Raffles International School

Dubai, U.A.E.

Welcome to the Raffles International School (RIS). We welcome people of every nation. We are a multi-cultural school with students representing 96 nationalities and staff from more than 27 different countries. 

Ages taught:

4 — 16

School size:

987 boys, 986 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum
  • Other


Uttam C Yadav

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Accreditations and memberships:

  • British Schools Overseas (BSO)
  • Cambridge International Exams (BSME)
  • The Council of International Schools (CIS)
School Website

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Through excellent teaching and learning and the constant reinforcement of our Core Values: Achievement, Collaboration, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility, we empower our students to achieve their goals and become responsible global citizens. We are a family school with over 1,800 boys and girls, aged 3 to 15, all finding their way on their exciting learning journey and superbly supported by dedicated teachers, staff, parents, PARIS and the wider school community. I invite you to visit us and see how the warmth of the RIS community allows boys and girls to thrive within the classroom, in the creative and performing arts, in sport and games and within their friendships. You will see confident, happy children who are proud to show you their school.

Senior management

Mr Michael William Clack - Principal
Mr Ian Plant - Deputy Principal Secondary School
Mrs Zeba Khan - Vice Principal and Mrs Susie Mcshane - Assistant Head

School description

At Raffles, we take our responsibility for the education, care and welfare of each child very seriously as we help establish the cornerstones that support the growth of life-long learners. RIS national and cultural diversity is an exciting example of how, on a small scale, we are able to build a harmonious community. 

Established in 2007, Raffles International School –South campus an authorised school for the Cambridge Curriculum( UK based), offers the Montessori Programme at Nursery & FS2,The Montessori with integrated Cambridge Primary(CP) at Year 1, the Cambridge Primary(CP) and Secondary1(CS1). Raffles is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and a Cambridge International Examination Board Center (CIE). With students and staff from all over the world comprising of over 90 different nationalities, we have a truly international mix. The academic program is designed to offer the young people who attend Raffles a solid platform for life beyond the school's boundaries. We aim to ensure your child's experiences as a Raffles student are based on teaching techniques that are both theoretically sound, yet practical, to the extent where the learning experience is both stimulating and enjoyable.

RIS provides students a holistic, rigorous international education for success in an ever changing world. Students are offered a rich and diverse curriculum and the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and enjoyment across a wide range of activities. We prepare our students for the challenges of today and the possibilities of tomorrow, with an international outlook that is truly global in size and scope. We want to inspire and motivate responsible, engaged students who have respect for themselves and each other. 

Class sizes

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Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other


Admission process:

For enquiries please contact admissions@rafflessis.com Online application via website - www.rafflesis.com, followed by entrance tests and submission of documents.

School Open Days:

10/05/2016; 05/06/2016



Uttam C Yadav

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School news & events




Al Baghla Street, Umm Suqeim 3



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