British International School of Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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British International School of Al Khobar

PO Box 4359, Al Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia
Tel: (+966) 3 882 5425/5474
Fax: (+966) 3 882 5303

School Summary
International, UK, curricula.
514 students, 3-14 yrs.

The British International School of Al Khobar is a British-style, English medium school providing an education for some 500 children in the age range 3-14 years. At present 38% of the students come from the UK; with 29 other countries being represented on the school roll. The average class size is 19. The school is a non-profit making member of the Foreign Schools' Section of the Saudi Ministry of Education. British International School of Al Khobar is currently working towards joint CIS/NEASC Accreditation.

Situated in a quiet, residential part of the coastal town of Al Khobar, British International School of Al Khobar offers a safe and stimulating environment for its students. The buildings contain specialist rooms and laboratories for art and design, pottery, design and technology, food technology, information and communications technology, languages and science, as well as a library and two multi-purpose halls. The school is fully computer-networked. A crèche provides facilities for staff children under the age of three.

The British International School of Al Khobar operates a typical British-style year, starting in early September and finishing at the end of June, with the year divided into three terms. The working week runs from Saturday to Wednesday, with classes starting at 07:25 and closing at 13:15. Extra-curricular activities run each work-day afternoon, offering a wide range of activities. Arabic is taught after school each day as an optional subject.

The British International School of Al Khobar administers the Common Entrance examination and other special examinations as required. Waitlists can occur, particularly at lower levels, so that early application is recommended. Although the school operates a mixed-ability intake policy, each potential student takes part in an entrance assessment, essentially to check English language ability.

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