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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message


Mark Ford
Principal

Welcome to The English College, a world-class school in Dubai.

Welcome to The English College, a world-class school in Dubai.
The English College is a unique school with a particular and very special ethos. Put simply, it is our core aspiration that our students cultivate and explore their innate talents and developing interests, and that they make a positive difference during their time with us – a difference to their own lives and a difference to the lives of others.
Being part of the oldest and most established schools in Dubai, we are very proud of our strong heritage, traditions and values and are constantly looking forward, seeking to innovate and improve at every age and stage for every one of our pupils. High-quality teaching and learning and the very best pastoral care and extra-curricular provision lie at the very heart of our school.
The English College is more than a school, it is a community, an experience and a way of life that nurtures excellence in every respect. Our community is culturally rich and diverse, welcoming students from a phenomenal range of backgrounds. As a school we recognise and celebrate this, helping each individual to ‘be the me I choose to be’. The English College students are many things but most of all they are themselves. It is this which prepares them for the unknown and an exciting life in the world beyond school.
Most importantly, we are a happy school with a great spirit and a sense that anything and everything is possible. Our website provides you with just a flavour of the extraordinary number of opportunities here, both within our taught curriculum and beyond, and it is only by coming to visit us that you will truly be able to get a sense of our positive and energetic learning community.
I look forward to welcoming you and showing you our school in action.

Mark Ford
Principal