Nobel Algarve British International School - Almancil
Caminho das Pereiras, 8135-022 Almancil, Portugal
+351 282 342547
|Head of School||Maria Tomé|
|Date Appointed||July 2021|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-15 years|
|Number of pupils||350|
|Average Tuition||€10,594 per annum|
|Curriculum||A Levels, UK, IGCSE, GCSE|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Average Class Size||17|
|Associations||AEEP, C HESS|
Founded in 1972 in Lagoa, central Algarve, Nobel Algarve British International School has long been regarded as Southern Portugal's premier international school. The school joined Globeducate in 2019 - one of the world's leading K12 education groups with 55+ premium bilingual and international schools, and online programmes, in ten countries, educating more than 31,000 students. The Globeducate vision is to prepare each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world.
Nobel Algarve British International School comprises two outstanding campuses: the spacious, flagship campus in Lagoa, and the state-of-the-art campus in Almancil. Together the campuses educate more than 1,300 students from more than 40 nationalities, aged three to 18. Students follow either a contextualised English National Curriculum, sitting IGCSEs and A-levels, and Lagoa also offers the Portuguese Curriculum, with the vast majority enrolling in some of the world's leading higher-education institutions.
A GBIS school
Nobel Algarve British International School belongs to the Globeducate British International School (GBIS) cluster, with sister schools in Spain, France, Italy and the UK. Being part of this cluster creates opportunities for teachers and students to benefit from working on shared goals and projects such as a rich Outdoor Learning programme and on developing a British-style House System. Being a member of Globeducate brings other benefits such as projects with LEGO® Education and the Globeducate partnership with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Eco-Schools. Students also take part in regular global events and competitions with other schools in the international group.
21st-century learning for a better future
Both campuses have recently unveiled ambitious expansion plans, an impressive project branded 'Nobel Algarve - Shaping the Future' to be developed in three different phases. Nobel Algarve Lagoa and Almancil will be equipped with new buildings and new classrooms with state-of-the-art features such as a next-generation Science Lab, ICT suites and multimedia centre in Almancil and a new multi-purpose gymnasium/performance space, a bespoke pre-school, and a brand-new canteen in Lagoa.
Nobel Algarve British International School believes learning goes beyond the classroom and equips pupils to face challenges confidently, building character so they manage failure with tenacity and resilience.