Her Excellency Sharon Wardle, British Ambassader to Algeria and Joe O'Leary of the British Embassy, visited the School in March 2023

Student Admissions Policy 

The Algerian and British governments have agreed that British international schools should be set up to meet their common interests, namely:

  •  Desirous of strengthening the ties of friendship which already exist between the two countries;
  • Mutually recognising the importance of opening British international schools accessible to students wishing to participate in school programmes recognised in Algeria and the United Kingdom;
  • Believing that greater mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of education will facilitate the achievement of these objectives; and
  • Desiring to promote the teaching of the language and culture of each of the two countries.

Extract from bilateral accord signed by

Algerian & British governments

09 March 2020

The British School Algiers is recognised by the Algerian and British governments as a British international school in Algeria. 

The school welcomes British and Algerian children and children from other countries. Admission priority is given to children of British diplomats. We also give priority is to siblings. We try to maintain a balance between the numbers of international and Algerian students where possible.


The school is for children aged 4 years to 18 years. 


The school follows the UK curriculum. The language of teaching is English except for Arabic, French and Spanish lessons. Therefore, students whose first language is not English are required to take an English language assessment to ensure that they are ready to enter their Year group.