British International Schools


There are over 2200 British International Schools Worldwide. British International Schools are not monitored by any agencies of the British Government, therefore the quality of education can vary widely, from excellent to appalling.

The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) works with the UK Department of Education to ensure standards are met. There are currently 281 British International Schools which are COBIS certified. It is important to note that ONLY schools that are Accredited Members of COBIS have been fully approved and meet UK standards. 

COBIS membership is broken into the following three categories:

  1. Accredited Member: These schools have been inspected by a government approved inspectorate (BSO) and meet UK standards. 
  2. Member: These have not yet had an inspection by a government approved inspectorate. They have either proved their suitability and have agreed  to undertake a BSO inspection within 3 years or have successfully competed an inspection with CIS. Schools who do not undergo a BSO inspection may keep their membership at the discretion of COBIS.
  3. Candidate School: This is for new schools whose development plans meet COBIS standards. This status is available for 3 years - from 1 year before to 2 years after opening. They must apply for an alternative membership level after this time. 

Below you will find a list of British International schools as well as schools that offer some blend of the UK curriculum. The schools that are highlighted fit into one of the three COBIS categories. 

Brunei Darussalam

Byron College (Accredited Member)

Campion School (Accredited Member)

St Catherine's British School (Accredited Member)

St Lawrence College (Accredited Member)

Maldives, Republic of

Acorns and Oaks Academy (Member)

Atlantic Hill (Member)

Avi-Cenna International School

Bridge House College (Member)

British International School, Lagos (Member)

British Spring College (Candidate School)

Brookstone School (Member)

Cedec International Secondary School (Member)

Chrisland College, Idimu (Member)

Chrisland High School, Ikeja (Member)

Chrisland High School, Victoria Garden City (Member)

Chrisland Nursery School, Victoria Garden City (V.G.C.) (Member)

Chrisland Pre-Degree College (Member)

Chrisland School, Abuja (Member)

Chrisland School, Ladipo Olowole (Member)

Chrisland School, Opebi (Member)

Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (Member)

CIS Lagos (Accredited Member)

Corona School, Apapa (Member)

Corona School, Gbagada (Member)

Corona School, Ikoyi (Member)

Corona School, Lekki (Member)

Corona School, Victoria Island (Member)

Corona Secondary School (Member)

Cradle to Crayon & Springhall Primary School (Member)

Day Waterman College (Member)

Delightsomeland School (Member)

Divine Royal International School, Nkpor (Member)

Glisten International Academy

Grange School (Accredited Member)

Greenoak International School (Member)

Grenville Primary School

Halifield School

Inspire Academy (Member)

International School of Iita

James Hope College (Member)

KAD Academy (Member)

Kaduna International School

Lagos Preparatory School 13+ (Accredited Member) 

Lead-Forte Gate Schools (Member) 

Lekki British School (Member)

Meadow Hall School (Member)

Netherlands International School Lagos (NISL)

Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls  (Member)

Oakland International School (Member)

Olashore International School (Member)

Oxbridge Tutorial College (Member)

Redeemers International School (Member) 

St Saviour's School (Accredited Member) 

Start Rite School (Member)

Temple School (Member)

The Regent School (Member)

The RiverBank School (Member)

Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls (Member)


Aloha College (Accredited Member)






Almunecar International School

American School of Bilbao

Baleares International College, Mallorca, San Augustin Campus

Baleares International College, Palma (Member)

Baleares International College, Sa Porrassa (Member)

Bellver International College

British Council School

British School Alzira

British School of Cordoba

British School of Gran Canaria (Accredited Member)

British School of Valencia

Costa Blanca International College

Calpe School

Caxton College

El Limonar International School Murcia (Member)

El Plantío International School of Valencia

English International College (Member)

English School Los Olivos

Everest School Monteclaro

Fundacion Privada Oak House School

Hastings School, Primary School - Early Years

Holy Mary Catholic Infant School (Member) 

Holy Mary Catholic Junior School (Member)

International School of Barcelona

International School of Catalunya (ISCAT)

International School of Madrid

Kensington School

King Richard III College

King's College, British School of Alicante (Accredited member) 

King's College School, La Moraleja (Accredited Member)

King's College, The British School of Madrid  (Accredited Member) 

King's College, The British School of Murcia (Accredited Member) 

King's Infant School (Accredited Member) 

Laude British School of Vila-real

Laude Lady Elizabeth School

Mayfair International Academy

Morna International College

Novaschool Sunland International

Oakley College

O Castro International British School

Orgaz Nursery School

Queen's College, The English School

Richmond International School

Runnymede College

Sierra Bernia School

St. Anthony's College

St George, Almeria

St George, Barcelona

St George, Madrid

St George, Seville

St Michael's School - Escorial

St Michael's School - Las Lomas

St Pauls School

Swans International Sierra Blanca

The Academy International School

The Benalmádena International College

The British College

The British School of Barcelona

The British International School of Marbella (Member)

The British School of Navarra (Member)

The British School of Seville

The English International College

The English School

The International School Estepona

Xàbia International School (Primary)

Xàbia International School (Secondary)

Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands

ABZ School, UAE (Candidate)

Ajman Academy

Ajyal International School

Al Amana Private School

Al Dhafra Private School

Al Nahda International Schools

Al Shohub School

Al Rabeeh School

Arab Unity School

Brighton College Abu Dhabi (Accredited Member)Al Yasmina School

Brighton College Al Ain (Member)

Cambridge International School - Dubai

Deira International School

Dubai British School

Dubai British School Jumeirah Park (Member)

Dubai College (Accredited Member)

Dubai Carmel School

Dubai English Speaking School and College (DESSC) (Accredited Member) 

Edison Primary (Member)

Emirates International School - Jumeirah

Emirates International School - Meadows

Emirates Private School Al Ain

GEMS Cambridge International School - Abu Dhabi

GEMS First Point School - The Villa (Accredited Member)

GEMS Founders School, Dubai 

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School (Accredited Member) 

GEMS Metropole School

GEMS Royal Dubai School (Accredited Member)

GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail

GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis (Accredited Member)

GEMS Wellington International School  (Accredited Member) 

GEMS Wellington Primary School  (Accredited Member)

GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah

GEMS Westminster School - Sharjah

GEMS Winchester School - Abu Dhabi

GEMS Winchester School - Dubai

Horizon School

International Community School Abu Dhabi

International School of Creative Science

Jebel Ali Primary School

JESS, Dubai (Accredited Member)

Jumeirah College (Accredited Member)

Jumeirah English Speaking School

Kent College Dubai (Candidate)

Kings' School Al Barsha

Kings' School Nad Al Sheba

Latifa School for Girls

Nord Anglia International School, Dubai  (Member)

Providence English Private School

Raffles International School

Ras Al Khaimah Academy

Rashid School for Boys

Regent International School

Repton School (Accredited Member)

Scientia School (Candidate)

Sharjah British International School

Sharjah English School

St Mary's Catholic High School

The British International School, Abu Dhabi

The British School Al Khubairat (Member)

The Cambridge High School - Abu Dhabi

The English College

The International School of Choueifat - Dubai

The International School of Choueifat - Sharjah

The Oxford School Dubai

The Pearl Primary School

The School of Research Science

The Sheffield Private School

The Westminster School

The Winchester School

Victoria English School

Wesgreen International School


The British School Caracas (Accredited Member)

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