3 – 18 years | ENC, IB | 705 students | Co-Educational

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% dual national students or foreign passport holders, 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.

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.

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NCBIS strives to provide a holistic education based on the types of learning which are important for students in the 21st century. The Secondary School is non-selective with 365 students on roll, catering for learners from 11 to 18 years old and providing them with a transdisciplinary education.

NCBIS deliver the English National Curriculum through an inquiry based approach. The senior students have the opportunity to take the prestigious IB Diploma, an internationally renowned programme of study that opens the doors to the best universities in the UK and around the world.

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.

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The Board is currently seeking to appoint a Head of Secondary to lead the Secondary School from August 2018. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs at If you are keen to apply for the post, please follow the Apply Now link below and submit your CV and a letter of application, quoting code NCBISHOS.

Key Dates:

Closing date: Friday 9th February 2018
Final interviews in Cairo: 28th Feb and 1st March 2018

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 remuneration and benefits


Cairo, Egpyt

Position Type

Head of Secondary

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