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Ready for the future
Our Secondary school is alive with activity from dawn ‘til dusk – as students pursue their ambitions in the classroom and beyond.

We ensure that students have a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School in order to succeed in the next phase of their academic journey.

Seamless Transition

Regent’s Secondary School has a thorough and comprehensive transition programme for all children moving up from primary school. We understand that starting secondary school can be very exciting yet, a little daunting experience for many students. Our staff understand this and work closely with families to try to make students transition into Regent’s Secondary School as easy as possible. Our transition programme aims to support them as they approach this large change in their lives, and to ensure that they start their Secondary School full of excitement and with minimal nervousness.

How do we get our young people thinking? How do we keep them thinking? How do we create an environment which encourages independent and critical thinking?

At Regent through our ‘Positive Education’ inclusive approach students are enabled to flourish in a safe, happy and nurturing learning environment. All students are stretched and challenged to ask and develop their own questions to reach their potential and beyond.

Opportunities are provided for all through the numerous activities undertaken in the classroom, on the sports field, performing on stage, educational visits abroad, organising charity events for the community, or representing the school as outstanding ambassadors.

Our priority continues to be on the whole child and creating a warm, enthusiastic, inspirational and exciting environment in which young people can think, learn, create and innovate and take risks in order to succeed.

We set ourselves high standards, with high expectations enabling an environment of creativity without limits. There are numerous opportunities for leadership from informal roles within the classroom to formal roles outside of the classroom e.g. Prefects, School and Community Ambassadors.

Students can aspire to leadership roles within their year groups as well as taking on responsibilities beyond this. Leadership opportunities are designed to promote excellence, success, confidence, self-esteem whilst fostering an opportunity for our student leaders to have a pivotal role in the future development of the school and the community that we serve.

Regent is completely technology-enabled enabling students to become fully conversant with using technology through online lesson planning and delivery; online class assignment and quizzes; online homework submission; online assessments; online collaboration and communication between students and teachers; online tracking of student progress and behaviour; and online student access to school resources, library books and information.

We promote and sustain a culture that encourages the integration of digital technologies into all areas of the curriculum and students engage and collaborate with their peers using a wide variety of digital environments and tools.

Cyber-safety is an integral part of how the school community works with everyone having an awareness of their digital responsibilities, modelling ethical and appropriate use of digital resources.

Our principled, creative and innovative learning environment encourages our students’ to have a responsibility ‘for’ and ‘to’ the community.

Students are enabled to be solution-focused to solve conflicts, discuss controversial topics, have a say in what and how they learn, ask questions and engage in dialogue.

Sustainability is a key agenda at Regent. We believe that we have a shared responsibility as citizens of the world to choose sustainable practices and we empower our students to do the same.

Below are just some of the ways we incorporate the environment and sustainability within our subjects.

Photography – Regent’s Media students focus on projects related to sustainable transportation, the effects of pollution and draw upon the beauty of nature and landscapes when building their portfolios.

Economics – Our Business and Economics courses cover topics such as Economic Growth vs Development and look deeper into factors beyond money and Gross Domestic Products when looking at the success of a nation, these include – carbon emissions, standards of living and the sustainability of improving a country. Students also delve into the effects of Trade and Globalisation, the impact of deforestation and other environmental damaging actions that consumers and producers take. Students are encouraged to research policies to solve issues such as pollution permits, farming restrictions and production quota’s to help offset any damage already caused. We teach our students to think like economists so they consider more than their own personal costs and benefits but encourage them to consider the wider effects to a third parties.

The Sciences: A Level and IB Biology – Both courses include the study of ecosystems, ecology and biodiversity. Secondary students also look into the sustainability of using earth’s resources and assess the impact of extracting, using and recycling.

Ultimately, our young learners today will become tomorrow’s leaders, so we equip them with the knowledge and confidence they need to make sustainable choices.

Our excellent, holistic education and a team of dedicated teachers working with our student body, see values such as honesty, responsibility, tolerance and respect for the right of others, irrespective of nationality, gender, culture or religion at the foundation of their learning.

This has provided our students with the skills and knowledge that will be needed to meet the challenges of the future in continuing their learning. Our commitment to providing a high-quality education and multi-pathway model with bespoke career pathways leads to students being able to find the most appropriate route to study the subject of their choice at the university or college of their choice.

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Enable students to develop skills so that they can succeed in a changing world

Sports & PE

Building character, set goals, encourage risk-taking and develop strategic thinking

Creative & Performing Arts

Encouraging students to be creative, inquisitive, disciplined and determined

RIS Secondary - Project Based Learning

The quality of the curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.

It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities. A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.

BSO Inspection Report

Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities

that has an impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

My role model is Elon Musk and to become a tech entrepreneur.

Regent has given me the skills and confidence to get there. In a variety of STEAM & Project-based Learning projects, I have worked with classmates learning to code in Python and Java, build robotic vehicles, and construct IoT sensors. We have won multiple competitions in the UAE and abroad for our tech projects and talent. Remember my name because I promise you will hear a lot more about me.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative. They truly make school a rich and memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS EYFS student

Possibilities are infinite at Regent for a child.

There are no limits to let my child’s imagination grow at Regent. He has become extremely ambitious in his thinking and outlook and what he believes he can do, which is great. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

RIS Parent

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a great place for study.

It’s a great place for families to get to know each other and make new friends. The Regent community spirit is outstanding.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself. The teachers are always available to help. My child has blossomed and is so heartening to see her inner wonder come out.

RIS Parent


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