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A new revamped Rashid and Latifa Schools to reopen in September 2024

The two schools now merged as a single administrative unit Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment has appointed Emma Nolan as principal 

Dubai, May 08, 2023: Two of Dubai’s iconic schools, Rashid School for Boys (RSB) and Latifa School for Girls (LSG) which were merged as a single administrative unit Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment (RLSE) will re-open in 2024. 

The two schools, some of the oldest educational institutes in the emirate and includes several royalty as alumni however, was closed in 2020 for redevelopment.   

Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education and Chairman of Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment’s Board of Trustees says the new establishment aims to transform the educational experience, one that transcends the traditional and serves as an incubator for the future leaders of the nation.  

While RSB and LSG will be integrated under a single umbrella, a joint-leadership structure, and a unified name, Rashid and Latifa School (RLS), the establishment will continue to offer single-gender education from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13, with the girls situated on the current LSG site and the boys on the current RSB site.  

“Construction of Rashid and Latifa School is expected to break ground in Autumn this year, with the first phase of the school welcoming its new cohort of students from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 4 in September 2024,’’ says Dr. Al Falasi.  

“We wish to embrace the aspirations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in this ‘Year of Sustainability’ by positioning Rashid and Latifa School as a global centre of excellence for sustainability in education. To this end, the school will be an international leader in terms of design, materials, equipment, information technology infrastructure, and use of outdoor spaces for learning and inspiration,” he adds. 

RLSE appoints school principal  

RLSE has also appointed Emma Nolan as principal of the school. A British national, Emma has worked in education for more than 20 years, with experience setting up bilingual and multi-lingual schools in the UK, China and the UAE.   

Nolan has previously served as the founding principal of a Nord Anglia bilingual school in China and, most recently, as principal of Al Danah Charter School with Aldar Education in Abu Dhabi. 

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