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Royal Grammar School Guildford in Dubai Q & A

The Royal Grammar School Guildford in Dubai is set to open in September 2021. It is the second school in the Middle East to be established in partnership with the 510 year old UK school - the other opened in Qatar in 2016. The Royal Grammar School Guildford UK is one of the most academically successful in the country.
At a glance
School type
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
Annual fee average
AED 98,000
Annual fees
AED 75,000 - 114,000
Price band help
School year
Sep to Jul
Mr Craig Lamshed
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Royal Grammar School Guildford in Dubai 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.

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

Our parent school, the Royal Grammar School Guildford in the UK, has 500 years’ experience in preparing thousands of young people for the challenges of today — and tomorrow.
Over the centuries, we have built a reputation for academic rigour and innovation. By combining a foundation of heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning, we have helped thousands of pupils move on to, and graduate from, top universities.
We retain a lifelong connection with our pupils through RGS Guildford’s well-established alumni network. Our former students are proud to support current students through mentoring programmes.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Academic Innovation
We are a forward-looking British Curriculum school, offering an array of experiences and extra-curricular activities to inspire every child’s interests and passions – and lay a deep foundation for their future success.

Exceptional Teaching
We know the critical importance of having the very best educators and we commit to ensuring our pupils experience the highest quality teaching, consistently across the entire school. Our teachers will be Britishtrained and actively involved in furthering their professional development.
Nurturing Community
We know and care for our pupils as the true individuals they are. We take pride in this personalised support, which helps guide our pupils to become a positive influence on themselves, others and the wider world.

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

Every class in EYFS and KS1 will include a class teacher and a teaching assistant. From Year 3 there will be a Teaching Assistant in every pair of classes. However, in the first two years of opening we are expecting there to be a Teaching Assistant in each class.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes, absolutely. The department will be run by one of our Senior Teachers (Head of Inclusion) and they will oversee a highly qualified team of teachers and support assistants who have a range of skills

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