Choosing a British curriculum school in the UAE
- Oct 19, 2022
For many the idea of choosing a British curriculum school is daunting. There are over hundreds of schools in the UAE and they all teach various curriculums - that's a lot of options! But don't worry, we've got your back. In this article, we'll show you how to choose the right school for your child, budget, location and other attributes so that you can find your dream British curriculum institution without any difficulty.
But how do you choose the right school? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to go about this.
- Academic Excellence
The Ministry of Education and KHDA have undertaken great efforts to evaluate institutions and create a standard by which parents can assess the academic excellence of institutions. The MOE and KHDA provide annual reports that give the school a rating and also highlight the institution’s performance across various attributes. While one may have to visit multiple websites to gather this information, Edkwery.com has made it easier by bringing this information within the School’s profile on the platform.
- Tuition and other fees
School fees vary from one school to another and may differ depending on the niche the school is targeting. The cost also depends on what age group your child will be attending: nursery (1-2 years), preschool (3-4 years old), primary (5-11) or secondary/high school (12-18). For most schools, there will normally be additional costs for tuition outside normal hours including after school clubs such as extra tuition classes or Saturday morning activities like football or swimming lessons etc., which can add up over time!
The location of a British school is important to consider. Most schools are located in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. So the emirate you stay in could be the first determining factor. However, given the superior infrastructure in each of the given cities, commuting around is not too difficult within the city. Do note, based on where work and home are based you may want to keep an eye out for rush hour traffic. However, all schools in the UAE have reduced this logistics burden by providing transportation facilities that include bus-tracking apps and other safety features.
- Testimonials and Reviews
Find out what other parents had to say about their experiences with particular schools in your area. It’s always helpful to hear directly from those who have experienced first hand. Use social media, Google reviews and other aggregator platforms (such as Edkwery.com) to provide more granular information.
- Attend Open Houses or Plan a Visit
You should also attend open houses or plan a visit to the school so that you can talk directly with the admissions team, teachers and administrators as well as tour the school and its facilities. This will give you a better idea of what is being offered and available to your child!
As you can see, there are many factors to consider when choosing a British curriculum school here in the UAE. We hope this article has been helpful and recommend you to explore the Edkwery platform to help you decide which school best suits your needs!
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