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Know About The Ten Private UAE Schools That Ranked Among Top 100 in The World

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 Know About The Ten Private UAE Schools That Ranked Among Top 100 in The World

Ten UAE schools have been named among the top 100 private schools in the world, as part of the Spear’s Schools Index 2022. Schools have been expertly chosen by global education consultancy, Carfax Education and Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals. Among the top 15 Middle East schools names, 10 are UAE based, including Brighton College Abu Dhabi, The British School Al Khubairat, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, Dubai College, Jumeirah College, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Nord Anglia International School Dubai, NLCS Dubai, Repton School Dubai and Swiss Scientific International School in Dubai.

Categorised by region, prospective parents and pupils can now access a list of the top 100 schools for 2022, across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, chosen by specialist education consultants at Carfax Education and Spear’s Magazine. As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare pupils for life beyond academia. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees, as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.

Here are the 10 private schools in the UAE listed among the world’s best:

  • The British School Al Khubairat

The school was built on property granted by the then-ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the Khubairat neighbourhood of the city, in January 1968. The British School Al Khubairat, formerly known as "Al Khubairat Community School," is a non-profit fee-charging school for English-speaking children in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. There are approximately 1,800 pupils enrolled in the school. Mark Leppard began serving as headteacher in September 2015. The fourth phase of the school's development was completed in 2012. In addition to housing many services, the Ruby Building is a new primary block for the youngest students, ranging in age from nursery to year 2.

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  • Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

In late January 2011, a group of Abu Dhabi-based Old Cranleighians introduced the School to the board of directors at the Tourist, Development and Investment Company, and thus Cranleigh Abu Dhabi was formed (TDIC). After high-level visits to Abu Dhabi, an agreement to collaborate on the opening of a school on Saadiyat Island in September 2014 was established.

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  • Brighton College Abu Dhabi

Brighton College Abu Dhabi provides students with a dynamic and demanding study environment as well as a distinctive British independent school ethos that reflects Abu Dhabi's and the United Arab Emirates' values and colourful culture. There are classes available for students in Nursery to Year 13. Brighton College Abu Dhabi, which is based on a purpose-built campus in Bloom Gardens and has cutting-edge amenities, is dedicated to being the top British curriculum school in the Middle East. The College can deliver an exceptional level of education, much like other Brighton Colleges already do around the world, thanks to its highly qualified academic and support staff.

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  • Dubai College

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, there is a selective entrance British school called Dubai College (DC). The school, which was founded in 1978 and serves students in grades 7 through 13, is located in Dubai's Al Sufouh neighbourhood. The British GCSE and A-Level exams are studied by students. It is a non-profit organisation, and Edward Quinlan, a British chartered accountant, serves as the board of governors' current chairman.

One of the most prestigious universities in the UAE is commonly regarded as being Dubai College. Dubai College had the best examination results of any British School Overseas worldwide in the 2014 COBIS study of its member institutions.

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  • Jumeirah College

The primary site of the British-run Jumeirah English Speaking School is on Sheikh Zayed Road, while the secondary campus, at Arabian Ranches, is home to students in elementary, secondary, and high school. The JESS had 2000 students registered as of December 2016. The original JESS school in Jumeirah was established in 1975 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The school was established in response to a demand for establishments that were specifically designed to meet the needs of British families. The Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the only other institution at the time, was oversubscribed.

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  • Jumeirah English Speaking School

It was founded in 1975,The primary site of the British-run Jumeirah English Speaking School is on Sheikh Zayed Road, while the secondary campus, at Arabian Ranches, is home to students in elementary, secondary, and high school. The JESS had 2000 students registered as of December 2016.

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  • Swiss International Scientific School Dubai

An international school called Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai, or SISD, is located in Dubai Healthcare City, Phase 2, Al Jaddaf. More than 1,200 students from more than 70 different countries attend the school, which provides a multilingual curriculum through the International Baccalaureate programme for children in Pre-KG through Grade 12. It includes boarding homes that offer full-time, weekly, and flexi-boarding alternatives and serve children between the ages of 11 and 17.

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  • Nord Anglia International School Dubai

School of Nord Anglia International Dubai, commonly referred to as NAS Dubai, is a global institution of learning that is situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Nord Anglia Education includes the Nord Anglia International School Dubai. More than 61,000 children from kindergarten until the end of secondary/high school are educated at the 66 Nord Anglia schools, which are spread out over 29 nations in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

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  • North London Collegiate School Dubai

An independent school with a day school for girls in England is called North London Collegiate School (NLCS). It was established in Camden Town and is presently situated in Edgware, a borough of London. Four sister schools were established; they are co educational day and boarding schools with a British curriculum, one in Jeju Island, South Korea, one in Dubai, and one in Singapore. It belongs to the Association of Girls' Schools.

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  •  Repton School Dubai

Repton School, a coed international school that is a member of Excella in Dubai, was established in 2007. The school serves pupils from 3 to 18 years old, and students as young as 11 can board there. It is a sister institution of the 1557-founded Repton School in the UK.

The prestigious UK-based Repton institution's first sister school in the United Arab Emirates was Repton School Dubai. The first international school with a UK brand to open in the UAE was Repton School Dubai. Repton School Abu Dhabi and Repton School Al Barsha were subsequently opened in the United Arab Emirates in 2013.

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It may be noted that this year’s index included five more Middle East schools than last year, with new entries including The British School Al Khubairat, Jumeirah College, Nord Anglia International School Dubai, NLCS Dubai and Swiss Scientific International School in Dubai. Sharing her thoughts on the same, Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “This index is the go-to for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world. In this year’s index we have chosen to increase the Middle East category from 10 to 15, reflecting the high calibre of schools across the region. Families from around the globe are increasingly choosing to educate their children here in the UAE, recognising the top-quality education available to them. We expect to see continued demand for schools in this region, and particularly the UAE, with four new schools opening in Dubai this year and other new schools establishing their credentials in this dynamic education landscape.”

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