Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A new school opens in Dubai... The Universal Academy of Excellence

A new school owned and operated by Dubai Education is expected to open its doors next month..

Based in Al Safa, The Universal Academy of Excellence will open to students from Foundation Stage 1 (nursery) to Year 6 on September 2.

Licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the school will teach the internationally recognised Cambridge British Curriculum."We have everything at the school to enable children to succeed," said the principal, Kamel Fodil, who has worked through Dubai Education's plan to convert the school to a mainstream curriculum.

"We are transforming our facilities into state of the art," he said.
"We already have smartboards in every classroom, computers and sports facilities.
"We have the tools and knowledge to provide them with the highest levels of support to achieve their goals and continue their development. This includes on-site therapists and specialists in education."

Students from the Jumeirah-based St Andrews School, which closed last year after the owner allegedly absconded with Dh200,000 in funds, are among those joining the school. The school was rescued by Dubai Education and operated under a new name.
"We have quite literally laid the foundations of a bright future for these children, through all different levels of learning," said Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Dubai Education's chairman.
"The academy reinforces our commitment to the needs and the education of these children, and the greater Dubai community.

"Following in the footsteps of our success with the Canadian University of Dubai, education is a priority in Dubai and the UAE."

Enrolment and registration forms can be found on the website, For more details, call 04 388 1388 or email

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