least 3 years of experience before joining us. We also have some staff members coming from Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, Spain, South Africa and France. We have a strong team of learning support staff and EAL teachers across the school; all classrooms in the primary school have a dedicated teaching assistant.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I am pleased that our school is very fortunate to have a very active ‘Parents’ Group’. The Parents’ Group also welcomes new families, offers shopping and cultural visits, and is involved in a multitude of other social events to benefit the community. They are a very important part of our school as they bring a wonderful community feel to NCBIS.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Finally, as a parent of three children myself, I know that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make. As such, you need to feel safe in the fact that our school is evaluated and accredited by COBIS, CIS, IBO and the Dutch Ministry of Education. These regular inspections and evaluations from independent organisations quality assure the standard of our teaching and learning, as well as the care we provide.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">NCBIS is a school where people want to be; come and join our community.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I look forward to welcoming you to our school.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">John Bagust</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Principal, NCBIS</span>






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Grease the Musical

NCBIS MUSICAL PRODUCTION – Free Entry Tuesday 4th December 3pm & Wednesday 5th December 6pm In the Auditorium Tickets Available from the Secondary school office Directed by Katherine Ellicott Assistant Director Hannah Hassan Director of Music Rebekah Thompson




Student Population

British & Dutch

National Curriculum


International accreditations


Expats Families


UK Qualified teachers


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Students achieved 6 IGCSEs grade A*-C