The Aquila School is the flagship school for International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global family of 31 schools in 8 countries which puts the child’s learning at the centre of everything.

Being part of this group provides The Aquila School with outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.






Global Family

ISP’s Purpose

We are a focused, growing and financially secure group of international schools, operating in different countries, across different cultures and speaking multiple languages.

Our mission is to be an international schools group of quality and scale, recognised in local communities and across the education sector for ‘amazing learning’, ambition, and growth.

As part the ISP global community of schools we work to five challenging principles:

  • Begin with our children and students: our students are at the heart of our business, and their success is our success.
  • Treat everyone with care and respect: we embrace similarities and differences and promote the wellbeing of each other.
  • Operate effectively: we focus on the things that will make the most difference.
  • Are financially responsible: we make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the students and our schools.
  • Learn continuously: getting better is what drives us.

You can find out more about the amazing learning taking place in our schools around the world on the ISP website.

We are delighted to be opening our flagship school in Dubai. The Aquila School will combine the best of STEM with the best of the Arts, offering each child the choice to explore and learn according to their strengths. We believe our emphasis on creativity in a STEAM setting will present a stimulating environment that will both excite students and help prepare them for successful careers as adults.

Steve Brown

Group Managing Director, ISP

I am especially excited about The Aquila School as I wrote the school plan as a freelancer in 2013. Aquila is very much my vision of how a school should be, incorporating everything I have learned and observed in my years teaching, leading and consulting. ISP successfully opened Aspen Heights British School in Abu Dhabi in 2017, so I know without a doubt that Aquila will also be a resounding success.

Christine Simmonds

Group Director of Schools, ISP Middle East

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