Scholars International Academy



Scholars International Academy is one of only two schools in Sharjah accredited by the prestigious British Schools Overseas and is a member of the British Schools Middle East. The standards required and the support provided ensure a high quality premier British Education. 

In 2021, SIA became the first High-Performance Learning School in Sharjah

British School Overseas (BSO) and
British Schools of the Middle East (BSME)

Scholars International Academy is qualified by the two highest accreditation organizations for British curriculum schools.

SIA is accredited by British Schools Overseas, the oversees accrediting body of Department for Education of England and Wales (DfE) British schools are inspected against standards that are equivalent to those for independent schools in the UK; SIA has met those standards to receive recognition by the Department for Education of England and Wales.

SIA is a fully accredited member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME). The BSME is a network of high quality British international schools in the Middle East region. The organization supports accreditation of member schools, provides professional development for teachers and academic, sports and performing arts events for learner participation by member schools.

We are honored to be one of only two schools in Sharjah to hold both of these distinguished accreditations.

Cambridge Curriculum External Examinations

SIA is a Cambridge School, one of over 10,000 Cambridge Schools worldwide. Our National Curriculum of England and Wales is enriched through our programme of Cambridge Curriculum studies, the highest standard for British international education. By qualifying as a Cambridge School, our membership in the Cambridge International Examinations, from University of Cambridge, allows SIA to use the Cambridge Checkpoints and Examinations, which are respected at universities throughout the world.

The Cambridge School Student Credo

Cambridge School learners are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the modern world.

Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Scholars International School is proud to deliver the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

The award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom). Over eight million young people have participated in it in over 140 countries and territories. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and offers young learners the opportunity to develop into independent, caring, risk-taking and responsible well-rounded adults. The award equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills, and interests. Participating in the award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.

The award comprises of four sections and is about developing skills and attributes that will be needed throughout their lives. To find out more about the award and what is involved please visit the website.

For more information please visit the website above or email Ms. Cottam at

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