About BISR

Recently named as the top school in Saudi Arabia,the British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. 1600 students, ages 3 to 18 learn at our Al Hamra campus, whilst our smaller Salwa campus is the educational home for 150 Primary students from ages 3-11. In August 2020 Tabuk and Taif Primary Schools, home to 60 and 30 students respectively, joined the BISR family.  In August 2022,  our third campus in Riyadh, in the Diplomatic Quarter expanded from primary only to include senior and Sixth form.

 Approximately 50% of our students are British passport holders with over 60 different nationalities represented across the school. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school follows the English curriculum, greatly enriched by the local and international context. Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, house events, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.

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