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Start-Rite Schools, Abuja, achieves Re-accreditation Status following rigorous COBIS Evaluation

COBIS Achievement

Start-Rite Schools in Abuja has proudly maintained its accreditation status following a rigorous evaluation conducted by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). COBIS, renowned as the premier association for international British schools across the globe spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, serves as a beacon of excellence in supporting member schools. It stands as a dynamic and innovative organisation dedicated to enhancing the educational landscape of international British schools worldwide.

In achieving this prestigious accreditation, Start-Rite Schools distinguishes itself as one of the foremost educational institutions in Abuja, joining an elite group of only four schools in the region to undergo and successfully attain this esteemed recognition. The official certificate was ceremoniously presented to Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba OFR, CON, SAN, Chairman of the Advisory Board, by Mr. Femi Akinlade, the Principal, on the 30th of April, 2024. This re-accreditation signifies the culmination of months of meticulous collaboration and comprehensive on-site inspections conducted by COBIS officials.

The evaluation process focused on assessing Start-Rite’s adherence to compliance standards in various areas including safeguarding and safer recruitment, student welfare, facilities, governance, ethos, and values. Start-Rite Schools emerged with flying colours, meeting the stringent criteria set. A look at the COBIS report reveals that in reference to:

(a) Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment: Start-Rite Schools prioritises the safety and protection of both students and staff. Rigorous measures are in place to ensure that all personnel, including volunteers and supply staff, meet high standards of child protection and safeguarding.

(b) Student Welfare: Start-Rite Schools provides a nurturing and secure environment conducive to the holistic development of all students. A robust pastoral structure addresses the diverse needs of students, fostering their physical and mental well-being while promoting positive behaviour management and safe supervision.

(c) Facilities: Start-Rite Schools offers state-of-the-art facilities that cater to the needs of all students, including those with additional educational requirements or physical disabilities. The environment is not only conducive to learning but also ensures the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors.

(d) Governance: The governance structure at Start-Rite Schools, overseen by the Advisory Board, demonstrates a commitment to supporting students and providing strategic direction. The board complies with all requirements regarding adults with access to young people, reinforcing the school’s dedication to safeguarding.

(e) Ethos and Values: Start-Rite Schools promotes international mindedness and values-driven learning with a distinct British educational ethos. The institution is committed to delivering high-quality care, guidance, and opportunities that empower students to excel academically and develop a sense of service to the community.

COBIS commended Start-Rite Schools for its holistic approach to learning, strong values, and sense of community, identifying these as key strengths. Stakeholders, including staff, governors, parents, and students, expressed pride in the institution and its commitment to continuous improvement.

Parents lauded the school’s supportive environment, open-door policy, and effective communication channels, highlighting their children’s happiness, safety, and academic challenges at Start-Rite Schools.

Prospective students and parents interested in admissions can contact Start-Rite Schools through the following channels:

Phone Numbers: 08106334006, 07065636067

Email: admissions@startriteschools.com.ng

Website: https://startriteschools.com.ng/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startriteschool/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startriteschools/

Twitter (X): https://www.twitter.com/startriteschool/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/startriteschool/

Start-Rite Schools continues to uphold its commitment to excellence in education and invites prospective students to join its vibrant learning community.