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Pre-University

The Pre-U International Foundation Year prepare entry to more than 50 universities worldwide. On successful completion, students will be able to meet foreign university's Academic and English Language requirements, without the need to travel abroad.

Pre-U offers A'Levels for those seeking entry into world-class Universities such as Cambridge, Harvard or for students wanting to study Law, Medicine, Accounting or other similar professional courses. In addition, a university foundation programme is available for preparing student to get into Nigeria Universities. This programme is specially designed for those students who did not get through with JAMB qualifying examination.

Secondary

SECONDARY SECTION

SCHOOL HOURS
Form Registration       - 7:30 am
Lessons commence    - 8:00 am
School ends             - 2:30 pm Mondays – Thursdays and 1pm on Fridays.

STAFFING
The secondary section has four faculties. These faculties are well staffed with qualified and experienced teachers:
1.    Faculty of Mathematics and Science     -    19 teachers
2.    Faculty of Languages                          -    13 teachers
3.    Faculty of Vocational studies                -    14 teachers
4.    Faculty of Humanities                          -    17 teachers

The Section is led by the Head of Secondary and he is supported by two Assistants – Academics and Administration. We also have male and female Guidance Counsellors.
 
THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
The school teaches a fusion of the British and the Nigerian curricula. This is achieved by integrating the British curriculum into the Nigerian curriculum. These curricula prepare our students to enter for the following examinations:

⦁    Key stage 3
Checkpoint examination organised by Cambridge University
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by the National Examinations Council (NECO)

⦁    Key stage 4
IGCSE organised by Cambridge
West African Senior Secondary School Examinations organised by WAEC
Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations organised by NECO
SAT (optional)

GRADING SYSTEM
The secondary school is organised into the following year groups:
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12

There are 4 arms in each year group.

EDUCATIONAL EXCURSIONS, TOURS AND VISITS
At Lead British International School, educational excursions, visits and trips are undertaken both locally and internationally. The purpose of these excursions, visit and trips is to enable the students to learn in a fun and relaxing way and interact with people from other countries to build friendships, enhance social skills and gain cultural insights.

The educational excursions, visits and trips are organised in accordance with the school calendar as prepared by every faculty. They include:
⦁    The LA Study Tour (USA) - a guided tour of Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, Six Flags, California Science Centre, L.A. City, Hollywood, Disney World, Museums and Laboratories. The students had chances to participate in some educational activities. The trip provided a deeper insight into how history is preserved in Western nations.
⦁    John Kennedy Space Centre USA
⦁    Leadership Training in France, Belgium, and Switzerland
⦁    Sports trip to Belgium, France, and Spain
⦁    French trip to Belgium
⦁    National trips such as National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC), held at Baze University, Abuja
⦁    The Nigerian International Schools Model United Nations (NISSMUN) Annual Conference held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja
⦁    National Youth Summit On Drugs/ Substance Prevention, held at the former SGF Conference Hall, Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja
⦁    Excursion to Nigeria’s Historical monuments in Badagry, Lagos.
⦁    Excursion to Obudu Cattle Range, Cross River State
⦁    National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) to find out the current trends and development in Space Science.
⦁    Excursion to Central Bank of Nigeria at the Currency Museum/Gallery
⦁    Excursion to Gurara Waterfalls, Niger State.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
These activities provide a channel for enhancing and extending lessons learned in the classroom.  They offer the students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real world context as part of our holistic educational programme.

The following are the extra-curricular activities provided by the Secondary Section of the school:

Intensive Support Programme (ISP)
This programme is organised to support learners to improve on their academic achievements. Teaching takes place with a maximum of fifteen students per group.

Orchestra club
In the Orchestra Club, students practise how to play different musical instruments as individuals and as a group. Our orchestra group consists of piano, violin, viola, guitar and saxophone. Other instruments are added according to students' interests and type of music being played.

Leadership Academy Club
This club encapsulates the vision of LBIS, training and equipping 21st Century Leaders.  The club aims to achieve the following objectives:
1.    To serve as a platform for the inculcation of the right leadership values.
2.    To instil the spirit of self-reliance through practical teaching using resource persons from within and outside the school environment.
3.    To highlight leadership issues within the country with the aim of engaging the students to proffer relevant solutions.
4.    To collaborate with school management in her aim at instilling basic democratic values in young people.
5.    To organise outdoor leadership programmes such as conferences, seminars, workshops and educational excursions, visits and trips

Primary

 
PRIMARY SECTION
 
School Hours
 Resumption - 7.45 am
 Closing - 3.00 pm (Mondays - Thursdays), Friday - 1 00 p.m.

Staffing
We have a team of qualified and experienced teachers who receive constant training in innovations in teaching and learning. We are committed to building confident future leaders who will excel intellectually socially and morally in all spheres of life.
 
 Academic Programme/Grading System

 Teaching and learning is fun in LBIS. Our unique integrated British and Nigerian curriculum prepare our pupils to be Nigerians as well as global citizens, well attuned to life in the 21st Century. We offer the following subjects:

 ·         Literacy
 ·         Numeracy
 ·         Science
 ·         Information Communication Technology
 ·         Social Studies
 ·         History
 ·         Geography
 ·         French
 ·         Nigerian Languages (Yoruba/ Hausa/Igbo)
 ·         Religion (Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Religious Studies)
 ·         Physical Education
 ·         Music
 ·         Art
 
We recognise that every child is unique and our small class sizes with two teachers in each, boost our pupils’ potential to be the best that they can be.
 
Age range by September:
 ·         Year 1 - 5
 ·         Year 2 - 6
 ·         Year 3 - 7
 ·         Year 4 - 8
 ·         Year 5 - 9
 ·         Year 6 - 10.
 
