Principal welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to our website and I hope that it will give you an insight into our school and the broad range of educational experiences available to our students.

I started at the British School in Alexandria as Principal in August 2015 and it has been a real pleasure to take on this role and to live in Alexandria with my family.  Previously I spent eight years as the Headteacher of a successful school in Chester in the UK, and earlier on in my career I taught in the Democratic Republic of Congo and so it has been good to return to this continent.

As a parent myself I understand the importance of a high standard of education for our children and the part that teachers play in enabling our children to develop and learn in order to prepare them to play their part as global citizens and future leaders. At the British School we work in partnership with students and parents to ensure high standards of achievement in a caring, secure and supportive environment. We have a very strong team of able and dedicated teachers and a close-knit family atmosphere where everyone works together for the benefit of the students.

The British School is a not-for-profit school which believes in providing a personalised education for students as we recognise that every child is unique.  We have a track record of excellent academic success.  However, we also place a strong emphasis both on developing those personal qualities which our students will need in their adult lives, and on their different talents, whether that be excelling on the sports field, performing on stage or participating in community projects.  To support this wider development we offer an extensive range of after- school activities, community initiatives and holiday programmes.

The very best way to find out more about the British School experience is to visit us, but, in the meantime, I hope our website gives you an insight into both the school itself and the exceptional quality of the education we offer, with its emphasis on high standards, a broad curriculum, a well-disciplined environment and care for each and every student.

Justin Blakebrough
B.A (Hons) MA NPQH