Top Affordable UK Schools in Dubai, 2018-2019

Who says there's no such thing as great affordable British schools in Dubai? Whoever they are, they are wrong. Here we count 17 of them - almost all of which are actually getting better!
Top Affordable UK Schools in Dubai, 2018-2019
By David Westley
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The Alpha School

The Alpha School

Curriculum: UK
Years: FS1 to Year 6
Fees: AED 19,750 to AED 28,500
KHDA Ranking: Not Applicable
Location: Al Qusais

The Buzz: Launchied in September 2017, Alpha boasts a highly respected principal and pioneering integration of classroom tech.

What the KHDA says: New school/not Applicable

Exam Results: Students at this school have not sat any exams to date.

For an updated list of schools which have published their IGCSE results go here, and for those who have published their A Level results, go here

The WSA parent survey: New school/not Applicable

What the school says: “Alpha staff are empowered with the tools and expertise to individualise and optimise learning for all in our fully Apple environment. The purposeful and planned integration of current technologies including 1:1 iPads from Foundation Stage, develops our students as confident and curious individuals, empowered with a love and control of their own learning.

Innovation at Alpha is about so much more than simply using technology. At Alpha, innovation is about thinking in new and creative ways to solve problems. Alpha’s balanced focus on content, skills and attitudes ensures that our students develop into responsible citizens, who work collaboratively with confidence to solve problems for the greater good.

At Alpha, basic coding is part of the curriculum from FS2. Alpha School participates annually in worldwide coding initiative “Hour of Code” hosted by Code.org. We use Apple's new Swift Playgrounds in Primary to teach pupils how to code and create apps with the support of the very best hardware including Parrot drones and Sphero devices.

With Swift Playgrounds, our pupils can learn and implement fundamental coding concepts to control these environment devices to startup, shutdown, movement capabilities, custom animations and more. This not only gives our pupils the chance to learn how to put together more complex coding commands but allows each pupil to define completely unique behaviours for their programmable devices.”

Read the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com full school review: here

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GEMS Founders Al Barsha

GEMS Founders

Curriculum: UK
Years: FS1 to Year 10/12
Fees: AED 20,900 to AED 27,550 (reduced static fees for 2017/18 academic year)
KHDA Ranking: Not applicable as Founders is a new school
Location: Al Barsha

The Buzz: Although this school has no KHDA rating and won't have for two more years, it hasn't stopped the stampede of Dubai parents through Founders' doors.

The Founders' launch was one of the most successful in years, with estimates of over 1,800 students signed up before the school even opened. The following year, saw the numbers double to around 3,000.

Based on the hugely popular and successful GEMS Cambridge and Winchester models, Founders brought affordable UK education into the epicentre of premium school territory, Al Barsha South. In the process it gave cash strapped parents in the area an affordable option from the well-known GEMS stable.

What the KHDA says: Not Applicable

Exam Results: Students at this school have not sat any exams to date.

For an updated list of schools which have published their IGCSE results go here, and for those who have published their A Level results, go here

GCSE and A Level Options: A robust 24 IGCSEs and 16 A Levels

Extracurricular Options: numerous

Facilities: classrooms equipped with high-speed internet,  multi-purpose hall, arts and design rooms, music rooms, primary and secondary library,  medical centre, dining hall, full sized 11 a side football pitch, two full sized MUGA (multi use games area)courts, air-conditioned multi purpose hall, covered outdoor play areas, science labs and ICT rooms.

The WSA Parent Survey: Parents at Founders are EXTREMELY happy with the education they are receiving from the school. To date, no parent who has taken our survey has considered moving their child, 100 percent either partially or entirely agree that the fees represent good value for money and 100 percent would recommend their school to other parents. To read the full results see here. 

Read the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com full school review: here

To request information, click here

 

GEMS Founders Al Mizhar 

GEMS Founders Al Mizhar

Curriculum: UK
Years:
FS1 to Year 8
KHDA Ranking:
Not Applicable
Location:
Mizhar near Mirdif

The Buzz: Given the runaway success of GEMS Founders Al Barsha, there was never really any doubt that the Founders 1.2 in Mizhar wouldn’t start out well. Launching with around 1,300 students on day one, the school began with numbers most other schools could only dream of!

Exam Results: Students at this school have not sat any exams to date.

For an updated list of schools which have published their IGCSE results go here, and for those who have published their A Level results, go here

To request information, click here.

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