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Preparatory School (E.P.P.I. Lda)
(VAT PT 501
519 246), Rua do Boror 12, 2775-557, Carcavelos, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 457 0149/3501
Fax: (+351) 21 457 3501
Web site: http://www.ipsschool.org
CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:
Age Range: 2-13
Total Enrolment: 202
113 boys, 89 girls
Day only: € 3600-€ 8040
Other Fees: Registration € 300 pa; Levy (once) € 600
Learning Support Programme
International Preparatory School (IPS) is a co-educational day school
offering British primary education to children from two years to thirteenyears.
It is approved by the British Service Children's Education Authority
(SCEA). The National Curriculum Keystage 1 and 2 tests are assessed
and verified by the relevant authorities. The school is also a member
of the Stichting 'Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland' (NOB) and
the CITO test is administered. IPS serves the needs of the international
community from embassies to multinational companies. The students
represent 30 nationalities, 60% of whom are native English speakers.
Class size averages 18 students and all pre-school and infant classes
have two assistants.
The full standard range of subjects is taught and much emphasis is
given to the multicultural nature of the school when researching topics
for geography and history. Computers are used throughout the curriculum;
all Key Stage Two computers are networked and have access to the Internet.
Provision is made for EAL and special needs students. Portuguese and
the recorder are taught; French is an additional subject from Years
5, 6 and 7. There is a purpose-built gymnasium and swimming in the
school's own pool is compulsory for all classes. A small but comprehensive
library is used extensively.
The school is situated in Carcavelos, halfway between Lisbon and Cascais
with good road and rail access from either direction. Door to door
transportation is also available.
The school day is from 09:00 until 15:30. Milk and hot lunches are
The school year runs from September to July with Christmas, Easter
and half-term breaks.
Admission depends on an interview with the parents and the child.