The Aquila School rated Outstanding by British School Overseas Inspection

We are proud to announce that The Aquila School in Dubai, has been awarded the highest accreditation within its first year of operation, by being rated as Outstanding by British Schools Overseas (BSO) across all of its eight areas of assessment. 

The Aquila School opened in September 2018 to serve the growing educational needs of the surrounding communities in Dubailand, and across Dubai. The school offers a British education to children from FS1 to Year 7.

Wayne Howsen, Principal of The Aquila School, commented: “Our team work tirelessly to ensure that every child makes as much progress as possible and is genuinely empowered to make decisions about their own learning. We are delighted that – within our first year of operation – we have been given the very highest rating possible from British Schools Overseas. Their recognition of the relevance of our engaging curriculum and commitment to progress, while ensuring that children are safe and happy, are a fitting testament to the excellent work of our committed and talented staff. Visitors to our school often comment on the happy community atmosphere, saying that the school is welcoming and has an established feel, and it is fantastic that the inspection team have also recognised this.”

“The Aquila School is already an outstanding school which is delivering its mission; ‘to ensure every child loves coming to school and makes as much progress as possible’. Parents are highly supportive of the school and value the opportunities it provides for their children,” says, Lead Inspector, BSO.

“Leadership is outstanding: and always highly effective. There is a real sense of community and an idiosyncratic approach to life: whilst focussing on real learning and what children need ‘right now’, there is frequent laughter that fills the corridors, classrooms and playgrounds. There is high quality of teaching which focusses on supporting ‘amazing learning’ for all pupils. The personal development of the pupils is excellent,” he concluded.

BSO’s assessment areas include the quality of education provided by the school (which encompasses the curriculum, teaching and assessment), the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, the welfare, health and safety of the pupils, the suitability of the proprietor and staff, the quality of the campus and facilities, the provision of information for parents, carers and others, the school’s procedure for handling complaints, and the leadership and management of the school.

We congratulate all of the school’s staff, students and parents for contributing massively to the school and its community and allowing such results to be accomplished.

Read more about the school’s British School Overseas Inspection here.

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