Nobel International School Algarve Lagoa and Almancil, members of international schools groups Globeducate, announced “further growth of the network” with the newly-acquired IPS (International Preparatory School) in Lisbon.
“This move develops the group’s presence in Portugal and connects international schools here with more than 50 others across Europe, Asia and North America,” said Globeducate in a press statement.
IPS was established in 1982 in Cascais and has 300 children currently representing 40 nationalities. It is described as a “leading specialist in Primary and Pre-Primary in the district of Lisbon and municipality of Cascais”. It is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and delivers the National Curriculum of England.
General Manager of IPS Lars Heger said: “In today’s global society where cultures mix and blend, it has never been more important to foster an understanding of others. Strong foundations and a sense of belonging allow children to have confidence to face the future. This is the essence of IPS and why we are so excited about our next chapter, as part of the Globeducate network.”
CEO of Globeducate Portugal and UK, and Head of School of Nobel International School Algarve since 2016, Mike Farrer, said: “I have been immensely impressed with the dedication of the teachers at IPS and the quality of education there. I look forward to working closely with the team there, led by Lars and also Headmaster Robert Taylor, and to introducing them to our other Globeducate schools and to colleagues here in the Algarve. I am delighted that everyone at IPS is looking forward to future collaboration with colleagues in the group and I am sure that once normal life and travel resumes, we will be planning regular exchanges and competitions between our primary schools in the Algarve and in Lisbon.”