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The English College Dubai

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 33,500
to: Dirham 61,765
Address: Al Safa 1 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

0,1% local : 99,9% international

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

All classes and lessons are taught and supported by UK trained and qualified teaching staff.

Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The type and nature of homework set by teachers will vary widely and it will not necessarily always involve written work. The tasks set should give your child a range of opportunities to enrich learning independently.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement assessment and/or interview

External examinations or assessments available

GCE AS, A Level and GCSE Certificates

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The English College has a limited number of places for students with specific learning difficulties. These places fill very quickly and a student will only be admitted if it is ascertained that the College can provide the supportive environment in which he or she can succeed.

School start time

7:55 am

School finish time

Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00 pm
Thursday: 12:25 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, softball, netball, art, chess, golf, reading, film, environmental club, drama, horse riding, debate club, scuba diving, trampolining, basketball, careers clinic, rounders, badminton, orchestra, skiing/snowboarding, circuit training, aerobics, spelling, choir, cricket, ceramics, Arabic culture, running, study club, photography, volleyball, rugby, games, revision club, student newsletter, darts, dragon boating, dance, Dr. Who Club

Sports activities included

Football, rugby, netball, rounders, cricket, swimming, basketball, volleyball, softball, athletics, fitness

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, indoor sports hall, shaded play areas, sports fields

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The aim of The English College, Dubai is to offer the best elements of the British education system supplemented by modern international educational practice, based upon EC students achieving high academic standards, making sound judgements and having clearly defined moral values. EC hopes to provide a firm foundation for its students to succeed in an ever-changing multicultural world and develop into successful learners, confident individuals and good citizens.

EC aims to give each child the best level of education possible, not just in academic training, but also in terms of character formation, developing the whole personality and awakening new interests, so that when the students leave school EC can expect them to become effective, happy and responsible members of society.

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