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Nobel Algarve British International School, Lagoa

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Nobel Algarve British International School is Southern Portugal’s premier international school. Located in the Algarve city of Lagoa, Nobel Algarve’s flagship campus caters for students aged 3 to 18 years. It offers the English National Curriculum as well as a national section that follows the official Portuguese Ministry of Education programme.

General information

Age: 3 to 18 years

Curriculum: A bilingual pre-school; an International Section from Years 1 – 13 where students are prepared for Cambridge and Edexcel iGCSEs and A Levels, and a National Section where students follow the Portuguese Ministry-approved curriculum leading to Portuguese National qualifications.

Type of school: International and National Day School

Language/s: English and Portuguese

Other languages: 

International section: French

National section: English, Spanish, French and German

Phone: (+351) 282 342 547


Country: Portugal

City: Lagoa

Address: Lagoa campus: EN125, Porches, 8400-400, Faro, Lagoa, Portugal

Southern Portugal’s premier international school

At Nobel Algarve British International School, the aim is to provide all students with an exceptional international education with a global perspective, rooted in British educational values, in a safe, welcoming and happy international environment.

The school sets rigorous academic standards and the curriculum is individualised so all students are challenged to be the best they can be The school empowers all students to discover what success means for them and ensure they benefit from the richest experience available. A rich outdoor learning programme is offered that also promotes environmental awareness and equips students to face challenges confidently building character so they manage failure with tenacity and resilience. The school encourages our students to be inquisitive, independent and embrace the diversity of the world around them.

The school has two campus; the Lagoa campus opened in 1972 which brings a rich history and traditions, but the school continues to develop and improve and boasts outstanding results and enviable destinations for its leavers in universities in Portugal, the UK, Europe and world-wide. The newer Almancil campus which opened in 2021 and now educates students in from Pre-school to Year 7; however, due to its phenomenal success and popularity, the current state of the art building is being augmented by the second phase build which opens to Years 8 and 9 in September 2022 and Year 10 in September 2023.