The Repton Family of Schools in the UAE has reached yet another milestone, announcing the transition of Foremarke School Dubai to Repton Al Barsha. A natural next step, the move follows the re-branding of its esteemed sister school in the United Kingdom, Foremarke Hall to Repton Prep School. This inspiring continuity of the Repton portfolio takes the prestigious brand up to three operating schools in the region: Repton Dubai, Repton Abu Dhabi, and now Repton Al Barsha, each built on the firm foundations of academics, wellbeing, sportsmanship and inclusivity.
The school will begin physical upgrades to its Al Barsha campus in 2021, with full re-branding and implementation set for completion at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. This allows existing parents to benefit from a lengthy transition period, to ensure both parents and students are acclimated with comfort and ease.
Zoe Woolley, Headmistress Repton Al Barsha, says: “Today is a proud day as we celebrate such a ground-breaking landmark in our short, yet robust tenure in the UAE. Over the years, our staff and teaching faculty have worked rigorously to inspire and cultivate quality learning that focuses on an innovative curriculum, ensuring outstanding results and student development. We are overwhelmingly excited to welcome parents and students on this new journey of Repton Al Barsha, and promise to continue providing the same level of outstanding education that safeguards students’ successful path to a fulfilling professional and personal career.”
David Cook, Chief Education Officer of the Repton Family of Schools and Headmaster of Repton School Dubai, says: “I would like to congratulate Repton Al Barsha for its pioneering transformation. While the school has always been part of the Repton Family of Schools, it is a proud moment for us to officially welcome another Repton-branded school in the UAE. We want to show gratitude towards our parents and students for their continued support in this endeavour and want them to rest assured that Repton Al Barsha will continue to provide the same level of exceptional education to which they are accustomed. Furthermore, we are delighted to share additional positive prospects in the coming few days.”
Since opening its doors to students in 2013, Repton Al Barsha has delivered state-of-the-art education as a leading British preparatory school in Dubai. In November 2019 it announced its expansion into Senior School years with Year 7 and Year 8 already successfully operating, with Year 9 to start in the 2021-22 academic year, followed by an organic year on year growth to provide the IGCSE curriculum up until Year 11 and A-levels for Year 12 and Year 13.
The Repton Family of schools in the UAE has long enjoyed academic success at university level, sending students to highly acclaimed universities from across the world, such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. Repton School Dubai similar to its prestigious sister school Repton UK has received high accolades during its tenure as well such as an ‘Outstanding’ KHDA rating and establishing its IB Diploma Programme amongst the world’s elite education programmes; while retaining perfect IB and IGCSE scores in the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
Repton Al Barsha’s academic vision combines curated curriculum enhancements to ensure students achieve higher academic progress year on year. A sophisticated combination of standard data are evaluated and already predict an ambitious yet achievable flight path for each student, positioning them on the same academic trajectory as the Repton Family of Schools to achieve one of the top IGCSE results in the UAE. Students joining Repton Al Barsha will receive a comprehensive educational experience that focuses on the foundations of academics, sports and wellbeing.
The re-branding further cements the Repton Family of Schools’ commitment to its parents and the UAE school community. Earlier this year it announced the introduction of the Repton Family Support Fund (RFS) to offer parents additional benefits and financial relief on tuition fees in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cook explains: “In recent times, the need to adapt and embrace change has become more important than ever, and the Repton Family of Schools has provided strong leadership in this area. Through careful nurturing of our resources we have been able to support many families adversely affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the RFS Fund is an exemplary reflection of the collaborative efforts undertaken between Repton Dubai, Repton Abu Dhabi and now Repton Al Barsha. We are determined to continue supporting our Repton community and taking our schools to even greater heights.”