Address: Al Barsha South, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 818 8600
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 3 to 13
Foremarke School opened in 2013 and has fast gained a reputation for providing an excellent, rounded education and offering world-class facilities. Students are at the centre of the school which was built with its pupils’ needs in mind – from the interior design to classroom acoustics. The school is partnered with the prestigious Foremarke Hall, a Repton Preparatory School in the UK.
What the school says
"Together with our parents, who are truly involved partners in the children's education, we aspire to produce well-rounded, well-grounded young people with a thirst for knowledge and a zest for life. We encourage the development of thoughtful children, confident and independent, while demonstrating a strong respect for others characterised through care and courtesy. These attributes, combined with an aspiration to academic success, are the foundations for successful transition to a choice of quality senior schools both locally and overseas."
What the inspectors say
"Foremarke School benefits from excellent facilities. Effective leadership has enabled a positive and friendly ethos to become quickly established, and a high standard of teaching is already making a positive impression on pupil attainment. Teachers at Foremarke are conscientious and hard working. The classroom resources are superb and age appropriate. Teachers use them very well to enrich their teaching and provide an interesting learning environment. Staff are enthusiastic when delivering lessons and this enthusiasm ensures that pupils are eager to learn."
– Quality Assurance Inspection from Repton School, UK, January 2014
The only British prep school in the UAE, we are small, co-educational and cater for pupils from Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) to Year 8, following the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for England which we adapt and extend as necessary. In emulating our highly regarded UK partner school, Foremarke Hall, class sizes are small (maximum of 16 students) and our teachers are highly qualified and experienced.
For the 2018/2019 school year, fees range from AED 58,500 for FS1 to AED 83,000 for Y8 and are payable per term. There is a registration fee of AED 525.
From the headmaster
“Foremarke School is like every child; unique and proud to be so. Foremarke is a 'get stuck in' type of school where children are encouraged to take risks and embrace challenges both in and out of the classroom. Only in doing so can we, and they, identify and nurture their unique talents. Above all else we want Foremarkians to look back at their junior school years with the pride of knowing that they gave of their very best and had great fun doing so.”
– Mr Mark Atkins, Headmaster
What the parents say
“We are extremely happy with our decision to send our daughters to Foremarke School. The building is simply stunning, but most importantly, the teachers are amazing. As parents, we are very impressed with how the Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster are so committed to the children and the success of the school. Our daughters look forward to going to school each morning and Foremarke is the first school or nursery that they have gone to with a smile on their faces. We would not consider any other school in Dubai for our children.”
– Mrs Aitken, a Foremarke parent