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Welcome to St Saviour's School, Ebute Metta, and thank you for visiting our website. St Saviour's has a long history of academic excellence and achievement. We continue to offer a broad and balanced education, based on the Nigerian Curriculum, but with an international flavour. St Saviour's provides a safe and secure environment, where children are engaged in a learning culture that encourages independence, excellence and an aspiration to reach their full potential. St Saviour's is indeed proud of its achievements over the past 60 years, and we look forward to a new era, filled with exciting new opportunities for all our pupils.
St Saviour's School was founded by the Colonial Church School Trust, established by St Saviour's Colonial Church Council at the inspiration of Canon R. A. Wright. The funds of the trust were provided through Frank Samuel Esq of the United African Company Limited and by the commercial firms established in Nigeria.
The School was opened on 23rd April, 1951 in the Nigerian Railway Compound. Her sister School, St Saviour's School, lkoyi, was opened six months later on 9th October, 1951 on a lagoon site on Alexander Avenue. Each of the Schools had four classrooms with a capacity for one hundred children. However, St Saviour's School, Ebute Metta has extended its capacity by constructing more classrooms, a Computer Room, a Science Laboratory, a well equipped Library and an Art Room.
The School circulates a monthly newsletter to parents in order to keep them abreast of school programmes. Also a Year Book is published at the end of every academic session; this also serves as keepsakes for the outgoing students. Parents are notified from time to time of changes in the school calendar through circulars.
Our Board of Management
The Board of Management is responsible for policy, direction and general well being of the school.The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school and reports to the Board of Management. The Board of Management comprises of educated and articulated Nigerians. They are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the British Council.
- Sound and Quality Education
- Experienced Staff
- Information Technology provision
- Sport and Recreational Facilities
- Un-Interupted Power Supply
- Safe & Serene Learning Environment
- Admission shall be strictly on merit and any other criteria laid down by the School Authority.
- All sections of the application form must be properly filled and all required documents should be submitted with the completed form.
- The minimum entry age into Primary one is 5 years and 3 years for Nursery 1. These ages must have been attained by December 31st of the year admission is sought.
- The application form can be purchased for N10,000 from the school office and all forms must be submitted by March 31st. Payment is by Bank Draft payable to ST. SAVIOUR'S SCHOOL EBUTE-METTA.
- Applicants who sort admission sor their pupil/ward will be called in during school hours betwwn 2 - 4pm for entrance examination.
- The list of successful applicants shall be pasted on the School's notice board by the first week of June and the school shall not deliver admission letters.
- A non-refundable acceptance fees shall be required to reserve a space for each newly admitted child. This is expected to be paid within two weeks of the collection of the admission letter. failing which the place shall be offered to the next person on the waiting list. However, this fee shall be forfeited where the child fails to take up the place after the acceptance fee must have been paid.
- Application forms for transfer cases into our school from other schools are considered during the month of September only.
- Parents are also interviewed with their children.
The School Curriculum
St. Saviour's School was established on 23rd April 1951. The School was opened with the objective to offer rudimentary education to children who would obviously continue studying in the United Kingdom. As a result, the pioneering pupils were mostly children of expatriates. However, the doors of admission were thrown open to all, irrespective of nationality, religion or background.
Over the years, as more and more children from Nigerian parentage were enrolled and who continued their education in colleges and universities in Nigeria, the curriculum of the school had to change to accommodate these children and their interests.
The curriculum now comprises of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Writing, Social Studies, French, Art, Yoruba, Science, Health Education, Agricultural Science, Nature Studies, Reading, Scripture, Computer, Music and Moral Instruction.
Extra Curricular Activities: The school organizes the following interactive programmes for the pupils annually: Inter-House Athletics Competition, Easter Cantata, National costume Day, Christmas Carol Service and the PTA Fun Day.
Also, the pupils go on excursion to interesting and educative places. Some of the places visited are Badagry, the Republic of Benin, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Ajinomoto Industries Limited, Museum, National Theatre, e.t.c.
The School enjoys the following state of the art facilities:
- Conducive learning Environment
- Fully equipped Computer Laboratory with
Internet facility (a system to a child)
- School Farm
- Science Laboratory
- Football Pitch
- Art Room
- Multi Purpose Hall
- Basket Ball Pitch
- Spacious Play Ground for children
- Staff Common Room
- Fully equiped Sick Bay with a highly
There are 55 teaching staff who are all Graduates and 52 non-teaching staff in the school.
Members of staff are encouraged through:
The Long Service Award given after every 10, 15, 20, 25 years.
A Contributory Pension Scheme for staff which is paid on disengagement of service from the school.
A Group Life Insurance policy for staff in case of any eventuality.
Staff Training. (Local and Foreign)
Members of staff are trained periodically on innovative methods of teaching children of primary school age. Continuous provision for professional development for all staff, locally and abroad.