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The History and Ethos

               (Becoming a tradition takes time; staying a tradition takes hard work)

Grange School is an all through 4 to 16 day and residential School in which pupils, teachers and
parents, work and learn together.

Grange operates as a not-for-profit, co-educational, English National Curriculum, independent,
day school set on beautiful grounds within the Government ReservationArea (GRA), Ikeja, on the
mainland part of Lagos in Nigeria. An off-campus “House” has been included to provide a
boarding service to parents and pupils. Our spacious campus includes a variety of well
maintained facilities which create an attractive environment for learning.

Grange School was founded in 1958 by a group of well-meaning British expatriates, to provide
education of equivalent standard to that which obtains in the UK.

As part of the 40th anniversary in September 1998, the Board felt it was time to add a secondary
school for continuity and stability in the education of the pupils.

Our Primary Phase prepares pupils for the Key Stage 2 Check Point examinations.

Our secondary school therefore continues into Key Stage 3 culminating in the Checkpoint Exams
and Key Stage 4 which culminates in the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary
Education). All three exams are under the auspices of the University of Cambridge Local
Examination Syndicate (UCLES).

Grange School's population is projected as 430 girls and boys in the Primary Section which is
from Reception class to Year 6, between the ages of 4 and 11. There are 326 pupils in the secondary
phase being, Year 7 to Year 11, between the ages of 11 and 16. The School Policy maintains a class
size of 18. The aim of this policy is to ensure that a family ethos is maintained in the school and that
at Grange every child is known as an individual. We take pride in our enduring legacy for the
provision of a child oriented atmosphere and our aim is to promote matured self-discipline
citizens.

Grange encourages every pupil to discover their own strengths, whether they are academic,
sporting, musical or creative. Academic standards are a priority, but we also believe that by
educating the whole child we can bring out the best in each and every individual. A vital part of
our education presentation is teaching to think independently and creatively. Our pupils are
challenged to question, analyse and debate, forming their own opinions, yet upholding an attitude
of respect towards others.

The school is one of only three in Nigeria to be accredited by the Uk’s IndependentAssociation of
Preparatory Schools. (IAPS).

The school’s Patron is the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
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