Newlands School

Newlands School

Newlands School carries a mission is to provide quality education of an international standard.


At Newlands School, we believe in strong engagement with children, with parents and with communities. We get to know every child and every family. We develop with you an understanding of your child’s signal strengths, using innovative research tools. We try to help remove hindrances and blockages to learning. We follow-up if things don’t work out right the first time.

Our class sizes are smaller, so that teachers can get to know the class and give each child more time. Our curriculum adheres closely to the framework of the National Curriculum for England (NCfE), which is largely subject- and stage- based. The NCfE provides an entitlement curriculum up to the end of Key Stage 3, (age 14) which means that students in each age cohort will study the same subjects, regardless of their background, nationality or level of academic attainment.

The curriculum also includes (a) Arabic and Islamic Studies, and (b) cross-curricular understanding in the key areas specified by KHDA and DSIB (personal responsibility, understanding of Islamic values and awareness of Emirati and world cultures, and community and environmental responsibility). ’Innovation’ also features in the curriculum, in the form of stimulating student thinking and encouraging action to achieve innovative outcomes.

We provide students with concrete entrepreneurial experiences that help them to connect with local and international social enterprises and businesses, starting their own projects and enhancing their opportunities for employment. Once these creative, innovative, problem solving and critically thinking students join the workforce, they will further help Dubai to harness knowledge-based and innovation-led economic growth.

Our intention is to provide a rich international curriculum that is relevant to the communities in Dubai who will seek a place at the school. Dubai’s communities value the NCfE for its quality, structure and organisation and – in addition – we find that they want their cultures, histories and narratives to be recognised and honoured. The school celebrates this diversity, every day, and ensures that all children learn about their own background and identity, while growing up in a truly international city.


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Newlands School, Al Warqa