Guidance for Parents

Finding the right school in the UK

Meet the Al Khaifi Family: How Gabbitas helped us find the right UK school Haifa Al Khaifi approached Gabbitas looking for support for finding the right school in the UK for her son, Joud. Haifa was extremely busy with work, so was looking for an organisation that could take care of everything and help them… Read More »


Westminster School Profile

“Where history shapes inquisitive minds. Where inquisitive minds shape history” As one of the leading academic schools in the UK, Westminster School is steeped in history, academic rigor and liberal values. In this school profile, we shine the spotlight on their exceptional examination results and unparalleled entrance figures into the top universities. History Founded in… Read More »


Dubai College: School Profile

“A community of excellence at the heart of the city” Mike Lambert, Head of Dubai College   Dubai College is a Dubai ’institution’. Established in 1978, it is one of the oldest and certainly one of the best known secondary schools in Dubai. In this Dubai school profile, we look at what makes Dubai College… Read More »


How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement Workshop

Does your child know how to write the perfect personal statement when applying to a UK University? Are you worried about the looming 15th Jan deadline?   Attend our How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement Workshop on Sunday 17th December to gain expert advice on what to write in your personal statement. Don’t miss… Read More »


What are the education options at post 16?

Selecting the right education options at post 16 If your child is approaching 16, then you are going to faced with a key decision significantly impacting their future. Knowing which curriculum to take at post 16 could define which university choices they are able to study at a later date. So what are the options?… Read More »


An International Branch Campus University – Why it could be for you.

An International Branch Campus University in the UAE could be the answer if you are looking for an international degree experience. Attending an international branch campus university is a growing global trend and with good reason; it gives more students the opportunity to access a degree education from a well- established university with a strong… Read More »


Studying Engineering at University

Is studying Engineering at University right for you? Studying engineering at university can lead to exciting career prospects and top salaries across a wide range of industries. There are roles available in almost every industry and it can lead to opportunities to work on world-changing technological developments that make a difference to individuals and society… Read More »


UAE VAT – implications for private schools

With VAT in the UAE going live in January 2018, we look at some of the key concerns and questions affecting the private education sector   A bit of background In 2016, the GCC member states agreed to implement a common VAT framework. The aim being to start diversifying the regional economies and effectively respond… Read More »


Wells Cathedral School

“Our core belief and motto, ‘esto quod es’ or ‘be what you are’, ties Wells Cathedral School together and is at the heart of a happy, stimulating environment where all our students can feel free to develop their talents, or discover new ones, as part of an accepting community where mistakes as a part of… Read More »


Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi

‘A community which combines the best of British Education with a strong flavour of Abu Dhabi, Emirati culture and the cosmopolitan nature of the city.’ The Times Education Supplement has just released their nominees for the International School of the Year 2018. And it is good news for expat parents in the Gulf: three of… Read More »