The English School

The English School

Established:  1900

Language: English

Type: Secondary

Age range: 11 to 19

Students: 1,110

Cypriot/Foreigner ratio: 5:1

Student/Teacher ratio:  9:1

Principal/Head: Mr David Lambon

Governance:  The English School is governed by The English School Management and Control law of 1936 (Cap. 167) and its subsequent amendments. The Council of Ministers appoints a Board of Management, (ten members and one ex-officio), which ensures the effective running and maintenance of the school



Head of admissions: Ursula Pantelides

Admissions policy: Exams for all students Year 1 to 4.  Interviews and examinations for Year 2, 3 and 4 entrants.  For Year 6 entry, IGCSE scores and interviews

Scholarships: Academic scholarships for Year 1 students. Bursaries available

Mid-programme entry: For Years 2, 3, 4 and 6 only

Applying from abroad: Yes

Tuition fees: €7,500 per annum



The UK Curriculum is followed.  School leaving certificate is issued

Type of exams: IGCSE, GCE, International A-Level

Languages: English, Greek, Turkish, French, German and Spanish

Sports: Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Athletics, Field Hockey, Tennis and Futsal. Badminton will also be offered shortly

Music: orchestra, bands, choir and Talent Night



Clubs: Over 70 clubs including Art Club, Drama Club, Mathematics Relay, Turkish Drop-in Club, Greek Creative Writing, French Drop-in Club, Astronomy Club, Science and Discovery, First Aid, DT Club, Radio Club, Band/String orchestra, choir, F1 in Schools, European Youth Parliament, Chess Club, Junior Achievement, Musical Theatre, MEDIMUN, THIMUN, Japanese, Robotics Club



Science Building: 5 Chemistry Labs, 5 Physics Labs, 5 Biology Labs, 2 Computer Labs, 1 DT room, Library and Lecture Theatre

Newham building:  new Music Room and Art workshop plus 23 new classrooms, including large canteen area

Sixth Form Centre: the refurbished Art Centre will include canteen facilities, IT Workspace, Careers office, and pastoral offices

Sports Facilities: Fully renovated Sports Centre including Changing Rooms, Gym, Hockey Pitch, Futsal Courts, Tennis Courts and Athletic Stadium, with further projects underway

Bus service: Yes

Boarding School: No


School hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 07:40-13:30, Wednesday: 07:40-13:20

Exams: Years 1-3 sit end-of-year exams. Year 4 sit IGCSE Maths and Greek/Turkish, and the rest of the subjects as end-of-year exams. Year 5 sit IGCSE subjects including English as a first language, English Literature, A-level Greek or Turkish, and AQA Maths. Year 6 students sit 4 AS-Levels and Year 7 students sit 3 GCEs, with option of 4th A Level after school

Uniform: Yes

Student support: The school has a fully staffed pastoral system led by three assistant heads, nurse and part-time professional counsellor

Parents’ association: The English School Parents Association (ESPA)


The school was founded in 1900 by Canon Frank Darvall Newham.  It moved to its current location opposite the Presidential Palace in 1938. It became co-educational in 1962 when it merged with The English School for Girls.  The school is currently an independent school, which is in trust to the government of Cyprus.  It has built an enviable tradition of academic excellence and an outstanding range of out-of-class activities, which contribute to a well-rounded education.


Address: Presidential Road, PO Box 23575, 1684 Nicosia
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 357 22 799300
Office working hours: 7:30 – 14:30
Admissions: 08:00 – 13:30


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