Top 10 Best British Schools in Nigeria (2023)

If you want to enroll your child/ward in a top British school in Nigeria, this article will immensely benefit you. We have compiled a list of the top 10 of such schools in the country, feel free to peruse through.


Everything in this life has to do with choice. It may be your choice that you want your child/ward to attend a school that is predominantly British-styled in their system of education, this post will enlighten you and broaden your knowledge of the top British schools in Nigeria. Nigerian Infopedia presents to you, 10 of the best in no particular order.

British Schools in Nigeria: Top 10

There are several schools in Nigeria that operate on the model of the British style of education but to get the core British style you’re most definitely looking for, you should understand that there are two special features of every British-styled school and they are: the Cambridge A-Levels programme and an education which prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Below are the top 10 British schools in Nigeria in no particular order.

1. Lekki British School

This school sits on 25 acres of land and it was founded in March 2000. It is located in the highbrow Lekki area of Lagos.

The school focuses on training the child using the traditional British school system. The massive 25 acres of land serves their pre-school, junior school and high school, with boarding facilities available.

Lekki British School is among the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria. As of 2013, the annual tuition fee for a day student is N2.9 million, while the total cost of a boarding student is N4 million.

The school offers Cambridge A-Level, a one year course typically for 16-19 year olds which prepares them for higher education in both local and international schools of repute.

The school also offers a foundation program which readies students for international education. This programme comprises the Cambridge A-Level course and involves adequate counseling of global education; equipping your child/ward with the right information in order to make the right choice in his/her pursuit of international education.

2. British International School

British International School is another top British-styled school in Nigeria. It is located in Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. Their British-style education is combined with the traditional Nigerian educational curriculum.

The school is also among the most expensive secondary schools in Nigeria. The annual tuition fees for a boarding student as at 2013 stood at N4 million while that of a day student stood at N2.6 million.

British International School is owned by The Oniru Royal Family in Victoria Island. Generally, their training in the British Curriculum prepares the child for both the Cambridge A-level courses as well as the IGSCE.

Their students are from diverse multicultural origins and are known to excel in their international studies.

3. Lead British International Schools

LBIS is located in Gwarinpa, Abuja. It is a highbrow secondary school and it was established in 2007.

Their A-Levels programme adequately prepares students for admission into world class universities in both Britain and America. They also have their university foundation programme that prepares students to get into Nigerian Universities.

4. Whiteplains British Schools

Founded in 2007 and located in Abuja, Whiteplains British School provides high standard British Education.

Their unique blend of expatriate and indigenous teachers provide the students excellent and well-rounded education.

Whiteplains British School partners with several British Universities to ensure that the admission process of their students into these tertiary institutions are much easier.

They offer both Cambridge A-Level programme and the university foundation programme which prepares students for admission into both international and local universities.

5. Atlantic Hall School

This school was established in 1989. It is located in Epe, Lagos, and it holds about 600 students.

Atlantic Hall offer a unique blend of the British and Nigerian educational system in. They offer full boarding facilities and they prepare their students for the West African Senior School Certicate Exam (WASSCE), the IGCSE and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Students typically range from 10 to 17. The school maintains a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 9 with not more 25 in a class.

Their students come from a multicultural background including countries like Ghana, Britain and the United States of America. This is why they’ve made admission into their school quite flexible; your child can write his entrance exams from where you are without having to travel down to the school.

6. Grange Secondary School

Founded in 1958 by a group of British expatriates to give the local students, British-style education, Grange secondary school is one of the oldest British secondary schools in Nigeria. It is located in Harold Shodipo Crescent, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

It is approved by the UK’s Independent Association of Preparatory School and their curriculum is tailor-made to prepare their students for the IGCSE.

7. Day Waterman College

This is another top tier school that is located along Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway, Asu Village Road, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The school operates two educational stages which are: the KS3 (7-9 years) and KS4 (10-11 years). Their curriculum prepares their students for the IGCSE. They are also known to uniquely incorporate the local culture which fosters integration of the students with their environment

8. Greensprings School

This is another British secondary school located in Lagos. It has campuses at Lekki and Anthony, Lagos.

Greensprings schools’ curriculum is tailored to prepare the students for the IGCSE. They also offer post-secondary diploma which is internationally recognized. It is called the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which prepares their students for international education and enables to excel anywhere in the world.

9. Meadow Hall School

Meadow Hall is another Lagos-based British Secondary school located at Elegushi Beach Road, By the 4th Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

It successfully combines this British Curriculum with that of Nigeria. The school was established in 2002 and it includes an infant school, a junior school and a college.

10. Corona Schools

Corona is another top British-style school that infuses the British system of education into the school’s curriculum.

The school’s rich curriculum prepares students for the British IGCSE and Cambridge Checkpoint Examination.

Corona offers a range of subject that also prepares their students even in way beyond the four walls of university. These include elective subjects like design and technology, ICT, photography, global perspective and marketing.

Map showing location of the top British schools in Nigeria

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi is an editor on Nigerian Infopedia and the founder of Nigerian Guide. He is Biochemist and a professional content developer.

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