British International School- Riyadh Riyadh Saudi Arabia | Profile, Rating, Fee Structure, Activities & Facilities

British International School- Riyadh

Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

  • Day School

  • 1976

    • British

School History & Details

Given the engagement of both the British and Dutch Embassy at the time of its founding in the oil business, British International School Riyadh (BISR) is one of the oldest international schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was established in September 1979. BISR, formerly known as the Riyadh Continental School, was established in a sizable villa to serve the educational requirements of the neighborhood's expatriate population. After swiftly growing from its initial 212 pupils to include the Saudi Arabian International Schools in March 1981, the school relocated to a new location in the Rawdah neighbourhood in 1982.

    School Values

  • Good citizens
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Love
  • To be a premier British international school that offers top-notch educational opportunities in a supportive setting where students may succeed, prosper, and grow as good citizens of the world.

School Achievements


Beth won the Top in Region award for A Level Business and the High Performance award for A Level History from the BISR Excellent Cambridge Learner Awards, which were presented in person at the British Embassy. Fares received the AS History Outstanding Achievement Award. Lalona received the A Level Psychology Outstanding Achievement Award. Umair received the IGCSE History Top in Country honour. Noah received the IGCSE Foreign Language Dutch Excellent Achievement Award. The prizes for the children who couldn't attend were picked up by a relative or our principal, Ms. Helen Olds.
School Achievements

Non-Academic Achievements

In June 2021, 98.5% of GCSE submissions received an A* to C grade, while 91.7% of AS Level entries received an A to C grade and 76.6% of AS marks received were either A or B grades. A significant 97% of A2 (A Level) entrants received grades between A and C, while 56.7% of the marks were A* or A grades.

School Information

The largest campus that provides an all-through education is located at the Al Hamra complex, which is close to Exit 9 of the Airport/Al Kharj Highway. This campus, which serves 1,500 students, was cr...View moreView Less

Ms Helen Olds

Ms Rebekah Russell, Mr Neil Smith



2786, Ibrahim Mubarak Said Ad Dusari 7693, Riyadh 13241, Saudi Arabia

Subjects & Curriculum Offered

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Arabic
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • English – Language & Literature 
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Design Technology
  • Music