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Officials at the school's groundbreaking ceremony

The English College breaks ground on new Dubai building

DUBAI, June 19, 2024

The English College, Dubai has broken ground on its new building located in the heart of the city.

Established in 1992, the English College, Dubai is now a part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a growing global group of international schools, with over 80 schools in 22 countries.  

On completion, it will have more classrooms, specialist learning areas as well as a new three-storey ‘Steam’ centre that will house more music and art rooms, robotics, design technology, textile and graphics suites, and computing and media facilities.

The groundbreaking ceremony, titled ‘New Beginnings’, marked the school’s rich history spanning over three decades, and where it also introduced the new principal, Emily Hopkinson.

The event was also attended by Sheikh Rashid bin Butti bin Maktoum Al Maktoum the son of Sheikh Butti Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the founder of the school, along with previous leadership members, alumni, ISP team members, and school staff, parents and students.

“This event commemorates over three decades of excellence in education that The English College has provided to families in the UAE, but it also looks at the future with the groundbreaking for our new building," said Mark Ford, the Outgoing Principal.

The new principal Hopkinson expressed delight at being given the role to lead the school into its new phase of growth.

"Joining ISP at this juncture of the school’s journey means we have exciting plans designed to ensure our pupils receive unparalleled educational opportunities and innovations,” she stated.

Bharat Mansukhani, Divisional CEO for ISP – Middle East, said: “This ‘New Beginnings’ event not only represents a milestone for The English College, but also highlights the commitment that ISP makes to continuously supporting our schools in getting better."

“In alignment with Dubai's 2030 Vision, we are dedicated to preparing students for the future through innovative learning environments and technology integration," stated Mansukhani.

“Our new facilities will empower students to develop skills essential for the future, positioning them as leaders and innovators in their fields," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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