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Our family of Kings’ Schools often features in national and regional media. Here you can browse a broad range of news stories and reviews. The coverage ranges from opinion pieces, articles showcasing our academic and sporting achievements to features focusing on new developments, such as scholarships and expansion plans. This collection of links provides the outside perspective on our family of successful schools.

Published on 22 Mar 2017
Ecoventure School Holiday Camps @ Kings’ Schools

Ecoventure spring camps at Kings’ Al Barsha, Kings' Dubai & Kings’ Nad Al Sheba
The experts in adventure have teamed up with leaders in education to bring you this unique programme where learning, adventure and fun come together. After a successful summer and winter camp, Kings’ Schools and Ecoventure are once again joining forces to provide exciting holiday camps at the all three of the Kings' Schools.

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Published on 20 Mar 2017
10 Super Spring Camps for Kids in Dubai

Kings' & Ecoventure Spring Camp
Looking for a spring camp where learning, adventure and fun come together? Kings’ Schools and Ecoventure are joining forces to provide exciting holiday camps at the all three of the Kings’ schools – yay! Choose from the 3 programmes they offer: the popular Multi Activity Camp that includes climbing, kayaking, pool games, archery, fun science, performing arts and more (running at all Kings’ Schools), Sports Camp for the active ones aged 8 and above (Kings’ School Al Barsha only) and Lego Robotics for builders and programmers aged age 7 and above. Sounds awesome! Right, mamas? Now which one to choose…?!

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Published on 14 Mar 2017
The five BEST kids’ spring camps in Dubai

Want to keep the kids entertained this spring break? Mother, Baby & Child has put together a list of the best kids’ spring camps in Dubai this year.
Kings’ and Ecoventure spring camp – best for adventure activities

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Published on 13 Mar 2017
FuturePro Tennis Academy Opens its New Performance Centre at Kings’ School Al Barsha, Dubai

Part of the state of the art multi-sport facilities offered at Kings’ School Al Barsha.

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Published on 13 Mar 2017
FuturePro Tennis Academy Opens new Centre at Kings’ School Al Barsha

FuturePro Tennis Academy opened its Performance Tennis Centre at the state of the art multi-sport facilities at Kings’ School Al Barsha last week. The brand new facilities feature 4 tennis courts and will be open until 10:00 pm daily. The facilities also include a fitness centre with gym and indoor swimming pools along with conference rooms for lectures, game analysis and seminars.

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Published on 06 Mar 2017
Spring & Easter Camps in Dubai 2016

If you're wondering what to do with the kids over Spring and Easter break there are some great camps available for them.

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Published on 06 Mar 2017
Ecoventure Spring Holiday Camp
26th March to 6th April 2017 8:30am to 2:00 pm (Sun - Thurs)

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Published on 26 Feb 2017
Kings’ in Dubai launches new scholarship programme

Top UAE school, Kings’ Dubai recently announced they will be offering more scholarship opportunities for older children.

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Published on 26 Feb 2017
Kings’ expands scholarship programme to support the UAE’s most gifted students

From mathematics and science whizzes to budding sports stars and accomplished musicians – the UAE’s most gifted children are invited to apply for a scholarship at Kings’.

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Published on 15 Feb 2017
Breaking News: Kings' to open Sixth Form
As a natural extension of the core learning behaviours associated with the school, the new sixth form pupils will go on to achieve a unique and bespoke Kings’ Diploma.

Here’s some news many of us will have been waiting for; Kings' School Al Barsha school will be opening its doors to Sixth Form students from the start of the new academic year in September 2017.

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Published on 06 Feb 2017
Keeper Foster gives valuable tips

In safe hands: Smith had a one one one session with ex-England keeper Foster

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Published on 06 Feb 2017
The New Kings' Diploma: What is it, and Why?
Kings' has customised its offering with the addition of an additional ‘in-house,’ qualification called the Kings' Diploma.

Kings' Al Barsha announced last month it would be launching a new sixth-form in September 2017, yet that wasn't all the news. In addition to the 23 A Level courses, the school will also be offering a new and 'bespoke' Kings' Diploma too...

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Published on 24 Jan 2017
Kings' School Al Barsha will open its sixth form from September 2017, offering A Levels and a Kings' Diploma.

A Levels qualifications will include subjects such as product design, music technology, physical education, and theatre studies, which will be complemented by more traditional study areas such as business and economics.

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Published on 24 Jan 2017
Kings’ School Al Barsha extends outstanding offering to Sixth Form

Kings’ School Al Barsha will open its doors to Sixth Form students from September 2017. The aim is to provide a complete educational experience, meaning that students leave as academically successful, well-rounded and mature young adults, ready for whatever the future may hold.

