The school is founded by Mr. Tareq S. Rajab as the first secondary school in Kuwait offering British education.

Expansion to include a Primary Department.

U.K. Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher visits NES.

Move to new purpose-built premises in Jabriya. School population is now 650 students.

Further expansion, with the construction of Block “D” to house the laboratories and the Mousetrap, a purpose-built theatre. The Mousetrap Theatre opens, the first of its kind in Kuwait, providing both NES and the local community with a 160 seat venue.

Further expansion, with the construction of Block “E” to house the Art Department, Secondary Library, Gymnasium and Computing laboratories. The new laboratories pioneer Computer Studies education in Kuwait. NES becomes founder member of BSME (British Schools in the Middle East).

The NES band ventures abroad for the first time, to Amman, Jordan.

NES premises occupied by the Iraqi invading army.

The French Foreign Legion uses NES as their headquarters, helping 12 staff members clean up after Liberation. NES opens again for the academic year 1991-1992. Baroness Margaret Thatcher visits NES for the second time, on this occasion as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

KG recreational area renovated. Completion of a block of 48 apartments specifically for the use of staff accommodation.

NES is the first school in the Gulf region to introduce the Duke of Edinburgh Award (International Award) and participate in the Edinburgh Festival.

NES returns to participate in the Edinburgh Festival.

Ahmed Romani becomes the first NES student to complete the Gold International Award. The Sixth Form suite is completed, including common room, café, study area and a new careers office.

NES Alumni, Queen Rania of Jordan, visits the school.

NES Alumni enrolls a third generation of KG students for the first time.

Innovation continues with the integration of ICT within classrooms with interactive whiteboards.

Complete restructure of the Early Years Department.

The new NES façade is complete. Internal renovation and upgrade of Science Laboratories, Music Department, Sixth Form Suite and Administrative Offices.

NES achieves accreditation by BSO (British Schools Overseas).

Introduction of iSAMS – an integrated internet based system to record, track and report on students’ progress, behaviour and welfare.

Reaccreditation by BSO. Introduction of baseline testing.

NES becomes a Google school with Chromebooks deployed to all students and staff to enhance learning.

School upgraded new Primary Centre for specialist teaching and learning to be opened by the school Director, Dr. Ziad T. S. Rajab.


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