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Quick Review About British International School Nigeria

British International School also known as BIS is a multinational school offering British curriculum for students between eleven (11) and eighteen (18) years of age. It caters for both the Nigerian common and foreigners looking for a British education.

British International school was founded in the year 2000 and occupies about thirty (30) acre site in Victoria Island Lagos.

It has both day students and boarding with the boarding house students taking about a quarter (⅓) of the current school population.

Students at the senior levels are schooled to prepare them to take IGCSE and Cambridge Advanced Level Examinations.

BIS has a core value to educating the whole aspect of a child so that they become all rounded citizens. All their students are always urged to take part in a wide range of extra curricular activities to maintain balance and increase creativity.

Bis Lekki School Address and Contact

Address: Lekki Peninsula Scheme Estate, 30 Victoria Arobieke St, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.

Contact: 01-270-8300

Founded year: 2000

Website BIS Lekki

British International School Admission Process

Follow the process below to learn how to gain admission into BIS Lekki.

Note: All applicants should submit the following information and payment in order to complete an application for admission to BIS.

Step 1: The application Stage

1. Obtain a BIS application form and attach one passport photo of the applicant.  

2. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or affidavit would be needed

3. A copy of the applicant’s last school report or result would be submitted.

4. An Application fee would be paid also.

You must note that the registrar’s office would not accept applications from applicants that do not meet the age criteria stated.

You should also note that the registrar’s office does not accept an incomplete application. All documents should be ready before the application can proceed.

Step 2: The assessment stage.

All applicants applying to school in BIS must write an entrance exam. Students applying for Year 7 – 9 are assessed in English, Maths and Verbal reasoning. Students applying for Year 10 are assessed in English and Maths. Contact the Registrar directly if you wish to apply to Year 12. All students are required to sit the entrance examinations at BIS.

Step 3: The Admission Decision

The admission of the student to the school is based on the results of the entrance exams and previous academic achievements.

The final decision is sometimes made by the Principal of British International School. Candidates are sometimes called for an interview with the Principal to back their application process. The final admission decision will be conveyed to the parents, by the Registrar’s Office.

Step 4: You have finally made it (congratulations)

Once you are admitted to British International School. To secure your admission, parents are usually required to submit the acceptance form and the acceptance fee.

British International School Boarding House Structure

British International School Nigeria is a member of the UK’s Boarding Schools’ Association and of COBIS.

BIS has a range of boarding options which are the

British International School Nigeria
  • Full boarding
  • Flexible boarding which entails a child spending his weekend at home with family.
  • Personalised boarding. These arrangements are done for a short period when families need this support. BIS boarding house experience is top notch and provides a homely environment and atmosphere for boarders

Boarding House Facilities

Below are details about BIS facilities.

  • Small custom made bedrooms with a maximum of four (4) students in a room
  • A quiet study and prep area for reading
  • Good access to a range of recreational facilities. .
  • Air-conditioning in all rooms available
  • Modern shower and toilet facilities
  • Daily access to direct contact with their families
  • Smoke alarms, fire alarms, fire blankets, fire hoses and a fire exit at every level
  • Security guards

BIS has a staff to student ratio of 1:10 i.e ten students are under the watch of a teacher with each student allocated to a personal tutor. Each house has a Senior House Parent and a team of Assistant House Parents.

The hostel has three (3) qualified nurses with the Assistant of a House Parent team who provide 24 hour nursing care, which is supported by a direct link to a hospital.

At BIS, the head of boarding is accountable for the day to day co-ordination of the boarders, the staff and their houses.

In addition to the Monday – Friday programs in the school. There are also a weekend activity programme that includes sports, excursions, motivating lectures and debates, skill development, social occasions and a range of other activities.

The Food given to the boarding house students comprises of both Nigerian and continental meals on the menu. All meals are provided in Jarusato on the main school campus.


British International School Nigeria has a zero tolerance to bullying Approach.

BIS school does not stomach bullying of students. Their PSHE programme introduces what bullying is and outlines the procedure of how to identify, report and support others around the issue of bullying.

Each report and complaint of bullying in the school are rigorously followed up and if proven, the bully would be suspended from school. Parents would also be asked to attend a meeting at school pertaining to any matter of bullying.


BIS is always opened from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. for students and closing at 2.35 p.m. Extra co-curricular activities takes place between 2.45 p.m. and 3.45 p.m. each day. Students are only picked up at the end of their school day 2:45pm or 3:45pm if they have co-curricular activities.

BIS Nigeria operates a ten day timetable across a two week period.

8.00 — 8.15                  Registration

8.15 — 9.15                  Lesson 1

9.15 — 10.15                Lesson 2

10.15 — 10.35              Break

10.35 — 11.35              Lesson 3

11.35 — 12.35              Lesson 4

12.35 — 1.35                Lunch Hour

1.35 — 2.35                  Lesson 5

2.45 — 3.45                  Co-curricular activities

1 Comment

Learning Cardinal · 17/12/2018 at 5:24 PM

Nice post on BIS.

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