English College Dubai

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The English College, Dubai
The English College logo bilingual.jpg

Al Safa 1, Dubai

School typeIndependent school
PrincipalSir Greg Martin
Education systemBritish National Curriculum
Houses     Eagle      Falcon      Hawk      Kestrel
SportsRugby, Football, Netball, rock climbing, cricket, athletics
The English College, Dubai as seen from the air

The English College, Dubai is an independent school in Dubai following the British curriculum from FS1 to Year 13. It is located in the Al Safa 1 residential area, adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Oasis Mall. The English College prides itself on its multicultural student base and has 770 students from a variety of nationalities. The premises is purpose-built, and houses swimming facilities, a gym, a science block, libraries, football field, basketball courts, a canteen, an art studio, and a sixth form common room. The English College is going through an extensive rebuilding and refurbishment programme - classrooms are being added, drama studios, multiple music practice rooms, art studios, eight science laboratories, Sixth Form centre, dining facilities, and food technology area. A purpose-built sports complex will house a multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite and tiered seating.


The English College, Dubai is an independent school which was opened in 1992, owing to a need to establish more quality secondary schools following the British curriculum in Dubai. In January 2019 , The English College merged with Manor Primary School and became an all-through school: Primary school (FS1 to Year 5), Middle school (Year 6 to Year 8) and Secondary school (Year 9 to Year 13).

School rating[edit]

The latest report by the independent Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau awarded the school a status of Good.[citation needed]

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is an educational quality assurance authority based in Dubai which undertakes early learning, school and higher learning institution management and inspections for which it then publishes comprehensive reports. KHDA has awarded The English College, Dubai a ranking of "Good" in terms of overall performance for the last 8 consecutive years. In the latest inspection of the school KHDA stressed the "...very good attainment and progress in English and Mathematics in secondary and in Mathematics post-16...".[1]

Fee structure[edit]

The fee structure for The English College, Dubai for the 2018-2019 academic year is as follows:

  • Year 7 to 9: 51,556 AED/year
  • Year 10 and 11: 55,931 AED/year
  • Year 12 and 13: 61,765 AED/year

[2] (1 GBP = 4.88 AED as of 1 June 2018)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular activities participated in by The English College, Dubai include the Duke of Edinburgh's Award[3] and TEDx program[4] [5]

Dubai Rugby 7's[edit]

In previous years The English College, Dubai participated in the annual Dubai Rugby Sevens, by providing the event with ball boys and ball girls. Students in all years (Year 7 to Year 13) were allowed and often encouraged to partake in this event. The English College, Dubai entered the U18 section of this prestigious event and has achieved success in recent years including an excellent victory in the final of 2008, a game which was played in front of 50,000 people.[citation needed] In 2011, the first U18 Girls' competition was introduced and The English College, Dubai team won, beating Dubai Exiles in a very exciting final.[citation needed]

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) courses[6][edit]

A-Level courses[6][edit]

  • Arabic
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

BTEC courses[6][edit]

  • Business
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Media Studies


  1. ^ https://www.khda.gov.ae/DISB/AttachmentDownload.aspx?DOC_ID=v%2b03nWCv3wY%3d
  2. ^ "Our Fees – English College". www.englishcollege.ac.ae.
  3. ^ "Duke Of Edinburgh Award – English College". www.englishcollege.ac.ae.
  4. ^ "TEDxYouth@EnglishCollege - TED". www.ted.com.
  5. ^ "TedxYouth English College". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ a b c "Curriculum – English College". www.englishcollege.ac.ae.

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