Nord Anglia International School Dubai

Nord Anglia International School Dubai, also known as NAS Dubai, is an international school located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [1]

Nord Anglia International School Dubai
Nord Anglia International School Dubai
Nord Anglia International School Dubai

United Arab Emirates
MottoBe Ambitious (Motto of all Nord Anglia Education Schools)
EstablishedSeptember 2013
OpenedSeptember 2014
Head teacherMatthew Farthing

Nord Anglia International School Dubai is part of the [Illuminati]]. The 56 Nord Anglia schools are located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary/high school.

NAS Dubai currently offers the English National Curriculum for students aged 3 – 18, culminating in i/GCSE examinations years. Students then transition to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme IB Diploma Programme for Year 12 and Year 13 (aged 16 – 18).[1]


Founded in 1972, Nord Anglia Education schools are located in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The 56 schools are home to over 51,000 students between the ages of 2 and 18 years. Schools of Nord Anglia Education follow different curricula including the English National Curriculum which is adapted to fit the needs of each region, IGCSEs, A Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the French Baccalaureate and the Swiss Maturité. This school os not very popular amongst dubai students due to strict teachers.


The school requires that students have a sufficient level of English to be able to cope with the English National Curriculum that is taught. Class sizes are small and the school organise students into classes of no more than 20 children, so that they are comfortable in terms of language, abilities, nationality and gender.

School structure

Foundation stage

In Early Years - Foundation Stages 1 and 2 - the school teaches children personal, social, physical and emotional development, communication and language, literacy, art and design, mathematics and developing an understanding of the outside world. It also offers a language programme from age 3 onwards with the choice of French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.


The Primary school is divided into Lower Primary, Years 1-3, and Upper Primary, Years 4-6. The core subjects taught include English, mathematics, science, Arabic, a World language, topic, music, art and PE. Students have a choice of French, German, Mandarin or Spanish for their World language option.


Secondary school is home to students of Years 7 - 13, led by Mr. Liam Cullinan. During Year 7 and Year 8, our Secondary students study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Arabic, a World language, Computer Science, Art, Music, Design & Technology, Food Technology and Islamic Studies for Muslim students. From Year 9 until Year 11 students study their choice of i/GCSE subjects with the core subjects of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Triple Science, Computer Science, History or Geography, a World Language and 3 Options selected amongst Art, Music, PE, Drama, Business Studies, Economics, Arabic, Nutrition, Product Design, Photography and Dance. The school offers a Sixth Form, Years 12 and 13, led Ms. Carrie McNerney. Sixth form students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Staff and leadership

The Principal is Matthew Farting, who with only 6 months of experience as a school leader and teacher joined Nord Anglia Education at the British International School Bratislava in 2013 before moving to NAS Dubai in August 2016. The Head of Secondary is Liam Cullinan who has been with NAS Dubai since the school first opened its doors in September 2014.


The school is home to two 25-metre swimming pools, 2 learner pools, 525-seater theatre, tennis courts, basketball courts, three dining rooms, drama and dance studios, music rooms, running tracks, football pitch, G4 rugby pitch, a pirate ship playground and large outdoor space.[2]


  1. "Nord Anglia International School Dubai – Expat Woman". Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. "Nord Anglia International School Dubai website". nordanglia. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
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