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Repton School Dubai

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 78,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 78,000
Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road,Nad Al Sheba 3 Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

10% local : 90% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Repton is an academically selective school and all children who are considered for a place are assessed. The intention of the assessment process is to evaluate a child’s potential for future success. Repton looks for potential, not just specific to particular activities, but also in behaviour, attitude and character. The assessment process is carefully designed to be a fair measure of a child’s ability in a number of areas. All assessments are age appropriate.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Repton uses paper based tests and Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT) to assist in the selection process. All children applying for Y7 onwards take CATs which are computer based. All Junior School applicants are given age appropriate assessments based on work our current pupils undertake.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IGCSE Results:
- 2015 % of pupils achieving 5 A*-C Grades including English language and Mathematics: 87%
- 2014 % of pupils achieving 5 A*-C Grades including English language and Mathematics: 87%
- 2013 % of pupils achieving 5 A*-C Grades including English language and Mathematics: 86%
- 2012 % of pupils achieving 5 A*-C Grades including English language and Mathematics: 82%
- 2011 % of pupils achieving 5 A*-C Grades including English language and Mathematics: 69%

IB Diploma Results:
- 2015 % of students who passed the full Diploma: 97%
- 2014 % of students who passed the full Diploma: 90%
- 2013 % of students who passed the full Diploma: 80%
- 2012 % of students who passed the full Diploma: 71%
- 2011 % of students who passed the full Diploma: 65%

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Department aims to provide an inclusive education to the population of the Repton student community. Repton strives to ensure that pupils with a learning difference have a positive learning experience and emerge confident ambassadors of Repton.

Learning support offered

Support services provided are:

- Individual Learning/Education Plans with strategies to support the learning environment of the pupil
- Case conferences with teachers and administration regarding the individual needs of the pupil
- Informal assessment of the pupil
- Individual pull out classes targeting specific learning differences
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Language Therapy
- One to one lessons
- Counselling for parents and pupils
- Behaviour Management programmes
- Educational Assessments
- Access Arrangements for pupils for exams
- Outreach programs for parents and/or pupils

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time

Nursery: 13:00
Reception: 14:20
Primary: 14:30
Senior: 15:00

Supervised care before/after school

Repton's ‘Happy Snappers’ club continues to provide after school care provision for our Nursery and Reception pupils. It is available only for pupils with siblings in older year groups at Repton. The club finishes at 3:30 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art club, athletics, badminton, basketball, board games, book club, cricket, French, Spanish, golf, gymnastics, Java programming club, journalism, dramatic art, music, netball, photo journalism club, politics, public speaking, rugby, science club, swimming, table tennis, yoga

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Tennis, football, basketball, trampolining, rugby, netball, hockey, rugby, rounders, swimming, gymnastics, multisports, dance, athletics, striking and fielding, cricket

Sports facilities at the school

2 floodlit Tiger Turf pitches (which can be used equally well for football, cricket and full contact rugby), 2 full sized basketball courts air conditioned sports hall with markings for various sports as well as indoor cricket nets, bowling machine and climbing wall. Indoor heated 25 metre six lane competition swimming pool with anti wave lane ropes. 2 further covered multi sports areas (each the size of 2 tennis courts) with markings for basketball, netball, tennis, volleyball. 3 floodlit tennis court, dedicated training and cardio rooms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Repton School in Dubai offers the very best in British education, within the context of an international boarding community, epitomised by the school’s philosophy of ‘the best for every child’. Repton has state-of-the-art facilities and amenities and is situated on a spacious campus of 1.3million sqft, making it the largest school in the region.

The school's clear aim and purpose is to provide the best teaching and learning environment in which all pupils will achieve their very best academically, physically and socially. By working closely with all parents, Repton will together help to develop young people who will have all the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing, highly competitive and global society.

Repton offers a full range of IGCSEs, in addition to the IB Diploma with a choice of 45 subjects.

Teaching approach of the school

The Repton curriculum consists of two distinct, but complementary strands, both of which seek to promote individual excellence and achievement. There is, firstly, the examined curriculum, the priority in the prep Department and the Senior School, where Repton aims for effectiveness in preparing pupils for their respective public and entrance examinations. Secondly, Repton aims to broaden the intellectual horizons of all pupils through non-examined courses. In this way Repton encourages choice and a diversity of interest.

Repton follows a British independent school curriculum which incorporates elements of the English national curriculum but which allows Repton's highly skilled teachers to develop academic breadth appropriate for an independent school in an international environment.

The whole course of study through the school is designed to develop pupils as independent and lifelong learners as well as encouraging a spirit of intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. This is achieved not only by what is studied in lessons but by formal prep time and links between academic and co-curricular opportunities.

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