New Dubai School After Recent Closures

Students from the financially-troubled St Andrews School will be some of the first students at the new academy.



Dubai’s newest school will open its doors on September 2 in time for the new academic year and will welcome students from the troubled St Andrews School.

The Universal Academy of Excellence, based in Al Safa, will be operated by Dubai Education LLC and will teach the Cambridge British Curriculum.

Among its first students will be those recruited from Jumeirah-based St Andrews School, which faced closure last year in the face of debts totaling almost Dhs900,000 after its managing director cleared out the school’s bank accounts.

“We have everything at the school to enable children to succeed. We are transforming our facilities into state of the art. We already have smartboards in every classroom, computers, and sports facilities,” said Kamel Fodil, principle at The Universal Academy of Excellence.

“Our teachers are trained to help children achieve their learning objectives, regardless of their personal challenges. We have the tools and knowledge to provide them with the highest levels of support to achieve their goals and continue their development.”

The new opening will fill a slot left by The Dubai American Scientific School which closed earlier this year after ‘massive violations of the country’s education law’, including fixing fees and illegally hiring teachers.

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