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Published on 17 Jan 2017
Comment: The importance of imaginative play
Looking back, many of us would probably be hard pressed to remember more than a handful of toys given to us as presents on special occasions.

However, is that true of the memories we may have of the hours of fun spent playing with the cardboard boxes these presents came in; whether it was climbing into that makeshift race car, building a fort, or asking for the front to be cut out so you could pretend to be on the television.

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Published on 16 Jan 2017
Kings' School Al Barsha announces New Sixth Form
The A Level programme will be complimented by the addition of the newly developed Kings’ Diploma

Kings’ believes its new A Level offering will be unique due to the school’s continued focus on merging “academic excellence with outstanding levels of pastoral support.”

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Published on 16 Jan 2017
Kings’ extends outstanding offering to Sixth Form

Kings’ differs from a conventional school as it sets out to merge academic excellence with outstanding levels of pastoral support.

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Published on 16 Jan 2017
The UAE's Best Post-16 Programmes: Available September 2017
In addition to 23 A Level programmes the school will also offer the Kings’ Diploma.

As parents, we tend to think once the kids are safely into secondary school, our school searching days are over, however, what if we were here to tell you they’re not?

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Published on 15 Dec 2016
Featured Principal - Darren Gale, Kings' School Nad Al Sheba
What makes your school unique?

Every principal thinks their school is unique. However, it is our sense of community, holistic development, focus on children and critical thinking, and reflection that make Kings' School Nad Al Sheba unique... Pg 38-39

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Published on 09 Nov 2016
Meet the principal: Darren Gale
"I have been fortunate to be part of two 'start up/developing school' projects so I am already very aware of the demands and challenges that this entails," Gale states.

Darren Gale is no newbie to the UAE's education sector. Having moved to the UAE 10 years ago as director of learning and teaching at Jumeirah College, Gale was recently appointed principal of Kings' Nad Al Sheba.

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Published on 17 Oct 2016
A day to remember
Kings' Al Barsha cricket scholars visit the Shyam Bhatia Cricket Museum

Boys from Kings' Al Barsha were given a history lesson they won't forget anytime soon when they toured the Shyam Bhatia Cricket Museum

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Published on 08 Oct 2016
Kings’ School Al Barsha - WSA Q&A
What is the official name of your School?

Kings’ School Al Barsha. (You can read the review of Kings’ School Al Barsha here).

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Published on 08 Oct 2016
Kings' School, Dubai - Review, Admissions and Fee Information
Kings’ School Dubai, known as Kings’ Dubai, is a highly popular primary school following the British curriculum that aims to “replicate the high standards of achievement at the best Preparatory and State Schools in England”.

A bespoke curriculum is rooted in the English National Curriculum “with a creative, concept based approach which enables children to achieve ‘results the right way'”

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Published on 04 Oct 2016
Grant Flower visits Kings’ Al Barsha School
GRANT Flower, now Pakistan batting coach, took time out from his busy schedule to give inspiring talk to a group of schoolchildren in Dubai.

It’s not every day a former international cricketer gives a talk to students, but that was certainly the case for aspiring cricketers at Kings’ School Al Barsha.

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Published on 04 Oct 2016
Flower tells early bloomers to play all sports
Pakistan batting coach offers schoolchildren in Dubai advice on honing latent talent

The Pakistan team’s batting coach Grant Flower wants youngsters to embrace all sports — just like South African star player AB De Villiers did when he was a boy.

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Published on 15 Jun 2016
Crossroads Education Guide
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Stand out and make a difference in the workplace, with the world-class Manchester Global Part-time MBA. The Manchester MBA focuses on you as a leader from the beginning, through practical learning and workshops attended across our global centres in Dubai, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and S ão Paolo.

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Published on 01 Jun 2016
How to keep your kids safe online in the UAE
Be educated, be aware and be ready to listen…

The three-pronged approach for parents in the challenge to create a cyber safe environment.

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Published on 28 May 2016
Scholarships at this Dubai school, 50% off fee
Kings’ Education has announced to offer its first ever scholarship initiative to exceptional pupils.

“Building on [our] success story to date, we feel it is a natural progression to support our learning community by encouraging children who are gifted in sporting...

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Published on 27 May 2016
Kings’ Education launches scholarships
Offering outstanding education for exceptional pupils

Kings’ Education is proud to offer its first ever scholarship initiative to exceptional pupils. We want to attract and nurture the most gifted children through our scholarship programme.

