English College Dubai

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The English College, Dubai
The English College logo.jpg
Sheikh Zayed Road
Al Safa 1, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
School type Independent school
Opened 1992
Headteacher Saiqa Liaqat
Gender Coeducational
Education system British National Curriculum
Houses      Eagle      Falcon      Hawk      Kestrel
Sports Rugby, Football, Netball, rock climbing, cricket, athletics
The English College, Dubai as seen from the air

The English College, Dubai is an independent secondary school in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Safa 1 residential area, adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Oasis Centre. The English College, Dubai currently has approximately 700 students and is led by Headteacher Saiqa Liaqat who has been head since September 2016. Although first preference to prospective applicants for offers is to passport holders of the United Kingdom, there are a huge variety of nationalities represented in The English College, Dubai which prides itself on its multicultural student base.


The English College, Dubai is a secondary school which was opened in 1992, owing to a need to establish more quality secondary schools following the British curriculum in Dubai. The current premises in Al Safa 1 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, Dubai 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 remaining facilities are scheduled to be refurbished over the summer of 2018.

School rating[edit]

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

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]

Each year, the fees are revised to reflect macroeconomic trends in inflation. The fee structure for The English College, Dubai for the entire 2017-2018 academic year is as follows:

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

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

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Significant 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 exciting 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. In 2011, the first U18 Girls' competition was introduced and The English College, Dubai team won, beating Dubai Exiles in a very exciting final.

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

A-Level courses[6][edit]

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

BTEC courses[6][edit]

  • Creative Media Production
  • Applied Science
  • Business Studies
  • Travel and Tourism
  • ICT


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