About Us

Welcome

Mark Ford
principal

Welcome and Marhaba to The English College (EC), a world-class British curriculum school in Dubai for FS 1 to Year 13, established in 1992.

We are a unique British school in Dubai with a particular and very special ethos. Put simply, it is our core aspiration that our students cultivate and explore their innate talents and developing interests, and that they make a positive difference during their time with us – a difference to their own lives and a difference to the lives of others. Our DSIB-rated ”Outstanding” pastoral care, personal and social development ensures that your children are valued as individuals who bring their own uniqueness to our family-orientated community school.

We are very proud of our strong heritage, traditions and values and are constantly looking forward, seeking to innovate and improve at every age and stage for every one of our pupils. High-quality teaching and learning and the very best pastoral care and extra-curricular provision lie at the very heart of our school.

We aren’t just another British curriculum school in Dubai – we are more than a school, we are a community, an experience and a way of life that nurtures excellence in every respect. Our community is culturally rich and diverse, welcoming students from a phenomenal range of backgrounds and over 60 nationalities. As a school we recognise and celebrate this, helping each individual to ‘be the me I choose to be’. Our students are many things but most of all they are themselves. It is this which prepares them for the unknown and an exciting life in the world beyond school.

Most importantly, we are a happy school with a great spirit and a sense that anything and everything is possible. Our website provides you with just a flavour of the extraordinary number of opportunities here, both within our taught curriculum and beyond, and it is only by coming to visit us that you will truly be able to get a sense of our positive and energetic learning community. Our Social Media offer you a glimpse into the day-to-day school life so please ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us. However, it is only by coming to visit us that you will truly be able to get a sense of our positive and energetic learning community.

On behalf of the entire EC community, I look forward to welcoming you and showing you our school in action.