Headmaster's Blog

New school year, dates and times

I hope that all staff and students have enjoyed their summer holiday and are now looking forward to the new school year.  Dates for Eid Al Adha have been announced and staff dates are confirmed. 

The Leadership Team, Shared Services, admin and all support staff will be in school from Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th August, and all staff are welcome during these days. 

The school will then close for four days; 31st August to 3rd September. 

The first day for all teachers and learning assistants will be Monday 4th September, with an 8:30 start.

Students should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 on Sunday 10th September.

We are working hard to prepare for an exciting and positive school year, and I look forward to welcoming you all.

Kind regards,

Glyn Kilsby, Headmaster.

A successful year and best wishes for a great summer

A busy and successful school year ends today, with our secondary students collecting the results of their end-of-year exams.  I would like to thank parents and staff for their support and for helping to make RSB the active and positive community that it is. 

It has been a rewarding year, and the school inspection report from earlier this year has now been received and will be posted on this website later today.  The report outlines the school's many strengths and also shows areas where we can improve.  We will be focusing on these areas as we plan our School Action Plan for 2017 - 2020.

This week we are saying farewell to ten staff and I would like to wish each of these success and happiness in their new ventures.

School will reopen on Sunday 10th September and I would like to close by wishing you Eid Mubarak, and a very enjoyable summer.

Graduation 2017

This week HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was guest of honour at the 2017 RSB Graduation Cememony.  Following some excellent speeches by our students Sheikh Rashid presented the leaving certificates and awards to the graduating students.

Top award winners this year were:

Headmaster's Award - Hamad Abdulla Bin Alloba

Rashid School Award - Zakariaa Hmamu

Arabic and Islamic Studies Award - Hamad Rashid Al Maqoodi

Sportsman of the Year - Hmaid Matar Al Kaus

A special mention was also made regarding the success of our two Year 13 students - Fares Salah Al Qassem and Yousef Wafadari.

The event was attended by parents and friends of the school and we were delighted to see the progress that has been made by these young men, and we wish them all the very best for the future.


RSB Win UAE Youth Sports Award

I am delighted to report that this weekend RSB won the Best Emirati Sports School in the prestigious UAE Youth Sports and Fitness Awards.

We have worked hard at Rashid School to ensure that, from Foundation Stage to Year 12, our students participate successfully in a wide range of sports.  Competitive sports provide a great way of developing team building and leadership skills.  They also encourage physical fitness, personal challenge and character development.  At ahe heart of our sports development is a strong and committed team of PE staff.  Well done to every member of our PE team, on winning a fantastic award.

Shakespeare Festival Fun

"To be, or not to be, that is the question...."   This week the secondary section was filled with the words and plays of English playwright William Shakespeare.  The students learned their lines and dressed for their roles in some of Shakespeare's best known plays.

The English Department use Shakespeare as a way of teaching language and developing confidence in the speaking and understanding English.  Many of our students use it as a great reason to dress up and have a sword fight!  Either way a wonderful time was had by everyone.

Inspection Success

Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls were pleased to welcome visiting inspectors from Penta International for our recent quality assurance inspections for British School Overseas (BSO). The inspections, undertaken as part of the schools’ development work, helps inform us how our standards compare to those that apply to independent schools in the United Kingdom, taking into account our local requirements.


We are delighted to report that both schools met all of the standards required and have been recommended for BSO accredited status to the UK Department for Education. This accredited status, which is also recognised by KHDA, is one of the most rigorous that can be obtained worldwide.


The inspection team’s detailed findings, contained in their post-inspection report, will be used to help build on our areas of strength and plan for future improvements. We look forward to sharing further details of their feedback with you in due course.


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