A warm welcome from our Head of School
“Welcome to IPS Cascais. I am immensely proud to be the Head of School. It is a special place where we ensure that the well-being and education of our students are firmly at the heart of everything we do. It is a happy school where the enthusiasm is infectious as we strive daily to ensure high standards in an inclusive and stimulating environment.
IPS Cascais is a warm school. We are a community, with everyone working together to ensure that all students have a great education filled with passion, enjoyment, and commitment. We have great ambitions and high expectations for our students. Our staff work hand-in-hand with our parents to achieve their goals and make their days at our school memorable, stimulating, and deep.
These are exciting times for our school as we enhance our current provision and facilities and broaden our horizons. IPS Cascais is going from strength to strength, building on the consistent ethos and values established over many years. At our current site, we have approximately 350 students. At the start of this academic year, we welcomed our first cohort of Secondary School students. We are proud to extend our rich and stimulating experience into Key Stage 3 through a skills-based curriculum, building on the excellent foundations established by our Primary teachers. From September 2023, our secondary students will move to our new Secondary site approximately 1.5km from our beautiful Primary School, enabling us to further enhance the experience and provide a whole school experience consistent with our aims and ethos.
On this website, you will find much information about life and education at our school. Nothing, however, replaces the feeling that you get when you walk through our doors. There is something special in the fabric of our school that we welcome you to experience. Please book a visit to come and see us and experience IPS Cascais for yourself.”
Head of School
100% of parents agree their child is happy at school’
IPS Cascais Parent Survey 2022
Over 40 years
of educational excellence
A warm, family environment and united international community
100% of parents agree
their child is happy at school
Qualified and experienced international teachers, and strong parent-teacher links
Dedicated facilities for Primary,
with Secondary underway
Individual attention given to all children
IPS Cascais at a glance | Facts and figures
C. 350 children
Our numbers vary from class to class throughout the year when families move into or away from the area.
Nine year groups
Two per year group from Nursery to Year 6 inclusive with a couple of extra classrooms to accommodate exceptionally busy year groups.
Average of 20 children per class
Some have a few more, some a few less. Our class maximum is 22.
1:8 staff-pupil ratio
Includes teaching assistants in all classes from Nursery to Year 2; shared assistants in the junior school and additional support teachers.
Between 35 and 40 nationalities
British is the predominant nationality, with
Portuguese nationals a close second. English is the common language used by children.
From energetic to cerebral; we offer lots of fun activities daily. Something for everyone.
Door-to-door bus service
We pick up and drop off children from Lisbon to Malveira da Serra. If you live in Cascais or Estoril we also offer a drop-off service after the extracurricular activities at 5 pm.
Activities for parents
Why not stay and get to know some of the other parents? Enjoy a coffee and a chat, or stay for keep fit or tennis lessons midweek.
A strong link between school and home creates a healthy working relationship between parents and the school. We support charities and fund educational experiences and activities for the children.