Primary school in Lusaka, Zambia
- Full UK-based curriculum and resources
- Parents regarded as partners
- Dedicated library and media room
Students wishing to enter the school will ideally be proficient speakers of English and display the intellectual capacity to fully participate in and benefit from the school’s curriculum.
The British International Primary School provides an environment rich in opportunities, challenges and experiences, encouraging each individual to discover and develop a variety of interests. Parents are regarded as partners in this exercise and their full involvement is sought.
In the junior school, students are presented with new challenges and responsibilities within The British International Primary School’s warm and caring environment. The school day becomes more formally structured and students are encouraged, through the school’s holistic approach, to focus on doing well in all aspects of their academic, personal, social and physical development.
Juniors are offered an extensive range of co-curricular activities. All teachers work creatively to capture the interest of boys and girls, making their learning personalised, enjoyable and meaningful. Teaching strategies are contemporary and students are presented with new challenges and responsibilities within a warm and caring environment.
The British International Primary School believes that a uniform is an important part of a school’s identity. And it makes the morning routines at home quicker and simpler! There are also health and safety implications that can be avoided such as unsuitable PE kit or footwear.
After parents have contacted the school and completed the application form, an appointment for assessment will be made. A copy of the child’s last report (if applicable) is most useful. This baseline assessment is vital as it gives the school a good understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses and how best the school can move them forward in their learning. The fee for this assessment is $50 (refundable if the school can not offer your child a place).
The assessment will reveal your child’s standard in reading, writing, spelling and maths compared to that of a child of similar age in a UK state school. The results are discussed with parents to see if a suitable place is available for their child. Upon entry to the school, a detailed medical form is to be completed.
Daily school schedule
- 7:15 to 7:45 Arrival
- 7:45 to 7:50 Registration
- 7:50 to 9:50 Lessons
- 9:50 to 10:30 Break
- 10:30 to 13:10 Lessons
- 13:10 to 13:45 Lunch
- 13:45 to 14:45 Afternoon activities (except Friday)
- 14:45 to 15:00 End of school collection time