The Aquila School successfully opened Year 7 in the 2019/20 academic year, and will offer Year 8 from September 2020. The Aquila School will grow by one additional year group per new academic year.

The ethos and high levels of pastoral care established in the primary school follow through to the secondary school, with young people’s ability to develop resilience, approach challenges positively, and work collaboratively for the good of the whole community being central to their learning.

Our secondary school teaching provides challenge whilst enabling our children to see meaningful links in their learning.

We teach the English National Curriculum, together with the Ministry of Education curricular requirements, and themes will include teaching in the following subjects.

Subjects in Year 7 and Year 8:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies (for our Muslim students)
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Education (including swimming)
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Moral Education
  • Drama
  • Citizenship/ Life Skills
  • Independent Studies

Following a broad provision in Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 children will have the option to select options for further study leading to GCSE/ IGCSE examinations.

Our secondary children have the opportunity to explore and collaborate in specialist learning areas, such as design workshops, science laboratories and the learning hub, which are incorporated into day-to-day learning to enhance their learning experiences.