Dubai is set to welcome ten new private schools in the 2021/2022 academic term. Dubai’s first Australian curriculum school and the Dubai campus of the prestigious 500-year-old Royal Grammar School Guildford are among the new arrivals.
The schools are located in the districts of Tilal Al Ghaf, Al Warqa, Al Karama, Al Barsha, City Walk, Mirdif, Nad Al Sheba, Al Khawaneej and Rashidiya.
Dubai’s government said the decision for opening the schools was built on an a huge demand from parents for innovative education offerings.
“We are glad to welcome ten new schools to Dubai, which will offer families more educational options,” said Mohammed Darwish, chief executive of permits and compliance at the city’s education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
“The new schools is part of our commitment to providing high-quality education and efforts to further consolidate Dubai’s growth as a global education destination.”
The schools will offer a choice of Australian, UK, US, and IB curricula.
A total of 25 new private schools have opened in Dubai over the past three years. About 286,500 pupils study at private schools in Dubai.
The Royal Grammar School, Guildford Dubai will have places for 2,100 pupils when complete and offer the GCSE and A-level qualifications.
The British school was founded in 1509 and is one of UK’s oldest schools, and it will be located in Tilal Al Ghaf, between Motor City and Sports City.
In its first year, the school is offering a 20 percent discount and fees will range from Dh60,000 in foundation stage one to Dh77,600 in year six.
Two new affordable schools will also open in September.