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Since 1414, in the historic city of Durham in the north of England, Durham School has been a prestigious seat of learning. Now established in Dubai, its pupils benefit from the knowledge and expertise accumulated over those 600 years.

The Durham Difference

At Durham Dubai we have a very clear mission supported by our aims and values. These all add up to help us build in each and every one of our students ‘Confidence for Life’.

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Quality Education Since 1414

Convenient Location

Experienced Teachers

Excellent Facilities

Competitive
Fees

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is distilled from the best of English National Curriculum, leading to IGCSE and A-level examinations.

Our Curriculum

Since 1414, in the historic city of Durham in the north of England, Durham School has been a prestigious seat of learning. Now established in Dubai, its pupils benefit from the knowledge and expertise accumulated over those 600 years.

Life at Durham

Academic ambition for all pupils underpins life at Durham with individual attention supporting all learners.

Co-Curricular Programme

Opportunities in sport, music, drama and the arts supported by an extensive co-curricular programme ensure that talent is identified and nurtured.

Life at Durham

Academic ambition for all pupils underpins life at Durham with individual attention supporting all learners.

Co-Curricular Programme

Opportunities in sport, music, drama and the arts supported by an extensive co-curricular programme ensure that talent is identified and nurtured.

What Parents
Say?

Mr. & Mrs. Faulkner

After making the difficult decision to change our daughters’ school after year two, we are absolutely thrilled that Durham School Dubai has exceeded our expectations and our daughter has settled in perfectly. The school offers a kind and nurturing environment that allows children to be themselves and gives them the security they need to learn and thrive.

Mr. & Mrs. Goodman

Our 3 children have settled in well at Durham since joining in August 2023. The staff and all the teachers have made the children and the parents feel comfortable, they have created a lovely atmosphere and provide regular communication.

The Fatykhnova Family

Our son Elai is very lucky to have such amazing people and teachers who support him daily and we have seen his confidence and communication skills grow. He has also made many new friends and we are so proud of him and thankful to the school and all its support. He goes to school every day with so much excitement and returns with lots of amazing stories.

The Mathews Family

We are so very happy we moved our girls to Durham School Dubai, the improvement I have seen in them is significant and their academic skills have improved in just one term!! It is so different to all the other schools in Dubai with small class sizes and its calm, caring and welcoming environment, professional and friendly staff.

In the respects that perhaps matter most, dedicated and experienced teachers, happy and engaged pupils, invested and satisfied parents, Durham School Dubai appears to have gotten off to a good start. Its traditional approach and quintessential British feel gives it its USP, and, for those seeking this style of education, it does stand out.

As Principal Mark Atkins previously told WhichSchooladvisor.com,

“the biggest, single most important thing that we have at Durham is quality teachers. That to me is everything.” 

Durham’s strength is definitely in its people, with an exceptionally strong founding team in place. The warmth, traditional focus, and very human strength of this school shines through. 

Which School Advisor

Which School Advisor

What Parents Say?

In the respects that perhaps matter most, dedicated and experienced teachers, happy and engaged pupils, invested and satisfied parents, Durham School Dubai appears to have gotten off to a good start. Its traditional approach and quintessential British feel gives it its USP, and, for those seeking this style of education, it does stand out.

As Principal Mark Atkins previously told WhichSchooladvisor.com,

“the biggest, single most important thing that we have at Durham is quality teachers. That to me is everything.” 

Durham’s strength is definitely in its people, with an exceptionally strong founding team in place. The warmth, traditional focus, and very human strength of this school shines through. 

Which School Advisor

Notable Durham Alumni

Sir Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister. The UK’s
2nd longest serving Prime Minister.

Notable Durham
Alumni

Sir Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister. The UK’s 2nd longest serving Prime Minister.

Convenient Location

Durham School, Green Community Village, DIP, Dubai

Convenient Location

Durham School, Green Community
Village, DIP, Dubai

Meet
Our Team

The school is led by an experienced management team.

Our highly skilled management team bring familiarity with the best of British independent and international education coupled with a genuine desire to see that every child thrives and finds success.

Mark Atkins

Principal, Durham School Dubai

Our recent Quality Assurance Visit to the school found that, “Teaching standards are high; staff exhibit passion, knowledge and care. Differentiation to meet the needs of all learners was a significant strength of the majority of lessons observed.”

“Pupil attitudes and behaviour are exemplary. Pupils are respectful of their peers and adults; the school works hard to build confidence in pupils and happy, productive relationships between pupils and teachers.”

Kieran McLaughlin

Headmaster, Durham School UK

Meet Our Team

The school is led by an experienced management team.

An education that provides opportunities to grow and develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and culturally.

Mark Atkins

Principal,
Durham School Dubai

At Durham School Dubai, we are committed to providing our students with a complete education.

At Durham School Dubai, we are committed to providing our students with a complete education.

Kieran McLaughlin

Headmaster,
Durham School UK

Book a Tour

To find out more about a Durham education, please book a tour; you are assured of a warm welcome.

Book a Tour

To find out more, come and experience the Durham difference.

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Important Information for Parents

Good communication with parents is essential. We hope the information here will be useful,
but if you have any further questions, please contact the school on 800 DURHAM (387426)

Important Information for Parents

Good communication with parents is essential. We hope the information here will be useful, but if you have any further questions, please contact the school on 800 DURHAM (387426)