It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Raffles International School, an internationally minded school following the UK curriculum, based in Umm Sequim, Dubai next to the Burj Al Arab.

I am extremely proud to lead this wonderful school community, which is the embodiment of an extended family for us all. From our youngest students entrusted into our excellent nursery, all the way through to our eldest students studying to transition into the university of their dreams, I am proud of the educational offer every one of our students receive.

Students are happy and empowered to reach for new heights, take risks, and push boundaries. They truly are nurtured and motivated to learn new skills every single day through an innovative and holistic educational offer. We believe in an empathetic, tolerant, and respectful environment for all, widening horizons and setting aspirational targets.

Students are challenged academically to be ambitious, targeting the finest career paths, mindful that their emotion, well-being, and mindfulness needs to be at the forefront of their development.

Our staff are resourced through the highest standards of recruitment and then developed and empowered to continue their career within our school. We ensure that each teacher and support staff have genuine passion to help young people, and this is the most important factor when appointing new members to our team.  Our leaders and staff listen, care and work alongside our vibrant parent community to ensure the students make accelerated and personalised progress.

School should be a place where memories last a lifetime, and we believe in facilitating and creating an environment where this can happen. Through sporting endeavours, creative and ambitious drama productions, life changing trips all over the world and opportunities for each student. The pathway is ever-changing and developmental through stage not age.

If you are considering sending your child to the Raffles International School, please come and visit, hear from our wonderful staff, meet our wonderful students and talk to me about our shared vision for the future of this incredible school.

Raffles IS where you belong.

Steven Giles - School Principal