Newlands School – All-through K-12 School in Al Warqa, Dubai
Newlands School is owned by the Beaconhouse Education Group and opened in September of this year in the Al Warqa community of Dubai. The school follows the national curriculum of England and is licensed in Dubai to operate from FS1 to year 6 currently, expanding to secondary and sixth form in later years. The school has a total capacity of 1100 students. SBS Education supported the pre-operations project providing ICT procurement, fit out and project management services prior to opening.
Rising School – All-through K-12 School in Nad al Sheba, Dubai
Rising School opened in September this year in the Nad al Sheba 4 community of Dubai. The school follows the American Common Core Curriculum (CCSS) adopted in the state of California. Rising school is licensed in Dubai to operate from KG1 – Grade 5 currently, expanding to secondary in later years. The school has a total capacity of 1800 students. SBS Education has supported the pre-operations project to open the school with providing HR support services.
Infinite Learning – Teacher Training Establishment, Dubai
Support: Finance Systems & Support
SBS has supported the financial business setup and planning for Infinite Learning, who provide professional development for teachers and school leaders in the UAE. SBS’ school finance & business service provided advice, support and delivery in setting up Infinite Learning’s financial accounting system and records and helped streamline their business processes, to assist in business growth. We now provide support with management accounts and VAT reporting.
Ajman Academy – SBS Online
“The introduction of SBS Online into Ajman Academy has allowed me to produce more accurate, professional looking information to my Board of Directors. With excellent customer service by the service desk and the ability to use one platform to produce a five year budget, carry out financial scenario planning and also budget monitoring, SBS Online has proven invaluable to me. A thoroughly recommended tool that is so easy to use and yet produces excellent results. A lifesaver!”
Gary Wills | ACMA | CGMA
Finance & Administration Manager, Ajman Academy
School Overseas Licensing and Management
SBS Education worked closely with an established all-through UK school to prepare its school license and curriculum application for overseas education authorities. This included branding, vision development, feasibility studies, financial modelling and management.
School Purchases and Due Diligence
SBS Education undertook a comprehensive search of schools for sale in the UK. On behalf of the clients, the schools were visited and financial and general Due Diligence was undertaken. A report was completed listing the schools in order of suitability.
International Curriculum Project Review
SBS Education worked with a team of reviewers across the MENA region to visit numerous schools to complete curricula audits related to international funding, This included detailed reports and visits to each school, with specific case studies prepared on best practice.
SBS Education worked with a large school to examine its financial options and international development opportunities. SBS identified that the school had issues of falling enrolments in the past, poor leadership, a poor marketing strategy and average results by over the last five years. We acknowledged together with the school the various areas of development, prior to considering what was next, strategically.
During 2016, SBS supported an Investment company that was venturing into educational development in North Africa for the first time. The brief was to establish a premium International School. This included all project management and advisory- specifically facilities, HR, recruitment of staff and heads, policy, education, curriculum design resources, marketing, ICT, admissions and logistics.