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A Friendly, Global Community

Your whole family will be welcomed into our school’s community that extends far beyond the classroom. At the British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will grow as a confident, caring individual, whilst developing the skills and attitudes required to be successful in our constantly evolving international world.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

Feb 21

Parent reps meeting

Feb 21

Junior Swimming Gala

Feb 22 (all day)

Year 7 Al Wathba Wetlands Trip

Feb 22

Y5F primary assembly

Feb 22

IB Information Event


MIT - Nord Anglia STEAM Festival

We are delighted to announce that as part of Nord Anglia’s partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), four BIS Abu Dhabi students have been selected to travel to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, to participate in the MIT - Nord Anglia STEAM Festival. The Festival is a week-long programme which provides unique learning opportunities specifically for our students at one of the world’s leading educational institutions.

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Enter the Global Classroom Visual Arts Competition

Calling all BIS artists… welcome to this year’s visual arts competition! Students at BIS Abu Dhabi, along with the Nord Anglia Education network of schools, have been invited to take part in creating art inspired by one of the winning Creative Writing Competition entries. Selected artworks will be published in the Creative Writing & Visual Arts Anthology 2016-17.

Event On 22nd February

IB Information Event

BIS Abu Dhabi would like to invite current and prospective parents and students to our annual IB Information Event on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. The event will start at 4pm and conclude at 6 pm.


BIS students team up with UNICEF to promote Sustainable Development Goals

UNICEF has challenged BIS Abu Dhabi and other Nord Anglia Education students to raise awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and to work with their local communities to create solutions for these global issues.

News On 8th February
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BIS Abu Dhabi welcomes Ross Jennings

On February 8th  2017 The British International School Abu Dhabi will become, for one day only, the Scottish International School as we welcome Ross Jennings, a lone bagpiper who has made it his mission in life to play his bagpipes in every one of the planet’s 196 nations.

Event On 15 February
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Open Day: 15th February 2017

Prospective families interested in joining the school are invited to join us for our Open Day on Wednesday 15th February at 9:00am.


Applications open for 2017 Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard

The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education, and Nord Anglia are pleased to announce that applications are open for Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard; a summer programme for students aged 10 – 18 years old held from 8 – 21 July 2017.


Emirates Literature Festival

As part of the Emirates’ Literature Festival, BIS Abu Dhabi played host to the Readers’ Cup Challenge. We welcomed 26 teams from 11 different schools in the hour long event which saw students doing their best to recall facts and information regarding novels they have recently enjoyed.