Every member of our School Community works towards surpassing the most demanding standards available anywhere in the world. Parents are fully involved and we take pride in being a close knit family

Facilities
 Our facilities inspire pupils to learn, equip them to excel and empower them to thrive in a dynamic world. We have a well-resourced ICT Laboratory, Music and Art Studios, spacious classrooms that are very conducive to learning and they are air-conditioned and well resourced. Our pupils have access to a safe playground, model football pitch and a well-furnished Library with interesting and educative books and resources to boost the reading culture in our children.  Our cafeteria serves local and international dishes which are both healthy and nutritious.
 
Co-Curricular Activities
LBIS has a high standard of education and a wide range of co-curricular activities that build up the confidence of the learners and thus equipping them to deal with the future academic and life challenges. Parents applaud our wide range of child-friendly activities.

The following After School Activities hold on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays:
 ·         Orchestra
 ·         Press/Debate
 ·         ICT
 ·         Dance/Drama
 ·         Karate
 ·         Science
 ·         French
 ·         Sewing talent/ Art
 ·         Swimming.
 ·         Football

Educational Visits/Trips
Our pupils go for educational tours abroad twice every year and these expose them to true life scenarios and case–studies, thereby giving them an edge over their counterparts in other schools. We also embark on local excursions and tours.

Awards/Achievements
Our pupils have won positions in competitions in Mathematics, Debate, Essay Writing, French, Sports and other competitions.
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Early Years

EARLY YEARS SESSION
1.    School Hours
Resumption time:  - 7:45 a.m.
Closing time:           - 1:30 p.m.  (Monday to Thursday)
Friday: closing time: 1:00 pm.

Pupils take a break to have snacks mid-morning and lunch in the afternoon.

2.    Staffing
Each class is led and managed by graduate teachers who have received specialist training in delivering the Early Years Curriculum. The Emerald, Diamond and Gold levels have two teachers each while the Crèche and Topaz classes are staffed depending on the number of pupils to ensure that adequate pupil:staff ratio is maintained. Our pupils also enjoy the services of specialist French and Sports teachers. Our school is conscious of the importance of the male figure in child development and therefore has a mix of gender on the staff. The teachers are friendly but firm and they provide appropriate models so as to guide and motivate the pupils to be successful learners.

3.    Admissions/Grading System
Admission into the Crèche (Sunshine Class) is ongoing throughout the year. For admission into other classes, children are assessed to determine their needs prior to them starting school.

Our classes are age specific and we adhere strictly to the age requirements. Pupils for each class must have reached the stipulated class age by the 30th of September of the year of their admission.

Early Years admission age-range:
•    Sunshine Class (crèche)     –   0-14 months
•    Topaz Class                –   14 months by September
•    Emerald Class            –   2 years by September
•    Diamond Class           –   3 years by September
•    Gold Class                    –  4 years by September

4.    Academic Programme
In the Early Years section of Lead British International School, we provide a synergy of the best of the British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and that of the Early Childhood Education and Care of Nigeria and ensure that the fusion meets the needs of the diverse pupils we serve.

We ensure all children are aware of the Nigerian heritage through language, music, drama, song, dance and art. Our focus is the optimum development of the child and a thorough preparation for a successful transition to the primary school.

We work with our pupils and their parents/guardians to ensure that their attainment of the Prime and Specific Early Learning Goals (ELG) is achieved in the seven areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:
1.    Communication and Language
2.    Literacy
3.    Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy
4.    Physical Development
5.    Creative Development
6.    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
7.    Understanding the World

The pupil’s learning is firmly rooted in exploration and discovery and in transferring knowledge to situations beyond the classroom to real life situations . This is supported by the active participation of parents.

The pupil’s progress is monitored rigorously via a variety of processes. We keep a Learning Journal for each child which provides a visual record of each child’s goals and achievements.

5.    Accommodation
Our classrooms are large with ample space for play-based learning so that our pupils develop the skills for independent learning. Our curricular and co-curricular activities are delivered in a learner-friendly environment both indoors and outdoors.

Our pupils get the opportunity daily to exercise their growing muscles.  Daily exercise  takes place in our well laid out and safe play area, with artificial turf that guarantees safety especially for those children allergic to natural grass.

We have an easily accessible orchard by the school cafeteria which offers a grassy lawn, shrubs and fruit trees. These provide children with an array of learning opportunities and information about the world around them.

6.    Educational Visits and Trips
We expand the walls of our classrooms for our pupils so they can have a range of new experiences that increase their potential and develop a variety of skills. Excursions - on site and off site - are vital to the learning of our pupils as they are avenues for consolidating what the pupils have learnt in class. The experience the pupils had when we visited the Jabi Lake Mall and the Silver Bird Cinemas impacted greatly on them. They practiced their reading skills in the real world; they saw the different uses of written language and observed similarities and differences in the letter fonts of written notices and signages. Their language grew as they had new experiences and used new vocabulary to talk about them.

7.    Co-Curricular Activities
After-school activities are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30p.m. to 2.30p.m. for pupils whose parents wish them to further develop their skills in playing musical instruments. Information on charges are available on demand.

8.    Achievements/Awards
We take pride in the high phonics abilities of our pupils which are fully tested at the Annual Spelling-Bee Competition.  The 3 finalists fully deserve the Awards they get. The high-point of the competition is when the pupils have exhausted the words on the spelling list and there are still no clear winners and the audience made up of parents and guests have to supply ‘killer words!’ The pupils are given words like doubt, deforestation, microphone, stethoscope, ophthalmologist and they spell them with ease!!!! This is achieved through the robust Language, Communication and Literacy programmes we offer. The LBIS EY Declamation Contest is also an event that everyone watches out for. 

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