Blenheim Schools, part of Chatsworth Schools, has formed a partnership with Education Ventures Company (EVC), a subsidiary of Al Zarooni Emirates Investments (ZEI), to create an educational facility in Dubai, including a non-selective school, child wellbeing support centre, teacher training and research centre, and facilities for the community.

The school will provide a mainstream educational environment for all pupils, including those with additional educational needs.

Anita Gleave, founder and chief executive of Blenheim Schools said: “The Blenheim Schools team have a proven track record of outstanding educational leadership with real integrity, a passion for schools as learning communities and a commitment to excellence. These values fit perfectly with the ethos of Al Zarooni Emirates Investments and we are looking forward to working with the ZEI and EVC team to develop a highly successful and resilient education partnership in Dubai that enables outstanding futures.”

Dr Adil Ismail Al Zarooni, chief executive of ZEI and chairman of the new school added: “Dubai is at the forefront of growth and innovation in education, and in line with Dubai’s vision, Al Zarooni Emirates Investments are excited about this partnership with Blenheim Schools to deliver a new inclusive educational hub that supports the city’s aspiration of developing a high quality education sector focused on lifelong learning, happiness and wellbeing. Dubai has always focused on responsibility, innovation, quality and an ambition to continuously improve and I know these qualities will be the cornerstone of our new project with Blenheim Schools.”

Hisham Hodroge, chief investment officer of ZEI and chief executive of EVC and of the new school commented: “We aim to disrupt the way education is provided in the region through a unique offering that centres around the child. Together, through the partnership with Blenheim and engagement with the regulators and key stakeholders, we aim to achieve an ambitious project and play our part in positioning Dubai as a global hub of education excellence in a diversified knowledge economy.”    

Date published: 2 November 2021

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