Where you belong

Accredited FS1 to Year 13 school for girls and boys
following the National Curriculum for England
A proud member of Innoventures Education family



From the Principal

Raffles International School welcomes families from almost 100 different countries to our Nursery through to Year 13 programme. Our youngest pre-school learners are accommodated in our nursery and follow individualized learning pathways based upon ‘Development Matters’ - the earliest stage of EYFS, depending on their language background and personal development. This seamlessly leads into the National Curriculum for England and Wales, right through to IGCSE, A Level and BTEC options for our pre-university 6th Form. While English is our main language of instruction, language support for students developing their English language skills is provided and all teachers ensure language is no barrier to learning.

With this website, we would like to share some of the amazing academic, social, sporting and cultural opportunities RIS provides our students and we welcome the opportunity to share this with you through our school tours or open days.

Steven Giles


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RIS occupies a purpose built campus of almost 315,000 square feet of land in the heart of the Umm Sequim residential district of Dubai, close to the beach and overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab.



English is the school’s medium of instruction and Arabic is mandatory for all students attending school in the UAE up to Year 12. Starting in Year 3, all students choose between French or Mandarin as an additional language. This language option continues to end of Year 9, at which time iGCSE subject options determine language choices.



From FS2 visits to a local bakery to observe materials change to Secondary art trips to Paris, local and overseas trips are provided every year as an enhancement of the school curriculum and an opportunity for students to develop socially and emotionally as well as develop their independence and understanding of their community and the world around them.



Physical Education and sport is an integral part of Raffles International School. We encourage students to make physical activity central to their lives, both inside and outside of the classroom. We passionately believe a high-quality sports programme enables students to lead healthy and active lifestyles, while equipping them with valuable, transferable life skills.

Dates for the Diary

Our calendar is always packed full of fun activities to look forward to!

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