Atlantic Hall is an exceptional school with a deep sense of tradition and history.
Our excellent staff, outstanding pastoral care, and the holistic approach to learning ensure that each student – however gifted, is encouraged to excel in all aspects of the curriculum. With a plethora of co-curricular activities to choose from and a full and varied sporting programme, boarding life at Atlantic Hall offers students unique experiences in their important formative years.
The diversity of personalities, interests, cultural perspectives and ambition defines our vibrant community. Students in this environment have the opportunity to be immersed in a dynamic, tolerant and enabling community of their peers. We inspire them to express themselves, debate their views openly but always with mutual respect to help each other learn and evolve.
We have created an atmosphere of common purpose, excellence and leadership. We are never satisfied as we expand and continue to develop a world class institution to help shape the next generation of African leaders.
Address: Atlantic Hall, Poka-Epe, Close To Epe Resort and Spa
LGA: Epe , TOWN/CITY: Poka-EPe , STATE: Lagos
Gender: Boys and girls
Religion: Mixed Religion
Facility: Boarding School
0814 0727 213 , 0704 2932 098
Fee Range: -
To be the educational institution of choice where children are equipped to take up leadership roles to help shape our changing world
We appreciate that choosing the right school is an important decision for parents and their children. Each September between 100–120 students join Atlantic Hall. They join a dedicated learning community of approximately 650 students & 250 academic and operational staff.
Our excellent examination results might suggest that we accept only highly academic students: the reality is we are looking for students who have potential and a positive attitude to learning. Essentially, a comprehensive intake. Our admissions process is designed towards getting to know candidates, their inherent skills, talents and their ambitions. We want students to enjoy pursuing their academic interests, and live as aspiring leaders anxious to make their contribution to college life & subsequently in an increasingly challenging world.
Students joining at JSS1 or Year 7 must be 10 years old by September of the year of entry and have completed six (6) full years of Primary education.
All those who join Atlantic Hall must take the entrance examinations. These examinations take place annually in January & February in Atlantic Hall and at various centres in Lagos and across other cities in Nigeria. Special arrangements are made for those who wish to join Atlantic Hall but reside abroad.
We look forward to welcoming you to become a part of our wonderful learning community.
Parents who are interested in applying for a place at Atlantic Hall must purchase an application form online, at the school campus, or one of our designated centres. The cost of the application form is N15, 000. Application forms should be submitted with a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
Subsequently the child will be invited to sit for the examination. There is also an opportunity for parents and guardians to make enquiries from staff in attendance, during the examination.
Students seeking admission into JSS 1/Year 7 will take the standard entrance examination consisting of three papers (English, Mathematics and Non-verbal Reasoning).
This will last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The tests are designed to assess and analyse a candidate’s current academic level, taking into account the prior level learning within the context of the national Primary curriculum at a level to Primary Year 5. There are no practice papers. The school simply wants to know the individual applicants academic level relative to the three papers on the day.
Following the examination, all papers are carefully marked and cross-checked. The results of these papers allow us to place your child accurately and determine if a place is to be offered. We also use them to identify the children who qualify for our academic scholarships.
Please note: We do not disclose the marks attained, or discuss the results with parents
A Full scholarship which is awarded to the candidate who achieves the highest score in the Entrance Examination (no less than 90% and above).
A Partial scholarship is awarded to the candidate that comes second in the Entrance Examination.
CURRENT EXAMINATION CENTRES:
Atlantic Hall -: Poka, Epe, Lagos State
Lagos Centre -: Childville School, 9 Sonoiki Street, Off Ramat Crescent, Ogudu GRA, Lagos
Abuja -: Treasure House Montessori, 12 Thomas Sankara Street (near ECOWAS Secretariat) Asokoro, Abuja
Port Harcourt -: Montessori International Nursery/Primary School, Plot C 58, King Perekule Street, GRA Phase 2,
Port Harcourt -: The Groove School, No. 1 Link Road (off Sanni Abacha), GRA Phase 3, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Warri -: Lakeland School, Ogunu, Warri, Delta State
Bonny Island -: NLNG School, Bonny Island, Rivers State
Students joining in JS1
Successful candidates into JS1 will be notified via telephone, a confirmation email and a letter delivered by courier. You are expected to confirm acceptance of the offered admission with a non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be deducted from the child’s First Term fees.
