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. Children from the British diplomatic community have priority to be admitted to the school. The school is also open to Algerian children, as well as children of third-country nationals temporarily or permanently resident in Algeria.
Children must have a level of English language competence which indicates that they are ready to be taught in English. As part of the admissions process, children whose current primary language is not English will be given an English language assessment. In preparation, parents are urged to use the time before the start of the school year to seek English language tuition opportunities for their children.
Where Algerian families are returning to Algeria, their children will be given an Arabic language test. The outcome of the test is used to assess the additional Arabic language support that they may be given by the School and is not taken into account in considering their application for a place.
Some children may not be offered a place because they have special educational needs which the School is unable to meet or because of their record from their previous school. However, parents can be assured that the School will make every effort to meet the needs of children with special education needs.