Abu Dhabi
British, International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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 19 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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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

21% local : 79% international

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Arabic

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

The school performs well above the UK and international averages in examination results. In 2015, 80% of students achieved A* to C grades with 38% of students achieving an A* or A grade in our GCSE results, compared with 69% national average.
in the UK.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Supervised care before/after school

We aim to offer an interesting range of activities that spark interest and inquiry. Whether it be sporting, craft, technology, performing arts or academically based activities, students will develop knowledge and skills to use and apply in lessons and the future.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chess, maths, ICT club, drama, science, problems and puzzles, creative writing, football, rugby, swimming, basketball, netball, playground games, table tennis, yoga, wakeboarding, animal art club, hand sewing and embroidery, cooking, art and craft, dance fit, French, non-native Arabic reading and writing, Latin, Japanese, Spanish, junk band, choir, book club, hip hop, dancing, photography, film and media, rock band.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor heated swimming pool, shaded playing courts, playing fields. Large covered and air-conditioned multi-purpose hall that can be used for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other sports.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British International School Abu Dhabi is the only school that offers a welcoming family community with the highest quality learning opportunities as part of our Global Campus.

Your child will love learning at the British International School, Abu Dhabi:
- A Friendly Community:
Your whole family will be welcomed into the school’s community that extends far beyond the classroom. 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.

- Global Campus:
Your child will receive amazing opportunities, from being part of a Global Orchestra to everyday inspiration through our Global Campus that connects our worldwide family of 42 schools around the world.

- Nurturing Ambition:
Your child will be excited and inspired by learning in an environment that nurtures ambition and offers the highest academic challenge.

Teaching approach of the school

The British School develops a genuine passion for learning in all of its students. The school does this through a variety of techniques, but what makes its approach unique is its belief that every single child has the capability to achieve great things - with the school's innovative educational philosophy.

- A Unique Approach: The British School benefits from a rigorous, evidence based approach to teaching and learning.
- Curriculum
- Homework
- Visits and Trips
- Co-Curricular Activities

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