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.


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 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.

LEED Green Building Certified

We have earned LEED Certification, an internationally
recognised marque of quality and achievement in green building. We are committed not only to positive climate change but also to
the wellbeing of our children, staff and wider community.

Exclusively 'Apple' School

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

Graham Beale

Founding Principal

The Arcadia Preparatory School

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.

The Arcadia Academy Walkthrough

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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