Education in the UK

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 »


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 »


The Royal Hospital School

“Discovery, exploration and challenge remain at the heart of our educational values at the Royal Hospital School. We encourage our pupils to discover their passions and strengths. We also challenge them to be ambitious inside and beyond the classroom.”   The Royal Hospital School was founded in 1712 in order to prepare boys for service… Read More »


Charterhouse School, UK

  Charterhouse is one of the schools that I am most regularly asked about when parents are considering a British education. Its reputation for academic excellence appeals to those with intellectual aspirations (27 Oxbridge places in 2017); the multiple academic options at 6th form (A Level, IB and Pre U) is a real attraction; its… Read More »


Sedbergh School – UK

A Gem in the North West of England In complete contrast to the newness of schools in the UAE, Sedbergh School was established in 1525, set across two villages in the Lake District in Cumbria with a prep school located in the village of Casterton and the main school in Sedbergh itself. This is a… Read More »


Sevenoaks School – UK

  Sevenoaks is best known as the top performing IB school in the UK – it fully adopted the IB diploma curriculum in favour of A Levels in 2006 and has consistently performed at the highest levels. But there is so much more to this co-educational day/boarding school.  It is located half an hour from… Read More »


Eastbourne College – UK

Simon Davies, the retiring headmaster of Eastbourne College explained that his four pillars for an Eastbourne pupil are Excellence, Participation, Integrity and Kindness but equally the acronym could stand for Enthusiasm and Expectations, Passion, Intelligence and Courtesy. The pupils I met certainly demonstrated all of these qualities in abundance. The College is set on the… Read More »