British Schools Overseas

The BSO Scheme is the UK Department for Education’s voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools. Overseas schools describing themselves as “British” are subject to recognition by the British government under the voluntary inspection scheme.

The Department for Education (DfE) has put in place arrangements for inspection against a common set of standards that British Schools Overseas can choose to adopt.

Duke of Edinburgh's International AwardsDuke of Edinburgh (DofE) International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is also known as DofE, The Head of State Award, The President's Award Scheme, The International Award for Young People, and the Governor General's Youth Award. The Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.


Neuropedia Children's Neuroscience Center is the first highly specialized pediatric neuroscience center in UAE, offering state-of-the-art expert care to children and young people across the UAE and GCC countries. 

Neuropedia, the neuroscience center in Dubai provides care for infants, children and young people with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological, developmental, behavioural and psychological disorders. 


ASDAN is an awarding organisation whose curriculum programmes and qualifications help young people develop knowledge and skills for learning, work and life.

Their programmes and qualifications are delivered by over 3,000 secondary schools, special schools, colleges, alternative education providers and youth organisations across the UK and in more than 30 countries and territories overseas.

NOS certified schoolNational Online Safety Certified

National Online Safety Certification has been awarded to The Academy meaning we meet the UK statutory online safety duties in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance.

BSME (British Schools in the Middle East)

BSME supports a network of high quality British International Schools in the region. Why is it important? Providing opportunities to learn and contribute to best practice within British International Schools across the Middle East region. 

Eco-SchoolsEco-Schools - Green Flag Award

Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning.


The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is managed by the British Council. British Council issues the test reports which are valid for two years following the test.

BPTAA (Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award)

The Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award has provided the school with a framework for strategic management of teaching assistants.  The school has developed clear systems of induction, appraisal and professional development for its staff to better further support their impact on positive student outcomes.

High Performance Learning

This award is for schools who are already leading schools and who are not content to stand still. They are now looking for a next step that will keep their school at the forefront of education by reimagining education with a new set of positive and progressive goals which results in them becoming a school with deep expertise in the teaching and learning sciences. 

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