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Principal's Welcome

  • patrick

Dear Parents,

It is a privilege to welcome you to one of the truly outstanding international schools of the Middle East. Since the British International School Abu Dhabi opened in 2009, we have made steady progress towards establishing ourselves as the school of choice for over 1800 students in Abu Dhabi and also the second largest school in Nord Anglia Education’s family of 77 international schools.

Those that already know our school, will be aware that this success has been achieved through the persistence and hard work of all our teachers, students and parents. The attitude and environment of this school is one which always strives to achieve excellence and never settles for anything less. It is exactly this attitude that we aim to instill in all our students with everything that they do.

Whenever a student comes to our school, we make a commitment to provide them with the opportunities and support to achieve not only excellent academic progress, but also fundamental life skills such as effective listening, creativity and problem solving. We aim not only to have students going to the top 30 universities in the world, but also to develop a lifelong passion for learning and a genuine interest in the world. 

Our educational strategies and relentless pursuit to continually improve our offering are what drive this commitment forward.  We put particular emphasis on the standard of teaching throughout the school as this is the area that is proven to have the largest impact on a child’s progress.

Please do take your time to browse through this website so that you understand what our school is about, our ethos and our culture. It is an exciting time and an honour for me to be part of this young and vibrant school and I hope that you are interested in being part of our family.

Welcome to our school.

With warm regards,

Patrick Horne