Repton School in Dubai Address: Nad Al Sheba 3, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 426 9393
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate
Ages3 to 18


Modelled on an established English boarding school, Repton School places an emphasis on academic achievement as well as a strong sporting culture. The school has state-of-the-art, modern facilities on a sprawling campus in Nad Al Sheba with more than 1,800 pupils.

Nevertheless, Repton believes that each child has individual needs to be cherished and nurtured. There is an excellent variety of after-school activities catering for individual talents and teamwork. Sport is taken seriously with a number of inter-school and inter-house sporting fixtures during the year. 


The English National Curriculum is taught from Early Years through to Year 11, when students take the Cambridge IGCSE. In Year 12 and 13, students take the International Baccalaureate, with a choice between the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Programme.


Fees for the 2023/2024 school year range from AED 54,449 for Nursery to AED 97,850 for Years 12 and 13. There are also one-time fees for registration and for assessment. These are priced at AED 500 and AED 1,000 respectively.

What the school says

"Welcoming families from all nationalities, Repton School Dubai offers the very best in British education, within the context of an international boarding community, and epitomised by the school’s philosophy of ‘the best for every child’. We are proud of both our international nature and of the traditions and values which have been derived from our partnership with Repton in Derbyshire, England, bringing 450 years of history. 

"Our clear aim and purpose is to provide the best teaching and learning environment in which all our pupils will achieve their very best academically, physically and socially. We aim to give all our pupils the educational tools to succeed in whatever field they choose to further their path of learning. Through our encouragement of achievement and, equally important, independence of thought as well as action, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility and readiness for the demands of a rapidly changing world."

From the headmaster

"We are proud of both our 21st-century international nature and of the traditions and core values which have been derived from our strong links with the culture of the Emirates and our partnership with Repton in Derbyshire, England. Repton School’s 450-year history has enabled it to develop a mature and clearly effective school which has been able to mould and bring out the true potential of its pupils.  We are fortunate to have been able to draw on the educational knowledge and expertise from our sister school and thus combine the very best of the new with the very best of the British educational system. I am delighted that our links with Repton are so strong and that these will continue to grow in the years to come.  

"Our clear aim and purpose is to provide the best teaching and learning environment in which all our pupils will achieve their very best academically, physically and socially. By working closely with all our parents we will together help to develop young people who will have all the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing, highly competitive and global society."

– Jonathan Hughes D’Aeth, Headmaster

What the parents say

“Since joining Repton, both of my sons have visibly progressed both in their academic development but also in sports and ICT. This has been a noticeable and very welcome improvement on their experiences in their previous school in Europe.  Repton offers a positively challenging but pastorally encouraging environment for the children and, as  a parent, I am delighted to see my two boys thriving in this positive environment.”

– DF 

“The diversity of the school has been fantastic for my children. The atmosphere created by teachers and friends/peers from around the world has enriched their lives. The curriculum has met their needs and they have had the opportunity to enjoy success in many different areas.”

– JB


Further reading

International Schools in Dubai gives a list of some of the emirate's best schools

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