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Ajyal British School Dubai, Al Khawaneej 1 – The Review
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Ajyal British School Dubai, Al Khawaneej 1 – The Review

by Jon WestleyJanuary 28, 2018
Details to consider
2016/17 Overall ADEC / KHDA Rating

First inspection 2021-22

2015/16 Overall KHDA / ADEC Rating

NA

Type of school

Private, for-profit

Full WSA Review
Average Cost Per Year

FS1: 40,000
FS2: 40,000
YEAR 1: 40,000
YEAR 2: 50,000
YEAR 3: 50,000
YEAR 4: 55,000
YEAR 5: 55,000
YEAR 6: 60,000
YEAR 7: Phased launch
YEAR 8: Phased launch
YEAR 9: Phased launch
YEAR 10: Phased launch
YEAR 11: Phased launch
YEAR 12: Phased launch
YEAR 13:

Curriculum

British
Notes
(1) EYFS
(2) IGCSE
(3) A' Level

External Exam Boards

Cambridge

Number of A Levels offered

Not published

A Levels offered

Not published

Number of I/GCSEs Offered

Minimum 14 options

I/GCSEs offered

English
Mathematics
Science
Information Technology (ICT)
Arabic
Social Studies
French
Geography
History
Art
Design Technology
Music
Physical Education

Selective

Inclusive

Waiting list

No

Value Added

Not published

Number of Students

2,000+ estimated

Teacher to Student Ratio

Not published

Largest nationality teachers

British

Year opened

mooted to open in September 2018

Location

Al Khawaneej 1, Dubai

Student composition

International

Gender

Mixed, co-educational

School canteen

Yes

Owner

Bin Omeir Educational Foundation
(Bin Omeir Holding Group)

Admissions Telephone

02 6968 507

Strengths

• First UK curriculum school to be opening in Al Khawaneej
• Likely to be popular with local families
• Promised investment in Arab curriculum areas
• Owners have developed experience in launching school from their sister school which should provide some certainty for parents considering Ajyal British

Weaknesses

• Premium fees - expectations will be high from local families
• Location is likely to be an issue for parents outside the area
• Surprising lack of information about a school mooted for an opening in September 2018

Is this school on your shortlist?
Top of shortlist
0%
In my Top 5
0%
Shortlisted
0%
A possibility
67%
Pass
0%
No way
33%

Ajyal British School Dubai – January 2018 SchoolsCompared.com New School exclusive first looks

Ajyal British School Dubai is a new British curriculum international school with a planned opening for September 2018 in the Al Khawaneej area of Dubai. Al Khawaneej is a largely Emirati populated area, close to Mushrif Park and around a 20 minute drive from the new Mirdif City Center shopping arcade. Ajyal British School is the second of two new planned school for Al Khawaneej, the other being the alternative US curriculum Al Mawakeb School, reviewed here. Both schools are likely to target local families.

Map showing the location of the mooted new Ajayal British School Dubai in Al Khawaneej

Ajyal British School Dubai will offer an all through education for children to A’ Level. Details are currently scarce, however, on the number of subjects and type, that will be offered at either IGCSE or A’ Level. We do know, however, that there will be, at a minimum 14 subjects offered at IGCSE, to include English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology (ICT), Arabic, Social Studies, French, Geography, History, Art, Information Technology, Design Technology, Music and Physical Education.

Limited information on the type of school parents can expect can be garnered here from our provisional review of Ajyal British School Dubai’s sister, Ajyal International School, in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi.

Ajyal International School is the second major new school established by the newly established Bin Omeir Education Foundation. The Foundation was set up by Mohamed Omeir Bin Yousef Al-Mehairi, owner of the Bin Omeir Holding Group, as a means for the Group to significantly invest in the development of human capital in the UAE.

Fees are premium, running from around AED 40,000 at FS1 to AED 80,000 at Grade 13. It is likley that the school will offer scholarships, an initiative that deserves much credit currently being offered by its sister school:

scholarship-programme Al Ajayal

 

This review will be updated as we receive further information from the school’s owners.

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About The Author
Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of SchoolsCompared.com and WhichSchoolAdvisor.com UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at] schoolscompared.com

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