It is imperative to act quickly to confirm your interest and you will have approximately 3 weeks to guarantee a place. As a matter of policy, we do not publish or discuss candidates’ scores.
The school will provide an admission pack with all school information, the long-term calendar, and uniform lists. Uniforms are available from designated outfitters. It is important to organize and book items well ahead of resumption.
For students joining at JS2 and other classes, the offer of admission is made following the submission of completed questionnaires, reference letters (for Nigerian & international students) and recent reports from the child’s previous school.
Transfer students are also required to sit for examinations:
English language, Mathematics and Basic science for Junior Secondary School
English language, Mathematics and Biology for Senior Secondary School
Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT-4)
For those that are offered a place and subsequently enroll, the school administers a CAT 4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) to all incoming students. This is an online testing designed by GL Education. GL Education is the United Kingdom’s leading provider of high-quality & research based assessments for children’s education. GL Education provides schools with tools to deliver personalized learning that improves attainment and ensures that each student reaches their potential; in a ‘whole-pupil approach’ to assessment that delivers a holistic view of students.
New students are carefully monitored, academically and pastorally. Their progress is recorded by written reports at the end of each term, and via at least one Parents’ Meeting for your child’s age group each year. Should the school administration have any concerns, the parents or guardians will be contacted immediately. Parents and guardians are also able to contact the child’s Class Teacher, Head of Year or Head of Boarding to assist.
PASS’ TEST; DIGGING INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR STUDENTS
In order to have 360 degree view of our students, we have introduced another test from GL Assessment called PASS (Pupils Attitude to Self and School). PASS is a short self-evaluation survey that is used to gain insight into attitudes that could be hindering achievement including issues around confidence, resilience, motivation, concentration, disaffection and alienation. By comparing CAT4 and PASS results we will be able to identify fragile learners who are not achieving their potential due to attitudinal barriers. Just like CAT4 reports, PASS reports will also be shared with parents. In Atlantic Hall, we want each child to feel that every lesson has been personalised and designed specifically to meet their needs.
Our curriculum is a unique fusion of the Nigerian and British curricula. The school is divided into the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary sections. In Junior School the students spend three years and take two end-of-course examinations; The Lagos State Basic Certificate of Education (BECE) and Checkpoint, organized by Cambridge International Examination (CIE).
Students spend 3 years in Senior School. At the end of the second year (SS2) students sit for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and in their final year (SS3) they take the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) organized by WAEC.
As part of our mission to deliver 21st Century premium education, the combined dual curriculum is constantly being redesigned and refined to create in delivery personalised curriculum pathways for each child. This is used to set individual targets and create self-driven students who are ready to take control of their learning. Great emphasis is placed on learning, as the teachers have high expectations whilst allowing students to learn at their own pace, in their preferred learning style using offline and online learning resources.
Our students are supported through carefully designed and targeted intervention strategies. Atlantic Hall students take assessment and diagnostic tests regularly to determine academic potential and attainment. The analysed data from these tests helps refine the child's profile and is also used to inform learner groupings and methods of instruction. The information from these tests is also shared with the students and their parents using appropriate reporting procedures. Should the need arise and when deemed appropriate, weekend intervention lessons are also organised to cater for those students who require extra support to enhance their learning.
The school maintains a population of about 650 students from ages 10 to 17; with a staff /student ratio of 9:1.
Classes are small, usually of about 20 students where the staff can closely monitor the academic ability of each student. Lessons are supported by a carefully constructed 'Prep' timetable and assessment for learning which allows for further discussion between teacher and pupil. Students are encouraged through positive reinforcement to excel.
Whilst high academic standards are a priority, we believe that by educating the whole child, we expose the inherent qualities and potential in each one. We therefore offer a wide range of co-curricular and robust sporting activities. We also encourage our students to explore the spiritual and moral dimensions of life.
