5 Great Reasons To Choose A New School

There's a lot of preconceived ideas about choosing a brand-new school for your child, but do you know the positives? Here are our top reasons for moving newer schools to the top of your shortlist...
5 Great Reasons To Choose A New School
By C Hoppe
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If you still haven’t found that perfect school place, there’s no need to despair, the UAE has numerous new schools. Even if in 2019/20 the number of new school has slowed on previous years, those that have opened over the last three to five years will all have places available in most years.

Detractors may be quick to point out that new schools have no proven track record, no inspection reports, no parental feedback and no online discussions. But, don't let people put you off; new schools actually have a whole lot going for them too… 

New Schools Have Brand New Resources and Equipment

Retrofitting an old building with new technology and/or supplying new resources for an entire school can be both difficult and prohibitively expensive for many established schools.

New schools however, have a clear competitive edge. They need to attract a whole school full of students and what better way of doing that than including a slew of modern technologies and top-end resources.

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New Schools Are Designed With Modern Pedagogy In Mind

It’s safe to say, the last few decades have seen teaching practice change beyond all recognition.  Gone are the days when learning was static and entirely classroom based.

Today’s modern schools create inventive break-out areas, school gardens, classroom device integration, water-play stations and sensory play areas.

New Schools Have Inspired Teachers & Lots of Them!

Staff and teachers in a new school are almost always out to ‘make’ their school a success. They’re more often than not, driven, motivated and empowered.

There’s also the likelihood for the first few years at least, your child’s class won’t be full- meaning you’ll not only have a really motivated teacher, but they'll have a lot of time to spend with your child.

New Schools Create Their Own Attitude and Ethos

With no tradition and/or established culture, new schools can focus on creating their very own niche in today’s world.

The absence of cliques and established ethos means parents, teachers and students simply get on with creating their own unique community and culture. And the best bit? You and your child/children will be an integral part!

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New Schools Have Great Fee Deals

Of course, no discussion on new schools is complete without covering the exceptional deals to be had at almost all newly launch schools. Founders discounts, frozen fees, sibling discounts and more are all up for grabs at your brand-new school.

The Best Of Both Worlds?

If you’re still not convinced, then why not consider an ‘old’ school that’s developed a new building, a new branch, and/or annex?

For example, Al Salam Community School is building on the extraordinary popular Al Salam Private School but in modern, spacious new buildings. It is one of the few schools to open in the 2019/20 academic year.

Dubai English Speaking College launched its dedicated sixth-form building two years ago on a plot next door. It offers unparalleled resources for its large sixth form cohort.

Safa Community School’s Secondary building boasts all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from a top new school. Corridors are furnished with innovative break-out areas, there’s a top floor dedicated entirely to the sixth form and a slew of additional modern facilities...

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