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    In 2020, 25% of our students achieved 40 points and above in the IB Diploma.


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    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

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    Admissions for 2021/22 are open!

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The British International School Abu Dhabi

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.

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    Early Years Virtual Event

    Our Early Years provides your young child with the finest surroundings for their first school experience. Find out more at our Early Years Virtual Open Day on Tuesday, 18th May. Register your attendance today!

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    IB Virtual Event

    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is widely regarded as the world’s premier post-16 qualification. Join us for our IB Virtual Event (Years 12 & 13) to give you an insight into the benefits of the IBDP at BIS Abu Dhabi.

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    IGCSE Virtual Event

    Join us for our IGCSE Virtual Event on Thursday, 3rd June at 1:00pm and experience life at The British International School Abu Dhabi in Years 10 & 11 from the comfort of your home. Register your attendance today.

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    2021/22 Admissions Are Open

    We are delighted to announce that admissions for the 2021/22 academic year are open. Reserve your place by completing an application today.

  • Nord Anglia - Our Global Campus
    Our Global Campus

    The Global Campus extends learning beyond the classroom through unique challenges and activities. It connects our students around the world to learn together every day, broadening their knowledge and nurturing transferable skills to support their success in school and later in life.

What makes our school special?

We inspire your child to achieve more. Your child will learn with students around the world through our Global Campus, embrace music and dance in our collaboration with Juilliard, and turn ideas into reality through our innovative approach to sciences with MIT

Key facts about our school

Languages Taught

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German




Languages of Instruction

  • English


  • english national curriculum English National Curriculum
  • IB IB Diploma
  • our philosophy Innovative Educational Philosophy

Maximum Students


School Type

Day School

Age Range

3- 18

Facilities Highlights

  • Indoor semi-Olympic sized swimming pool
  • Large and fully equipped science labs
  • Dedicated EYFS playgrounds
Student to Teacher Ratio


7 : 1


12 : 1
Average Class Size





Our Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

Stay up to date with news and events

News & Events Calendar

Tuesday 11 May

Eid al-Fitr

Friday 14 May


Monday 17 May

Year 12 Parents' Evening

Tuesday 15 June

Year 5 CSI - Forensics Showcase

15 April 2021

The BIS Abu Dhabi Parent App Has Arrived!

We are excited to announce the phase 1 launch of the BIS Abu Dhabi P...

parent app
11 April 2021

BIS Abu Dhabi Times: Term 2, 2020/21

Hot off the press!

bis times
23 February 2021

Why are real-world events so important to STEAM education?

Your child’s natural desire to learn, experiment and question is fun...

08 February 2021

The City - A BIS Abu Dhabi Staff and Student Novel

The City - A short novel written by staff and students of The Britis...

the city

Our Location

The British International School, Abu Dhabi

We are ideally located on the mainland of Abu Dhabi, on the E22 road, behind Abu Dhabi University.

- 30 minutes from the city centre
- 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport

PO Box 60968, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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We realise how important it is to choose the right school for your child. No question is too small. Once you've enquired, one of our friendly admissions staff will get back to you within 24 hours.

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