Bi-lingual Schools in London: Arabic and English

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 Arabic English Bilingual Schools in London, UK .  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, in the West London Borough of Ealing, is the King Fahad Academy.  This Arabic English bilingual school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and the only Islamic school in the UK authorised to offer the IBO programmes.

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

The Academy is popular with both bi-lingual Arabic/English families relocating to London.  And also with Arabic-speaking 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.  It caters for students aged 3-19 years.  There is a Girls’ School and a Boys’ School, With an overall student body of 500 pupils.

This Arabic English bilingual school has a unique approach to faith-based education.  The school combines the rigour and innovation of the IBO programmes with the ethos and values of the Islamic faith. The King Fahad Academy helps cultivate in their students an open-minded attitude towards other cultures and beliefs .  It successfully equips  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.  It will also be an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.

Watch this space!

Finding a school that is willing to support your child’s adjustment, academically, emotionally and socially, is vital.  We work closely with international and expat families to ensure a smooth educational transition to life in the UK.  We are highly experienced in supporting families who are moving between different education systems and cultures.  If you relocating to London, or already living here, and and would like your child to continue with a bilingual Arabic/English education, please  contact us to book a consultation. For more information on bilingual schools in London, read our blog on French schools