Uppingham School to open school in Cairo

Uppingham School has partnered with New Era Education to develop and build Uppingham Cairo, a K-12 coeducational school, opening in September 2024. 

At Uppingham Cairo, pupils will benefit from a truly international education, offering both IB Diploma and A levels. The holistic educational experience which is valued so much at Uppingham (UK) will be at the heart of Uppingham Cairo, whilst also absorbing Egypt’s wealth of history and culture. Academic excellence and social responsibility will be a priority, underpinned by a rich and varied co-curriculum designed to prepare young people to lead their communities forward in the twenty-first century. 

The school will be located on a 10-acre site at New Giza, west of Cairo. It will have state-of-the-art facilities and views from the campus to the Great Pyramids of Giza. 

The signing ceremony between Uppingham School and New Era Education took place at the foot of the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world, just a few hundred metres from the location of the new school campus.

New Era Education Chairman & Founder Tamer Tamam, PHD, commented, “We are excited to announce the launch of Uppingham Cairo, one of the top ranked British Schools bringing global experience and the highest education standards to Egypt. This is an important milestone in our journey at New Era Education to change the face of education, inspire our communities to meet new educational challenges and empower them to face the future.”

Tamam added, “We believe that through this strong partnership and the strategic location of the Uppingham campus together with the anticipated quality of services we will offer our students, we will have a great impact on the education scene in Egypt.

Dr Richard Maloney, Headmaster of Uppingham School, said, “As a historic school dedicated to delivering 21st century education, we are excited and honoured to be opening a school in Cairo – one of the largest and most important cities in the Middle East – in partnership with New Era Education.

“Uppingham Cairo will bring myriad opportunities to pupils in Egypt and the wider region, as well as everyone who is part of the global Uppingham community. Alongside our partners, Uppingham’s international schools will pioneer a defining educational vision for the 21st Century.” 

Uppingham UK’s ambition for the overseas schools is to not only develop Uppingham’s educational offering in these locations, but also to create exciting pathways throughout the global Uppingham community. The overseas schools will strengthen Uppingham's ambitious bursaries programme, whilst also offering Uppingham pupils the benefits of educational interaction and collaboration with their peers overseas. The schools also provide further professional development opportunities for staff and alumni.

Minerva International Education Ltd, the specialist international school consultancy, acted as originators and advisors to this collaboration. 

Concept designs of Uppingham Cairo:

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