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Mark Atkins: Developing values for shaping a better future

Education Middle East – 05 December 2022 Graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1986, Mark Atkins has been a teacher for 36 years. During this time he has held numerous school leadership positions including a UK headmaster and principal of a number of international schools. Atkins has become something of a specialist in leading […]

Durham School Dubai: Give your child an outstanding learning experience

Time Out Dubai – 19 October 2022 Partner content: 600 years of British education has landed in Dubai Looking for a first-rate school for your child, featuring a British curriculum, top amenities and more? Good news, following its successful openings in Kenya and Qatar, Durham School has landed in Dubai. Having arrived from its home […]

Scarecrow spectacular! Durham School Dubai children craft playful effigy of Principal Mark Atkins for Harvest Festival

Schools Compared – 14 October 2022 Durham School Dubai children designed a playful likeness of their Principal Mark Atkins for a scarecrow competition at the school’s Harvest Festival this Thursday. Celebrating the harvest, donating produce to those in need, and marking the autumnal season with community events happens the world over, but is an especially […]

H.E. Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the KHDA, officially opens Durham School Dubai as Principal Mark Atkins says that “International branch schools must stay true to their roots”

Durham School Dubai has officially become the latest addition to Dubai’s thriving education sector, with His Excellency Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the KHDA, participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony today, 1 September 2022. As the UAE branch of the 600-year-old Durham School in the UK – one of Britain’s oldest schools – the new […]

New Schools with Availability: Our Picks

Which School Advisor – 10 August 2022 Curriculum: English National Curriculum (UK) Location: Dubai Investment Park (DIP) Availability (2022-23): FS1 – Year 8 Opening: September 2022 Annual Fees: 54,000 – 87,000AED (discounted fees 38,340 – 51,300AED) Durham School Dubai is the third international branch of one of England’s longest established day and boarding schools, Durham School. The original school is an institution […]

Durham School Dubai, Dubai Investments Park 1/Green Community – The Review 2022

Schools Compared – 10 August 2022 Background and Location One of Great Britain’s most prestigious and historic independent schools, Durham School, is to open in Dubai this August – bringing an alumni that stretches from the “genius” of Political Strategist Dominic Cummings, the man many see as the mastermind of Brexit, to Granville Sharpe, the […]