We are an accredited member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME). It is another hallmark of our quality and assurance to parents that we meet and maintain superior standards in academics, administration and all other aspects pertaining to a child’s welfare.


Our new and unique Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP), complements the core curriculum to provide extended opportunities for learners, and is available for all Year 1 to 6 pupils, at no extra costs to parents.


We will bring education to life by exclusively using Apple technology for all teaching, learning and administrative tools; that puts us on track to become an Exclusively "Apple" School.

"We strive to provide our pupils fun and engaging
lessons on a daily basis."

Christopher Lee

Founding Teacher


We acknowledge that children learn best through first hand experience in relation to themselves, their senses and the world around them. For this reason, we have designed the Early Years Explorers (EYE) programme, an approach based on the concept that powerful learning is built upon harnessing children’s natural curiosity in ways that help them to develop new skills and understanding in context with their environment.

"We aim to create an environment where children
aspire to learn."

Lucy Horn

Founding Teacher


We are striving to achieve LEED certification, an internationally-recognised marque of quality and achievement in green buildings. We are committing ourselves not only to positive climate change but to the wellbeing of our children, staff and wider community.

"We are experts in supporting children who find
learning challenging."

Thomas Gayler

Founding Teacher


The Abdulla Al Shirawi and Mohan Valrani Scholarship Fund will grant all founding students entering the 2016-17 academic year a 30% subsidy on tuition fees, for their entire tenure at the school. That means parents will be saving more than AED 160,000 - an amount worthy of a savings account.

Graham Beale

Founding Principal

Letter from the Principal

The Arcadia Preparatory School is a warm, vibrant and dynamic new primary school set in the heart of the Jumeirah Village Triangle community.

Every morning I have the pleasure and privilege of welcoming parents and pupils to another day of excitement and learning. From the moment a child enters our beautiful new school, he or she is surrounded with warmth and positivity. Our highly skilled teachers design and deliver learning programmes that motivate, excite and challenge children. Our motto, ‘nurture lifelong learning’ encapsulates our belief, that by delivering a rich and varied curriculum and by ensuring lessons are meaningful and targeted, each child in our care will develop a lasting desire to continually learn, grow and develop.

As a young and forward-looking new school, we have seized the opportunity that new technologies provide. Teachers and pupils utilise leading edge Apple technology on a daily basis to create, communicate and collaborate. Parents are empowered to share in their child’s learning experiences through our app-based mobile technology, and our ultra-modern primary school campus provides an enabling environment for all.

I wish for Arcadia

Arcadia Teacher Residence

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Enrichment Learning Programme

The new and unique programme includes at no extra cost:

Creativity and Performance

Science and Technology

Physical Education

Homework Support