Top UAE Schools Offering SEND Inclusion

Mainstream inclusion means that any child, including those with special educational needs are entitled to be educated in the same classroom alongside everyone else. It is a philosophy that has been embraced and put into practice across schools in the UAE.

It was only a few years ago, that it was almost impossible for many children in the emirates with SEND to access any form of mainstream education.

Over the past two years both governmental policy - and the economic climate - have conspired to bring about seismic change in most schools' inclusion policies.

In 2013/14, the KHDA began positioning inclusion firmly centre forward, urging schools to accept and accommodate children with SEND.

At the same time, under supply in school places has turned to over supply in certain types of school. That has resulted in increasing competition between schools for prospective students. Since 2014, over 30 new schools have opened in Dubai alone, giving parents more choice than ever before.

All really good news for parents of children with SEND.

But just what SEND services are schools offering? Are their staff qualified and experienced? How can a parent go about applying for SEND places? has rounded-up the top UAE schools offering SEND services and asked them the questions that you wanted answered.

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British Schools
IB Schools
Abu Dhabi Schools