Foley’s School

Foley's School

Established: 1970

Language: English

Type: Pre-Primary, Primary & Secondary private, independent, multinational and co-ed

Age range: 4 to 19 years

Students: 750

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 30%:70%

Principal/Head: Chris Bailey (Secondary) Lucy Georghiou (Primary)

Student/Teacher ratio: Varies considerably with age group

Mission: To provide a well-rounded education combining the highest academic standards with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, in a friendly, secure and disciplined environment

Governance:  Privately owned



Head of admissions:  Chris Bailey/Lucy Georghiou

Admissions policy:  Entrance Tests and  Interview (Primary and Secondary)

Scholarships: No

Mid-term entry:  Depending on circumstances and year group.

Applying from abroad:  Yes. Application materials and contact information can be found on the school website

Tuition fees:  € 6000 – €9.900 per annum (Dependent on year group)



Mainly UK. Native Greek follows Cyprus Ministry of Education syllabus.

Type of exams: IGCSE/GCSE, A levels

Languages: English, Greek, French, Spanish, German

Sports:  Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Handball, Cricket, Softball, Touch Rugby, Athletics,       Swimming, Gymnastics, Table-tennis.

Music: Swing Band, Brass Band, Contemporary Music  Band, Choirs



Clubs:  Basketball, Football – boys and girls, Gymnastics, Hiking, Hockey, Netball, Tag Rugby , Swimming, Table tennis, Public speaking, Inventing, Robotics,  Chess, Choir, Cookery, Dance, Drama, Debating, Maths , French Cinema, Spanish Cinema, Spanish Debating, Science, Swing band, Brass band, Marching Band, Contemporary Band, Yoga, Duke of Edinburgh International  Award.


Science laboratories, indoor theatre, Library, Computer Rooms, Amphitheatre,

Sports facilities:  Gym, Basketball Courts, Indoor Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Athletics Track, Astroturf Football Pitch.

Bus service: Available



School hours:  Primary: 7.50 -13.55; Secondary: 8.10 – 14.05. Many extra-curricular activities and clubs until 15.30 (primary) and 17.00 (secondary).

Exams: Published online

Uniform: Yes

Parents’ association:  No

Student support: In the Primary section, there is a Learning Coordinator who deals with SEN and Learning Facilitators working with the teachers. In the secondary school, pastoral support in provided by Form Teachers. We also have a School Nurse.


The school was founded in 1970 by Ward and Pat Foley  in Famagusta. In 1974, after the invasion, it moved to Limassol and both Primary and Secondary sections of the school were based in the Homer Street premises. However, in an exciting development last year, the primary section (Pre-Reception – Year 6) moved to new, state-of-the-art premises in Ayios Athanasios (Charalambou Evagorou). The building work at this brand-new site continues, with new sports facilities almost completed – including a large sports hall, a 25m swimming pool and a 300m athletics track surrounding an astroturf football pitch. The construction of the secondary section of the school  is now also well underway and we will all be moving in the next couple of years.



What are your strengths?
A friendly but disciplined learning environment, high academic standards and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Do you have open days?  Not as such.

Can parents visit during school days? Prospective parents are shown around the school during normal school hours.

Does parents association have a role or say in decisions? No, decisions are made by the school management.

Is apolytirion given to students? Students leave with external examination certificates (IGCSE/GCSE and A level) and a School Leaving Certificate.

What do you like about the school? In what way(s) has the school been good for your child?

BELINDA CHRISTODOULOU: Twenty years ago, I met two young ladies. So impressed by their confidence and good manners, I asked them which school they went to. They told me Foley’s. From then I always knew if I had children I would send them there. Now my children are in their last year at Foley’s, I can say that they have the same qualities as those two girls. Foley’s not only provides a good education, they also provide them with life skills that they need in their futures. I am now confident to send them into the big wide world.
ELAINE FISCHER: We never regretted our decision to send our children to Foley’s School.  The many awards for academic excellence speak for themselves, but you also have a responsible and sensitive management, a safe learning environment, involvement in charity work throughout the year and participation in island wide competitions. Most importantly, you have teachers that really care for their pupils (who come from so many different cultures and backgrounds), and make a valuable contribution to their development into great adults.


Address Primary: Charalambou Evagorou 110, 4107 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 887777
Address Secondary: Omirou 40, 3095 Lemesos
Tel: +357 25 584191

Email : [email protected]
Office working hours: 08.00 – 17.00


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