Welcome to the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai
At the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai we welcomed our first pupils in August 2021. Our campus is designed for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. We are currently accepting applications for academic year 2022 from Early Years to Year 7, and the school will grow year by year.
Our school embodies the ethos and values that have underpinned the Royal Grammar School Guildford in the UK for over 500 years. These, combined with a spirit of innovation and development, will prepare pupils for the challenges of the 21st and 22nd centuries. We lead by example, stay true to our values, innovate, collaborate and strive to be the very best we can be.
Welcome from the Principal
As the Founding Principal of the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai, I am proud to welcome pupils and parents to what is a fantastic school and an amazing educational experience for our community.
RGSGD builds on the 500 years of history and outstanding success of RGS Guildford, embracing excellence through the development of a distinctive culture based on shared values and learning habits.
Our buildings and sports grounds provide an outstanding and unique environment for our pupils to learn. At the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, a genuine interest in our pupils, relationships that promote happiness and wellbeing and a curriculum entwined with our values, will provide the platform for our pupils to reach their full potential, irrespective of their passion.
I am delighted to have Clare Turnbull as Head of Preparatory at RGS Guildford Dubai. Clare was previously the Head of Lanesborough, the Preparatory School of RGS Guildford, and brings firsthand experience of our history, success, culture and values-based education. Our aim for our pupils is for them to have a responsible and independent attitude towards life and to achieve their full potential in terms of academic achievement, creative appreciation and spiritual awareness.
The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai is a kind, inclusive, tolerant community where diverse opportunity, personal development, high achievement and collaborative partnership define who we are, and where our values underpin all we do.
We remain loyal to our founding principles to educate students, irrespective of background, and we inherently believe in establishing a culture of diversity and acceptance, and in educating our students in a welcoming, tolerant community where each individual is valued and enjoys a deep sense of belonging.
We encourage the growth of intellectual curiosity, independence, creativity, innovation and habits of learning within a scholarly community through inspirational subject specialists who provoke and stretch the students’ minds and inculcate a lifelong love of learning.
We promote the development of self-discipline, responsibility and a personal moral code, and cultivate an ethos where enduring qualities of decency, honesty, courtesy, humility and good humour are celebrated.
We nurture an atmosphere of mutual respect between all members of our community, and foster self-respect and self-esteem in terms of physical health, emotional maturity and personal well-being, while establishing lasting friendships in a positive, happy environment.
We develop leadership, teamwork, resilience and life skills through a diverse range of activities where all students, regardless of their talents and attributes, are encouraged to challenge themselves, take appropriate risks and work hard to fulfil their potential.
We work closely with others for mutual enrichment, and encourage a spirit of generosity and service, a sense of perspective, and a firm belief that we can work in partnership with others, locally and internationally, to make a difference and have a positive impact on society.
The education at the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai is based on our school offering in the UK with some adaptations for life in Dubai. We offer our pupils a happy, well-ordered and stimulating environment where they can progress to their full potential. Our curriculum is carefully planned to maintain a balance between ‘what’ is to be learned alongside ‘how’ we learn.
Our school has been designed with the community and sustainability in mind. Located within Majid Al Futtaim’s exciting new Tilal Al Ghaf development between Dubai Motor City and Sports City, our school is a vibrant hub where education goes beyond the classroom. It is a welcoming space where pupils, teachers, parents and the local community come together.