Atlantic Hall offers first class facilities in a spacious and serene ambience.
A Safe Campus
Atlantic Hall is a secure campus with all classrooms, specialist rooms, accommodation and sporting facilities set out between large expanses of lawn and tree-lined borders. The campus is securely protected by a team of civil security guards positioned at strategic points of the school, they are complemented by armed police officers of the Nigeria Police force on 24 hour duty seven days a week .
All classrooms are fully air-conditioned and organized in quadrangles, with different 'quads' assigned to different year groups. Classrooms and specialist rooms are all equipped with necessary IT facilities. In our bid to always elevate the standard, there are firm plans to upgrade to full multi-media and 3-D facilities by 2018.
Atlantic Hall has a major sports complex with a half Olympic-size Swimming Pool and Pavilion, Handball court and 2 Basketball Courts. There are currently firm plans to further develop a major stadium complex on the expansive playing fields.
Atlantic Hall offers exceptional 24 Hour, 7 Day / Week medical care for all its staff and students. Our fully functional medical center has male & female 15 bed wards, a consulting room, treatment room, quarantine room, nurse's station and fully stocked pharmacy. The center is also equipped with a fully functioning ambulance, nebulizers, oxygen concentrator, Suctioning Machine, Automated External Defibrillators, and Autoclave.
The medical center is staffed by 2 resident doctors (male & female), 4 nurses and 2 Health Assistants. Our Doctors would be delighted to discuss medical issues concerning students with parents and happily liaise with a student's regular GP, Consultant and other medical staff, e.g. Physiotherapists etc.
An Ambulance is on campus to convey students in an emergency to partner hospitals in referral cases.
All emergencies are assessed on merit and referred accordingly. Minor /routine treatments are carried out at our clinic on campus.
Under no circumstance should a student be in possession of medication excluding Ventolin (for Asthma) and only if authorized by the Doctor. The dispensing and storage of prescribed drugs is overseen by the dedicated medical team to cover a range of non-critical conditions such as malaria.
All prescribed and non-prescribed medications or drugs must be handed over to the medical team who will record the medication, quantify the contents and arrange dispensing according to the prescription. All medications must be presented in a sealed clear plastic bag with the student's name and year group clearly marked.
Atlantic Hall is renowned for its sporting excellence and sports in Atlantic Hall is highly competitive. Our students enjoy an extensive array of sporting opportunities, and almost all the students are in a sports' team or play a particular game. Sports have always been a major feature and a great enticement for the students. Our graduating students who are active in sports have used sports participation and achievement as leverage for gaining admissions into universities and other higher institutions of learning, some students have also received sports scholarships in universities at home and abroad.
The sports department organizes intramural & extramural sports activities. Our athletes also participate in national and international sports competitions, with students indicating a high level of interest in the training sessions which are successful. New records have been set in Athletics in Lagos State by our students and various trophies have been won by them.
One of our ex-students and currently Nigeria's fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe represented Nigeria in the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As a student, Seye Ogunlewe's first love was the round leather game of football, but one of his teachers helped him focus on athletics after identifying his potential during a sports competition in secondary school.
Atlantic Hall students participate in the following internal sports programmes in all categories (Boys and Girls - Junior, Intermediate and Senior).
Annual Inter-house Athletics Competition.
Annual Inter-house Soccer Competition tagged 'Principal Cup'
Annual Inter-house Basketball Competition
Sports fiesta which includes: Handball, Volleyball, Chess, Scrabble, Table-Tennis, Badminton and various kinds of indoor activities.
A-HALL Soccer Challenge ( Inter -School Soccer Competitions)
A-HALL Swimming programmes ( Inter -House and Inter-School programmes)
Inter-School Basketball and Volleyball Competitions
Inter-School and Inter-House Cricket Competitions
Special Day /Public Holiday Sports programme
Inter-house Mini-Olympic Competition
Annual Inter-Sets and Sports Competitions in Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, etc.
Annual Inter-Sets March Past during Children's Day, Worker's Day and Independence Day
Sports competition between staff and graduating class.
