Durham School Dubai opens admissions for upcoming academic year

Admissions are open for students from FS1 to Year 9 

Dubai, Feb 14, 2023: Durham School’s Dubai branch, which opened last year at Investments Park, is now accepting admissions for the upcoming academic year 2023-24. The school, which has a 600-year-old legacy in the UK, is welcoming students from FS1 to Year 9. 

The school aims to provide an authentic British education experience to students. Principal Mark Atkins says, “Any student stepping through the doors at Durham School Dubai can expect to receive exactly the same quality education, same standards and ethos as they would 3,500 miles north in the ancient cathedral city.”  

Durham Dubai is academically ambitious for its students; it expects them to make the most of the opportunities made available to them. They are supported in this by teaching staff almost entirely recruited directly from the UK.  

Meanwhile, the school received more than 800 applications for limited positions to join the school for the start of the next academic year.  

Durham Dubai is taking a more traditional approach to teaching. While acknowledging the importance of technology, Durham is a school that believes in ‘work in books’ and judicious use of technology; an iPad is no substitute for a quality teacher. 

Authentic British education is about so much more than academic results. While not dismissing the importance of examination results, Durham believes that truly worthwhile education is best measured in student progress and social and emotional growth.  

Atkins says, “We believe in helping our students to be young men and women of courage and integrity; outward looking and determined to make a meaningful contribution to society. Underpinning this is the development confidence they will receive from our strong focus on the individual and commitment to pastoral care.” 

Durham Dubai has a strong focus on language and the arts. English, languages and humanities are equally important to mathematics and science. Music, drama and art are strongly promoted as is sport with all students able to benefit from a range of curricular and co-curricular options.  

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