Repton School Dubai

Repton School Dubai

United Arab Emirates

From a starting point of 500 students in September 2008, the school has now grown to over 1700 with over 1000 students in Junior school complemented by 700 students in Senior school and IB.

Students at Repton Dubai follow the IGCSE programme and thereafter the International Baccalaureate Diploma or Careers Programme. Repton quickly established itself as one of the leading schools in the GCC; in July 2020 the average IB points per DP student achieved was 36, well above the global average of 29 points and the equivalent of AAAA at A level. These outstanding results secure successful applications to the world’s leading universities and recent alumni are now studying in Oxford University, University College London and Kings College London and the University of California.

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Business Type: Private

Institute Type:

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Middle School
  • Boarding School

Age Range: 3-18

Gender: Mix


  • British Education
  • Secondary Education
  • GCSE
  • A Levels

Number of Students: 700

Percentage of International students: 30%


Country: United Arab Emirates

City: Dubai

International Airports: Dubai International

Maintenance Cost:

Costs per month

Accommodation: AED 66000 (Full boarding: Accommodation, Food 7 days a week)

Transport: $100


Courses: Principle of Management, Business Communication

Course Name Duration Minimum Age Level Fees Intake More Details
Senior School Years 12-13 1 Year for each grade 3-18 3 AED 95000 for year 12 September
Senior School Years 7-11 1 Year for each grade 3-18 2 AED 75000 for Year 7 September
Junior School Years 3-6 1 year for each Grade 3-18 1 AED 61697 for year 3 September
Junior School Year 2 1 Year 3-18 1 AED 59,754 September
Junior School Year 1 1 Year 3-18 1 AED 59,754 September

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Education in United Arab Emirates

The education system in the UAE

The UAE’s educational system is split into three general categories:

  • public schools
  • private schools
  • higher education institutions

Quality can vary significantly; however, there are some very strong schooling options available, at every level, in the Emirates. Within Gulf countries, UAE schoolchildren ranked highest, and 45th worldwide, in a global school rankings list compiled in 2015.

State schools generally have four levels:

  • Early Childhood Education (ages 3–5)
  • Primary (ages 6–11)
  • Lower Secondary (ages 12–15)
  • Upper Secondary (ages 16–18)

Education in the UAE all the way through secondary school is universal, free (in public schools), and compulsory for Emirati children. Equally important to know, state schools are gender-segregated. Although recent changes have allowed expat children to pay to enroll in state schools, the language of instruction is Arabic, and many expats choose to enroll their kids in private schools.

Which government institutions supervise education in the UAE?

Education throughout the UAE is regulated by a number of different bodies. On a federal level, the Ministry of Education (MOE) sets admissions standards, graduation requirements, and curricula; within each Emirate, and especially in the bigger emirates, there are individual regulatory bodies, such as the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) or Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Because of this, significant educational differences can exist between different emirates. Private schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are supervised by ADEK and KHDA, but not the Ministry of Education. In fact, private schools throughout the country follow the guidelines set by the MOE but are not under direct government supervision.

Life in United Arab Emirates

Country Name: United Arab Emirates

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Population: 9.5 Million

Currency: Dirham

Monthly Maintenance: $500


Life in Country:

The United Arab Emirates as an Expat Destination

The UAE has a very significant expat community, which makes up for almost 50% of the total population. Of the people living in the UAE a vast majority (95%) are Muslim. The majority of expats are drawn here as a result of the tax-free lifestyle on offer and for those on an international wage the standard of living is very high. Private education facilities, fantastic shopping and numerous entertainment options make this an interesting and enjoyable place in which to raise your family.

Cost of Living in The UAE

Last year saw a dramatic decrease in the cost of living in many cities in the UAE and in the 2012 Mercer cost of living survey no cities in the UAE featured in the top ten most expensive cities in which to live; Abu Dhabi (76) overtook Dubai (94) in the rankings and became the most expensive city in the United Arab Emirates.

One of the biggest benefits to expatriates of living in Dubai is the low taxation and this has a positive impact on the cost of a number of items, including vehicles, electronic goods and local produce. Utilities are also slightly cheaper here than they are in many countries as a result of government subsidies on electricity, water and gas.

As with many cities, accommodation will represent the biggest cost that expatriates face but, according to Mercer, accommodation costs in the region are decreasing: “The trend of falling accommodation costs continues across the Middle East region, driving the cities down the ranking along with the cost of living for expats. Dubai in particular is witnessing a drastic reduction in accommodation costs as the supply of property keeps flooding the rental market.”

Expatriates living in the UAE who search out luxury goods or international brand names will also need to be prepared to pay higher prices for those items.

Our relocation guide contains detailed living costs across different types of lifestyles and living options. Because our guides are written by expats who live and work in the countries themselves, you can be assured that the information is accurate, reliable and up to date.


The official language of the UAE is Arabic but English is widely spoken and the majority of expats living in the UAE do not experience any difficulties communicating with the locals.


Sub-tropical and arid. Temperatures range from over 50 degrees C in summer (April to September) through to -15 degrees in the evenings. Sand storms occasionally occur.

Living in The UAE: Expat Job and Career Opportunities

In recent years, through a program that is known as Emiratisation, the UAE government has placed significant pressure of companies to assist them to reduce unemployment amongst nationals. This has led to a reduction in opportunities for foreign workers and it can be very difficult to secure work. The majority of expats who are based here are on international contracts that were secured whilst in their home countries.

Key Facts Every Expat Should Know About Living in The UAE

  1. If you hold an Israeli passport or if your passport has entry/exit stamps from Israel, you will probably not be permitted to enter any UAE country.
  2. A permit is necessary for the purchase of alcohol from registered vendors. No alcohol at all is permitted in the Emirate of Sharjah.
  3. There is no free state education for those living in the UAE who are not UAE nationals.
  4. Many rental accommodation contracts are for at least one year and many landlords will request that the full year’s rent is paid in advance. If you leave the country before the end of the year the likelihood is that you will not get the money back.
  5. If anyone in the UAE requests to keep your passport, e.g. a hotel or your company, you should always say no. They don’t have the authority by law to keep possession of your passport.