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Published on 24 May 2016
Kings' launches scholarship programme
Dubai-based Kings' Education has announced it will offer scholarships to gifted students at its schools in Dubai.

There will be two age groups for the scholarships: the Middle Years' Scholarship for academic and/or sporting excellence, will be available for pupils attending Year 6 in the academic year 2016/17. The GCSE Scholarship for academic excellence, will be aimed at pupils starting Year 10 in September 2016.

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Published on 22 May 2016
WSA meets new Kings' CEO: Pablo Fetter
Pablo Fetter might be new to Kings’, but he is neither new to Dubai nor the education sector.

Fetter has lived in Dubai for the past 8 years, put his son through school in the city, and was previously CEO and board member for GEMS Education’s Africa operations

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Published on 22 May 2016
Kings’ Education launches scholarships
Offering outstanding education for exceptional pupils

Kings’ Education is proud to offer its first ever scholarship initiative to exceptional pupils. We want to attract and nurture the most gifted children through our scholarship programme.

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Published on 22 May 2016
Kings Launches Student Scholarships
Kings has announced today it will be launching two new scholarships for children who show exceptional aptitude in both academics and sporting achievements.

Due to start in August 2016, the highly selective scholarships will offer a total of six children a 50 percent discount on school fees at Kings for a two year duration each.

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Published on 20 May 2016
Screen time for kids: How much is too much?
Technology opens up a wonderful world of learning and communication for children of all ages, but you can have too much of a good thing and cyber addiction is a very real problem.

Our children now grow up connected from a very young age. Even as toddlers, most intuitively know how to use a touch-screen.

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Published on 11 May 2016
Kings' Education's Kevin Stedman steps down from his role as chief education officer
Kevin Stedman has retired from his role as chief education officer of Dubai-based Kings' Education. He will now serve as senior education advisor to the school operator.

Dr Pablo Fetter has been appointed CEO to oversee operations at Kings' three schools in Dubai.

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Published on 11 May 2016
How can parents and schools work together to tackle cyber safety?
Keeping kids protected in our wired world is one of society’s biggest challenges. But away from ominous headlines and scary stats, what are the issues we really need to focus on and how can parents and schools work together to tackle them?

Tech addiction, cyber bullying, unsuitable material online… cyber safety can seem an overwhelming topic for parents, attracting more than its fair share of frightening stories and warnings.

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Published on 10 May 2016
Dubai school inspection results revealed
The latest school inspection results announced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) show a total of 28 schools improved their rating, with 12 schools improving their overall judgement from 'good' to 'very good'.

Schools this year were inspected using the Unified Inspection Framework introduced at the start of the academic year in September 2015.

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Published on 10 May 2016
Eight years of outstanding for Kings’ School Dubai!
Kings’ Education is delighted to announce the eighth consecutive ‘Outstanding’ KHDA inspection report for Kings’ School Dubai.

Kings’ is the only school in Dubai that has achieved outstanding over eight years, consistently delivering excellence in education.

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Published on 10 May 2016
Are the parents at your school driving you mad?
There has been quite a lot in the media recently about the state of parents’ attire when dropping off and picking up their children.

One facet of the school run where people are less tolerant is the driving habits of their fellow parents. This can range from curious to outright dangerous.

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Published on 10 May 2016
Dubai Schools making the grade after KHDA inspections
More than half of Dubai students enrolled in private schools are being educated in schools that have been rated as good or of higher quality by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

The authority released its 2015-2016 private school inspection report today, which stated that 61 per cent of students are enrolled in schools that ranked good, very good or outstanding, compared with 30 per cent in 2008-2009.

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Published on 09 May 2016
Huge jump in ‘good’ Dubai schools
Market competition and inspection system contribute to lifting ratings of 28 schools

Greater competition and choice of Dubai schools has contributed to the biggest improvement in education quality since government inspections began in 2008, with 61 per cent of students now in schools rated ‘good’ or higher, officials said on Monday.

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Published on 10 Apr 2016
Expat Woman : About Kings' Schools Dubai
At Kings’ Schools, we are passionate about learning.

We empower children, staff, parents and friends of the school to work together to be the best they can be and become lifelong learners.

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Published on 22 Oct 2015
Alison Turner... A truly dedicated Educator
Twenty-six years ago, Alison Turner embarked on her journey as an educator.

Today, she is the Executive Primary Headteacher at the Kings’ School Dubai, rated as one of the top schools in Dubai by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for outstanding achievements in school inspections carried out since 2008. She will be the first to tell you that her time as an educator continues to be one of her lifelong passions.

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