School Day | The Aquila School - Best British School in Dubai


EYFS and primary children should be in school from 7.30am and no later than 7.40am. Secondary pupils should be in school at 7.20am to start the school day at 7.30am. The school day begins for all pupils by singing the national anthem.  On Sunday and Thursday Mr. Howsen hosts whole school assemblies.

Due to current regulations set out by the UAE government and regulatory bodies, we have adjusted our daily routines slightly. View our re-opening plan here for detailed information.

Sunday to Wednesday

FS1 & FS2: 7.40am to 1.45pm
Year 1 to Year 6: 7.40am to 2.45pm
Year 7 to Year 9:  7.30am to 2.45pm


FS1 & FS2: 7.40am to 1.15pm
Year 1 to Year 6: 7.40am to 1.20pm
Year 7 to Year 9: 7.30am to 1.20pm

Due to current regulations set out by the UAE government and regulatory bodies, we are currently unable to provide families with extended hours of care (breakfast club and After school club) – sibling club for FS children is currently available

FS After School Care

To make life easier for families with children in FS1 and FS2 we are pleased to offer an after school care service for one hour every Sunday to Wednesday (1.45pm – 2.45pm).


Whole School Breakfast and After School Club

Since September 2019, we have introduced additional options to support our working families. We offer breakfast and after school clubs. These run on a paid basis with discounted rates for booking bulk in advance.

Breakfast club: 6.45am to 7.30am (Sunday to Thursday)

After school club: 2.45pm to 4.15pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 2.45pm to 3.15pm (Thursday)

During both breakfast and after school club, the children receive light refreshments and take part in a range of fun activities. For all of the above, the children are supervised by school staff.

For details on rates, please speak to our finance team or refer to the family handbook.