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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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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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    IGCSE Virtual Event (Years 10 & 11)

    Join us for our IGCSE Virtual Event on Thursday, 26th November at 10.30am and experience life at The British International School Abu Dhabi in Years 10 & 11 from the comfort of your home. Register your attendance now.

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    2021/22 Admissions Are Open

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

  • Book a Virtual Discovery Meeting

    Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but with school closures and travel restrictions around the world, a Virtual Discovery Meeting is the next best thing.

  • 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.

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News & Events Calendar

Wednesday 25 November

National Day

Sunday 29 November

Wellbeing Workshop

Tuesday 01 December

Commemoration Day and National Day Holiday

Thursday 10 December

Term 1 End Date

22 November 2020

Message from the Head of Primary

A message from the Head of Primary, Alan Cocker.

17 November 2020

Message from the Vice Principal - Legacy of our Ancestors

A message from Vice Principal, Mike Wolfe.

mike wolfe
27 October 2020

Virtual Triathlon (Nursery – Year 13)

The Physical Education (PE) Department at BIS Abu Dhabi are pleased ...

01 September 2020

2020 IB and IGCSE Examination Results

Students at BIS Abu Dhabi have excelled themselves once again with t...


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The British International School, Abu Dhabi

PO Box 60968
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Physical Address: Behind Abu Dhabi University

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