A snapshot: schools in Brunei considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.
Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.
(pending) means that the school is on our list to review.
By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews 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 and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.
National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; independent; day and boarding; private non-profit; 1,160 students
Founded in 1986, on a new purpose-built campus in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. The school also runs a small primary school in Kuala Belait, mainly for children of expats working in the oil and gas sector. International Baccalaureate 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).
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National Curriculum for England/ I/GCSE/ A Level/ IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned; 1,680 pupils
Founded in the 1990’s, a large school on an enormous campus with enviable facilities. Ratio of expats: Bruneians, approximately 60:40. Only school in Brunei offering A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, both pathways producing impressive results. Games compulsory from years 3-9 but no outside network for competitive sports. World-class arts and drama provision and even a recording studio in the music department. Inspected by Penta for British Schools Overseas (BSO).