BISR is a member of The British Schools of the Middle East (BSME). BSME was formed to monitor and maintain strict standards in providing the best British education in the Middle East. Founded in 1984, BSME is a regional group of British international schools. Among its aims are to keep abreast of British education, promote consistency in member schools, celebrate British heritage and the cultures of host countries as well as facilitate school improvements through shared programmes of professional development to address members’ needs.
BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers' Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter school sports, music, arts and other events.