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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

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

Full Abu Dhabi School List with Latest ADEC Rating

Full Abu Dhabi School List with Latest ADEC Rating

Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai have for 2015/16 moved to a six point rating. In Abu Dhabi’s case this is down from 8 grades. The new ratings are: Outstanding:... Read On

Abu Dhabi Schools – NEW Inspection Ratings, 2016

Abu Dhabi Schools – NEW Inspection Ratings, 2016

The complete list of Abu Dhabi school inspection ratings released so far in 2016. Also see: Price versus Rating for Abu Dhabi schools; Abu Dhabi Movers and Shakers in 2016... Read On

Why Choose A New School: Arcadia Preparatory School

Why Choose A New School: Arcadia Preparatory School

With almost 20 new schools set to open in Dubai over the next few months, whichschooladvisor has been inundated with questions about each one and their distinct lack of ‘track-record.’ We’ve... Read On

2015/2016 Dubai School Inspection Results, Complete

2015/2016 Dubai School Inspection Results, Complete

School Name Curriculum Overall 2015/2016 Rating Overall 2014/2015 Rating Current School Fees Minmum (AED) Current School Fees Maximum (AED) Dubai College UK Outstanding Outstanding 77,702 87,986 Dubai English Speaking... Read On

Should You Judge A School By Its Library?

Should You Judge A School By Its Library?

…Apparently, according to a new report from the KHDA. According to the recently released report, ‘The Story Unfolds: More, Better And Happier Lifelong Learning In Dubai: Private Education in... Read On

What Is A Community School?

What Is A Community School?

What is a ‘community school?’ And, does it differ from a ‘ school community?’ Do the same rules apply here in the UAE where the majority of the population... Read On

Schools Near Falcon City & The Villa

Schools Near Falcon City & The Villa

If you’ve ever considering moving to Falcon City or The Villa, but wondered what the school options are in these areas, then we’ve just done the hard work for... Read On

Dubai’s Top 5 New Schools in 2015

Dubai’s Top 5 New Schools in 2015

Welcome to the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com’s Top 5 in 2015! We’ve selected our top 5 schools new this year, highlighting just why we think there’s something a little bit special and... Read On

Just What Is ‘Value Add?’

Just What Is ‘Value Add?’

‘Value Added’ is a term used in so many different ways that it can confuse parents, rather than help them in their choice of school. To both understand and... Read On

How Well Did UAE Schools Do in Their Exams?

How Well Did UAE Schools Do in Their Exams?

With the arrival of school inspections, the UAE is pretty well covered when it comes to the information parents look at when choosing a school. Prices, location, facilities, performance... Read On

How to Choose a UK Boarding School

How to Choose a UK Boarding School

Choosing a school for their children is probably the single most expensive decision any parent will make. Over the course of a single child’s education, from Junior School to... Read On

Top New Schools in Dubai by Buzz

Top New Schools in Dubai by Buzz

If you have read our guide to securing a place in a good UAE school, then you will know one of the keys is to target new schools. This... Read On

Does Your UAE School Pass The Independent School Test?

Does Your UAE School Pass The Independent School Test?

Many schools in the UAE, particularly those at the higher end of the fee scale, and especially if they teach the UK and/or IB curriculum, like to position themselves... Read On

Complete List of Abu Dhabi School Contacts

Complete List of Abu Dhabi School Contacts

 The complete list of all schools in Abu Dhabi complete with emails, type of curriculum, Grade levels, location and telephone numbers. If we have provided any incorrect information, please... Read On

School Place Panic – And How to Avoid It

School Place Panic – And How to Avoid It

It’s summer and for more than a few Dubai parents school place panic has arrived with the warm weather. Families who are just now finding themselves transferred to Dubai... Read On

UAE schools: The “Just Walk In” Test – Update

UAE schools: The “Just Walk In” Test – Update

In a new series, WSA is walking into the reception area of schools and nurseries to get a potential ‘parent’s eye view’ of how they operate during the course... Read On

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