Riverston School Dubai


Providing specialist teaching in a small school setting, Riverston School Dubai is located in Nad Al Sheba 4 and follows the UK National Curriculum.


Project Summary

Its effective approach to teaching and learning enables every child to receive individual support and one-to-one attention.

To open the school ready for September, SBS Education supported the pre-operations project, providing expert ICT and Finance support.

Project Items

Access control (FEATURED)
Broadband internet
Finance system (FEATURED)
Interactive touchscreens
Office 365 for Education
Online backup
PC, laptops & tablets
Server infrastructure
Telephony (FEATURED)

Finance Systems & Support

Phase 1: Site Survey

For efficiency and planning, we visited the premises early in its construction to provide an ICT infrastructure plan that would maximise the architecture of the school.

A typical survey factors in a day in the life of students and staff in the school to ensure that the ICT Strategy and the practical solutions provided are equally as fitted to the curriculum and school ethos as they are to the architect’s vision of the premises.


An SBS Site Survey is a full tour of premises with detailed notes of the school architecture

Finance Systems & Support

Phase 2: Plan and Budget

To provide a solution that enhances studying and back-office operations, a complete plan was devised to provide robust school ICT, prior to the identification of hardware and software suppliers. The detailed plan was agreed with the school, including layout recommendations for the ICT Suite, with diagrams of the cabling, server and cloudbased storage. To find the most efficient purchasing solution for all items we presented evidence of cost reckoning for the project.


A comprehensive breakdown of project phases

Finance Systems & Support

Phase 3: Procurement

At SBS Education we have an approved network of suppliers that enables us to offer swift, impartial advice on the best solutions to suit the school’s current and future needs.

To complete the project within budget, the procurement was conducted thoroughly, ensuring leading classroom and office technology was purchased at competitive pricing, with the school’s budget in mind.


The equipment procurement included classroom
technologies such as iPads and interactive touchscreens

Finance Systems & Support

Phase 4: Implementation

Working seamlessly alongside the building contractors, the SBS ICT team implemented all project items on behalf of the school. Featured items of the project included:

Access control

  • ensures the level of security required for the premises
  • we recommended a door system with fingerprint recognition
  • included a card-based time attendance terminal

Finance system

  • enables the school finance team to save time and maximise its resources
  • we provided software installation and training for Sage for Education
  • we created a structured chart of accounts
  • we demonstrated how to export in-depth reports


  • caters for communications demand as school operations develop
  • we implemented market-leading IP telephony – a cost-effective, scalable and reliable internet-based service


A detailed, RAG-coded plan
provided a day-to-day progress log

Phase 5: School Opening

Phase 5: School Opening

An engaging learning environment led by a dedicated team, Riverston School Dubai opened in the new term to provide specialist education for 300 students. SBS Education will continue to support the school through managed services for both ICT and Finance.

A future all-through school, SBS’ ICT Support Service will continue to support Newlands School to maintain and grow its infrastructure in the future.

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Riverston School Dubai team with SBS Education ICT consultant

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