Beyond the Classroom

At Repton Dubai learning can take a variety of forms and many of these take place beyond the confines of the classroom. We are committed to helping our students engage with the wider world both physically and intellectually.

This work begins in the Junior School where the value of charity is instilled in the children alongside an appreciation of the need to care for the environment. These virtues are then enhanced by the development of physical and mental resilience that takes place on adventure camps as part of our outdoor learning programme.

In the Senior School these virtues are built upon and extended. There is a greater focus on engaging with other schools and societies, with students taking part in the UK Maths challenges, Model United Nations, Debating, F1 in Schools Competition and 4×4 challenge to name but a few. Students are also able to hone their physical skills as part of the Duke of Edinburgh international award, including a semi-independent expedition.


In addition to these academic and physical enrichment activities our International Baccalaureate students take part in the dedicated Community Action Service [CAS] component which requires them to independently develop a bespoke portfolio of service and creativity outside of their academic studies. For instance the majority of our students undertake an expedition to Thailand in IB1 which involves completing field work in Geography and Biology as well as some demanding but hugely rewarding voluntary work, to help the local community.

These fun-filled activities enable us to help prepare our Repton students to be responsible and resilient young people, ready to make a positive contribution to the world.



We are very proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Repton Dubai. The Award is a non-formal education and learning framework operating in more than 130 countries and territories around the world, through which young people’s achievements outside of academia are recognised and celebrated. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

Taking part in the Award requires commitment over time but it will give you the opportunity to develop the wider ‘soft’ – or universal – skills which help ensure you are ready for your world.

For many the highlight of the International Award at Repton Dubai will be the Adventurous Journeys which usually take place in January and March of each year in one of the Northern Emirates and consists of 2-4 days hiking, camping and navigating in unfamiliar terrain.


About the Award at Repton Dubai

The award is open to all pupils who are 14 year of age or over and runs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-4pm as an Extra-Curricular Activity during term time.

There are three levels of Award – Bronze (for those over 14), Silver (for those over 15) and Gold (for those over 16) and the award consists of four sections designed to provide a balanced programme of personal development and challenge. These are;

  • Voluntary Service – to learn how to give useful voluntary service to others in the community.
  • Skills – to encourage development of personal interests, creativity or practical skills.
  • Physical Recreation – to encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance.
  • Adventurous Journey – to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery whilst planning and undertaking a journey in a group.

What next?

If you are interested in finding out more about the award you should check out the International Award Website –

For further information on the Award at Repton Dubai please contact the Award coordinator, Mr Lewis Rattray –


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