We offer a high quality international British curriculum, in a vibrant, positive and nurturing environment
Our teachers are all native English speakers with years of UK and international experience
Part of International Schools Partnership, with globally recognised teaching and learning standards
Fantastic, brand new facilities including sports halls, swimming pools, an astro pitch, a dance studio, food technology and design technology rooms, shaded outdoor play areas and a hydroponics farm
Our British curriculum prepares our children for a complex, challenging and competitive future. We cater for children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 7, and in September 2020 we will expand to Year 8*.
We are located in Dubailand Residence Complex, next to the Villa. Our fees start from 33,750 AED (FS1) Click here for more details.
The Aquila School is very proud to announce that it has been rated as Outstanding by British School Overseas (BSO) across all areas of assessment. To be graded as Outstanding this early on in a school’s operation is very rare, if not unheard of.
“Our team work tirelessly to ensure that every child makes as much progress as possible and is genuinely empowered to make decisions about their own learning. We are delighted that – within our first year of operation – we have been given the very highest rating possible from British School Overseas. Their recognition of the relevance of our engaging curriculum and commitment to progress, while ensuring that children are safe and happy, are a fitting testament to the excellent work of our committed and talented staff. Visitors to our school often comment on the happy community atmosphere, saying that the school is welcoming and has an established feel, and it is fantastic that the inspection team have also recognised this.” Wayne Howsen, Principal.
Our creative curriculum combines science, maths, technology and the arts as part of a broader enquiry-based curriculum, to encourage dialogue, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Our curriculum incorporates
food technology and design
technology – children make
things, take things apart, and
discover how things work!
A warm and caring learning community – our close relationships with families and the community is what sets us apart from other schools.
Children enjoy access to some of the best sports facilities in Dubai, including large sports halls, swimming pools, an astro pitch, a dance studio, and shaded outdoor play areas.
Our curriculum prepares our children for a complex, challenging and competitive future. We value linking learning in all subjects together so that the curriculum is engaging, relevant and interesting to the community we serve.
We value enquiry based, ‘real’ learning – where every child develops a design thinking mindset – a structured approach to learning collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Such activities challenge the children to take risk, think and become resilient, independent learners.
Having worked in the UAE for seven years and now entering my twenty first year as a principal, I am excited by the unique opportunity to employ brilliant and experienced teachers and create an amazing school.
We believe in providing students with ‘amazing learning’, helping children to learn to levels that amaze them and to inspire them to be successful now and equip them to be successful later. We want Aquila children to be resilient, independent, thoughtful and caring individuals, well equipped for future work and life experiences.
Visitors to our school are struck by the sense of community and the buzz of amazing learning.
Come and be AMAZED!
The Aquila School in Dubai embraces the individuality of every learner. We support learning through a robust, student-focused curriculum, and enriching extra-curricular activities. The Aquila School focuses relentlessly on each child’s ability to amaze.
Learning is about getting better, academically, socially and emotionally. Amazing Learning happens when students surprise themselves by getting better to a level beyond which they thought possible.
Whether through mentoring, enrichment or personalised study, the Aquila School recognises and nurtures each student’s gifts and talents so that they amaze themselves and inspire others.
To do this, we are committed to:
Our school participates in the Expo 2020 Dubai, which witnesses the presence of countries and international institutions on a single platform to exchange experiences and knowledge and review technologies that will have an important role in promoting cooperation in the field of education at the global level by providing creative innovations and achieving social progress.
The Expo Dubai will be held under the slogan “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future”. During the exhibition, our school will focus on the sub-theme “Mobility”. Students at Aquila School will learn about the history of the movement, up to the future of the movement, and this will inspire them to learn how to deal with the future.
The Aquila School believes that providing children with an eco-friendly environment will instil a sense of responsibility towards the world. We offer unique environmental initiatives not provided by any other school in Dubai, including:
Children will gain an understanding that much of what has been grown can be eaten and enjoyed. Such unique, hands-on learning experiences enhance and embed classroom learning. The learning environment at The Aquila School celebrates our best use of natural resources and how we might grow and develop a sustainable life to enrich our local communities.
Our children and their families tell us that they feel part of a caring and encouraging community. We not only support the personal development of every child; we also provide an excellent academic programme that offers our children a broad and rich curriculum with a wide range of opportunities and experiences. As a school, we value the importance of the home-school partnership and we encourage families to be part of their child’s educational journey.
Our families see our school as an extension of their home, it is a place where our children feel valued and listened to as well as part of a learning community that supports them in achieving their dreams and ambitions.
The International Schools Partnership is a focused, growing and financially secure group of schools located across Europe, The Americas, The Middle East and Southeast Asia. All our schools:
We are currently offering all families a new multi-year discount scheme with our fees starting from 33,750 AED for FS1 and from 45,000 AED for Secondary, coming into effect September 2020.
Fees and can be paid as an annual payment or in three instalments and as an additional benefit, assessment fees have are also waived.
We also offer competitive sibling discounts for second and subsequent children (speak to our team for more info).
The Aquila School is located in Dubailand Residential Complex, 5 Minutes from The Villa, 10 Minutes from Silicon Oasis, 15 Minutes from Arabian Ranches, 20 Minutes from Mira Town Square/Damac Hills and Mirdiff and 25 minutes from Remraam community.
We also offer a monitored bus service across many areas of Dubai.