Newlands School is one of 10 new schools set to open in Dubai in September and will offer an affordable British curriculum option for families in the Al Warqa/Mirdif area
Owned by Beacon House, the Newlands is located among a cluster of schools in the Al Warqa neighbourhood, with the Sharjah American International School, and Rajagiri Indian School on either side.
Founding principal Jane Whitby has now moved to Dubai and is busy recruiting the last few teachers and senior leaders before the summer break
Work on the main building has already been completed, with student assessments already underway in the two foundation stage classrooms that have been furnished.
Other facilities at the school include a multipurpose hall, a sports hall that is currently under construction, a specialist room for computing and coding, four science labs, specialist art, media and music rooms, a clinic, and prayer rooms.
Class size will be capped at 24 students per class
Primary classrooms from Years 1 to 3 will also be located on the ground floor with a separate playground for primary students.
Fees at Newlands School range from a very affordable AED17,280 in FS1 to AED 23,760 in Year 6. These include a 10% discount for founding families. There will be an additional textbook fee of AED1200 fee per student in FS1 and Year 2 and AED1750 per student in Years 1 to 6.
The school is also offering five scholarships, covering 100% of tuition costs, for Emirati girls.
Given the school's fee structure, students will enjoy facilities that others at the same price point may not necessarily offer, including a full-sized swimming pool, a separate sports hall and canteen area, and multiple outdoor playgrounds for various year groups.
The school will also make extensive use of outdoor learning areas, including a rooftop garden.