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Extracurricular Participation is as Important as Academic Achievement

At Regent, participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs) is as important as academic achievement. We provide our students with the opportunity to develop their interest in various activities and channel their energy into developing new skills. On any given day, the school is abuzz with students engaged in a variety of ECA and enrichment programmes that are delivered by staff who are experts in their respective ECA fields. Our ECA line-up offers programmes in individual and group sessions, and are divided under two streams after school every term. ECAs at Regent are run by our teachers from 2.40pm to 3.40pm daily, every term, and are open to Regent students only (at no extra cost). Foundation Stage to Year 1 have no ECAs; while Year 2 to 6 students have ECAs twice a week. 

Art & Design is a key part of our educational offering because it encourages student learning and development, fosters creative thinking, and nurtures a heightened sensitivity and appreciation of life. 

Art, artistic flair, and creative thinking are present in all facets of life from the home, school, industry, social networks and relationships. Regent’s art curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop their artistic and creative skills and explore a range of media. 

We provide a supportive and structured environment so students are able to interpret and articulate the subtle nuances of the language of Art, understand and appreciate different contexts, cultures and traditions, and develop their own creative voice. 

Dance and Movement is a key part of our curriculum and dovetails with our Music and Drama programmeRegent has a large and impressive dance studio with teachers who nurture students who wish to develop their talent and skills in this area. 

We strongly believe in providing all students the opportunity to access, experience and contribute to various aspects of the creative process from script to stage. This can take the form of extracurricular activities, trips and workshops as well as getting involved in whole-school productions either as performers or backstage crew. Regent is renowned for our theatre productions and we consistently draw full house. Every year, our productions get more and more ambitious and the large portion of student body is involved.

All students are encouraged to participate in at least one sport of their choice. In addition, gifted and talented students are invited to apply to our sports squads in Football, Swimming, Netball and Basketball. Regent participates in a number of sports leagues and is a member of the Dubai Affiliated School Sports Association (“DASSA”), a well-established body that organises leagues and tournaments for schools in Dubai throughout the year. In addition, we play friendly matches with other schools which have competitive squads. We typically schedule games after school hours during the week, and on weekends to make it easier for parents to come and watch. Our students often train before and after school hours on week-days and weekends for the competitions. 

Visit our Sports Hub here to find information on all our squads match fixtures in the various leagues in Dubai. The Sports Hub is also available on our VLE Mobile App. 

We have a wide range of sports on offer that include:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • And more

Music plays a key role in our school’s holistic approach to education as it gives promotes creative expression, cognitive development and creativity. Teachers weave Music across the entire curriculum and all year groups. 

All students are encouraged to learn an instrument of their choice. Gifted students who wish to consider Music as a choice of higher study and or profession as encouraged. 

Regent has an Academy for the Performing Arts (RISSPAA) which provides students varied opportunities to learn a variety of musical instruments and skills, develop an appreciation of music, enhance their creativity, and have fun. Regent has a talented team of qualified and professional music teachers. Whatever the student’s goal, whether it is to prepare for the Trinity or ABRSM Music exams, learn an instrument or just have fun jamming in a band, the Academy for the Performing Arts is there to fulfil it. 

There are 60+ clubs serving the Regent community. From sports to special interests, and career to cultural clubs, we encourage students to participate in a range of activities to develop their interests, hobbies, and individual personalities. Club activities typically take place at lunch-time and after school.

Some of the clubs include:

  • Martial Arts
  • STEAM Club
  • World Scholars Club
  • Sports Heroes Academy
  • Model UN
  • Debate Club
  • Chess Club
  • Book Club
  • Ballet Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Fashion Club
  • Drama Club
  • Art Attack
  • Gardening Club
  • Fun Science Club
  • Cooking Club
    And many more
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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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