Q: Which system?

We provide British education using a combination of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and the National Curriculum of England.
We do not provide any other systems.

Q: Who are you accredited by?

We hold accreditation from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) & Pearson Edexcel International in conjunction with the British Council.
We are also an official host of Cambridge Professional Development Training.

Q: How big are your classes?

From FS1 to Year 12, classes have a maximum of 23 students.

Q: Can you tell me the contents of the assessments?

We maintain a transparent and fair admissions process, so therefore the exam contents are confidential to prevent unfair advantages.

Q: Can you tell me the exact score my child achieved?

You will be informed of 3 outcomes either: pass, retake or fail.

Q: Can you make an exception?

We have a strong policy with clear rules in order to provide an equal and fair admission process, it is not possible to make exceptions to this.

Q: Which nationalities are your teachers?

Our Main/Core teachers are native speakers, usually British, Irish, American, Australian or South African, co-teachers are Egyptian.
This may vary from time to time, based upon staffing.

Q: How will my child be assessed?

Candidates for FS1 to FS2 will be assessed to observe their interaction and behaviour skills with basic English. Please note punctual attendance is crucial to avoid cancellation.

Candidates for Years 1-12 will be assessed in Maths & English.

If the candidate is of Arab nationality and returning from outside of Egypt they will also be assessed in Arabic, Religion and Social Studies as a requirement from the EMOE. These 3 subjects have no influence over the application. (Applies to Year 2 and above only)

Q: Can you tell me the contents of the assessments?

We maintain a transparent and fair admissions process, so therefore the exam contents are confidential to prevent unfair advantages.

Q: Can you tell me the exact score my child achieved?

You will be informed of 3 outcomes either: pass, retake or fail.

Q: Can you make an exception?

We have a strong policy with clear rules in order to provide an equal and fair admission process, it is not possible to make exceptions to this.

Q: Why does my child have to repeat a year in Egypt when you are a British School?

Candidates coming from outside of Egypt often find they must repeat a year, this is due to that even though we are a British school, we must obey the rules of the EMOE who sets the age range for each year based upon the candidate’s exact date of birth on the 1st of October.

In certain circumstances it may be possible to obtain an exemption from the EMOE however, this must be obtained prior to application otherwise, the application will be processed as per the candidate’s date of birth. We will not reserve places.

Please note we are legally required to register each student with an Egyptian Birth Certificate/Foreign Passport at the ministry.

Q: Why can’t I complete an application today?

MIS operates on a first-come, first-served basis, applications will not be held for longer than 2 weeks to ensure continuity in our admissions process.

Parents of candidates coming from overseas (outside of Egypt) are invited to send their details via email to admin@manchester-international-school.com including the date of birth, Year required and expected arrival.

Please note there is a daily cut off point of 1.15pm after which we cannot accept applications.

Q: Do you offer online assessments?

All candidates must attend the school in person as observations of the candidate’s behaviour is also a crucial part of our assessment process. This also ensures correct and fair invigilation of the process.

Q: What is the last point to change the education system?

Year 11

Q: Do you give sibling discounts?

Currently, there is no discount for multiple students.

Q: How many instalments?*

10% within 3 business days of acceptance. (if you are accepted after March 1st this will be 50%)
40% by March
25% by November
25% in January for Y9-12 and February for FS1-Y8

Please ensure you refer to your individual terms & conditions at the point of application for the exact dates and amounts.
*Newcomers during their first enrolled year at MIS for 2022/2023

Q: How much is the uniform?

Uniform is available for sale from the school shop during school hours on select days, it will open for purchase of items for the next academic year during the summer holiday. Prices will depend upon chosen options and your child’s size.

Q: How much are the books?

From the academic year 2022/2023, these fees where applicable will be included in the main fees with digital licensing fees referred to as academic resources.

Q: We have been accepted at MIS and are transferring from abroad, what do we need to bring when we leave our current school?

This information varies based upon individual circumstances, please liaise with our school registrar in Student Affairs directly on + 20 115 6666 947.

Parents of candidates are invited to download the Student/Parent Digital Handbook – located under the Campus Life menu for further information.