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Interstar Education plan launch of first Premium British All-Girls Day and Boarding School in the UAE. Schoolscompared Exclusive.

In an exclusive interview, published today on SchoolsCompared, Dinesh Kothari, Founder and Chief Executive of Interstar Education, has revealed for the first time his company’s aim to launch the first Tier 1 premium British curriculum all-girls day and boarding school in the UAE. The Group is best known for its British curriculum Victory Heights Primary, Victory Heights Foundation and South View schools in Dubai and its founding in the UAE of Delhi Private Schools across Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

The announcement of the planned new landmark school was made to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the multi award-winning Tier 1 UK curriculum Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai. Read more about the tenth anniversary of Victory Heights Primary school here. 

Speaking with James Mullan, Co-founder of Which Media, and Tabitha Barda, Senior Editor of SchoolsCompared, Mr Kothari told said:

“”The [exact] structure of these schools is not decided, but we are exploring building a highly academic, all-girls, tier one premium British curriculum day and boarding school at the very top of the education sector – the first in the UAE.”

Mr Kothari, with his son Amit Kothari, Executive Director of Interstar Education, were inspired by the call from parents for an equivalent in the UAE to schools like Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Roedean in the UK.

The new school aims to be operational on or before 2026 according to the interview, and located in Dubailand.

Interstar’s leadership team includes newly appointed Jonathan Hughes D’Aeth, Governor at South View School, and David Flint, Principal of South View School, both of whom have a strong track record and pedigree in establishing outstanding schools and boarding facilities.

Mr Kothari told this was not the limit of current planning:


“After this we will open another Indian curriculum school. Again we are at the point of having made an offer on the land.

Both schools, Mr Kothari emphasised, will of course be subject to discussions with the KHDA and their approval.

Read the remarkable full interview here.

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