RIS was inspected by British Schools Overseas (BSO) through Education Development Trust in November 2021 and the quality of education provided was judged to be Outstanding . The school was rated as ‘Very Good’ by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) following inspection in December 2022 as part of the government of Dubai’s inspection process.

Each of these groups informs and validates the school’s decision making processes and works as a support partner towards school development in relation to local and international standards.

In addition, RIS has been awarded the Eco School’s ‘Green Flag’ certification, is a member of the British Schools of the Middle-East (BSME) and British Schools of Dubai organisations, providing opportunities for regional professional development and the sharing of best practice.

Inspection Reports 


BSO inspection 2021 Full report - Click Here

DSIB Summary report 2022-2023 - Click Here

DSIB Final report 2022-2023 - Click Here

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

RIS is proud to offer the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to secondary students in Years 11-13.

This is an exciting self-development programme available equipping the students with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. The Award concept is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society. 

It presents a balanced, non-competitive and enjoyable programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. 

For this Award, students need to participate in activities in four sections in order to gain the award:

  1. Service
    This section of the award provides our students with a sense of worth from having given service and help to others in their community.
  2. Skills
    This section provides our students with the opportunity to either improve on an existing skill, or to try something new.
  3. Physical Recreation
    This section specifically aims to encourage a more active lifestyle and to improve team skills, self-esteem and confidence of our students.
  4. Adventurous Journey/Expedition

The Expedition section requires participants to undertake an assessed backpacking and camping expedition. It aims to take students out of their comfort zone, within a safe and secure setting as a result of a suitable training and supervision