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


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In light of the situation around COVID-19 please note that this event has been postponed.
Early Years Open House

Date: Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: The British International School, Abu Dhabi (Behind Abu Dhabi University)

Join our Early Years Open House and immerse yourself in our outstanding facilities, breadth of curriculum and personally experience the creative learning that takes place at the British International School Abu Dhabi.

The Open House will be a fantastic opportunity to find out more about our Early Years offering, tour our dedicated Early Years facilities, and have your questions answered by our Early Years practitioners. 

We will also have the facility to accept admissions applications on the day, so if you're intending to apply for a place then please bring passports, birth certificate and school report for the child you are applying for.

Places are limited, so please register your attendance by completing the RSVP form on the right-hand side.

  • 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 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 (previously known as Foundation Stage 1), 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?

    The British International School Abu Dhabi school is a vibrant, exciting learning community offering an outstanding education for students aged 3 – 18 years, and is part of the Nord Anglia Education global campus of 66 schools worldwide. We offer the English National Curriculum from EYFS to Year 11 and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.