Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics and real estate, has signed an agreement with Bright Capital Investment, a school operator and investment company, for the leasing and operation of a premium British school within its residential district.

It is strategically located alongside Expo Road and in proximity to Expo City Dubai and the different residential communities across Dubai South.

The school will be built in phases, starting with the early and primary schools, and is scheduled to open to the community for the academic year starting September 2024, while registrations will commence by the end of this year.

The 250,000-sq-ft school campus will boast excellent facilities designed for students aged 3 to 18 and will be able to accommodate over 3,000 students from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13, said Dubai South in its statement.

These include a 25-m competition standard swimming pool; a full football pitch; multi-purpose sports halls for basketball, netball, badminton and gymnastics; ample outdoor green spaces for students’ outdoor activities, picnics and other events as well as several exclusive amenities and services for students, parents and faculty members.

The agreement was signed by Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, and Esref Temel, Managing Director of Bright Capital Investment, in the presence of other senior executives from both entities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Al Zaffin said: "At Dubai South, our projects always align with the long-term vision of our wise leadership. This partnership will enable us to contribute to ‘UAE Centennial 2071’ and its key objective, which is the development of education by focusing on advanced technology and engineering, in addition to instilling Emirati moral values in future generations."

"The new school is part of our promise to provide world-class services and amenities to the residents at Dubai South and the emirate," stated Al Zaffin.

"Given its strategic location in Dubai South in proximity to key areas, we are confident that parents and the prosperous Dubai South community will welcome the new school," he added.

On the partnership, Temel said Bright Capital Investment was extremely excited about the new venture with Dubai South and looked forward to becoming part of this exciting community.

"With several of our Dubai school assets currently located towards the north of the emirate, opening a British Curriculum school in Dubai South makes an ideal location for us to expand, grow and reach wider communities, offering an excellent choice for education," he added.

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