About Us


The Aquila School is an exciting new international British school in Dubai with so much to offer your child. Our experienced and passionate staff are committed to ensuring every child develops a love of learning and acquires the skills and knowledge they need for the future.

The Aquila School opened in September 2018 to serve the growing educational needs of the surrounding communities in Dubailand, and across Dubai. We offer a high quality British curriculum to children, enriched to meet the needs of our culturally diverse community. We cater for children from FS1 to Year 8, and in September 2021 we will expand to offer Year 9*. Subject to KHDA approval. 

We’re proud to announce that we were awarded the Best Design Education Project of the Year at the Design Middle East Awards 2018, a testament to the quality and design of The Aquila School’s campus and facilities.

In April 2019, we were rated Outstanding across all areas by British School Overseas, within our first year of operation.

We are dedicated to delivering Amazing Learning, to ensure your child makes as much progress as possible. 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

The Aquila School is the flagship school of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) group, a global network of 45 schools across 12 countries, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance. The Aquila School will eventually be a through school offering iGCSE at Year 11, and BTEC and IB for Years 12 and 13. BTEC is rare in the UAE and underpins the ethos of the school reflecting children having choices in their learning.

Truly international, The Aquila School is a family of diverse individuals whose collective aim is to build a better world through amazing learning. The power of The Aquila School learning community is achieved by recognising, valuing and connecting the different contributions and talents of all its members. Through an uncompromising balance of individualism and unity we inspire children to find their own unique paths to make a difference.

The Aquila School’s mission is to ensure every child loves coming to school and makes as much progress as possible.

Did you know? Aquila means flight, constellation and learning, hence our logo incorporating a bird in flight.

*Subject to KHDA approval