About BISR

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. 1500 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, will join the BISR family.  In September 2020, we are opening a third campus in Riyadh, in the Diplomatic Quarter, initially providing education for 300 Primary School students aged 3-11, with plans to offer Senior School places in future years.

Al Hamra Quad

Approximately 50% of our students are British passport holders with over 52 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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