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Brunei schools

A snapshot overview of schools in Brunei that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.


Best schools in Brunei reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International

International School of Brunei

National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; independent; day and boarding; private non-profit; 1,160 pupils

Founded in 1986, on a new purpose-built campus in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Also runs a small primary school in Kuala Belait, mainly for children of expats working in the oil and gas sector. IB Diploma results on an upward curve and leavers head to a wide range of global universities. Slightly under 50 per cent of pupils are Bruneians, the remainder from over 40 nationalities. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Click here to read our full review of the International School of Brunei

Jerudong International School

National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; independent; day and boarding; private non-profit; 1,160 pupils

Founded in 1986, on a new purpose-built campus in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Also runs a small primary school in Kuala Belait, mainly for children of expats working in the oil and gas sector. IB Diploma results on an upward curve and leavers head to a wide range of global universities. Slightly under 50 per cent of pupils are Bruneians, the remainder from over 40 nationalities. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Click here to read our full review of Jerudong International School.

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