From a dedicated team of chefs who tailor the menu to grand graduation ceremonies at Dubai Opera, one of the most expensive schools in Dubai rolls out the red carpet for its students. With a school fee exceeding Dh100,000 for Year 13, Repton School Dubai, located in Nad Al Sheba 3, is the first UK-branded international school to operate in the UAE. Despite the high tuition fees, the school is operating at full capacity, with students now on a waiting list, as reported by the principal.

Visiting the school may feel like a surreal experience, with its turrets, portcullises, and palm trees. The school justifies its eye-watering fees by maintaining an 'Outstanding' rating from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) since 2014. Other schools in a similar fee range include North London Collegiate School Dubai, Gems World Academy, Swiss International Scientific School Dubai, Kent College Dubai, and Nord Anglia International School Dubai.

During a tour of the school, Principal Gillian Hammond highlighted the remarkable growth the school has experienced, its diverse student body representing over 100 nationalities, and its standing among the top 100 private schools in the world, according to the 2021 Spears Index. The school emphasizes bespoke pathways for students and prides itself on its stellar alumni, who go on to attend prestigious universities such as Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, MIT, and Stanford.

Repton School Dubai offers boarding facilities for students, providing residential opportunities on a full-term or flexible boarding basis. With two separate boarding houses for boys and girls, the school ensures a 1 to 10 ratio of staff to children, along with dedicated boarding nurses and security personnel.

The school takes pride in its in-house chef and team, who cater to the students' dining needs by offering a variety of meals, including themed ones for special occasions such as Diwali, Iftar, and Christmas. Furthermore, the graduation ceremony takes place at the Dubai Opera, a momentous occasion eagerly anticipated by the students.

Another unique feature is the introduction of the Repton Passport, a K-12 blockchain-secured multimedia digital portfolio, allowing graduating students to access their results, academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, and digital yearbook. This innovative platform also includes an in-built CV Builder, simplifying the process for university and job applications.