School Description

Welcome to Kings’ School Dubai, an outstanding British Primary school founded in 2004, adjacent to the iconic Burj Al Arab. We are the only school in the United Arab Emirates to have achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau every year since inspections began.

The original school in a family of three Kings’ Schools, we all share the same key value – ‘The Best By Every Child’. This is the essence of our work and what we all strive for every day. As a community, including children, teachers, leaders, support staff and parents, we know that working together in strong partnerships is the most effective way of supporting all our children as they strive to reach their full potential.

We are very proud of our British heritage and our thriving international community which is made up of many nationalities from around the globe. It is this combination of community and world-class educational standards that delivers such a high-quality, well-rounded, international education.

At Kings’ School Dubai we follow the National Curriculum for England as a framework which we then adapt to ensure a conceptual, integrated and enriched learning experience for our young learners. It is important that we contextualise the curriculum so that children understand what they are learning and why, by using the environment around them. It is also influenced by the individual and evolving needs of our children. The result is a rigorous bespoke curriculum, relevant to children growing up in Dubai but designed to produce happy and successful global citizens, ready to take their place in the world.

Our outstanding teaching is creative and forward-thinking: we are always seeking innovative ways to inspire a lifelong love of learning in our young people. We believe that the way children are taught is as important as what they learn. Our approach is holistic, incorporating academic excellence and the attainment of skills as well as knowledge. We ensure a supportive environment focused on student happiness, health and well-being. We encourage our children to be active learners in every aspect of school life, inspiring independent, self-motivated and resilient individuals. The results speak for themselves with students achieving exceptional attainment, progress and success within and beyond the curriculum.

Kings’ School Dubai has outstanding facilities, from state-of-the-art technology throughout the school and classrooms, to extensive sporting facilities including an astro football pitch, two hard courts and a 50m running track, a gymnasium and a 25m swimming pool. It also boasts two inspiring performing arts auditoriums.

Schools should be special places, filled with happiness, curiosity and investigation, with inspiring teachers, challenging learning experiences and rich memorable activities. Kings’ School Dubai is just such a place, set in a beautiful campus, staffed by highly qualified teachers and exceptional leaders. It is a place of educational distinction, focused on achieving ‘The Best By Every Child’.

If you would like to discover more about Kings’ School Dubai, please book a tour to see everything we have to offer for yourself.

Creativity, Responsibility, Risk Taking, Collaboration, Reflection are crucial life skills and feature in our Kings’ Learner Behaviours.  Learn more how these skills are nurtured and honed through our Performing Arts programme.

School Contact Information

26th St, Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3819

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    Mr Bede Patrick Higgins
School Type

British School Overseas (BSO)

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Extra Curricular Activities

Kings’ School Dubai offers an extensive programme of co-curricular activities for all children in Years 2 to 6. Year 1 children can join clubs from their second term, in January. Activities take place before and after school, and most clubs are run by Kings’ teaching or support staff, but there are also some externally run clubs.

We always cover a wide range of interests, from sports to music, science to arts, and we involve the Student Voice to generate ideas for the activities so that everybody has a chance to develop their passion. Activities change termly, but the current list includes everything from chess to rounders, origami to zumba, cooking to photography, and even includes a Dragons Den business club. External providers currently offer ballet, karate, yoga, engineering and even a Lego club.

Children can join two internal clubs per term for free, as well as any number of external clubs, which incur an additional charge. Bookings are made via our Parent Portal for internal clubs, while parents deal with external providers directly. For more information about After School Care, read our Parent Essentials.

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