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Term Dates

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

2017-18 key dates, the full academic calendar can be viewed on our calendar page here.

Term 1

Start of term From Sunday 10th September 2017 - see phased return of students below
Half Term Sunday 22nd to Monday 23rd October 2017
End of term Thursday 14th December

Term 2

Start of term Sunday 7th January 2018
Half Term Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February 2018
End of term Thursday 22nd March 2018

Term 3

Start of term Sunday 8th April 2018
End of term for all students Thursday 5th July 2018


First day back to school for students for the 2017-18 academic year will be phased by year group, starting from 10th September 2017.
Please read carefully below.
Sunday 10th September - First day back for Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10
Monday 11th September - First day back for Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4
Tuesday 12th September - First day back for FS1, FS2 and Year 1 children with September to December birthdays
Wednesday 13th September - First day back for FS1, FS2 and Year 1 children with January to April birthdays
Thursday 14th September - First day back for FS1, FS2 and Year 1 children with May to August birthdays
Extra-Curricular Activities
At Reach British school we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of Extra Curricular Activities as a way of ensuring that all children can make the most out of the programme.
UAE Culture
The UAE is a truly international mix of nationalities from all over the world.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching, Learning and Assessment are three interconnected processes which help support the teacher (and parents) in providing the most relevant and applied techniques to support individual children in their learning.
House System
At Reach British School we aim to encourage team spirit. In today’s global market we also believe that instilling a healthy sense of competition in our children is vital.