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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Your Questions Answered

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Your Questions Answered

If your child is clamouring to meet Horrid Henry’s Francesca Simon or hear the dazzling Lucy Hawking, but you don’t know what to expect from the Emirates Airline Festival... Read On

The Top UAE Schools Offering SEND Mainstream Inclusion

The Top UAE Schools Offering SEND Mainstream Inclusion

Mainstream inclusion means that any child, including those with special educational needs are entitled to be educated in the same classroom alongside everyone else. Yet, it was only a... Read On

Top Ten Highlights from School Visits, Part I

Top Ten Highlights from School Visits, Part I

Here is the first in an occasional series when one of our team of highly experienced school reviewers reflects on their recent visits to schools, highlighting areas of ‘best... Read On

Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

The UAE Ministry of Education’s term times for the next three academic years – from 2015/16 to 2017/18. Children have a reduction in the number of schooldays from 2015’s 189 to... Read On

Dubai Scholars School: Your Questions Answered

Dubai Scholars School: Your Questions Answered

There’s no question: Dubai’s parents simply love the 40 year old Dubai Scholars School. Today, Scholars is owned and managed by Aparna Verma, who has led it through its... Read On

Al Salam Private School: Your Questions Answered

Al Salam Private School: Your Questions Answered

  Al Salam Private School, needs little introduction. This 27 year old institution located in Al Qusais, Dubai has been rated Good by the KHDA inspection team for the... Read On

The British Columbia (Canadian) School System

The British Columbia (Canadian) School System

Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai there are now several Canadian school options, yet for most parents the Canadian curriculum remains something of a mystery. WhichSchoolAdvisor.com spoke to Shawn Merke,... Read On

Principal Questions: School Entry Assessments

Principal Questions: School Entry Assessments

  It’s that time of the year again, when stressed parents and harried children face the worry of school entry assessments. But, what if we told you, it doesn’t... Read On

The Best Schools In Abu Dhabi 2016

The Best Schools In Abu Dhabi 2016

Welcome to WhichSchoolAdvisor.com’s round-up of the best schools in Abu Dhabi 2016. With the 2015/16 ADEC Irtiqa’a inspection reports in, the British Schools Overseas 2016 reports issued, and the... Read On

Not-For-Profit Schools: The UAE’s “Ivy League”

Not-For-Profit Schools: The UAE’s “Ivy League”

The not-for-profit schools have been dubbed the ‘UAE’s Ivy-League’ – steeped in tradition and history, (well, lengthy at least by UAE standards), seats in these schools have for years-... Read On

Open Days: How To See ‘Beyond the Smiles’

Open Days: How To See ‘Beyond the Smiles’

With Open Day ‘silly-season’ once again upon us, we’ve asked the educators around the UAE to tell us what they think parents should look for and the questions they... Read On

Sharenting: A Call For A Better Digital Future For The Next Generation

Sharenting: A Call For A Better Digital Future For The Next Generation

Disclaimer: When it comes to talking about cyber safety (particularly how it impacts children), we adults tend to use the narrative of the repercussions of kids’ actions and what... Read On

The UAE’s BEST Post-16 Programmes: Available September 2017

The UAE’s BEST Post-16 Programmes: Available September 2017

Welcome to whichschooladvisor’s round up of the best 6th form colleges in the UAE. As parents, we tend to think once the kids are safely into secondary school, our... Read On

UAE Exam Results: How Do We Compare?

UAE Exam Results: How Do We Compare?

The second annual whichschooladvisor UAE-wide UK and IB Diploma exam results are out! And, if you were wondering why they’re a little later this year, it’s because while we... Read On

The 3 BIG Changes Coming To GCSE Exams

The 3 BIG Changes Coming To GCSE Exams

#1 What is changing? There’s a new Grading Scale for GCSEs. The Grades given in GCSE results will change from the old alphabetical (A to G) to a numerical... Read On

CISCE Vs CBSE

CISCE Vs CBSE: The Primary Curricula

CISCE Vs CBSE – which is best suited to your child? With the recent news that DPS-Academy in Dubai is set to close, the spotlight has fallen on the... Read On

WSA’s 5 Most Popular Indian Schools 2016

WSA’s 5 Most Popular Indian Schools 2016

Admissions for the 2017/18 Indian curriculum academic year, started one month ago and whichschooladvisor has been monitoring the surge in hits and visits to our comprehensive Indian school reviews, ever since.... Read On

Dubai’s Top Indian Schools: 2016 Update

Dubai’s Top Indian Schools: 2016 Update

The academic year 2015/16 might well be remembered as the, ‘Year of the Indian School’ here in Dubai. While the KHDA adapted the inspection criteria to include both an... Read On

One Woman’s Battle: Jo Nolan

One Woman’s Battle: Jo Nolan

As parents we all know how tough it is finding the perfect school, one that suits both parent and child, yet for those with children diagnosed with learning difficulties... Read On

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