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. In our third year of operation, the school will admit children from Reception (age 4) to Year 12 (age 16) under the UK system of school 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.
Algerian children who arrive from abroad are required to take an Arabic language assessment which is not taken into account in the application decision but simply to assess if additional Arabic language support will be required.