Becoming a Cambridge Associate School is straightforward in five simple steps:
Your school will have to complete the Enquiry Form below and submit to the British Council.
Once you submit the Enquiry Form, the British Council will give you the Registration Application Form to complete and return to us.
The British Council will carry out an inspection of your school facilities and discuss general management of the school on an agreed date.
The inspector will need to speak with the school principal, teachers and students as needed.
You may need to provide:
- Key staff CVs (principal and teachers involved in teaching Cambridge syllabuses)
- Mission statement and educational values
- School development plan showing goals for the introduction of the Cambridge curriculum
- Performance management plan
- Code of conduct for students and teachers- handbook
- School language policy
- Complaints policy
- Health and safety policy
- First aid certificates
- Fire certificates as required by local legislation
- Evidence of government approval to offer an international curriculum
- The school should have a website and school e-mail address
- Step Four
After inspection, the British Council will write up a report to the CIE Exams board with all inspection details and make arrangements for an exam board representative to visit your school.
You will then need to complete and return a ‘centre approval form’ for the CIE to the British Council.
Once satisfied with the report on the inspection, the CIE will send a letter of approval of your school as a CIE accredited school.
Your school can start offering Cambridge IGCSE, O-level, AS and A-level, Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.