Why the british school?

Because we are committed to providing a first class education

Our Year Groups

Class Organisation School Year 2019/20

Classes are organised into three stages:

  • Pre-School: 18 months to 3 years - UK Early Years Curriculum; 3 years to 6 years - IB Primary Years Programme in an Early Years Setting.
  • Primary School: IB Primary Years Programme
  • Secondary School: IB Middle Years Programme

Children whose birthdays fall between January 1st and December 31st of the any calendar year are placed in the same year group.

For the academic year 2019/20, the year groups are as follows:

  • Pre-School - for children aged 18 months to 6 years (2014 - 2018)
  • Primary School - For children aged 6 - 11 years (2008 - 2013)
  • Secondary School - For children aged 11 - 16 years (2004 - 2007)

The school aims to maintain an average class sizes of 18 pupils, and will employ a teaching assistant to support the class teacher where numbers exceed this. For Pre-School, Norwegian pre-school regulations apply.


Class Organisation School Year 2018/19

Classes are organised into four stages:

  • Early Years
  • IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • IB Diploma Programme and IBCP Careers-related Programme (IB Dip and IBCP)

Children whose birthdays fall between September 1st and August 31st of the following year are placed in the same year group.

  • Pre-School – for children aged 2-5
  • Lower Primary School – for children aged 5 -7
  • Upper Primary School – for children aged 7-11
  • Lower Secondary School – for children aged 11-14
  • Upper Secondary School – for children aged 14-16
  • Sixth Form College- for children aged 16-19

The academic year runs from mid-August to mid-June.

Class sizes

The school reserves the right to organise classes and limit class sizes on a flexible basis in order to:

  • maximise the number of places available at any one time
  • to make effective and efficient use of teaching staff
  • to ensure an acceptable gender balance is maintained within each class
  • to ensure that the demands of children with English as an Additional Language can be supported appropriately
  • to ensure that pupils with special educational needs can be supported appropriately
  • to facilitate class sizes that are advantageous to the academic and social development of all pupils.