SMS Bagan Datoh

Sekolah Menengah Sains Bagan Datoh (English: Bagan Datoh Science Secondary School, abbreviated SABDA) is one of a Fully Residential School also known as Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) and it is one of the Sekolah Menengah Sains(SMS) group of school funded by the Government Of Malaysia. The school was named after one of the district in Perak called Bagan Datuk as it is where the school was located which is about 58 km from the city of Teluk Intan.[2]. The school started operating on 12 May 2009 (Tuesday).

Sekolah Menengah Sains Bagan Datoh
Other nameSABDA
TypeFully Residential School
MottoUnggul Terbilang
Established12 May 2009 (2009-05-12)[1]
PrincipalTuan Haji Kamarularipin bin Jaafar
GradesForm 1 to Form 5
GenderMale and Female
Age range13 - 17
Number of studentsapprox. 700
Medium of languageMalay, English
Houses     Turquoise
Colour(s)     Blue
SloganSABDA Unggul Terbilang
AffiliationsSekolah Berasrama Penuh
Cluster School of Excellence
AlumniABADIS - Alumni Of Bagan Datoh Science School

The school is located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the cowboy town of Bagan Datuk. It has about 50 acres of the land but, only about 25 acres were developed for the school project. For another 25 acres, there were many outstanding ideas for developing it especially from the first principal of SABDA, Tuan Haji Mohd. Ardani bin Yunos himself. He stated that he would try his best for making SABDA Eco Park, SABDA Main Rugby Field and others. For him, any projects like this would rather be useful for the next generation of SABDA as it is one of the Fully Residential School roles.

In the year of 2011, Ministry of Education Malaysia started focusing SABDA as the school successfully reached SBP's goal which was 1.6 in Average School Grade (Gred Purata Sekolah) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2011. SABDA achieved 46


SMS Bagan Datoh (SABDA) was built in 2007 on a land area of 25.3 acres in Lot 6026, Bagan Datoh, Bagan Datok District. The actual area of the school is 50 acres, but some 24.2 acres of land was still undeveloped.

On 27 February 2009, the process of submitting site by the contractor responsible, CMS Construction (M) Sdn. Ltd. to the Ministry of Education Malaysia done. SABDA became fully operational with the entry of a caretaker of the Senior Assistant of Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan (SEMESTI), Mr. Madden Osman on 8 March 2009. The first principal of this school is Tuan Haji Mohd Ardani bin Haji Mohd Yunus.

The school was officially opened on 12 May 2009 to accept students from Form 1 and Form 4.

The doors have been opened on 8 July 2010 and presented by the 34th Sultan of Perak, His Royal Highness the Sultan and the Ruler of Perak, Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu (D.K., D.K.M., D.M.N.)


  1. "List of Schools" (PDF). Perak Education Department. Retrieved 20 June 2010.

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