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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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Early Years Virtual Open Day (Nursery and FS2)

Date: Thursday, 24th March 2022

Time: 11:00am

Location: Virtually on Zoom

Our Early Years provides your young child with the finest surroundings for their first school experience.

Join us for our Early Years Virtual Event and experience life at The British International School Abu Dhabi from the comfort of your home. 
Our Assistant Head of Primary, Rebecca Robson and Head of Early Years, Heather Threlfall will immerse you in our outstanding facilities, vibrant community, and give you an insight into the creative learning that takes place. 

Click here to register your attendance.


  • Learn About the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

    Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

    Foundation Stage is often the first formal education a child undertakes and our teachers are very sensitive to the fact that children are not always used to the school routine. 

    We follow the EYFS framework, which is statutory in the UK, but we enhance it with an international twist to meet the needs of all our students.  Our curriculum is delivered through a multi-sensory, play-based approach where our students will sing, dance, swim, experiment, paint, read, construct and generally have a wonderful time.

    We maximise our wonderful, purpose-built Foundation Stage Playgrounds which act as an extension of the classroom, to expand the range of activities students can access on a daily basis. 

    Every Early Years classroom has a teacher and two support assistants with a maximum of 20 students in each class. This enhances the rich and varied learning experiences which we personalise for your child. 

  • What are the Early Years Entry Requirements?

    We follow the UK entry system, whereby to enter Nursery, a child needs to be 3 years old on or before the 31st August of the joining year. To enter Foundation Stage 2, a child needs to be 4 years old on or before the 31st August of the joining year. 

  • Why Choose an Education at The British International School, Abu Dhabi?

    We are a vibrant, exciting learning community offering an outstanding education for students aged 3 - 18 years.

    • We are a friendly and caring community: a school where teachers, parents and students take pride in welcoming new families.
    • As part of Nord Anglia Education's Global Campus family of international schools, our students have access to a curriculum enhanced through collaborations with Juilliard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and UNICEF. 
    • We offer amazing life-changing experiences where students get the opportunity to be involved in global service projects in places such as Tanzania.
    • We have record-breaking IGCSE and IB Diploma examinations results, with an average point score of 35 in the IB Diploma is significantly ahead of the worldwide average of 30, whilst 58% of all IGCSE grades achieved were  A* or A or 9-7 which is truly outstanding.