Dr. Lamper has signed a partnership agreement between Kent College and Mir Hashem Khoory LLC (MHK) to open a campus at Meydan, Dubai. The fully fledged campus will be managed by Kent College Canterbury and will sprawl over 400,000 sq ft. It will make use of the world class Meydan racetrack for equestrian pursuits, while also providing state of the art facilities for more traditional sports. The school will offer an excellent British education to over 2,000 students from the UAE, GCC and all over the world.
The project, costing an estimated GBP 27 million, is expected to commence construction at the end of 2013 and be completed by June 2015. The school is expected to enrol students in February 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Kent College Canterbury was selected as an exceptional co-educational institution offering day and boarding facilities to children aged between three and eighteen. The school is well known for its academic and co-curricular activities, and has a reputation for excellence. The Dubai school will be run in a similar style.
In his speech during the signing ceremony the Head Master said, “Dubai is a destination that has become known internationally for its progressive approach to economic expansion, liberalism and modernity, with huge investments in infrastructure and development for the future. What some outside don’t fully realise, is that Dubai, and in fact the UAE, is just as committed to developing human resources as it is to developing physical infrastructure.
It is our reputation, and commitment to excellence that we’re bringing to Dubai, in collaboration with partners including MHK and Meydan who share our ethos of excellence, and understand the importance of devoting full resources to shaping young minds. The school’s facilities in Meydan will be designated as an official Kent College campus and not a franchise, and it will be managed and operated by Kent College directly.”