Sports Programmes between Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff.
PARTICIPATION IN EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS
Akofa (Ivy League Basketball Competitions)
Lagos State Sports Festival
Nigeria International School Association sports programme
Kuforiji Olubi Soccer Competitons
AISEN Sports Competitions
Nestle Milo Basketball Competition
Numerous school's invitational relay
Numerous invitation letter on friendly matches
Weekend Sports Exchange programme with some International schools
APEN Sports Competitions.
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS COMPETITIONS
In international competitions, Atlantic Hall is a force to be reckoned with. Our students participate in competitions organised by the following National and International Sports Federations and put up wonderful performance. In all the competitions, our athletes display high level of discipline. The sports bodies are:
Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF).
Nigeria Olympic Committee
Nigeria Football Association
-Euro Worldwide Umbro International Cup England
A.E Youth Sports Federation Dubai
National Association of Technical Officials
International School Sports Federation (ISF)
-San Diego Soccer Federations.
California State Games
The following are the International Sports Annual events we have participated in:
ISF Jean Humbert Cup for World School Athletics Championship (10th edition) held in Bordeaux, France. June 2007
A.E/Nigeria football Tournament March 2008.
Umbro International Cup, Youth Football Tournament July-August 2008.
World School Athletics Cup in Tallinn, Estonia June 2009
2009 Dubai Easter Tournament in Soccer, Basketball, Swimming and excursion for boys and girls. April 2009.
Handball and basketball tourney in London and Manchester and excursion July 2009.
Umbro International (football) cup in Manchester and visit to old Trafford to watch the season's premiership league. July-August 2009
Copa Del Mar, San Diego, California, USA. 2009 -2012
San Diego Soccer Tournament, California, USA 2010-2012
Annual California State Games, San Diego, USA, 2011 - 2016.
One of the several advantages of life in boarding school is the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra - curricular activities. Activities include; Sporting, Arts, Science, Music, Service, Cultural and Leadership.
There are not many students who have been through Atlantic Hall, whose interests have not been aroused by one or more of these activities. The participation in these activities, with the consequent rise in confidence, has the inevitable, positive effect on a student's overall progress and achievements.
Teachers and House staff enthusiastically offer their time to these activities which are complementary and enriching to the academic curriculum. Each student selects 3 activities to participate in during the week and also on weekends. All students must select at least one sport and additional practice sessions are done for students who are in a House or the School team. Each term allows for a level of diversity in and changes to the programme, and the students are encouraged to participate in at least one new activity each term, to try out something they wouldn't typically consider.
These activities are especially important in teaching the benefits of teamwork, co-operation & involvement.
THE FULL RANGE IS LISTED BELOW.
PHOTOGRAPHY & PRESS CLUB
PHOTOGRAPHY & PRESS CLUB
Young Farmers Club
Young Farmers Club
Our curriculum is divided into nine broad areas:
Information Communication Technology
Food & Nutrition
Catering Craft Practice
MUSIC, ARTS & DESIGN
Mr. Andrew Jedras was born in London and educated in the UK, completing his Bachelors Degree, Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma and Masters Degree (specializing in Educational Management & Curriculum).
He is an international education leader who has led schools in the UK and USA before assuming the role of Principal & CEO of Atlantic Hall. Having extensive experience in start-up, change management, growth and development, marketing and transformational leadership, he is a strategic thinker with expertise in educational leadership & management, financial management and operational controls.
Mr. Jedras possesses excellent communication and leadership skills with the capacity to motivate and inspire staff. He has the ability to focus on educational and financial objectives, set targets and achieve goals.
Mr. Jedras has attended numerous post-graduate training programmes, completing UK Performance Management training and passing the UK 'Leadership Programme for Serving Heads (LPSH)' between 2000-2001. Between 2000-2013, he has attended Corporate Finance Training, Ofsted Inspector Training Programme (Westminster Education), Marketing and Sales Training (London CO), IBO Administrator's training (Bahamas), International Leadership and Management Programme (ILMP), Ofsted-School Self Evaluation Training, Effective Communication Skills, 21st Century Learning in International Schools and Creating the Future of Education (Program learning) all of which have supported his various leadership roles.
