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Repton Foundation School (Rose Campus) Abu Dhabi Q & A

Repton Foundation School Abu Dhabi, located on Reem Island about 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Abu Dhabi, has - impressively - achieved an Outstanding rating from ADEK in the 2021-22 inspection round. It is a for profit, and selective school, the Foundation and Year 1 school feeder to the Junior and Secondary school (Fry campus) which opened in 2017. Both schools are under the same ownership as the longer established, and Outstanding rated, Repton School Dubai.
Parents' Rating
3.8 out of 5 based on 25 reviews
At a glance
School type
School phase
Inspection rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2022/23
Availability 2023/24
Annual fee average
AED 59,000
Annual fees
AED 56,910–63,120
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Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
Teacher turnover help
Ms Marie Al Nasrawi
Main student nationality
United Arab Emirates
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Repton Foundation School (Rose Campus) Abu Dhabi official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

For the academic year 2020-2021 we are operating a waiting list for FS1 & FS2. We are still encouraging prospective families to apply as we do sometimes see declines between now and September.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

 British international school with strong focus on STEM

- 86+ nationalities

- Arabic and French from FS1

- Strong provision of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Innovation and Art

- Computing is taught by specialist teachers from FS1 (robotics, coding, etc.)

- Specialist facilities such as science labs, language rooms, robotics labs, etc.

- Robust provision of EAL (English as an Additional Language)

- Extensive range of extra-curricular activities

- For international prospects: remote assessments available via Skype

 Bespoke digital learning program

- 1:1 iPad program

- First and currently the only Apple Distinguished School in the Middle East - Official Apple recognition for “innovation, leadership and educational excellence”

- Apple qualified teachers

- Enhancing curriculum, teaching and learning and pupils engagement

 High academic standards

- Very high attainment and progress results measured by international standardized tests

- Consistently rated ‘Band A - Very Good’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge (ADEK)

 Sports, creative arts and outdoor education

- Broadening the talents and skills of Repton pupils in every direction

- Swimming as part of the curriculum from FS1

- Outstanding Music provision

- Ambitious outdoor education program involving exciting overseas trips, local adventure camps and leadership workshops to develop team work, self-confidence, leadership, self-reliance and a variety of other essential life skills

 Strong partnership with Repton School, UK (460-year old institution)

- 3 Repton UK representatives sit on the board of governors that sets the strategic direction of the school and recruits its leadership team

- Annual school inspection by Repton UK representatives

- Teachers coming from Repton UK

- Exchange of pupils

 Facilities

- Dedicated Early Years and Y1 campus, ‘Rose’, on Reem Island

- New state-of-the-art campus, ‘Fry’, opened since September 2017 on Reem Island

- 4-story library

- Dedicated Sixth Form Center

- Learners swimming pool, 25-meter 6-lane swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, multi-purpose indoor sport halls

- Science labs, art rooms, robotics labs, music rooms, drama studios, practice rooms, IT rooms, language rooms and more

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?


Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

19% Emirati

11% British

5-7% American, Canadian, Korean, Indian

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?


If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?


Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?


What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?


Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

We adopt a unique approach to homework known as our Personal Study Policy. Please contact [email protected] for further information

How do you promote healthy eating?

We frequently educate our students on healthy eating habits using multiple techniques and projects such as 'fruit of the week', etc. We also conduct parent workshops on healthy heating and other initiatives.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

At the foundation school, meals are provided to students in their classrooms. This only applies to students who have signed up for the meal service. All others are welcome to bring packed lunches/snacks from home

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

8:00am to 2:40pm (Sunday to Wednesday)

8:00am to 12:40pm (Thursdays)

Is there a school uniform?


How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We utilize a several platforms to communicate with parents. Please contact [email protected] for further information

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?


Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?


Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?


Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?


Do you have a learning support team in your school?


Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Our well equipped Inclusion Department boasts of highly qualified staff who assist in this area. Please contact [email protected] for further information

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Yes. Our well equipped Inclusion Department boasts of highly qualified staff who assist in this area

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?


Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes - Friends of Repton Parent Committee (FoR)

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?


Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

No but we do have a very active parent committee who meet with school leadership very frequently.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

We conduct Open Day events at least 3 times each term. Please contact [email protected] for further information

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

Repton Foundation School (Rose Campus) Abu Dhabi is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:

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