Excellent British International School in Dubai | FS1 to Year 8

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 offering a well-developed and creative learning program available at our safe and secured school premises or the comforts of your home through distance learning option. 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 8 (ages 2.8 to 13) with Year 9 opening in September 2021* (*Subject to KHDA approval).

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, combining science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts, to children enriched to meet the needs of our culturally diverse community.

We have been rated Outstanding in all areas by British School Overseas, and 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 a design thinking mindset 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 the teachers at our FS1 school in Dubai are native English speakers and bring with them many years of UK/ international experience. Some of our teachers have also worked with the Leadership Team at their previous outstanding school.

Safety, wellbeing and happiness are of utmost importance

We ensure this is at the forefront of everything we do. We are an FS1 to Year 8 school in Dubai, it is of great importance that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our early and young learners giving parents utmost security when it comes to their children’s welfare. We are also truly inclusive community school – we embrace the individuality and cultural identity of every child.

Excellent facilities for academic and sports activities

As a new school, we are privileged to have a range of brand new facilities, including an auditorium, two multi-purpose sports halls, two swimming pools, a dance studio, 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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*Year 9 opening in September 2021. Subject to KHDA approval

We are part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP),a focused, growing and financially secure group of 45 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.

Being part of ISP also allows for more international opportunities for our secondary school students, such as the Model United Nations and Buddy Exchange Programme.

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!


The Aquila School is one of the Top Schools in the UAE

The Aquila School is one of the Top Schools in the UAE

The Aquila School was featured in the last Gulf News Special Issue on the Top Schools in the UAE. Page 8 Our Principal, Mr. Wayne Howsen, shared some of the changes that took place at The Aquila School over the last few months, with Gulf News in a recent article. Page...

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The Aquila School Community Iftar 2020

The Aquila School Community Iftar 2020

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington On Wednesday 6th May 2020, we hosted a virtual iftar for our families. We want to thank all of our families who shared their pictures with us. These were lovely to see and was a reminder...

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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

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