When we first moved to Cyprus one of the biggest factors for us was finding a good school for our three children. We wanted to maintain an English education so that if and when we moved back to the UK, our children could slip back in to the UK education system without too much of a problem.
So the main the main driver for where on the island we were going to settle depended very much on which school we considered the best for our children’s needs. Having looked at options in both Paphos and Larnaca we eventually settled on Nicosia as it had a choice of two excellent English schools both teaching the English curriculum.
It was a close call between The Falcon school and The Junior school and in the end we went for The Junior school as we felt it had a better “feel” to it. One thing that is a negative about this school though is the fact that during 2010 and 2011 they are going to undergo some major restoration work which will mean the vats majority of children will be moved in to temporary classrooms. Not the ideal teaching environment but even with that inconvenience we felt the school overall offered the best educational option for us.
Update May 2010 – the Junior School in Nicosia is planning to undertake a major refurbishment in 2010 and 2011 to make the school building earthquake proof. Essentially this will mean all the children moving to portacabins for a considerable time while the renovations take place.