It's my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the British International School (BIS) Abu Dhabi.
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At BIS Abu Dhabi, our warm, friendly and diverse community fosters a global outlook. Our students thrive in an environment where curiosity is encouraged, personal growth is nurtured, and academic outcomes are celebrated.



It truly is an honour to be the Principal of such a vibrant, inclusive school. I’m incredibly proud to work alongside our unique and gifted children, whose talents are cherished, embraced, and honed by our highly skilled and compassionate teachers. We pride ourselves on our rich curriculum offer, which is enhanced by our links with UNICEF, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and The Juilliard School.  Our adaptive curriculum gives students a global outlook, as well as nurturing the skills and attributes they need to be successful in the future.


As a school, we’re committed to personalised learning and the opportunities that exist for young people in and outside of the curriculum.  Supported by outstanding facilities, we always put our children first; we respond to their needs and create local and global learning experiences that enrich their lives – and the lives of others.



It's a genuine pleasure to be a member of this international community, which is made up of more than 90 different nationalities. One of the greatest gifts we share and cherish is our BIS Abu Dhabi community. We believe that the best international schools embrace the community they serve, cultivating a tightknit family culture, strong partnerships, and a commitment to philanthropy. This is why BIS Abu Dhabi is such a special place to be.



I encourage you to come and see us, and hope you decide to become a member of our wonderful family.

Alan Cocker, Principal