If you live a little further out of the city, you’re bound to have heard of South View School; an International school offering an exceptional, high-quality, British based education to young people from more than 77 different countries.

Situated a short distance from the Expo 2020 site and near to Dubai’s prime Expat communities including Remraam, Mudon, Mira and Arabian Ranches, parents joining South View School have a chance to belong to a solid group of like-minded, driven, and progressive Mums and Dad’s that see the benefit of being part of a school that’s already making a gleaming impression on Dubai’s ever-changing education landscape.

It focusses on being “student-led”, where teachers encourage students to be aspirational, creative and entrepreneurial. Your child’s personal growth and learning ability is their top priority as it is for all their children aged between 3 and 18 years.

The voices of the super friendly teaching staff will be easy on the ear, as they are mainly from the UK and Ireland and are super experienced in delivering the UK curriculum but in an international setting.

And when it comes to the curriculum, South View has it all. It follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage progressing into Primary from Year 1 to Year 6 leading to IGCSE, A-levels and BTEC in Secondary School. Children will also be learning Arabic and Emirati Social Studies. If your child’s first language isn’t English, the school has dedicated English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and assistant teachers who offer specific support based on the needs of the student.

The school promotes what’s known as “higher order thinking skills” which is critical thinking and problem-solving, so students can explore, discover and create new solutions and perspectives. By allowing children to ask “how” and “why” they are empowered to take ownership of their learning and strive to reach their fullest potential.

If you have the kind of child who likes to do a different activity every evening, they’ll be spoilt for choice here. In total South View offers more than 100 internal and external ECAs and appreciates the need for students to have a focus away from the classroom by developing their other interests. Your child could get their teeth into a full range of FREE teacher-led extra-curricular activities such as Public Speaking, Computer Club, Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Cosmic Yoga, Math Trails Creative story writing, Book Club, Sketching Club, Junk Modelling, STEAM Club and Young Journalists.

For those children who are still hungry for more, the school also offers a range of paid additional extra-curricular activities by external providers including Apex Sports Academy, Apollo Perelini Rugby Skills Academy (APRSA), DuGym Gymnastics, Empire Football Club, Esperia Volleyball Academy, Hoops Dreams Basketball Academy, Step Up Academy, Shaolin Kung Fu Training Club, UAE – Karate Kids Club (KKC).

Today, South View’s sports squads participate in football, swimming, netball, cross-country, and basketball – plus there are so many other teams sport options. 

South View School really is a child’s playground when it comes to facilities, meeting the academic needs of all its students. You could call their facilities “premium” with dedicated specialist science, arts, music, IT and athletic areas for Foundation Stage, Primary and Secondary. As well as separate playgrounds, break-out areas, and social spaces tailored to each age group. These exceptional facilities provide an environment where students can reach their full potential.

There’s no doubt that South View School has first-rate sports facilities, it has a secondary school-sized football field, a competition-sized, temperature-controlled swimming pool as well as a smaller training pool for younger children. Then there are the three Multi-Purpose Halls for a range of athletics plus a dance studio, three dedicated tennis courts, specialist science areas and two Libraries.

To book a tour and see for yourself click HERE. To find out more about admissions click HERE. You can contact the school on email at admissions@southview.ae or by calling 04 589 7904.