Professionally, Mr. Jedras is a man with sound analytical skills combined with entrepreneurial flair and commercial acumen. He is a profound and visionary individual who is passionate about the importance of leadership yet still places learning and the well-being of children at the forefront of his broad agenda.
Designation: Director of Examinations & Admissions
B.Sc. (Ed) Home Economics & CIE Certified Examiner
Designation: Director of Examinations & Admissions
Adenike Ajala was appointed the Director of Examinations and Admissions in January 2015. Considering her wealth of experience, which span over 25 years in teaching and learning environment, she has been able to rise through the rank and files in the school system.
She has attended several leadership courses. Her ability to multitask has facilitated the various successes recorded in admissions of new students to the school and improvement in terms of structure and performances in internal and external examinations. She is happily married with children.
Designation: Director of Studies
Employed at Atlantic Hall: March 2016
Graduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos
Postgraduate Degree: Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Master's Degree in Educational Technology.
Certifications/Trainings: TRCN Certified, CIE Certified Examiner, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Educator, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Diploma in Photography, Certification in Professional Development and Guidance Counseling, and 21st Century Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship.
Awards: 2006 Outstanding Teacher Award, Lagos State Education District VI
Post Qualification Experience: over 13 years
Role in Atlantic Hall: Takes the lead in strategic and operational aspects relating to the development, execution, quality assurance and evaluation of day to day teaching and learning activities. Co-ordinates the planning and delivery of curriculum contents, monitors quality of learning outcomes and reporting system. Directs and oversees all (> 600) pupils' attainment and progress and holds parental meeting to discuss academic issues. Conducts, Analyses and Interprets CAT4 and PASS reports and oversees the use of reports by all teachers in giving all students access to the curriculum.
Vision: To raise the bar of excellence in Atlantic Hall through personalisation of teaching and learning for students under-performing in both academics and character while also accelerating learning for high ability students.
Designation: Vice Principal, Pastoral
An international Educationist, Mrs. Mulenga's background is in Educational psychology. Born in Zambia, Mrs. Mulenga obtained her first degree in Library science in Zambia (University of Zambi), and subsequently a post graduate diploma from the University of Wales, UK, and a Master's Degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University in the USA.
Mrs. Mulenga's whole career is in the field of academia, and she has held positions in Universities both in Africa, and the USA.
Prior to Joining Atlantic Hall, Mrs. Mulenga held the position of an academic adviser in the College of the Liberal Arts (Psychology Department) at Penn State University, USA.
Since joining Atlantic Hall Mrs. Mulenga has worked substantially in support of student affairs and student pastoral welfare. She is responsible for re-organizing the Counselling department, as well as the library. She has also introduced and coordinated the Character Counts Program, and most recently is actively involved in the developing and implementation of the personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) program.
As the current Vice Principal (Pastoral and Student Welfare), Mrs. Mulenga is responsible for the day to day running of the school; oversees the boarding houses, the Clinic, Library, and the Counselling department, as well as liaises with the Year Tutors and parents, as well as the Catering department to ensure good nutrition, the physical and the academic well- being of the students.
Mrs. Mulenga has attended and completed numerous training programs. She is a fully accredited Pivotal Behavior management Trainer having completed a three level training program in the U.K and is responsible for the introduction of the current school behavior policy. She has also completed the COBIS (International) safe guarding and Child Protection training in addition to the Lagos State program, and is the school's named safe guarding and child protection officer.
Mrs. Mulenga has excellent good communication skills and is passionate about student well-being and holistic development as well as well-based duty of care to the children.
Top in Country June 2017, IGCSE Biology
Top in Country June 2017, IGCSE English
Adeseye "Seye" Akinola Ogunlewe (born 30 August 1991) is a Nigerian track and field sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He was a finalist in the 100 m and 4 × 100 m at the 2015 All-Africa Games. He won the 100 m at the Nigerian Championships in 2015 and 2016.
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