School History

We are very proud of the heritage of The British School Al Khubairat. The School has been at the heart of the community in Abu Dhabi since it was founded in 1968 and is built on land generously donated by the founding president of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The School is registered by way of His Highness' Amiri Decree number 5 of 1971, with its management vested in the Board of Governors.

The School has been sponsored since 1980 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The President of the UAE.

As the leader in educational provision within the British expatriate society in Abu Dhabi, the Board of Governors responded to the demand for post primary British curriculum education by building the flagship secondary school alongside the original primary buildings in 2005. More recently in 2012, the School was proud to open a superb new primary facility for our youngest children as well as providing additional state-of-the-art classroom and whole school co-curricular facilities.

The School has undergone dramatic and extensive redevelopment in the last decade both to modernise its facilities and to meet the changing requirements of Abu Dhabi. The whole school now holds approximately 1,900 students. The phases of development have been entirely financed by the School itself, reflecting our principle as a not-for-profit organisation that re-invests all of its income back into the school for the benefit of the students.