The Aquila School | Top British International School in Dubai

Welcome to One of The Top British Schools in Dubai!

Located in Dubailand, next to The Villa, Dubai

The Aquila School is an exciting British international school in Dubai, UAE which offers a well-developed and creative learning programme in a safe and secure school environment. 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. As part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), The Aquila School opened in September 2018 to serve the growing educational needs of the flourishing communities of The Villa, Dubai Land, Silicon Oasis, and other nearby locations in Dubai. As a leading primary school and British nursery school in Dubai, we cater for children from FS1 to Year 9 (ages 3 to 14) with Year 10 opening in September 2022 (subject to KHDA approval) and will continue to grow to offer up to Year 13 over the coming years.

Enrol Your Child at The Best British School in Dubai

Being a leading English school in Dubai, we offer an exciting and creative programme, based on the British curriculum, adapting all areas of the curriculum to meet the needs of our culturally diverse community.

In our first year of operation, we were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by our British School Overseas inspection. We were also 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.

We are proud that our leadership team successfully elevated their previous schools to an Outstanding rating, so you can be sure your child’s education is in safe hands at one of the best and most easily affordable British school in Dubai.

Why Choose The Aquila School

International British curriculum

Our curriculum is engaging, enjoyable and relevant to our community, and is underpinned by academic rigor. Children learn through enquiry-based learning and a problem-solving approach.

We are rated Outstanding by British School Overseas (BSO)

The Aquila School has been rated as Outstanding by British School Overseas (BSO) across all of its eight areas of assessment. The Outstanding grading this early on in a school’s operation is rare and The Aquila team is very proud of this achievement.

Our teachers are highly experienced and passionate about education

All of our teachers are native English speakers, with UK teaching qualifications and bring with them many years of UK/ international experience.

Safety, wellbeing and happiness are of utmost importance

We ensure this is at the forefront of everything we do. We currently have pupils from FS1 to Year 9. The safety, care, happiness and supervision of our pupils of great importance – we provide a safe and enjoyable environment, giving families utmost security when it comes to their children’s welfare. We are also a truly inclusive community school – we embrace the individuality and cultural identity of every child.

Excellent facilities for academic and sports activities

As a purpose-built school, we are privileged to have a range of facilities to enhance our pupils’ learning experiences. These include an auditorium, two multi-purpose sports halls, two swimming pools, a dance studio, science labs, music and art rooms, food technology and design technology rooms, shaded outdoor play areas, and a multi-purpose astro pitch.

Amazing learning is central to everything we do

Amazing Learning is our core purpose. You will see learning that will amaze you. Wherever you think your child might be in any subject or area, we will do all we can to allow them to do better than you can ever imagine possible


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We are part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP),a focused, growing and financially secure group of 50 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.

At ISP, learning is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to continually provide the best learning opportunities possible for our pupils and their families. We believe that as part of our pupils’ learning journey it is important that they have the chance to experience learning outside of the classroom and connect with other ISP pupils. As a global group of schools, our students benefit from being part of a wider international community, which provides many additional learning and cultural opportunities.

World-Class Campus and Facilities


Including two large sports halls, two swimming pools, a multi-purpose astro pitch, a dance studio, and shaded outdoor play areas.


At our British international school in Dubai, We have invested in the latest technology to enhance our teaching and learning, including tablets, Chrome books and interactive panels for classroom use across the curriculum.


Our well-equipped art, music and dance facilities encourage young artists of all abilities to build their self-confidence, imagination and creativity.


Our curriculum has an emphasis on design and technology – children make things, take things apart, and discover how things work!


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We are part of a global group of schools

We are truly international working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.

Children learn in ways that amaze them, and you

The Aquila School Dubai - Part of International Schools Partnership