Curriculum: BISJ does not follow the English national curriculum strictly, but instead uses it as a reference point and backdrop.
British textbooks, which often reference the national curriculum, are used, but the school also draws on the more enquiry-based philosophy of the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years School Programme and the International Primary Curriculum.
There is some testing for most years of entry to the school, but children are generally not turned away on grounds of ability.
The school caters for some special educational needs and there is a learning support department.
Results: The school's last IB diploma results averaged out at 33 points (out of 45), which is comfortably above the international IB average of 29.5. Admission: Although the school is broadly non-selective, it is full in some years and pressure for places is such that parents are advised to register their child as soon as they can.
Britons, however, have top priority in the admissions process.
Still, there are 50 nationalities represented overall.
DBGS, which was founded in 1983, is quite "British" as international schools go, with just over half of the school's 500 pupils hailing from the UK.
The school has 1,530 pupils, from around 60 nationalities.
The largest national group is Saudi children, who make up about 15 per cent of the roll, followed by Britons on 13 per cent, Egyptians on 12 per cent and Americans and Lebanese on 10 per cent.
Parents pay a deposit of SAR 5,000 (£836) for their child to enter the sixth form and music tuition fees also cost extra.
What the school says: "If there is one defining thing about the school, it is the friendliness of the students.