Establish or Improve a School

Establish or Improve a School


Here at Gabbitas, we work in partnership with schools in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Based on our experience of working with renowned leading British schools, our team will help you to build and develop schools to provide the best educational opportunities for children of all ages. We will partner with you to provide an outstanding education aligning the best of the independent British school system with your cultural aspirations and history.


Drawing on its rich heritage of educational excellence, Gabbitas is a kitemark for high quality international schools. Each school we work with enjoys the continued support of our educational experts in all aspects of educational provision. Wherever you see the Gabbitas name, you can be confident of our high quality provision. From improving inspection ratings to increasing levels of parental satisfaction, our consultants will offer the most up-to-date advice. Our breadth of experience means we can help you to contextualize your school’s specific situation within the wider education landscape of the region.

Common Questions

  • I am a philanthropist and entrepreneur, and would like to set up a chain of state-of-the-art schools for children with special educational needs in the UAE. Can you help me get the project going?
  • Our well-established school would like to focus on improving our provision for Arabic and English for non-native speakers. Can you help?
  • We are opening a Gulf campus of our well-known British school and need guidance.
  • I am an investor looking for a worthwhile, profitable and expertly-managed project to invest in. Do you have any suggestions?
Contact us today to discuss your proposal and request a brief or feasibility study.

Arcadia School Case Study

Take a look at our video documenting how the Arcadia Preparatory School has come to life!

At the end of December 2013, Mohan Valrani, an entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist, engaged Gabbitas Education to support his vision of the opening of four new British schools in Dubai, the first of which – the Arcadia Preparatory School – opened in August 2016.

The focus of this school is a ‘centralised open zone’ designed for the performance of music and drama and will also incorporate fluid library spaces. A number of courtyard areas provide shaded internal play spaces, and innovative landscaping creates an engaging environment in which the children live and learn; the school is targeting a LEED green building certification from the US Green Building Council.
The school follows the English National Curriculum and supplements the core curriculum with innovative additions including the use of technology to enhance learning, a comprehensive all-inclusive Enrichment Learning Programme and Dubai’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme. The school is already in touch with Apple to roll out a one-to-one programme and has signed with 7 Billion Ideas out of the UK for its Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme.
The Gabbitas Team is working closely with Mr Valrani’s organisation to help him bring his vision to reality. We have supported the conceptual development of the schools and provided expert curriculum advice. We have also taken responsibility for the recruitment of all academic staff, with over 500 applications received for the first 20 positions.  In consultation with Gabbitas Education, the Arcadia Group has taken the decision to build a high quality residential tower for teachers within walking distance from the school.
“I wanted to leave a legacy behind,” says Mr Valrani. “I found that opening the schools to give back to the Dubai community is the best way to do that because education is the solution to all the problems of the world. I was delighted to engage Gabbitas Education as our strategic educational consultant to help achieve this.”

What Our Clients Say

I opened the school in order to give back to the Dubai community. I was delighted to engage Gabbitas Education as our strategic educational consultant to help achieve this.

Mohan Valrani, Founder of the Arcadia Preparatory School, Dubai