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Nord Anglia Education Opens Its First International School In The United Arab Emirates

15 April 2009

Nord Anglia Education officially opens The British International School, Abu Dhabi, on November 2nd 2009. The school, which opened its doors to children from across the Emirate in September, is the largest international school to open in the World this year. 

Several VIP guests in Abu Dhabi will be present at the official opening with a high profile visitor from the United Kingdom who will unveil a plaque commemorating the official opening.

On the opening day, the school Principal, Stuart Dennis, will be taking the invited guests around the school. The students will be leading a press conference as part of their work on media and journalism.

Mr Dennis said: “The British International School Abu Dhabi is already making a substantial contribution to the education of children in the UAE. We are proud to be part of the further development and growth of this important city.”

NOTE TO EDITORS:

  • The British International School, Abu Dhabi opened admission in September 2009. The facilities are located in Khalifa City on the site of the Abu Dhabi University campus. The school programme is based on the English National Curriculum and currently accommodates students between the ages 3 to14 with further expansion planned to cater for students taking IGCE and International Baccalaureate examinations. For more details, please visit school website: www.bisabudhabi.com
  • The British International School, Abu Dhabi is owned by Nord Anglia Education Ltd. The Company operates network of premium schools throughout the World and works in partnership with governments in the Middle East and the UK delivering national programmes of education reform (www.nordanglia.com). Nord Anglia Education is one of the fastest growing education companies in the Middle East.
  • The Company consists of two divisions: International Schools and Learning Services.

The International Schools division has been operating International Schools since 1992 and currently operates 11 schools across the Middle East (1 school), Europe (5 schools), China (4 schools), and Korea (1 school). Nord Anglia Education teaches over 7,000 pupils, educating children of over 80 nationalities.

The schools are focused on the delivery of the high quality education to pupils between two and eighteen years of age. The schools’ curriculum has been based on the National Curriculum of England and the International Baccalaureate, enhanced to support different cultures and conditions. The acquisition of Collège Champittet, Switzerland by Nord Anglia Education on 30th September 2009 marked a new development for the company. Collège Champittet’s strength in the Swiss and French curriculums will further strengthen Nord Anglia Education’s reputation as a premium international education provider.

Nord Anglia Education has been operating International Schools since 1992 and currently operates 11 schools across the Middle East (1 school), Europe (5 schools), China (4 schools), and Korea (1 school). Nord Anglia Education teaches over 7,000 pupils, educating children of over 80 nationalities.

  • Nord Anglia Educations’ Learning Services Division works in partnership with governments in the Middle East and the UK delivering programmes of educational reform.