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May 24, 2017

Dubai Heights Academy, Al Barsha

Dubai Heights Academy (DHA) is a new British curriculum AED159M school opening on a 2,80,000 Square foot site in Al Barsha in September 2017, map below.

DHA has published plans to provide a through FS to Year 11 education to IGCSE and will open initially with phases 1 – Year 4.  We are awaiting confirmation whether the school also plans to provide a dedicated Sixth Form.

Eventual capacity is 1,845 children. The Secondary School will open in September 2020 for Years 7 – 11 with IGCSE’s being sat for the first time in 2023. We really like this choice to phase the school’s opening so slowly. It allows the school to grow organically as each year works its way [...]

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January 11, 2017

Nibras International School, The Green Community, Dubai Investments Park

Updated May 2017 – SchoolsCompared.com visit and KHDA Inspection 2017 Founded in 2005, Al Nibras International School was the first to open in Dubai Investments Park (DIP). The school claims a capacity for 1,400 students and has published plans to increase this to a capacity of 2,400 students through the opening of new buildings. Current role is 756 students.

NIS is not a simple school to review. The following is an update to our review last year which we have included in full below. In summary, following our own inspection of and correspondence with the school, and in the light of the last 2017 KHDA inspection, our summary is that NIS is a significantly [...]

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March 30, 2016

Kings’ School Al Barsha, Al Barsha 3

Updated May 2017 – First KHDA Inspection

Kings’ Education in the UAE comprises three schools:

Kings’ Dubai [KD]: the KHDA Outstanding founding FS1 to Year 6 English National Curriculum preparatory school located in Umm Suqeim 3 and established in 2004.

Kings’ Nad Al Sheba [KNAS]: an FS1 to Year 6 English National Curriculum preparatory school with planned eventual phased launch to provide the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Kings’ Al Barsha [KAB]: the Kings’ all-through English National Curriculum school offering RSA Opening Minds structured provision through (I)GCEs and GCE A’ Level. The school is the current secondary slipstream [...]

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November 10, 2015

Kings’ Dubai, Umm Suqeim

Updated May 2017 – 2017 KHDA Inspection and schoolscompared team visit

“Our children, teachers and parents are what makes our school special.

I feel very privileged to lead such a wonderful school, along with our dedicated team of learning and teaching professionals, so that we can continue to develop and inspire our young learners who will of course be our leaders of tomorrow.

We often say that Kings’ does things differently and to me that has much to do with the emotionally intelligent way in which we choose to operate.

Emotional Intelligence sits very much at the heart of what we do.”

Bede Higgins, Principal, Kings’ [...]

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May 22, 2017

Newlands School, Al Warqa

Newlands School is a new UK curriculum school launching in the Al Warqa area in September 2017. Conveniently located for families living in both the northern residential areas of Dubai as well as those in Sharjah and beyond, the school promises to offer a “high quality, international education as an affordable option for parents”.

Initially opening from FS1 to year 6, the school intends to enable students to study the full English National Curriculum through to iGCSE and A Level at fees that are considerably lower than those of Dubai’s more expensive schools. Fees range from AED 19,200 in FS1 to AED 26, 400 in Year 6. A 10% Founding discount will also be available for students [...]

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May 21, 2017

The 10 New Dubai Schools Coming in 2017-18

The KHDA has announced a list of 10 new schools expected to open for the 2017-18 academic year – meaning more choice for parents. The majority of the schools will offer UK curriculum (in some cases with the IB Diploma programme at Sixth Form), although there will also be a new IB curriculum through-school, 2 new Indian curriculum schools, one French, one Canadian and one American. DEWA will be opening a Sixth Form Academy offering UK curriculum/BTEC qualifications.

Our own SchoolsCompared.com reviews are in preparation and will follow shortly. Details of all the schools can be found in our table below  – click on the name for further details.

 

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May 18, 2017

The Arbor School, Al Furjan

Updated May 2017 – EXCLUSIVE SCHOOLSCOMPARED FIRST LOOK

The Arbor School, Dubai, is a new Tier 1, premium British curriculum all-through school set to launch in September 2018 as the educational hub of the Al Furjan community. Al Furjan has also attracted the interest of other school groups including being mooted as the home of the second Arcadia School (our review of the founding Arcadia School can be found here). The school is being built within easy reach of both the Sheikh Zayed Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It is expected the school will also attract families in Discover Gardens – map below.

Fees are anticipated to be premium plus with [...]

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