Amazing Aquila Day

We’re excited to announce our Amazing Aquila Day, a fabulous opportunity for parents and families to experience the brand new award-winning Aquila School and our Amazing Learning educational philosophy for themselves.

Date: Wednesday 14th November
Time: 1.30pm till 3.30pm

This is not like any standard school open day though – we have a host of exciting activities to make this event well worth your time!

  • A children-led school tour, where you’ll get to see our wonderful brand new campus and facilities first-hand (we recently won the award for Best Design Education Project of the Year at the Design Middle East Awards 2018!), guided by our Year 5and 6 children.
  • Amazing Learning Family Workshops, where you will witness our Amazing Learning philosophy in action
  • Fun activities for families and children, accompanied by snacks and refreshments from our on-site café – The Parrot Café.

Proud Winner of the Best Design Education Project of the year 2018

Admissions open from FS1 to year 7

We offer a high-quality British STEAM curriculum to children, enriched to meet the needs of our culturally diverse community. We cater for children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6, and in September 2019 we will expand to Year 7.


  • A new school with some of the best facilities of any school in dubai including fantastic sports and design technology facilities.
  • Our teachers are all native english speakers with UK qualifications, bringing with them many years of UK and international school experience.
  • Part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global family of 34 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.
  • Our experienced leadership team successfully elevated their previous school to an outstanding accreditation, twice.
  • We are a truly inclusive community school - we embrace the individuality of every child and ensure their safety and wellbeing is high priority.
  • Music and the arts are very important to us - every child will have the opportunity to sing regularly and to learn to play an instrument.
  • ‘Amazing Learning’ is our core purpose. Wherever you think your child might be in any subject or area, we assure you that they will do better than you can ever imagine possible.
british steam
Our creative STEAM curriculum combines science, maths, technology and the arts as part of a broader enquiry-based curriculum, to encourage dialogue, problem-solving and critical thinking.
design and food
Our curriculum incorporates
food technology and design
technology – children make
things, take things apart, and
discover how things work!
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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.
STEAM & Design Thinking
“An education for the future”

Our curriculum prepares our children for a complex, challenging and competitive future - we enhance the traditional STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) with the just-as-important Arts. Our STEAM curriculum combines the best of STEM learning, whilst integrating design, art and performance, to give life to learning.

Every child will learn through a design-thinking mindset – a structured approach to learning, collaboration and problem-solving. High challenge, collaborative problem-solving and problem-seeking activities challenge our children to go full STEAM ahead, enabling them to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.

Amazing Learning

The Aquila School in Dubai embraces the individuality of every learner. We support learning through a robust, student-focused curriculum, and enriching after-school programmes. The Aquila School focuses relentlessly on each child’s ability to amaze. Whether through mentoring, enrichment or personalised study, The Aquila School recognises and nurtures each child’s gifts and talents so that they amaze themselves and inspire others.

To do this, we are committed to:

  • Placing children at the heart of everything we do
  • Empowering children to make decisions about their own learning
  • Providing an amazing curriculum in English and Arabic
  • Employing the very best British trained and qualified teachers
  • Ensuring every child makes as much progress as possible

A message from our Principal
“I am incredibly proud to have the privilege and responsibility of being the founding Principal of The Aquila School.”

Having worked in the UAE for six years and now entering my twentieth year as a principal, I am excited by the unique opportunity to employ brilliant and experienced teachers and create an amazing school.

As well as focusing on academic excellence, our curriculum is based on technology (food, design and IT), as well as music and the arts.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Aquila School soon.

Wayne Howsen

Some of the best facilities in Dubai
As a new school, we are privileged to have a range of brand new, world-class facilities and activities that have been designed to enrich children’s learning experiences
  • Two heated and chilled swimming pools, with weekly swimming lessons from FS1.
  • An auditorium that can be used for a range of events, from assemblies to music and theatre performances.
  • Two large multi-purpose sports halls and a multi-purpose astro pitch.
  • Spacious, well-resourced classrooms, filled with natural light, providing excellent conditions for learning.
  • Music, art and dance studios, and specialist music teachers ensure all children have the opportunity to learn the instrument of their choice.
  • Dedicated food technology/cookery and design technology rooms.
  • Technology such as tablets, Chromebooks and interactive panels for classroom use across the curriculum.
  • A large library housing thousands of books to encourage children to develop a love of reading and to support their learning.
  • Age-appropriate shaded play areas across the campus.
  • In-house canteen providing a daily choice of healthy nutritious meals.
  • An on-site café (The Parrot Café), open to staff and families, contributes to the open, warm and friendly environment, nurturing our school community.

What do the parents have to say?

An appreciation of the local environment

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:

  • A hydroponics farm where children will be able to cultivate fruit and vegetables and will be encouraged to develop healthy eating habits;
  • Animals such as fish, parrots and chickens.

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 Aquila celebrates our best use of natural resources and how we might grow and develop a sustainable life to enrich our local communities.

Children learn in ways that amaze them, and you

Part of
Global Family

We are part of a global family of schools

The International Schools Partnership is a focused, growing and financially secure group of schools located within 8 countries in Europe, The Americas, The Middle East and Southeast Asia. All our schools:

  • Help children and students learn to levels that amaze them;
  • Inspire children and students to be successful now and equip them to be successful later;
  • Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages;
  • Aim to be the first choice for children, students and their families, wherever we are.
Real Learning, Real Skills, Real Possibilities.
School fees

Founders Fee discounts are available, and our founding families do not have to pay any registration and assessment fees. Additional discounts are offered for all families with two or more children in the school, ranging from 5% to 10%.

Our school fees start from 38,500AED (FS1) and can be paid as an annual payment or in three instalments.

We believe in supporting our parents in order for them to afford the best schooling for their children. Please visit us to discuss our payment plans and discounts.

Contact us

The Aquila School is located in Dubailand Residential Complex, next door to The Villa Compound.
We also offer a monitored bus service across many areas of Dubai.