Aquila School, Dubai

Aquila School, Dubai

About Aquila School, Dubailand

Aquila School in Dubai is an international British school offering education to children aged 3 to 18. It is located in Dubailand next to The Villa and follows a British curriculum, preparing students for a challenging future. The school provides IGCSE and GCSE programmes in Year 11 and offers various pathways like IBDP, IBCP, BTEC, and ASDAN in the Sixth Form.

The school's core purpose is "Amazing Learning," ensuring students surpass expectations. It features modern facilities, including sports provisions, a hydroponics farm, and design technology workshops. Teachers are native English speakers with extensive UK and international experience.

The school is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of 56 schools. The Aquila School fees range from AED 45,177.25 - AED 72,283.60 for the academic year 2024-25. It offers various discounts, including sibling and corporate discounts.

The curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning, encouraging creativity, problem-solving, and resilience. Secondary students have access to international learning opportunities like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the World Scholars Cup, enhancing their skills and university applications. The school values respect, kindness, excellence, cooperation, empowerment, and honesty.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Aquila School

Below is the grading system in Aquila School:



Foundation Stage

FS1 and FS2

Primary Stage

Year 1 to Year 6

Secondary School

Year 7 to Year 10

Higher Secondary School

Year 11 to Year 13

Aquila School Syllabus

Throughout all stages, the syllabus at The Aquila School is designed to be student-centred, allowing students to choose topics that interest them and ensuring they are motivated and engaged in their learning. The syllabus for different stages of the school is as follows:

  • Early Years (FS1 to Year 2): The curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning, fostering creativity, problem-solving, and developing a design-thinking mindset. Activities are designed to challenge students and encourage independent learning.
  • Primary Years (Year 3 to Year 6): The British curriculum focuses on core subjects like English, Mathematics, and Science, alongside Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education. Emphasis is placed on developing pupils' skills in collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • Secondary Years (Year 7 to Year 11): The curriculum includes IGCSE and GCSE programmes, providing a broad range of subjects such as Languages, Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. Pupils develop in-depth knowledge and skills in their chosen subjects, preparing them for further education.
  • Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13): The school offers various pathways, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), BTEC, and ASDAN. These programmes cater to different interests and career aspirations and offer academic and vocational qualifications.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Aquila School- Step-by-Step Process

Aquila School offers a streamlined admissions process for parents seeking to enrol their child Below are the steps to apply to the school:

  • Visit the official website and fill out the admission form with relevant details.
  • Schedule a school tour by contacting the admissions office.
  • Attend the school tour to check out the facilities.
  • Submit the required documents, including the Emirates ID of the parents and the candidate.
  • Pay the registration fee of AED 2,000, which is adjustable to the tuition fee for the first term.
  • The school may require a CAT assessment for overseas students.
  • Confirm the admission by completing the registration process.

Aquila School Fee Structure

The school fee for the year 2024-25 is given below:

Year group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Total Fee

August to December

January to March

April to June


AED 18,070.90

AED 13,553.18

AED 13,553.17

AED 45,177.25


AED 19,275.50

AED 14,456.63

AED 14,456.62

AED 48,188.75

Year 1 & Year 2

AED 20,078.82

AED 15,059.12

AED 15,059.11

AED 50,197.05

Year 3 & Year 4

AED 20,882.14

AED 15,661.61

AED 15,661.60

AED 52.205.35

Year 5 & Year 6

AED 22,086.74

AED 16,565.06

AED 16,565.05

AED 55.216.85

Year 7 & Year 8

AED 24,094.66

AED 18,071.00

AED 18,070.99

AED 60,236.65

Year 9, Year 10 & Year 11

AED 26,503.86

AED 19,877.90

AED 19,877.89

AED 66.259.65

Year 12 & Year 13*

AED 28,913.44

AED 21,685.08

AED 21,685.08

AED 72,283.60

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Aquila School

Aquila School offers a safe and reliable bus service for students. The buses meet international standards, and the staff, including drivers and attendants, are well-trained to follow the regulations set by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The school has different routes with annual charges based on the area:

Area Covered

Annual Charges (AED)

The Villa, Dubailand Residence Complex, Liwan, Falcon City, DSO, Mazaya and Academic City


Sports City, Motor City, Town Square, Arabian Ranches, Mudon, Mirdif, Remraam, Warsan, Layan, Al Barari, International City, Living Legends, Damac Hills, Al Warqaa, Nad Al Sheba and communities near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road


Jumeirah, Tecom, Business Bay, Karama, Festival City, Al Barsha, Jumeirah Golf Estate, Al Garhoud, Khawaneej, Akoya Oxygen, Discovery Gardens and other locations within Dubai


Sports Facility at Aquila School

Aquila School promotes an active lifestyle among students. These include two indoor sports halls for games such as badminton, netball, and volleyball, along with two temperature-controlled swimming pools, one of which is a 25-metre pool. Additionally, the school features a full-size astro football pitch, an outdoor multi-sports court, and versatile outdoor and indoor play areas for young children. Primary and secondary students benefit from a dedicated playfield and a covered courtyard play area, ensuring ample space for various physical activities and sports fostering a healthy and engaging environment for all students.

Contact details

Phone: +971 4 586 2700
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

Aquila School operates from 7:30 am to 2:45 pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, the school offers a range of extracurricular activities after regular school hours, including sports, arts, and various clubs.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

Aquila School offers education from Kindergarten to Year 10 and plans to expand to Year 13.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students at the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

The school has over 850 students from more than 45 nationalities.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar at Aquila School?

The academic year starts in late August and ends in early July, with breaks in October, December, and March/April.

6. What is the tuition fee range charged by Aquila School?

The tuition fees range from AED 45,177.25 – AED 72,283.60 for Year 9, with discounted fees available for the 2024-2025 academic year.

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available on campus?

Yes, the school has a canteen that offers a variety of hot and cold food items, and students can also bring their own packed snacks or lunch.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

Aquila School collaborates with the International Football Academy (IFA) to offer holiday camps during breaks.

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

 Aquila School has 56 teachers and 21 teaching assistants.

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