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June 17, 2017

Best Schools for Performing Arts, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

 

Historically, Music, Dance and Drama were viewed by many parents as non-core activities that did little to support their children academically. Today, the body of research that supports the Performing Arts as an important tool [...]

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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), [...]
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May 18, 2017

KHDA Inspection Reports 2017 – Best Newly Inspected Schools

In the latest round of KHDA inspections, 11 schools were inspected for the first time. Their results showed that the majority – 6 schools – were rated “Good” – meeting the level expected by the KHDA, and above the minimum requirement of [...]

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May 17, 2017

Post 16 Education – The Best Sixth Forms, High Schools in Dubai, KHDA 2017

Post 16 Education – the background to the SchoolsCompared Best Sixth Form and High Schools in Dubai for 2017

In this, the latest of our Post 16 Education Guides series, we look at the very best schools for 16+ provision in Dubai in 2017-18– and [...]

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May 17, 2017

KHDA Inspection Reports 2017: What’s Up, Down, Outstanding, And Weak? Plus Your New School Fees

The much-awaited KHDA Inspection reports are published today and parents will be able to go on-line to check full details of how their child’s school has performed.  But more importantly perhaps, they can see whether their current school has been [...]
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May 16, 2017

KHDA School Inspections, What to Expect, Plus 2017/18 Fee Impact

The annual KHDA inspection reports are due out this week. SchoolsCompared.com has been keeping its ear to the ground so that we can give you advance notice of what we expect to see.

 

What to expect

All Dubai schools – other [...]

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May 13, 2017

How to Read KHDA Reports to Discover the Best School For You

The annual KHDA inspection reports are expected to be released in mid-May.  Almost all schools that have been operational for more than two years will have been through an inspection during the current academic year, and the release of the reports is [...]
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May 1, 2017

Getting into a Top UK University – a How To Guide

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Leaving school – the big questions

Of all the questions facing young men and women in schools across the emirates thinking about their eventual leaving school and seeking a route into Higher education rather than Industry, the most [...]

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April 20, 2017

Best Schools for Sport in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Our Guide to the best leagues and competitions for schools showed which competitive sports are the most popular among UAE schools and how schools across a range of curricula perform against each other in the most popular sports. Our list of [...]
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April 20, 2017

Best Leagues, Competitions for School Sports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

In a country with relatively small numbers of students compared with more established countries, there seems to be a perception that the range of available sports and quality of sports coaching in schools – particularly for competitive sports – [...]
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April 11, 2017

My Child Did Not Get a School Place. What Can I Do?

After all the research and preparation, culminating in the application and, perhaps, assessment, hopefully, you will receive an offer from your preferred school. It can be enormously disappointing for both you and your child, after all this effort, if [...]
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April 10, 2017

Application and Assessment – What Happens Next?

You’ve completed your research, determined which is the right curriculum and right school for your child, and now it’s time to take the next step.

Whilst many schools will not permit you to apply until the academic year prior to the one [...]

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April 6, 2017

Choosing a school – What Makes A School The Right One for my Child?

To some extent, choosing your child’s school is not dissimilar to choosing a home.  In this case, you will probably want to consider location, budget, facilities and perhaps, the reputation of the developer.  You may want a particular [...]

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April 3, 2017

Moving to the UAE With Children: Rules and Regulations You Should Know

If you are planning to relocate from overseas to the UAE, this guide will provide you with the basic information you need.

Schools in the UAE are governed by a UAE-wide authority – the Ministry of Education – and regulators based in, and [...]

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April 2, 2017

The School Visit Checklist – What You Need to Look For…

This checklist provides a summary of the main impressions we think you will want to take away from a school visit. Many of the questions will be covered as you tour the school. Some will require you to ask if the Tour leader does not provide the [...]
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March 30, 2017

The Choice between New and Established Schools

In recent years, a significant number of new schools have opened – particularly in Dubai – to meet the increasing demand from families relocating to the UAE and the desire of Emirati families to place their children in international schools. [...]
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March 29, 2017

UAE School Accreditation: What To Look For, and Why?

Nowadays, schools in the UAE go through a rigorous process with the Regulator in each Emirate (ADEC – the Abu Dhabi Education Council in Abu Dhabi, KHDA – the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai and Ajman, and the relevant Education [...]

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March 28, 2017

When Can My Child Start School?

Choosing and sending your child off to school for the first time, or to a new school, is likely to be one of the most emotionally challenging and nerve-wracking decisions that any parent makes. After all, you are choosing what you hope will be the [...]

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March 27, 2017

When Do I Start to Look for a School?

You think that point has arrived where you know that finding a school for your child is their next step towards starting them on the long (and expensive road) to their education. Given the commitment that you are making to your child (and potentially [...]

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March 27, 2017

Which School Curriculum Should I Choose?

Curriculum choice is one of the factors that seems to cause more hardship and confusion for parents than most others related to choice of school! In reality, when children start school at the age of 3 or 4, there is very little difference between [...]

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