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British International Preparatory School

British International Preparatory School encourages the pursuit of excellence in all endeavours.

We offer pupils an unparalleled opportunity to achieve their true personal potential in a warm, nurturing and expertly managed learning environment. We know this is absolutely essential to a child’s success and their exponential development during the key primary learning stages.

The tools to achieve excellence are provided by Cambridge, an institution synonymous with excellent education standards world-wide. The facilitation falls to our teachers, who have special personal qualities as well as vast experience. This ensures our preparatory pupils are guided toward the collective goal, with an unmatched degree of both commitment and competence.

Sound management of the school ensures the building blocks are firmly entrenched for learning to take place in a structured, exciting and supportive manner.

Values are key indicators of success in a very competitive world. We uphold the common values high on the agenda of all the different faith groups. Honesty, integrity, commitment, trust and respect are our core values.

We invite you and your child to share our journey!

Why BI Prep?



The British International Preparatory School (BIPrep) offers children in South Africa the very best of International primary education. There is a careful balance between traditional values and modern approaches to education.



The Cambridge International Primary Curriculum has a proven reputation for providing an excellent foundation for secondary education, college, university, employment and life in the 21st Century.

Student Body


We draw pupils from all over the world. This interesting mix of pupils from diverse cultural backgrounds enables the development of tolerant, respectful global young people. Our personal development programme ensures that we turn out successful, moral, well-adjusted and confident individuals, who will go on to become responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.

Integrated School Day


Our school day ensures that there is sufficient time for high quality teaching and learning. The day commences at 08:30 and finishes at 16:00 (09:00 to 15:30 for Early Years). This includes two snack times, sport, reading and the midday meal which ensures that energy for the afternoon session is at optimum levels.


The British International Preparatory school is fully accredited by the local education authority; Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). Our GDE registration number is JN700400675. It is a legal requirement to operate a school in South Africa to be registered with the local education authority.