We want Aquila children to be resilient, independent, thoughtful and caring individuals who are well equipped for future work and life experiences
  • Rated Outstanding by British School Overseas (BSO)
  • Amazing Learning is our core purpose
  • Brand new facilities
  • Native English-speaking teachers with UK and international experience
  • Music and the Arts are very important to us
  • Operated by International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global family of 43 schools


Should the above-mentioned times and date not be convenient for you, we are happy to arrange a time and date to fit around your schedule. Please note an appointment is required to visit the school as per the KHDA guidance – our team will confirm your appointment after an enquiry has been submitted.

Admissions Open Days

Join us for one of our upcoming admissions events, to meet our admissions staff and teachers. An appointment is required to visit the school as per the KHDA guidance. 


  • Saturday 9th January – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 23rd January – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
  • Tuesday 2nd February – Online Early Years Session – 10 am
  • Saturday 6th February – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 27th February – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 13th March – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 20th March – Open Day in school – 10am to 2pm
An Outstanding BSO Education

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.


What do the parents have to say?
1st First Birthday Celebrations

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.
Design and food
Our curriculum incorporates
food technology and design
technology – children make
things, take things apart, and
discover how things work!
Our Learning Community
A warm and caring learning community - our close relationships with families and the community is what sets us apart from other schools.
Sports and
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.


“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words” – Edgar Allan Poe

Let your inner poet shine!

Write an original poem about your love for the UAE, for a chance to win a scholarship.

At International Schools Partnership we recognise that Poetry can play an important part in developing a child’s language skills. To support the development of this literacy tool, and to celebrate the “Year of 50”, we are encouraging all students in the UAE to use Poetry in expressing their love for the country we all call home.

Our Curriculum
“An education for the future”

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.


A message from our Principal

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

We believe in providing Aquila children 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 respectful, kind, resilient and independentindividuals, 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!

Wayne Howsen

Amazing Learning

The Aquila School in Dubai embraces the individuality of every learner. We support learning through a robust, child-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 pupils 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 pupil’s abilities 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


ISP International Learning Opportunities

At ISP, learning is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to continually provide the best learning opportunities possible for our students and their families. We believe that as part of our students’ learning journey it is important that they have the chance to experience learning outside of the classroom and connect with other ISP students. As a global group of schools, our students benefit from being part of a wider international community, which provides many additional learning and cultural opportunities.

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 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 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.

Some of the best facilities in Dubai
As a new school, we are privileged to have a range of new facilities that have been designed to enrich children’s learning experiences even further beyond the classroom.
  • 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 an instrument.
  • Dedicated food technology/cookery and design technology rooms.
  • Technology such as Chromepads, Chromebooks and interactive panels for classroom use across the curriculum.
  • Specialist computer suite and science labs
  • Two large libraries 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.
  • An on-site café (The Parrot Café), open to staff and families, contributes to the open, warm and friendly environment, nurturing our school community.
  • A hydroponics farm

Our Learning Community

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.

Children learn in ways that amaze them, and you


We are part of a global family of schools

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:

  • 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

We are currently offering all families a new multi-year discount scheme, from September 2020. Our fees start from 33,750 AED for FS1 and from 45,000 AED for Secondary.

Fees can be paid as an annual; payment it in three installments and as an additional benefit, assessment fees have also been waived.

We also offer competitive sibling discounts for second and subsequent children (speak to our team for more info.)

We believe in supporting our families 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, 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.

For more information, please call +971 (0) 4 586 2777, WhatsApp +971 52 249 9844, or email admissions@theaquilaschool.com and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.