Prestigious British school set to open in Dubai

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  • Date: 23-Jun-2022
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector: Education
  • Country: UAE
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Prestigious British school set to open in Dubai

In August, will open its gates in Dubai Investments Park. The school is accepting enrolments for children from EYFS up to Y8 with students eventually going on to study for their A-levels in the 6th Form. The UAE school will be a branch of Durham School in the UK; an elite institution that has been educating children for more than 600 years. Mark Atkins, Principal, Durham School Dubai, says that this close association offers unique advantages in an already competitive UAE education sector. “I believe that Durham School is a place where the standards and expectations associated with traditional British education, honed for the last 600 years, can provide the springboard to success in the modern, multi-cultural, 21st century, population of Dubai,” he says. The school will teach an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum, with a clear structure and high expectations, which Atkins believes can be advantageous to children. He says that the basic foundations of learning are often overlooked in favour of novel approaches to teaching. “With over 36 years’ experience in education, I have seen pretty much everything from the outstanding to the inadequate and everything in between. I have worked in English state schools, in

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