When the BSME CPD Programme began in earnest, in 2011, we had only half a dozen schools officially listed as ‘host schools’. To date, thirty-five schools have already hosted for us and we now have forty-seven schools (approximately 65% of the total membership!) registered as willing hosts. That is a fantastic statistic and a real testament to the credibility of the the rapidly growing CPD Programme.

Such keen support is not only much appreciated, it is also essential to the success of the programme. Without it, the BSME CPD Programme simply could not run in the manner in which it does currently. Our sincere thanks go to all our host schools across the region.

How should host schools book their free places?

To claim host school free places, you will need to fill in the Host School Free Place form. Please click on the link below to download the form.

Booking Form - Host School Free Place

Please email this form to Sam via cpdassistant@bsme.org.uk before the course booking deadline. Please DO NOT register your free places online - all delegates registered online will be charged. Should host schools wish to book any additional (chargeable) places, they should do so on-line, in the ‘Programmes and Courses’ Section of the CPD area.

Kind Regards,

BSME CPD Coordinator

E: cpd@bsme.org.uk


The British International School Al Khobar

Website Age     Infant Junior Senior
www.bisak.org From 3 to 18 Yes Yes Yes
Address Admissions
PO Box 4359
Al Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: (+966 13) 8825425

Fax: (+966 13) 8825303

Email: info@bisak.org

Principal PA Donna Fowler
Principal Stephen Viner
Business Manager Debbie McDonald
Head of Secondary Shaun Nichols
Head of Primary Mike Bainbridge
Faculty Curriculum
25 male, 41female F/T, 11 female P/T National Curriculum of England
Qual/Exam Types Nationalities
GCSE, IGCSE, A/S Level, A Level 48
Enrolment Fee
Contact us for details
Special Needs Provision
English Language Support Programme, EAL programme
The British International School Al Khobar (BISAK) is an educational community that provides diverse and challenging learning experiences.
BISAK is a Preschool to Year 13 School that follows the English National Curriculum and delivers IGCSE, GCSE and A-level examinations at the end of KS4 and KS5.
The school endeavours to motivate pupils to develop the belief that they can succeed. The school aims, through its international environment, to inspire everyone to be positive global citizens by reflecting upon equality, community service and peace. All are welcomed and valued as unique individuals.
BISAK was established in 1977 to provide British style education to international pupils living in and around Al Khobar. The purpose-built school, which includes a separate primary and secondary library, a sports hall, performing hall, specialist art, DT, and music rooms as well as three fully equipped Science laboratories and two Information Technology labs, is situated in a quiet residential area of Al Khobar. Recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Saudi Ministry of Education, BISAK is also a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME).
The school provides a wide range of specialist subjects throughout the EYFS to A Level range. Students are supported and encouraged by qualified classroom teachers, specialist subject teachers, learning assistants, a nurse, librarians and administrators. The school welcomes children of all nationalities. Each potential student is assessed to meet certain adequate standards of English language for appropriate class placement. The school’s pupil centered approach helps ensure that each young person is suitably supported in all that they do in and out of the classroom.
A wide range of extra curricular activities is offered after school. Additionally the school is, within limits, a centre for community cultural activities. BISAK follows a northern hemisphere academic year (British overseas pattern) starting in early September and finishing at the end of June/early July.
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