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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.

  • BIS - Early Years
    Early Years Open Days and Playdates

    Our Early Years provides your young child with the finest surroundings for their first school experience. Join our in-person or virtual sessions to learn how we create and maintain a safe, happy and child-centred environment in which our students are inspired to become purposeful, lif

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    Secondary School Virtual Open Day

    Join our Head of Secondary, Chris Lowe and our Deputy Head of Secondary, Aine McGlue as they give you an insight into the benefits of our Secondary School at BIS Abu Dhabi, and how we will give your child the best chance of academic success and achievement.

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    Primary Virtual Open Day

    Join our Primary Virtual Open Day to learn about our broad and balanced UK curriculum adapted to our local setting, and gain an insight into the creative learning that takes place in our Primary School.

  • IB teacher and student
    IB Virtual Open Day (Years 12 and 13)

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is widely regarded as the world’s premier post-16 qualification. Join us for our IB Virtual Open Day (Years 12 & 13) and learn how we will prepare your child to enter their first-choice university, pursue the career of their dream

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    2022/23 Admissions Are Now Open

    We are delighted to be accepting applications for admissions for the 2022/2023 academic year. Reserve your child's place at our School by completing an application form today.

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.

Stay up to date with news and events

News & Events Calendar
15 April 2021

The BIS Abu Dhabi Parent App Has Arrived!

We are excited to announce the phase 1 launch of the BIS Abu Dhabi P...

parent app
11 April 2021

BIS Abu Dhabi Times: Term 2, 2020/21

Hot off the press!

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23 February 2021

Why are real-world events so important to STEAM education?

Your child’s natural desire to learn, experiment and question is fun...

08 February 2021

The City - A BIS Abu Dhabi Staff and Student Novel

The City - A short novel written by staff and students of The Britis...

the city

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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