Campus will accommodate 2,000 pupils and will have boarding facilities
Kent College Canterbury has partnered with Meydan and Mir Hashem Khoory (MHK) to open a $40mn campus at Meydan, Dubai.
The project will start construction in the third quarter of 2013. It will start to enroll students in February 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The campus will be more than 400,000 square feet and will accommodate two thousand pupils. There will be a mixture of day pupils and boarders. The school will be only the second in the UAE to offer boarding places, the other is Repton College.
Canterbury will offer places to both boys and girls, along with full sized football, rugby and cricket pitches. It will also have a strong emphasis on equestrian skills.
The school is renowned for its academic excellence. Speaking at a press conference Dr David Lamper, Headmaster of Kent College in the UK, praised Meydan, MHK and the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in developing Meydan as a major cultural, educational and medical city.
Canterbury College in Dubai will offer a syllabus designed for the 21st century and offer the highest standard of education to students from all over the GCC.