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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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May 18, 2017

The Aquila School, Dubailand

Updated May 2017 – EXCLUSIVE SCHOOLSCOMPARED FIRST LOOK

The Aquila School is a planned new all-through British schools offering the English national curriculum to IGCSE and a dual-stream International Baccalaureate/British technical BTEC education at Sixth Form. The school is set to open in September 2018 and will be located in the heart of Dubai Land – map below.

The Aquila School will be the first new all-through school for the International Schools Partnership (ISP), the UK headquartered global schools group. Currently ISP is best known in the emirates for their taking over and current turnaround of Abu Dhabi-based Reach British School, reviewed [...]

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September 4, 2016

Dubai British School, Springs 3, Emirates Hills

Updated March 2017

“As Principal and a parent of 3 children at the school, I value DBS as a happy school above all else, made up of happy people – happy to be respected, valued, and appreciated. We give every child the opportunity to succeed – and in a way that is meaningful to them.”

Brendon Fulton, Principal, Dubai British School

“I feel proud to be part of a school where students, parents and colleagues alike enjoy – and are happy – to come to school.

At its heart Dubai British School is a community; a community where everyone is valued and each of us contributes, in our own way, towards making this the extraordinarily special [...]

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April 5, 2016

Deira International School, Dubai Festival City

Updated December 2016

Deira International School is an extremely impressive school and one that only just misses KHDA “Outstanding” school status. In the majority of areas DIS is already hitting, and in some cases at the very highest level, this standard and, in its combination of outstanding curriculum provision, leadership, academics and whole child development, it’s a school worthy of prospective parents’ attention.

Deira International deserves particular praise for its outstanding parental communication. The school offers the most detailed, comprehensive and transparent online presence of any school we have reviewed in the UAE.

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April 3, 2016

Horizon International School, Umm Al Sheif

Updated May 2017

Prospective parents should be advised that, to some degree, Horizon International should be treated as a new school in weighing up the strengths of the school for potential provision of education for their child(ren). It is also fair to say that the school’s overall performance deteriorated at the time of its last inspection reported in May 2017.

The school begins GCE A’ Level provision for the first time in September 2016 and examination results will not be reported until 2018.

A very limited number of (I)GCE O’ Level examinations were taken for the first time in 2015 (mostly in languages) and (I)GCSE full examinations were sat for the [...]

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December 16, 2015

Al Yasmina School, Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa City

Abu Dhabi based Al Yasmina School offers the English National Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years and is ranked A2 by the Abu Dhabi education authority, the highest grade it is currently awarding. No other school in Abu Dhabi has yet to achieve an A1 (Outstanding) grade. Al Yasmina achieved whichschooladvisor.com good school status 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Opened in 2008, Al Yasmina was the second school established by Aldar Academies, after the Pearl primary school, which started with 247 students in 2007. Today Aldar Academies educates 3700 children across 5 schools, including 1672 children at Al Yasmina, in Abu Dhabi and one school in Al Ain.

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December 10, 2015

GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis

Opened in September 2011 with approximately 1,000 students, GEMS Wellington Academy has more than trebled in size to its current enrolment of 3575 students. The Academy offers education to students between the ages of 3 to 18 and in 2015-16 some 96 nationalities are represented within the student body. The school is classified by the KHDA, Dubai’s Inspectorate of schools, as “Very Good” with “Outstanding elements”, its second highest scoring under a new six point scale that rates schools from “Very weak”, “Weak”, “Acceptable”, “Good”, “Very Good” and “Outstanding.”

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UAE schools offering BTEC

While limited in terms of provision in the UAE, in the UK it is chosen over 1 million learners every year according to Pearson. The BTEC offers a range of professional qualifications for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers, or planning to enter university.

Note that although these schools are accredited to be able to offer BTEC, subject provision is likely to be extremely limited. As in all cases, contact the school to take your research further.

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