Campus & Facilities | The Aquila International School Dubai


We are privileged to offer our pupils a variety of award-winning facilities, designed to enhance the curriculum and create inviting spaces for our pupils to learn.

We’re proud to have been 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.

General Facilities

The Aquila School has a wonderful auditorium that is used for a range of events, from assemblies to music and theatre performances.

Separate pick-up and drop-off areas for families in FS, primary and secondary children.

We are delighted to be opening a brand new building in the coming years. This will be a state-of-the-art facility, housed with specialist secondary and primary classrooms, sports facilities and a canteen.

Sports Facilities

Physical activity plays a crucial role in children’s development and wellbeing. Our children enjoy access to two large multipurpose sports halls, two (heated and chilled) swimming pools (with weekly swimming lessons in Early Years and Primary), an outdoor multi-purpose sports court, astro pitch, a dance studio, and shaded outdoor play areas.

Dedicated Music and Art Rooms

The Aquila School believes that art, music and dance allows children to express themselves in a way that enriches their learning by harnessing creativity, which complements academic achievements. Our well-equipped music and arts facilities, which includes dedicated music, art and dance studios, encourages young artists, musicians and dancers of all abilities and across all age groups to get involved and build their self-confidence, imagination and creative skills.

Design Technology and Food Technology

Our curriculum includes design and technology – children learn to make things, take things apart, and discover how things work!

We have dedicated food technology/cookery and design technology rooms/workshops.


The Aquila School has three large libraries, that are stocked with thousands of books to encourage children to develop a love of reading and support their learning. We have a learning hub for our secondary pupils which is designed to allow them to learn, research and collaborate.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

We have invested in the latest technology to enhance our teaching and learning,Our primary children have access to a range of devices. including tablets, iPads, Chromebooks and interactive panels for classroom use across the curriculum. We also have a specialised computer suite available for all of our children.Secondary pupils will be required to provide their own device as they prepare for their GCSE examinations. Specifications will be provided to families, and can be sourced from our chosen partner.

Medical Care

We have our own in-school clinic and full-time medical staff to provide care and support in the event of illnesses and accidents. They are also on hand if families need advice.

Uniform Shop

Our uniform shop is on-site at The Aquila School.

The Aquila School uniform is compulsory for all children.


We actively promote healthy eating at The Aquila School as we know that when children eat nutritionally rich food they have more energy and approach their studies with more enthusiasm. We have our own catering company who provide a daily choice of healthy nutritious meals.

Alternatively, children may choose to bring their own healthy packed lunch. All children should also bring a healthy mid-morning snack such as fresh fruit or vegetable sticks and a refillable water bottle. We also ask that no nuts are brought into the school due to nut allergies.

Families are also welcome to enjoy our community café, The Parrot Café, open daily from 7.30am until 3pm. Update: due to the COVID pandemic this facility is currently closed.

Private Hire

Our facilities are also available for private hire, through IFA sport. If you would like to enquire about hiring our facilities, please contact the IFA team on 04 454 1683. For more information visit or view the IFA Aquila Brochure.