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The British International School Abu Dhabi

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CurriculumBritish, International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 60,300
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 60,300
Address: E22, behind Abu Dhabi University United Arab Emirates
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1830

Number of nationalities represented in the school

77

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

21%

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

Please read here, https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/abu-dhabi/article/2017/11/12/whats-the-right-age-for-my-child-to-have-a-tablet

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 Hour

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Only if we are over subscribed

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An age appropriate assessment, which determines the right age group and class the child will be enrolled in

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have guidelines which the school follows

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, on ADEK approval

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

English as an Additional Language (EAL), Additional Education Needs (AEN)

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

7:45am

School finish time

2:30 Primary, 2:45 Secondary

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, before and after

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 100 CCA's are run in school. Both academic and non academic. CCA's vary from term to term depending on teacher availability and demand

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, swimming and athletics

Sports facilities at the school

Semi-Olympic sized swimming pool, an indoor heated swimming pool, a large covered and air-conditioned multi-purpose hall that can be used for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other sports, a large gym sized 150m2

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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. 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.

Teaching approach of the school

We believe there is no limit to what our students can achieve. So we encourage them to be ambitious. To reach for their dreams. To step outside their comfort zones and try something new. We ignite their curiosity.

Being ambitious inspires our students. It urges them to stretch themselves that little bit further. To be relentlessly optimistic. To be the best that they can be. And beyond that to make a difference, to make things better, throughout our world.

Ambition can take them anywhere. It’s transformational. It’s what makes the extraordinary possible. But it’s only the spark. It takes passion, determination and commitment to make it a reality. It takes creativity and innovation. It takes resilience and courage. It takes confidence.

That’s why our outstanding teachers nurture these essential skills through personalised learning for each child. We build on each student’s individual strengths and passions. We create challenge in every lesson and every activity so that they continuously grow and learn. We offer unique experiences to open new opportunities.

Our family of schools empower our students to achieve beyond what they may have thought possible, academically, socially and personally.

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