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Admissions for the academic year 24/25 and our new Al Waha campus are now open for F1 - Y10.  Sixth Form applications will open later this term. 


Welcome to the British International School Riyadh and thank you for your interest in our oasis of learning in the desert. We invite you to explore our website and reach out to our admissions team if you have any queries about our school and the programmes offered. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have as you prepare to apply for a space at one of our seven campuses. At BISR we offer programmes aligned with the British curriculum, tailored to our international context, with equal emphasis on learning, wellbeing and enrichment. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment where children will flourish. Transitions from one school to another, or one country to another can feel daunting, but we will support you through that process, welcoming you into the BISR family.

Before applying to BISR you will need to consider where you will be living and which campus you are applying for as the application process varies slightly for each location. 


  • Many families in Riyadh will apply for our Al Hamra campus, which is open to students from Foundation Stage 1 through to Year 13. The majority of our Al Hamra students will move to our Al Waha campus in the academic year 24/25. If you applying for the next academic year then please choose the Al Waha option during the admissions process. Al Hamra will undergo a refurbishment and reopen as a primary school in the new academic year. 

  • Families who will be living on or close to the Diplomatic Quarter should apply for this campus, whilst we give priority to applicants who live within the DQ or in the closest compounds to the DQ, we welcome applicants from across Riyadh.

  • Only BAE Systems and MOD families or those resident on a BAE compound will be able to apply for places at our Salwa Garden Village, Al Saqr , Taif and Tabuk Schools. 

  • If you are interested in applying for your child to enter Sixth Form then please fill in the Registration of interest Sixth Form Pre Application on our application system. Please note that for the academic year 24/25 that Al Waha will have limited availability.  Full applications for sixth form will not open until April 2024.

We have waiting lists across most year groups so would encourage families to apply early to avoid disappointment. 


For 2024/25 Admissions then please take a look at the graphic below to ensure you are choosing the campus that is right for you. Please note that you can only apply for one campus.