International British School, Kuwait


Location: Kuwait
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 15 years

About International British School, Kuwait

Welcome to the International British School, or 'IBS' as we are known! Our pupils come from over 40 different countries around the world. We are a friendly and exciting school that opened 10 years ago. A young, dynamic and energetic team, our intention is to transform the lives of children!

At IBS we follow the English National Curriculum which forms the foundation of our curriculum, our teachers have designed a topic-based approach to the foundation subjects taught in our Primary section.

  • IBS is a fully approved school with the Kuwait Ministry of Private Education
  • In 2019 we very successfully passed the British OFSTED inspection carried out by PENTA.
  • We are a member of BSME (British Schools of the Middle East)
  • Partner school with the British Council.
  • We carry out both Cambridge Assessment International Education examinations and Pearson Edexcel examinations for IGCSE and IAsL.

Teachers at IBS are  supported by their Heads of Section and by the Principal. Management at IBS is an internationally experienced team who fully understands the challenges teachers may face when moving abroad.

We offer great CPD for staff development combined with further professional development provided by the British Council in Kuwait. IBS is a great place to start your international career!

Our school is situated in Fahaheel outside Kuwait City, the nation's capital and largest city with a population of 2.5 million. The school is part of the Al Rayan Holding Company, a conglomeration of Kuwaiti private schools which commenced operation in 2007.

Facilities at IBS include:

  • classrooms with a computer and projector,
  • swimming pool,
  • indoor and outdoor sports hall,
  • theatre/auditorium,
  • school library,
  • three science laboratories,
  • music suite,
  • two computer suites
  • two art suites
  • two art studios.

Please feel free to check out our instagram account ibskw or our website

Mission and Vision 2020-2021


To inspire, connect and engage with young minds through the highest standards of English-based education, developing character and ambition and building a reputation for producing the leading lights of tomorrow.


To be one of the most sought after international English schools in Kuwait, attracting the best teachers from all over the world to deliver an adapted, practical version of the British Curriculum and dedicated to building a prominent reputation for nurturing and producing the best achieving young minds.

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Address: Block 9, Ibn Taimiya Street, Fahaheel, Kuwait
Telephone: +965 222 1924
What people say about us

'The Principal leads the school with resilience, courage and leadership and is supported by the commitment of the senior leaders'


'IBS has a positive culture that enables students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence'


'IBS is a school that runs well'


'All staff at IBS are really helpful and I feel that my child is receiving everything he needs at this school and his teachers have been great at updating us with his school life'

- Parents of Y8 student

'IBS is a great school that applies learning and play concepts for Early Years students which makes them enjoy learning and love their teachers and the school'

- Parents of Reception student

'We are very happy with IBS, its a really good school'

- Parent of Y5 student