Arcadia to Launch Premium "Value School"

Arcadia Education has broken ground on the site of its new school, Arcadia Global School. The all through, National Curriculum for England school will be situated within close walking distance of the Al Furjan metro station. Arcadia Global School will offer ‘premium facilities at an affordable price point’ and is set to open in September 2023.
Arcadia to Launch Premium "Value School"
By Jenny Mollon
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Arcadia Education will open a brand-new school in September 2023.  Arcadia Global School will be an affordable, National Curriculum for England school with 'premium' facilities.

Construction of the primary phase of the newest Arcadia Education school will commence imminently.  Earlier this week Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of Dubai’s KHDA, attended a ground breaking ceremony for the new school.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Al Karam said that “…the pandemic had proven that we need more physical schools, because there can be no replacement for a school”. Dr Al Karam went on to reflect that “We have seen every home with a school, but what we need is for every school to be a home.”

Mohan Valrani, Senior Vice Chairman of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies and the Founder and Chairman of The Arcadia School also spoke at the event. Mr Valrani described the group’s desire to start a “value school” that would address the needs of a broad spectrum of Dubai families. The intention, he said, was for the new school to have the “Arcadia ethos at a value price”.

WSA speaks with Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Mohan Valrani and other dignitaries at the site of Arcadia Global School

Executive Principal of Arcadia School, Giles Pruett, echoed the sentiments of Mr Valrani, saying that Arcadia Global School would ensure the group could “nurture lifelong learning for all children, at every entry point”.

Arcadia Global School – the Key Facts

  • Opening: September 2023 for FS1, FS2, Year 1 – Year 3. Years 4-6 will open in 2024-26 and the secondary school is expected in 2027. The secondary school will be a second phase of construction.
  • Capacity: the new primary school will have a maximum capacity of 2400 students. Once the secondary school is open, Arcadia Global School is expected to have capacity for around 4200 students.
  • Curriculum: National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
  • Location: Next to Al Furjan Metro Station.
  • KHDA Approved Fees: FS1 and FS2 - AED 30,000, Year 1 - Year 6 - AED 35,000.
  • Premium Facilities: Astroturf football pitch, Multi use sports court, 25m Swimming pool and a Performing Arts centre for music and theatre.


For more on Arcadia Global School read our School Review.

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