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3-18 | Co-ed | Day | 700+ students

for September 2017 or January 2018

NCBIS, a not-for-profit NGO, is a leading British International School in Cairo and was the first in Cairo to gain full accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS). NCBIS is an IB World School, an Executive Member of COBIS and a member of BSME. It was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2012 and another inspection will take place in 2018.

Currently there are over 60 nationalities at NCBIS, with English the teaching and playground language, and by statute, they must maintain an overall ratio of 62% expatriate children to 38% Egyptian/dual national pupils, unlike most schools in Cairo. This sets them aside as a truly international school and provides a wonderful opportunity for international mindedness within the classroom. Class sizes could reach a potential 24 pupils in Primary School in some year groups, but our aim is for a maximum of 22.

Founded in 1978 for the purpose of educating English speaking foreigners, NCBIS has grown in size and changed site but remains proud of its sense of community. While the present school site can accommodate more students, the Board of Directors made a strategic decision to limit the school enrolment to 815 students in order to maintain a safe and spacious school environment. NCBIS strives to provide a holistic education based on the  types of learning which are important for students in the  21st century.

The Primary School is non-selective with 355 students on roll, catering for learners from Nursery (aged 3-4yrs) to Year 6 (aged 10-11 yrs), providing them with a transdisciplinary education.

NCBIS are an IB Primary Years Programme school and deliver the English National Curriculum through an inquiry based approach. At NCBIS, pupils can experience the joys and challenges of learning, as teachers guide them to develop skills and attitudes essential for their future. Creativity and curiosity are fostered as expanding minds wonder, question, and eagerly tackle new challenges. Generally small class sizes allow the well trained, professional teachers and teaching assistants to focus on individual student needs. Children experience active, well supported and resourced lessons often driven by their own questions. Classes have regular opportunities for outdoor learning as well as educational visits to locations around Cairo. NCBIS also attach great importance to the thriving extra-curricular programme which engages students in sport, the arts and service activities.The school is well resourced and has very good facilities. It is located within a secure walled campus, at the heart of the quiet residential suburb of New Cairo. The Primary School and the Dutch stream share the main Primary building, housing 21 classrooms, a library resource centre and additional Learning Support bases.

Key dates:

  • Longlist interviews via skype:  w/c 4th September 2017
  • Final interview in Cairo:   21/22 September 2017

Candidate pack:

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Further Information:

If you would like to have an informal discussion about  this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs on +44 (0)7552 845990 or email her at


The New Cairo British International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.


Additional information


Competitive Salary and Package


Cairo, Egypt

Position Type

Deputy Head of Primary

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