British International School Al Khobar (BISAK)

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Our school was set up in 1977 and was focused from the outset on the educational needs of expatriate children in and around Al Khobar.  It presently has approximately 750 pupils on its roll, from 48 countries, and the school thrives on its internationalism.

Ages taught:

2 — 19

School type:

Co-educational

Day/Boarding:

  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding

Curriculums:

  • English National Curriculum

Contact:

BISAK British International School Al Khobar

Job title:

School Office

Places available

Kindergarten
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Year 13
2016/2017
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5
4
4
1
2
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0
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3
5
0
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4
4
2017/2018
0
0
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0
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Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools
  • BSME
  • BSO Inspected
  • The Duke of Edinburgh International Award
  • Buckinghamshire Learning Trust
School Website
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Welcome

I joined the school as Head of Secondary in 2010 and I have had the privilege to watch our school grow and develop, I am very proud to be associated with a school that is as successful as BISAK and I thank all pupils, staff, and Governors both current and previous for all their hard work, effort and commitment to our School and to our pupils’ learning. I joined the school as Head of Secondary in 2010 and I have had the privilege to watch our school grow and develop, I am very proud to be associated with a school that is as successful as BISAK and I thank all pupils, staff, and Governors both current and previous for all their hard work, effort and commitment to our School and to our pupils’ learning. I hope that I have the opportunity of meeting you in the near future.

Senior management

Principal: Mr Stephen Viner
Mr Shaun Nichols, Head of Secondary
Mr Mike Bainbridge, Head of Primary

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School description

The British International School, Al Khobar (BISAK) has been providing the very best education for the wider community of Al Khobar since 1977. The school moved to its current site in 1998 where the school has continued to grow and develop with the support of our community and the British Embassy. We are a not for profit school so all our resources are used to support our pupils learning. Our Governing body are volunteer parents who are elected by our British parents to ensure the continued growth and development of our school.

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, to 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 that 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.

In February 2015, our British School Overseas (BSO) inspection led by PENTA International stated that: “BISAK pupils achieve excellent levels of personal development feeling secure and valued within a friendly, mutually trustful learning environment that prevails throughout the school”. 
In April 2015, the Council of International School (CIS) conducted their 5 year Inspection of the school. The Visitors noted the following: “…the hard working and courteous students, who demonstrate excitement about their learning and are eager to share it with others” 
We are very proud of our school and our pupils. 

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:

28

Reception average class size:

17

Primary average class size:

22

Secondary average class size:

16

Sixth form average class size:

24

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

3 : 9

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 9

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 11

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 1

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 1

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 18/09/16 - 22/12/16
  • 08/01/17 - 06/04/17
  • 23/04/17 - 06/07/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

Pearson Edexcel: IGCSE, GCSE, GCE, IAL. Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE, GCE

Higher education:

100% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

UK, USA, Australia, France, Hungary, Bahrain/UAE, Thailand, Pakistan, Egypt

Admissions

Admission process:

A registration fee of SAR 5,000 is payable for each child. This is a one time fee which places your child on the waiting list and does not guarantee a place in the school. Each child must undertake the Entrance Assessment. A child will be offered a placed subject to succesfully completing the Entrance Assessment and based on school prioty system.

Admission and language criteria:

Due to the high demand for admission into BISAK, the school follows a priority system as follows: British passport holders Sibling of children already in school (who have been in the school for at least one term) Returning pupils Chronological order by date of the registration fee paid

School Open Days:

02/03/2017

Contact

Contact:

BISAK British International School Al Khobar

Job title:

School Office

Country:

Saudi Arabia

Address:

PO Box 4359 , Al Khobar 31952

City:

Al Khobar

Post/Zip Code:

31952

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