Distance Learning | Affordable British School in Dubai


The Aquila School is successfully delivering distance learning to a small group of pupils who are not attending full-time face-to-face learning in school. Our aim as it always has been is to have as many children back in school as possible, however, we understand that this may not be possible for all families.

While the majority of our pupils are currently in school full-time, a few remain at home during this difficult time. For our pupils currently learning from home, our education team at The Aquila School team are on hand to ensure pupils can still access a range of live and pre-recorded lessons covering key subjects.

An example week in Primary would include the following:

  • 4 live English/phonic lessons (15-20 min)
  • 4 live maths lessons (15-20 min)
  • 2 pre-recorded assemblies
  • Daily live registration
  • 1 science lesson (either prerecorded, live, or live streamed from classroom)
  • 1 moral education (either prerecorded, live, or live streamed from classroom)
  • 1 social studies (either prerecorded, live, or live streamed from classroom)
  • 1 topic lesson (either prerecorded, live, or live streamed from classroom)
  • 4/5 live Arabic lessons a week (depending on year group)
  • 3/2 live Islamic lessons a week (depending on year group)

An example week in Secondary would include the following:

  • 4 live English lessons (40 minutes)
  • 4 live mathematics lessons (40 minutes)
  • 3 live science lessons (40-60 minutes)
  • 3 live Spanish lessons (40 minutes)
  • 1 live moral education lesson (40 minutes)
  • 1 live social studies lesson (40 minutes)
  • 1 live computer science lesson (40 minutes)
  • 2 live humanities lessons (40 -60 minutes)
  • 2 live art and DT lessons (40 -60 minutes)
  • 2 live Islamic lessons (40 minutes)
  • 4 live Arabic lessons (5 for year 7 Arabic A) (40 minutes)
  • 3 live PE lessons (40 minutes)

Each week we look at an inspirational person (dead and alive) to motivate and inspire pupils  – we also want them to be able to conceptualise the outside world.  Our choices are from all fields  – science, business, entertainment and more.

Each week we look at a career and make links to the subjects pupils learn so the curriculum is purposeful and pupils can see why they matter.  We look at the types of qualifications needed and what the job is actually like.  So far we have had architect, interpreter, video editor and accountant.

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact our admissions team on 04 586 2777 or enquire now. We are here to help and support any way we can.



Anayah had an amazing day learning lessons through materials posted by you all and it is overwhelming to see her enjoy every bit of your hard work, Thank you so much for making it a success. It seemed she was in an actual classroom because it was interactive in a way she could participate in between. This is to appreciate all your support and hard work! Also attaching Anayah’s work. She finished all the lessons independently and extra resources too, which is extraordinary maybe because she was missing school so loved doing all the work.

Mother of Anayah, Year 2 child, on distance learning

Thanks, Mr Mclaren – we’re impressed with you too. When I got home at lunchtime yesterday, I was flabbergasted to find Zainah running around the front room in her trainers – “I’m doing my PE” – amazing, to coin a phrase!

Mark Evans

Father of two children in Year 6 and Year 7 , (also the BSO inspector who enrolled his children in the school!), on distance learning