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Principal’s Message

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Dear Parents,

The British International School, Al Khobar (BISAK) has been providing the best British education for the wider community in Al Khobar since 1977.  In 2019, we moved to our new state-of-the-art campus, demonstrating the success of our school and the trust our families place in us.  We are committed to the growth and development of our school with the support of our community and the British Embassy.  From our foundation as a not-for-profit school, all our resources are used to support the development and growth of our pupils, of which we are both intensely proud and protective.

Our school motto, “Let there be peace on earth” symbolises what we expect from all members of our school. We are a community, and a family.  This ideal impacts upon every element of our academic and personal lives.

We expect everyone in our school to make the most of their opportunities, learn something new each day and to reflect upon their experiences. We expect our pupils to work hard and always try their very best at everything they do. We will assist them by providing them with the best possible learning environment and outstanding teaching, in an atmosphere of order, discipline and care.

We are a school that is committed to delivering high-quality UK education, and to undertaking the British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection which proudly provides us our Department for Education, England number.

In April 2022, our BSO inspection, led by PENTA International, stated that: “BISAK provides a high standard of education. As a result, pupils make excellent academic progress and attainment.  Pupils show positive attitudes to learning and their behaviour is excellent.  The levels of care provided ensure all pupils feel safe and thrive at school.  Strong leadership ensures a focus on continuous improvement. Pupils and their parents are proud to be part of the school community”. 

We are very proud of our school and our pupils. It is very heartening to have a professional and external organisation confirm what we already know.

I joined the school as Head of Secondary in 2010 and I am very proud of our continued achievements, both big and small.  I continually watch with pride while demonstrating to the outside world how our fantastic school continues to flourish.

I very much hope your family will join us on our amazing learning journey.

I hope in the very near future you can visit our wonderful school.

Best wishes

Mr. Stephen Viner BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, C. Mgr FCMI


  • Pupils’ safety and well-being is paramount in everything we do.
  • The pupils access an outstanding and world-class curriculum from Nursery to Sixth Form.
  • Throughout the school there is a unique ‘family ethos’, where everyone is valued and supported.
  • Together we ensure that there is a clear focus on developing the whole child, offering pupils extra-curricular activities to support learning in their individual subjects as well as experiences that will help them develop their many individual gifts and talents.
  • Together, we focus on developing the whole child, offering pupils extra-curricular activities to support learning in their subjects and experiences that will help them build their unique gifts and talents.
  • The extensive extra-curricular activities enable pupils to develop their learning outside the classroom.
  • Pupils are prepared exceptionally well for life at university through a supportive and rigorous programme in the Sixth Form.
  • The school building supports pupils through specialist facilities and spaces to ensure they learn exceptionally well.
  • Our school fosters learning and development for all.
  • Our highly qualified teachers plan pupils’ learning to the highest level to ensure pupils attain high levels.

The right step towards a brighter education.

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