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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Boarding available
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: B$12,600
to: B$26,952
Address: Jalan Universiti Bandar Seri Begawan BE 2119 Brunei Darussalam
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

50.3% Bruneian : 49.7% International Students

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have an Intensive language Programme (ILP) in English available for Junior School students (ages 4 - 10 years) and for the first three years of senior school (Middle Years) - ages 11 -14 years,
As students enter the 2 years IGCSE programme in Year 10 they do require a good understanding of English from Year 10 (14/15 years of age).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Melayu, Chinese, Malay, French, Spanish. We also have a Nepali Culture and Language programme as part of the co-curricular provision,

Max. number of students per class

This varies according to the age of the students.
For 2 - 7 years old (Nursery - Year 2) maximum would be 20 students per class (Early Year also has additional Teaching Assistants to ensure the correct staff:student ratio).
For 7-11 years old (Years 3-6 Junior School) maximum is 22 students per class.
for 11 - 16 years old (Years 7-11 Senior School) maximum is 22 students per class.
For 16-18 years old (Years 12-13 Senior School) maximum is 18 students per class. This would usually be in the popular subjects for A Level and IB Diploma.

Average number of students per class

As the majority of the school years are fully subscribed, most classes are at capacity.
For 2 - 7 years old (Nursery - Year 2) maximum would be 20 students per class (Early Year also has additional Teaching Assistants to ensure the correct staff:student ratio).
For 7-11 years old (Years 3-6 Junior School) maximum is 22 students per class.
for 11 - 16 years old (Years 7-11 Senior School) maximum is 22 students per class.
For 16-18 years old (Years 12-13 Senior School) maximum is 18 students per class. This would usually be in the popular subjects for A Level and IB Diploma.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. They are a key part of our provision in the Junior School to ensure the right staff:student ratio is upheld in the Early Years. For Years 2-6 in Junior School there are also Teaching Assistants for every year level.

Use of technology in the classroom

Junior School (Reception - Year 4): There are Chromebooks which teachers can book for their class to use.
Year 5-6 (Junior School): All Year 5 and 6 students are required to have a Chromebook.
ICT is taught as a specialist subject from Year 1 - 6 (5-11 years) in the Junior School.
All Junior School classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards.
The Science Laboratories for Years 4-6 in Junior School will also use technology as appropriate for the Science lessons with the specialist teachers.
Use of technology is extensive! The school campus is fully WIFI with a Firewall including all the Boarding Houses.
Year 7-Year 9 students are all required to have a Chromebook
Years 10-13 students are required to have a digital device - a laptop or Chromebook
Classrooms have interactive whiteboards as necessary.
Computing is a compulsory subject in Years 7 and 8. Year 9-13, students may select Computing as one of their options for IGCSE, A Level or IB Diploma.
Technology is used extensively within subjects as appropriate e.g. Art - Photography, Digital Art, Drama & Theatre - within the stage - lighting, sound, productions; Design & Technology - Product Design; within the science laboratories (Biology, Chemistry and Physics such as Data Logging Equipment), Music - Recording studio for Music Technology students and students using as co-curricular activity.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. Due to the technology set up within the school it was re-assuring to see the ease with which we could switch to Google Classrooms for the online provision.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No religion is practised or taught within school.

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

We encourage our students to learn from each other and to be respectful of each other's faiths, cultures and customs.

External examinations or assessments available

Year 10 and 11 students study for the IGCSE.
Year 12 and 13 students have a choice of three different pathways as pre-university courses - A Levels, the IB Diploma and the International BTEC in Creative Media.

Results in these examinations

151 students sat for the IGCSEs in June 2022.
53.5% of all grades awarded were A*-A Grades (Level 9-7).
95% of all grades awarded were A* - C grades (Level 9-4).
One student achieved 11 A*/ A in her IGCSEs.
Six students achieved 10 A* / A. A further 15 students achieved 9 A*/A and a further 13 students achieved 8A*/A.

124 students sat for the A Levels in June 2022.
43.5% of all grades awarded were A*-A Grades
64% of all grades awarded were A*-B Grades
Five students achieved A* in all four subjects studied. A further 8 students achieve A* or A in four A Level subjects.
Eighteen students achieved 3 A Levels at A* or A grades.

43 students sat for the IB Diploma in May 2022.
The highest score achieved was 44 points.
12 students achieved 40 points or above.
53% of the JIS students achieved 36 points or above.
The World Average IB Diploma Point score was 32. JIS IB students average score was 35.4.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Junior School students are required to practice reading every day.
Senior School students (Years 7-9) are required to read for 30 minutes every night. In addition, they will have approximately 60 minutes of Homework given 4 times a week, over a minimum of 2 nights.
Years 10-11 are the IGCSE Examination Years so students have approximately a total of 90 minutes of Homework given 4 times a week, over a minimum of 2 nights.
Years 12-13 - students studying for the IB Diploma and A Levels will be given Homework according to a carefully planned schedule in accordance with their courses.

Approximate hours of homework given

As above.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All graduating students will progress to a higher educational institution.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Jerudong International School has a Learning Support Department and is able to offer a limited amount of support to children with special learning needs.

