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Jerudong International School

Jerudong International School

Jalan Universiti, Kampong Tungku, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE2119, Brunei Darussalam

+673 241 1000



Jerudong International School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1997
Principal Nicholas Sheehan
Date Appointed August 2019
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years (Boarding from 8 years)
Number of pupils 1,681
Number of boarders 226
Number of sixth formers 350
Day fees per annum B$18,108 - B$26,952
Weekly Boarding fees per annum B$17,688 - B$23,500
Boarding fees per annum B$23,688 - B$29,500
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IBDP, IGCSE, GCSE, SAT
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size Years 7-9: 20; Years 10-13: 20 or less
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:20 (maximum)
Associations IA (DoE), HMC, COBIS, FOBISIA, BSA, IB

In January 2019, Jerudong International School (JISBrunei) was the first international school in the world to achieve the highest rating in all 9 areas inspected by the British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspectorate. These are:

  • Quality of Education provided
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
  • Welfare, health and safety of pupils
  • Suitability of proprietor and staff
  • Premises and accommodation
  • Provision of information to parents, carers and others
  • Manner in which complaints are handled
  • Quality of leadership in and management of schools
  • Minimum standards for boarding

Founded in 1997, JISBrunei is located in South East Asia, in the small, country of Brunei Darussalam, on the island of Borneo. A direct flight from major regional hubs - Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, to name a few, it is easy to access, making it an ideal school of choice for parents seeking an outstanding school in a safe, secure environment.

The School aims are: Communication, Engagement, Integration, Leadership, Resilience and Thinking. Students are encouraged to Challenge Yourself, Respect Others and Inspire Change.

Academic Excellence

JIS is a fully accredited 'British School Overseas', a large, thriving school with over 1670 students from 55 countries from 2-18 years in age. It is a leading British international school preparing students for I/GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma. We pride ourselves on providing an education that is not only academically challenging but also seeks to develop the whole student.

JIS examination results have been truly excellent with students entering the best Universities in the world every year. Current graduate destinations include: UK - Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College. USA - Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Berkeley University. Canada - University of British Columbia, The University of Toronto. Australia - Australian National University and Melbourne University. National University of Singapore.

JIS is an international member of the prestigious UK based HMC organisation, accredited by The Good Schools Guide as well as COBIS, FOBISIA and the BSA. JIS is proud to be an IB World School.

JIS has almost 200 highly qualified teachers primarily from the UK but also a small number from Australia, New Zealand. Our language teachers are native language speakers from China, France and Brunei.

The School is divided into two main sections: Junior School, for children ages 2-11 years and Senior School. Within Senior School, the Middle Years consists of students in Years 7-9 (ages 11-14 years) whilst students in the Upper Years, Years 10-13, follow the IGCSE, IB Diploma and A Level programmes.


The 120 acre single campus is exceptional. The purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school facilities is located near the coast - a short drive from the capital city. Students can use the Arts Centre (725 seat auditorium, dance studio, black box theatre and rehearsal rooms), 27 science laboratories, extensive music faculty, art, design and technology and textile studios, libraries and traditional classrooms as well as the 2 swimming pools (50m and 25m), 3 large air-conditioned Sports Halls, outdoor netball/basketball and tennis courts and 3 soccer/rugby pitches. A well- equipped medical centre with 3 Nurses is on site to take care of students. An award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre - an eco-forestry initiative on tropical heathland on the campus is regularly used for activities and also as an Outdoor Classroom learning space.

Boarding facilities

The recently inspected and accredited ‘outstanding’ Boarding facilities for students age 8 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of boarders. 203 girls and boys presently enjoy separate Boarding Houses cared for by experienced staff. The Boarding Housemaster or Housemistresses are all teachers in the School. Boarders can also use the school facilities. A special partnership exists between the boarding staff and a student's family with mutual trust at the heart of the relationship between home and school.

Pastoral Care

All students and teachers in the School are members of a House (a community of about 70 students) which plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining a strong school spirit and enabling leadership opportunities. The 16 Houses in Senior School, named after birds in Borneo, provide leadership, mentoring and teamwork opportunities. Weekly House sports competitions and other House Events including House Debates, House Music, JIS has Talent and Spelling Bees in addition to House social events are highlights.

Co-curricular programme

A strong co-curricular programme exists with almost 300 activities on offer including a wide range of sports and arts activities. JIS has a well-established International Award (DoE) programme - Bronze, Silver and Gold level. The Model United Nations club is particularly popular at Middle Years and Upper Years. Eco JIS, a student led group have developed a number of school wide initiatives and lead Earth Day each year. The School takes full advantage of the wonderful unique tropical environment of Brunei.