The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Partners with Inspiratus Sports District (ISD), Dubai Sports City, to offer world-class sporting facilities.
As the Royal Grammar School Guildford opens in Dubai to significant acclaim, Craig Lamshed, Founding Principal and Director of Cognita in the Middle East, explains one of the school’s many initiatives designed to deliver a stellar education for every child. Here the focus is on Sport, and its instrumental role in a British education.
The new partnership of The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai (RGSGD) with Inspiratus Sports District (ISD), Dubai Sports City, has been designed to ensure that students will receive an outstanding plus education in Sport.
Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai pupils, under the terms of the partnership, will now be afforded access to the region’s best sporting facilities including the spectrum of indoor and outdoor sporting grounds; new tennis courts; nine-lane athletics track; and, five full-size FIFA approved football pitches.
The partnership, which sees the Royal Grammar School Guildford being awarded the highest Platinum Partnership available in ISD Dubai Sports City, will see every RGSGD student have comprehensive access access to the world class facilities facilities from 9am to 4pm on every school day throughout the year.
The aim is the Sport at RGS will not only be unrivalled in the region, but available both when it is needed – and when it counts most.
Founding Principal of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai and Director of Cognita Middle East, Craig Lamshed, told us:
“Sport is at the core of RGS’ offering.
We are a school that is passionate about personal development through sport.
Partnering with ISD Dubai Sports City, to give our pupils the maximum access to the best quality sporting facilities all year round, was a natural fit.
ISD Dubai Sports City’s offering perfectly complements the outstanding facilities that RGSGD has built on campus for our pupils.
I see it very much as our duty, at The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, to offer the best facilities that help to keep our pupils and wider community happy and healthy.”
Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai on-campus Sport provision includes a full-size, FIFA approved, football pitch; a landmark, architecturally designed 25-metre swimming pool; and a smaller pool for young pupils to learn how to swim.
The RGS Guildford Dubai campus also hosts physical education classes, school games, and extracurricular activities to support each pupil’s physical well-being.
ISD Dubai Sports City CEO Hussein Murad said:
“We are delighted to welcome RGSGD to ISD Dubai Sports City.
It’s great to have such a partner who recognises the importance of sport in education, and who is aligned with our vision to promote healthy lifestyles through offering school children access to a wide range of sports at the region’s best facilities.
This partnership further reflects our commitment to provide the Dubai community with a world-class sport destination and we look forward to hosting RGSGD students, parents and staff at ISD Dubai Sports City.”
Notes for parents
The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai will offer a premium plus, all through British curriculum education to children and young men and women aged three to eighteen years, from Pre-prep to the gold standard A Level on full phased opening. The school is based on a 40,000 square metre campus within Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship Dubai community, Tilal Al Ghaf, adjacent to Hessa Street, between Dubai Motor City and Sports City and is currently open through both FS Pre-prep Nursery Phases to Primary Preparatory School.
Read our independent review of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, a school we rate Outstanding, here.
The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai is part of the prestigious Royal Grammar School Guildford in the UK, which has 500 years’ experience of combining academic excellence with forward-looking approaches to teaching and learning. Partnering with RGS Guildford to manage the day-to-day operations of the school is the leading global schools group Cognita. RGS Guildford leads the educational philosophy, school ethos and curriculum, and governance of the school is conducted by a joint board.
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