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

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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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  • BIS - Early Years

    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 Event on Thursday, 4th February.

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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

Nationalities

90+

Nationalities

Languages of Instruction

  • English

Curriculum

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

Maximum Students

1800+

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

EYFS

7 : 1

Primary/Secondary

12 : 1
Average Class Size

EYFS

20

Primary/Secondary

24

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

Monday 01 February

Primary Parents' Evening

Wednesday 03 February

Primary Parents' Evening

Thursday 04 February

International Day

Thursday 11 February

Year 5 China Day

05 January 2021

Message from the Principal

A message from the Principal, Mr. Patrick Horne.

Patrick Horne
08 December 2020

BIS Abu Dhabi Times

Hot off the press! The latest edition of the BIS Abu Dhabi Times has...

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22 November 2020

Message from the Head of Primary

A message from the Head of Primary, Alan Cocker.

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17 November 2020

Message from the Vice Principal - Legacy of our Ancestors

A message from Vice Principal, Mike Wolfe.

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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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