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|
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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,
|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.
|Average number of students per class||
As the majority of the school years are fully subscribed, most classes are at capacity.
|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||
|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.
|Results in these examinations||
IGCSE RESULTS 2022:
A LEVEL RESULTS 2022
IB DIPLOMA RESULTS 2022:
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Junior School students are required to practice reading every day.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
|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.
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:
|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.
|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.
|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)
|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
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.