British School Dhahran successfully passed the British School Overseas (BSO) inspection in March 2023, in which BSD was inspected against a common set of standards, applicable to independent schools in England.
This accreditation certifies that BSD offers an education equivalent to a British school in the UK. You can read the full report by clicking here. This report is also publically available on the PENTA website.
We encourage you to visit our campus and see the facilities that BSD offers.
Weekly tours are available by appointment only. If you’re scheduling an in-person visit, you must bring a valid ID to clear security. A visitor's badge will be provided and must be worn visibly during your time with us.
To schedule a visit, please click here.
If you are unable to visit in person, please contact [email protected] for more information about our virtual tours.
The ISG dress policy is outlined in our student handbooks and reviewed each year. Please make sure you are familiar with our current requirements before your child begins the school year.
British School of Dhahran (BSD) requires students to wear a school uniform each day. BSD school uniforms may be purchased from the ZAKS uniform store. Please make arrangements to purchase your child’s uniform in advance of their start date. Information about the school's uniform is in the handbook.
BSD has a cafeteria that offers daily lunch options including hot meals, salads, soups and vegetarian meals. Lunch on campus is approximately SAR 15. BSD also has a Starbucks vendor on site with drink options available to high school students, parents and staff.
BSD does not offer school transportation to the BSD campus. Most residential compounds offer daily transportation to and from school, and some even offer transportation when students have after-school activities. Please check with your employer and compound to see if this is a service they support. Alternatively, parents may arrange private transportation.
BSD offers a technically advanced learning environment, and students are either provided with technological devices or required to bring their own devices. Students are required to bring their own device in Year 7-13.
Please also see the ISG Technology Use Agreement.
Parents are an important part of our BSD family and we offer a number of ways parents can engage with us. BSD has a parent volunteer group that helps organize and support larger events throughout the year such as International Day, bake sales and seasonal celebrations. In our primary classes, teachers often request support from parents for special celebrations during the year. Please see your school’s handbook for information about joining the school’s Parent Teacher Group (PTG).