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Dubai Heights Academy is a new school which opened September 2017, located in Al Barsha South, following the British National Curriculum.
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School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2018/19
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Annual fee average
AED 46,500
Annual fees
AED 39,780 - 52,560
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Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Andrew Prosser
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
British

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Dubai Heights Academy
School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2018/19
fiber_manual_record All grades
Availability 2019/20
fiber_manual_record All grades
Annual fee average
AED 46,500
Annual fees
AED 39,780 - 52,560
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Andrew Prosser
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
British
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First Published:
Sunday 15 January, 2017

Updated:
Thursday 18 April, 2019

Dubai Heights Academy is a new school which opened September 2017, located in Al Barsha South, following the British National Curriculum.

Dubai Heights Academy is a British Curriculum school that is currently open for enrollment for FS1 through Year 5. 

Read our Q&A with Dubai Heights Academy

The school, as it is now, is a mix of superbly finished primary with a secondary currently under construction, slated to open January 2018. The campus is state-of-the-art with separate buildings for FS1 and FS2 as well as green space, a multi-purpose hall, and a swimming pool. On top of the FS swimming pool, there will be two other temperature controlled swimming pool, a fully equipped science and computer labs, specialist rooms for art, music and language, a library, two multipurpose sports halls, a full size football pitch, an outdoor sports court, a variety of outdoor play areas, and a spacious canteen. 

The school, as its literature explains, will be putting a focus on "an excellent working environment, top international facilities, educational resources and wonderful teachers." The school will be fully co-educational, and classrooms will be organized to keep a balance of boys and girls, across all year groups from FS1 to Year 6. 

The principal, Andrew Prosser, in his Q&A with us, explains that Dubai Heights Academy will be an inclusive school meaning that students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, Aspergers syndrome will be supported by the school. There is a fully fledged student support department already in operation and the school currently has students who are being supported through the program on its roster. 

Dubai Heights Academy aims to be a community centre for not only the families that currently attend the school but for families in the area. Starting in October, there will be enrichment activities offered on campus for Al Barsha's littlest members, in conjunction with external providers. 

Dubai Heights Academy will seek accreditation with the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the British Schools Middle East (BSME). Once the school is operational, the school will gain the British School Overseas (BSO) accreditation.

There are after school activities available to all students which will be run by teachers and held at no additional cost. These will span across arts, leadership, academic, a myriad of sports, craft and construction. In addition, all children from FS1 have weekly music lessons and as the school will have a peripatetic music programme, providing individual music lesson in a range of instruments.

The school day at Dubai Heights Academy runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm for Years 1 - 5. This later start time was mindfully chosen to take some of the pressure off of families who often find themselves rising early, even before daybreak, to get everyone ready for school. The hope is that the slightly later start time means that parents can drop their children off at the school on their way to work.  

Fees - as approved by the KHDA - start at AED 44,200 for FS1, rising to AED 58,400 for Year 6.  For the 2019-20 academic year, starting in September 2019, the school has extended its founders' fees for FS1 and FS2 (discounted by 25%) to AED 33,150 and AED 37,800 respectively, whilst fees from Year 1 to Year 6 are discounted by 10%, starting at AED 45,360 for Year 1 and rising to AED 52,560 for Year 6.  There is a registration fee of AED 500 and a deposit of AED 8,000 payable at the time of acceptance of an offer.

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