The Telegraph is reporting that a top UK school has planned to open a new international branch in Dubai.
One of the highest achieving schools in the UK, North London Collegiate, is opening a branch in Dubai.
The London-based all-girls school’s venture comes on the back of rising demand for English international schools abroad, with expats and wealthy local families in Asia fueling the surge in new branches being established.
With Chinese, Indian and Arabic families desperate to provide their children with a British education, recent government figures have revealed that international schools now inject almost £1 billion into the British economy.
The North London Collegiate School, which charges £6,354 per term, has already established a school in Jeju, South Korea. Since opening in 2011, NLCS Jeju has quickly established itself as one of the leading schools in North East Asia for International Baccalaureate results.
Alongside the new project in Dubai, NLCS told The Telegraph that plans to open a school in Singapore were also underway.
Opening in September 2017, NLCS Dubai will operate as a coeducational day school teaching International Baccalaureate programmes – which qualify students to study at British universities.
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