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Nord Anglia International School Dubai, Al Barsha
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Nord Anglia International School Dubai, Al Barsha

by January 17, 2016
Strengths

• Targeted provision for the academically gifted child
• Selective, highly academic educational environment
• Elite school standard infrastructure, academic, extra-curricular and sporting
• Nord Anglia reputation for academic excellence and proven programmes and leadership
• International Baccalaureate accreditation applied for
• Juilliard developed performing arts programme integrated within the education of all children with targeted development of the gifted child in music, drama and dance
• Nord Anglia is widely considered a bench mark for new schools in the UAE in terms of how it opened - on time, and running at high performance

Weaknesses

• Already full in many year groups

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ExtraCurricula
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Languages
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A+
Sports
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Arts & Drama
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Teaching
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Communications
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Warmth
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Differentiation
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SEND Provision
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Scl Community
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Opportunities

A school on target to establish itself firmly within the elite schools group, Nord Anglia has a recognized history in supporting academically gifted children

New Juilliard performing arts programme has the potential to lead performing arts provision within the UAE and provide a natural home for the gifted child in music, drama and dance.

The 2015 whichschooladvisor first review found a hugely impressive school offering prospective parents the rare chance to be part of shaping the first Nord Anglia school in Dubai

As the International Baccalaureate comes on stream Nord Anglia Dubai will offer children the continuity of a full 13-year education

The school is currently under consideration for whichschooladvisor Good School status from 2016-2017

Note: scoring is based on projection and will be updated following publication of KHDA and results from 2016-17 examinations.

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Rigorously selective (although it is not just about the academics), Nord Anglia International School Dubai is swiftly establishing its reputation as a high performing school within the UAE premier league of elite schools.

Currently offering education to Year 10, Nord Anglia is being considered for International Baccalaureate status, a fast-track application given the schools late establishment in 2014. Given Nord Anglia success across the group, the outlook for current and future students is promising. Around one in five Nord Anglia students win places at the world’s top 30 universities; there is a history of students receiving full marks on their IB diploma; and around 15% of all Nord Anglia Education students who sat the IB Diploma have historically achieved a score of around 40 or above, more than double the global average.

In September 2016 the school will launch a ground-breaking performing arts education programme, a first in the UAE, developed in conjunction with internationally renowned Juilliard. The aim is to provide all students, aged 3 to 18 years, access to a world class arts education, balancing and matching the rigour and excellence of its academic programmes and meeting the needs of the gifted child in music, dance and drama.

60% of students are British and the broader student body is drawn from 72 other nationalities; Italian, French, German and Australian children also have strong representation.

Facilities are targeted to meet or exceed those of Dubai’s elite schools, designed ground up to offer a “nurturing environment for students, as well as the next generation of athletes, statesmen, thespians and musicians.” To this end there are impressive open plan art studios, craft centres, a cleverly designed theatre space, urban classroom areas, a state-of-the-art auditorium, three refectories and extensive outdoor sports facilities including a swimming pool.

Nord Anglia has not received a KHDA rating (2016) and its first inspection is due in 2016-17. A first inspection visit was completed by whichschooladvisor in 2015

Prospective parents should note that scoring is predictive based on independent whichschooladvisor data, launch inspections as applicable, published school information, and comparative benchmarks from existing Nord Anglia sector schools through launch to full provision. 

Go to the FULL REVIEW on WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Details to consider
Type of school

Private for-profit

WSA Good School

Under consideration

Full WSA Review
Average Cost Per Year

FS1: 60,000
FS2: 60,000
YEAR 1: 70,000
YEAR 2: 70,000
YEAR 3: 75,000
YEAR 4: 75,000
YEAR 5: 75,000
YEAR 6: 75,000
YEAR 7: 80,000
YEAR 8: 80,000
YEAR 9: 80,000
YEAR 10: 86,000
YEAR 11: IB accreditation applied for (2016)
YEAR 12: IB accreditation applied for (2016)
YEAR 13: IB accreditation applied for (2016)

Curriculum

National Curriculum of England
International Baccalaureate accreditation applied for

Selective

Yes

Value Added

Not published

Number of Students

700

Teacher to Student Ratio

1:19

Largest nationality teachers

British

Year opened

2014

Location

Al Barsha, Dubai

Student composition

British (largest nationality)

Gender

Mixed

School canteen

Yes

Owner

Nord Anglia Education

Admissions Telephone

+971 (0)4 2199 913

Web Address
KHDA/ADEC Rating

Not Yet Rated. Download

Leadership

1000%

Community

100%

Facilities

100%

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

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