New Era Education celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for “Uppingham Cairo” School in the presence of His Excellency the British Ambassador to Egypt, Gareth Bayley OBE, and the senior officials from the Division of International Trade at the British Embassy.
New Era Education Chairman and Founder, Tamer Tammam, welcomed H.E. Gareth Bayley OBE, the British Ambassador. His Excellency was also received by Keith Budge , Vice Chair of Trustees Uppingham School and Chair of the Education Committee; Patrick Mulvihill, International Development Director of Uppingham School UK , and the Board of Directors of New Era Education, Bloom and New Giza.
The ceremony took place on site of the new campus at New Giza.
Gareth Bayley, British Ambassador to Egypt, said: “It’s fantastic to be here today to witness the latest stage in the continuing success story of UK education in Egypt. Uppingham is a school with a proud history and a wealth of experience, and I am delighted that they will be bringing both of these to their new school here in Egypt, Uppingham Cairo. I firmly believe that the UK represents Egypt’s number one partner when it comes to education. The demand is there among Egyptian families, and British schools and universities are coming in increasing numbers to bring world-class education to Egypt. I look forward with interest to the opening of the school next year.”
Uppingham School, one of the UK’s leading and historic schools, will establish Uppingham Cairo, a K12 co-educational school, opening in September 2024.
The collaboration with Uppingham will allow local students to benefit from a truly international education, offering both International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and A-levels, based on the values and ethos of Uppingham, whilst also absorbing Egypt’s wealth of history and culture.
The venture will bring a school of exceptional quality to meet the increasing demands of aspiring Egyptian families. The school will be located on a 10-acre site at New Giza, west of Cairo, and will boast state-of-the-art teaching and sports facilities. With over EGP 1.5 billion invested, the school will rank amongst the largest K-12 educational projects in Egypt.
The estimated volume of investments in the project is about EGP 1.5 billion, and the school is ranked among the largest educational projects from Kindergarten to the end of secondary education in Egypt.
New Era Education was established in 2018 with the aim of providing educational services and managing schools on a world-class level, by establishing high-quality educational institutions in Cairo.
Uppingham School, since its establishment in 1584 in Great Britain, has been working to provide high quality education for its students’ development and is focused on empowering them for a prosperous future.