English College Dubai

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

Al Safa 1, Dubai

School typeIndependent school
PrincipalMark Ford
Education systemBritish National Curriculum
Houses  Eagle   Falcon   Hawk   Kestrel
SportsRugby, Football, Netball, rock climbing, swimming, 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 730 students from a variety of nationalities. The premises is purpose-built and houses a swimming pool, sports hall, two libraries, football field, basketball court, art studio and a Sixth Form common room. The English College is going through an extensive rebuilding and refurbishment programme - classrooms are being added, music rooms, art studios, 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 9 consecutive years with very good and outstanding features ..."[1]

Fee structure[edit]

The fee structure for the 2019-2020 academic year is:

  • FS1 – FS2: AED 33,500
  • Year 1 to 4: AED 43,500
  • Year 5 to 6: AED 51,000
  • Year 7 to 9: AED 51,556
  • Year 10 and 11: AED 55,931
  • Year 12 and 13: AED 61,765

[2] (1 GBP = 4.73 AED as of September 2019)

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]

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
  • Spanish
  • Law

BTEC courses[6][edit]

  • Business
  • Travel and Tourism


  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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