Welcome to The Aquila School. I am incredibly proud to have the privilege and responsibility of being the founding Principal of The Aquila School.

Having worked in the UAE for seven years and now entering my twenty-first year as a principal, I am excited by the unique opportunity to employ brilliant and experienced teachers and create an amazing school.

We believe in providing students with ‘amazing learning’, helping children to learn to levels that amaze them and to inspire them to be successful now and equip them to be successful later. We will inspire and support children to discover and pursue their passion in learning through maximum choice and authentic learning linked to life.  Our vision places the interests and needs of children at the heart of everything we do. We want Aquila children to be resilient, independent, thoughtful and caring individuals, well equipped for future work and life experiences.

I am delighted to be working alongside Mrs Kylie Cleworth, our Head of Primary to make this happen. We both share similar aspirations for The Aquila School, and for the last seven years, we have worked together at the first ever school in Abu Dhabi to have been graded as OUTSTANDING in all areas.

As an international school in Dubai, we welcome and celebrate a diverse learning community.  Our British curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum with an international flavour in order to ensure our children become truly ‘international’ in their outlook and attitude. We integrate the wonders of Dubai’s locality and ecology along with the culture and heritage of both the UAE and our children’s host countries, to inspire learning and create a sense of responsibility for our local and global environment. As well as focusing on academic excellence, our curriculum is based on technology (food, design and IT), as well as music and the arts.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Aquila School soon.

Wayne Howsen, Principal