Bi-lingual Secondary Schools in London: Arabic and English

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Moving to London or already resident here?  Many London and international families are opting for one of the excellent bilingual schools in our capital.  This blog will focus on English/Arabic bi-lingual schools in London.  Our thriving Arabic community take advantage of the excellent education available.  However, many nationalities, who wish their children to have the advantage of a bi-lingual education, are seeking places for their offspring.

The King Fahad Academy

Located in Acton, the King Fahad Academy is an independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and the only Islamic school in the UK authorised to offer the IBO programmes.teenager in headscarf

With 35 different nationalities represented at the school, there is a unique opportunity to develop intercultural awareness and appreciation for the philosophies and way of life of people from different cultures.

The school is popular with both bi-lingual Arabic/English families relocating to London and also with Arabic families already living in the capital.  Since 1985, it has educated the children of Arab diplomats, relocating Arabic- speaking families and the local Arab community in London.  The Academy provides a bilingual international education with an Islamic ethos to students aged 3-19 years.  There is a Girls’ School and a Boys’ Schools, combining to make a overall student body of 500 pupils.

The school’s unique approach to faith-based education combines the rigour and innovation of the IBO programmes with the ethos and values of the Islamic faith. They help cultivate in their students an open-minded attitude towards other cultures and beliefs – equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to appreciate and thrive in today’s increasingly globalised and multicultural world.

A new Arabic/English School to open in London

Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, the daughter of the former Emir of Qatar, intends to set up another school for London residents who want their children educated in Arabic and English.

It will be run by the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit-making organisation set up in 1995 to promote innovative education and learning.  It is intended to provide places for 1,800 children from pre-school to sixth-form and will also be an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.

Watch this space!

For more information on bilingual schools in London, read our Blog on French schools.  Please contact us for expert support with applications to both Bi-lingual and IB schools in London and throughout the UK.


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