Image_BISAD_Abu Dhabi_2022_031
BISAD is an award-winning international, English school in Abu Dhabi where our exceptional teachers deliver life-changing, personalised experiences that will inspire your child to achieve more than they thought possible. Your child will learn how to thrive in our inclusive, welcoming community, where both personal and academic success are celebrated.


At The British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will get an outstanding education.

They’ll enjoy extraordinary learning opportunities every day – both in and outside the classroom – that encourage them to be creative, think in exciting new ways, and do what they love. Our exceptional teachers will nurture your child’s growth, too, making sure they get great results and become well-rounded, socially responsible global citizens.

BISAD_Abu Dhabi_2019_347

icon quote
Our students flourish in an environment where curiosity is encouraged, personal growth is nurtured, and academic outcomes are celebrated.
Liam Cullinan
Principal, The British International School Abu Dhabi (BISAD)


The British International School Abu Dhabi opened its doors in 2009. Today, our thriving international community is home to over 1,800 students from more than 90 countries.

From day one, our teachers, students and parents have strived for excellence in everything we do. Our class of 2013 was the first to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), and our students have raised the bar ever since. In 2022, our IBDP class achieved an average point score of 34 – 7% above the global average – with two students getting a perfect score of 45 out of 45.

In 2020, we won the Community Award at the International School Awards for our work to sustainably redesign a local communal space. We repeated the feat in 2021, becoming the only school in the world to win an award two years running. This time, we won the Student Pathways to Continued and Higher Education Award for the support we gave our senior school students during lockdown.

Throughout our history The British International School Abu Dhabi has provided a holistic education that teaches our students the breadth of skills they need to succeed – whatever they choose to be or do in the future.

FIND US in Abu Dhabi

current time in Country
05:56 AM
Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–4.30 pm
Current weather
27.7 °C
Mostly clear
Our address
The British International School Abu Dhabi, PO Box 60968, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Physical Address: Behind Abu Dhabi University


Come and see us in person – or join us for a virtual tour – to get a feel for our warm and welcoming school community. Get in touch with our friendly admissions team today.

Enquire now
Promo admissions