Accreditation and Membership


Kuwait National English School is a British International School, providing the British Curriculum from KG through to IAL / IAS Levels.  KNES is also the most Accredited school in Kuwait, meaning it has the most International recognition. Kuwait National English School also has many official and unofficial memberships and associations which are continually analysed in order to ensure the best practice for our community of learners.

Accreditation is a process where an independent body examines our institution as a whole including the administration, quality of teaching and learning, Personal Social development, Health and Welfare, the physical accommodations, communication, policies and procedures as well as leadership and management of the school. Accreditation is provided after a rigorous inspection and maintained by term specific reaccreditation inspections.

Accreditation from various bodies represent recognition of the school dependent on the focus of the Accreditation.

Membership with certain bodies is also essential to the school’s continuous development. Through membership the school commits itself to the values and mission of the particular organization in line with its own Mission. This often leads to the continual self-assessment and reevaluation to ensure best practices.


British School Overseas

British School Overseas

British Schools Overseas” (BSOs) are schools that have been inspected under the DfE-endorsed system developed for the purpose and which is quality assured by Ofsted. The framework is based on the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) system, used to inspect the vast majority of UK-based independent schools, but modified to meet the context of schools operating under different legal and educational jurisdictions. Judgments under these systems are comparable and so BSO schools rated, for example, as “Good” are at a comparable standard to UK-independent schools with the same grading.

Accreditation with BSO helps ensure that the children at Kuwait National English School receive an education equivalent their counterparts in the United Kingdom.  As a BSO school, Kuwait National English School is also registered with the Department of Education for the United Kingdom.Click here to view report

British School of the Middle East

British School of the Middle East

Formed in 1982, British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Educators share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System,

BSME accreditation ensures that the provision offered at KNES meets UK standards and also offers interdependent support for schools to meet the challenges of British education in the Middle East.

Council of International Schools

Council of International Schools

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a community of schools committed to high quality International Education.

CIS is a global non-profit organisation, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • a commitment to high quality international education.

In keeping with the vision of one of the most respected International School accreditations, Kuwait National English school is dedicated to infusing the curriculum, activities and ethos of the school with international and intercultural perspectives so that students can move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them.  Kuwait National English School has committed itself through CIS to commit to undertaking an ongoing internal / external quality assurance process to enhance student learning.

Council of International Schools accreditation is considered as invaluable to ensuring that an Internationalised and globalized perspective is infused into all aspects of the learning environment. This accreditation is often considered essential for International Schools by countries all around the world. 

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (Improving Education Through Accreditation)

Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education – from pre-kindergarten to the doctoral level - longer than most other accreditation agencies around the world.

Overseen by its Commission for International Education Accreditation, NEASC/CIE indicates that a school meets high standards of institutional quality through a periodic process of self-study and peer review.  NEASC ensures a school has the resources to achieve its mission and educational objectives and provides evidence that the students benefit from the curricular and co-curricular program offered. 

The “Award of Accreditation” recognizes the quality of the evaluated school, reassures parents, teachers, universities, and governments, and results in sustained school improvement

Accreditation with NEASC and CIS has been a fulfilling process allowing Kuwait National English School to continue our commitment to ensure that our students are provided every available option and that their education at KNES and will always be a valued commodity for them wherever they may go in the future.

Members of:

United Nations Associated Schools Project

United Nations Associated Schools Project

Founded in 1953, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), commonly referred to as UNESCO Associated Schools, is a global network of 10,000 educational institutions in 181 countries.

Kuwait National English School as the first member of the UN Associated Schools Project in Kuwait is dedicated to working in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

Educational Collaborative for International Schools

Educational Collaborative for International Schools (formerly European Council of International Schools)

Founded in 1965, ECIS (the Educational Collaborative for International Schools) is a non-profit global membership organisation that provides professional learning, research, advocacy, and funding for the benefit of its member schools, comprising early stage through mature international and internationally-minded schools, higher education institutions, organisations that support education through their products and services, and individuals who are internationally-minded in their outlook and practice. ECIS is Kuwait National English School has been a long standing member of ECIS to keep our commitment to transform lives through International Education.

The Future Leaders Education

The Future Leaders Education

Kuwait National English School is a proud member of TFL. The Future Leaders in Education is a UK based company providing support to schools around the world. The mission of TFL is “to advance the education of pupils and teachers anywhere in the world by providing and assisting in the provision of character and leadership educational programmes. “

Kuwait National English School has been fortunate to utilize some of the resources of TFL to prepare our students for Global Citizenship and social responsibility.

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

CMI works in close collaboration with TFL (The Future Leaders in Education) to provide programs which promote character and leadership skills. The programs provided are an opportunity for individuals to learn about their own potential as leaders and managers.

Kuwait National English School believes in the shared mission of CMI and TFL to develop a generation who possess the ambition, skills and social responsibility to become the ethical leaders of the future.