Learning support offered

As Brunei is a small country of less than half a million people, the specialist support available is not as extensive as countries with larger populations. We advise parents to contact us in advance so we can refer details to our Learning Support Team for their advice and expertise. We are happy to liaise parents on a child by child basis to check their is the provision within Brunei.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Every child is assessed as part of the application process. Where a student is identified as gifted, able and talented an extension programme is set up in that particular area.

Student access to education psychologist

The School has an educational psychologist so when enrolled in the school, students are able to access this service if required.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Every child is assessed as part of the enrolment process.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

JIS has different entrance assessments depending on the age of your child. Nursery - Year 2 will be one to one with the Assistant Head of Junior School and a senior teacher from that age group. Year 3-6 (Junior School) will complete an online assessment and also meet with the Head of Junior School. For Senior School, Years 7-13, potential students complete an online assessment and this is followed up with a one to one interview with a senior member of the school e.g. Vice Principal, Head of Middle Years.

Waiting list

In some year levels - particularly in the Junior School, there are waiting lists.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline. We are happy to accept applications throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Monday - Friday, 7:30am for all students.

School finish time

This depends on the age of the child. Finishing times are:
Nursery Class - 11:30am
Kindergarten - 12:30pm (Monday - Thursday), 11:30am (Friday)
Reception to Year 2: 2pm (Monday - Thursday), 11:30am (Friday)
Year 3-6: 2:45pm (Monday - Thursday), 11:30am (Friday)
3pm (Monday - Thursday), 11:45am (Friday).
However, there is an extensive Co-Curricular Programme on offer after school Monday - Thursday until 4:45pm and also some activities on Friday 2pm - 4pm and Saturday mornings too.

Supervised care before/after school

For Junior School children in Reception - Year 6, we offer an After School Care Club until 5:30pm on Monday - Thursday.

School bus service available

Our weekly boarding students have a bus service on Sunday evening and Friday afternoon. There is no daily bus service.

School provided lunches

We have three extensive Canteens for Junior School, Years 7-11 and Years 12-13. Lunches are an additional cost.

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

Yes. All meals in Jerudong International School are halal and we can also cater for diabetic children, vegan, vegetarian, beef free etc. Children with food allergies are referred to our Health Centre and our school caterers are also advised too.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Jerudong International School offers approximately 300 extra-curricular activities depending on the age of the student. The School has an outstanding Performing Arts Centre which includes a theatre for 725, orchestra and music rehearsal rooms, dance studios. It has an award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre and also an extensive range of sports facilities. These are well utilized for the CCA programmes on offer.

Sports activities included

There is an extensive range of sports. The school has two swimming pools (1x50 m training pool and an 8 lane 25m pool). It also has 3 soccer / rugby pitches, a racquet centre for squash and tennis, and 3 large airconditioned sports halls for badminton, basketball, netball, dodge ball and volleyball. In addition, there are three large outdoor, covered courts for e.g. Basketball, Netball. The school also has a climbing wall and a large, well equipped fitness suite.
The School runs the largest Duke of Edinburgh International Award Programme in SE Asia with significant numbers of students participating in Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We organise competitions locally against other schools. JIS is also part of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and participates in competitions with other FOBISIA schools.

Facilities at the school

The 120 acre single campus houses extensive Boarding facilities for up to 250 boarders, 27 science laboratories, 750 seat auditorium, 2 recording studios, 3 black box drama spaces. An award winning 10000m Outdoor Discovery Centre. The whole site is fully wifi.

Sports facilities at the school

- 2 swimming pools (1x50m training pool and an 8 lane 25m pool)
- 3 football and rugby pitches
- 3 air/conditioned sports halls
- 3 basketball and netball courts
- 1 racquet sports centre
- 1 climbing wall
- 1 x 100m sprint track
- 1 x fully equipped fitness suite

Grades/ages available for boarding

Boarding is available from 10 years and above in separate boys and girls accommodation.

Boarding facilities at the school

Boarders are able to use the school facilities. A comprehensive programme of activities is run for the full boarding students at the weekends and on Public Holidays.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1997, Jerudong International School is a large, well-established and well-resourced co-educational school. JIS offers a British International curriculum to over 1660 students, from 55 countries, aged 2-18 years, over 220 of whom are boarders.

JIS' well qualified, experienced teachers are primarily from the UK. As the premier independent school in Brunei, JIS serves both Bruneian and expatriate families. Jerudong International School graduates consistently progress to the world's leading universities.

In 2019, JIS became the first international school in the world to receive the 'Outstanding' category when inspected by the UK Ofsted appointed Penta organisation.

In 2023, Jerudong International School received the 'Beacon' Status from COBIS (Council of British International Schools) in three areas. These are Standard 2: Student Welfare
Standard 6: Boarding
Standard 10: Extra-Curricular, Enrichment and Engagement
It is the only school in the world to have achieved Beacon Status in three areas.

Jerudong International School is a vibrant, warm, friendly school. The independent Good Schools Guide commented in their review "At the risk of overpraising the school, there is one final observation to be made. This concerns the infectious enthusiasm you feel absolutely everywhere on campus - the surest and most noticeable sign of a very healthy school.”

Teaching approach of the school

JIS prides itself on providing an education that is not only academically challenging but also seeks to develop the whole student. JIS is broadly selective but looks at each individual child to see what they can bring to its community.


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