British School, Al Khubairat

British School, Al Khubairat

Type: Day / Co-ed
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Christopher Ray
Address: PO Box 4001
The British School
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Phone: 00971563332460
Division: International

School Profile

The British School Al Khubairat has been at the heart of the community in Abu Dhabi since 1968.  Over that time, we have evolved from a small school with a handful of pupils, to a modern, vibrant, highly respected British curriculum school with an enviable reputation across the region.  We now have around 1,800 students of more than 50 nationalities, aged from three to 18-years-old. It is a not-for-profit school established formally by Amiri decree in 1971.

Our goal is to provide an education for the whole child. We aim to create an environment for students where they can thrive academically and socially and have the opportunity of participating in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

We are also the only school in the Gulf that is a member of all three of the prestigious associations that promote excellence in British education: The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) which accredits British schools of quality across the world; the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), which represents 250 of the leading British independent schools; and the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) which represents the top 600 independent prep schools in the UK and worldwide.

If I were to describe The British School in one word, it would be 'energy'. The sheer range and number of activities and events going on in and around the school on a daily basis is remarkable.  From music workshops with the likes of the London Philharmonia, the Bolshoi Orchestra and world-famous pianist Lang Lang, to a lively calendar of competitive fixtures in sports such as rugby, netball, cricket, hockey and football, as well as a whole host of clubs and after-school activities, the commitment and enthusiasm shown by the students and the staff is impressive.

I fervently believe that their experiences at The British School will prepare our students for life in an increasingly global society. Growing up and being educated in a truly multi-cultural community promotes a deep understanding and appreciation of other cultures, and enables our students to embark on life with a sense of optimism and confidence for the future.