Rated “Outstanding”, Sunmarke is a
disruptively innovative British School
with top IB, A level & GCSEs


Nursery to Secondary

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Sunmarke School

A Character-building & Disruptively Innovative School Transforming Lives

Sunmarke provides an ambitious and inspiring values-based education nurturing the hearts and minds of young boys and girls so they can flourish and achieve their dreams.

Powered by our unique Signature Programmes, we are a disruptively innovative school transforming students’ lives.

We are a recognised global leader in Positive Education – a paradigm shift in education worldwide – where truly outstanding teaching can only be achieved by developing “academics and personal achievement” as well as “wellbeing and character.”

We are amongst the top 10 schools in Dubai academically, evidenced by our GCSE and A level results and university placements. Backed by Fortes Education’s rich history of over 40 years, Sunmarke is rated “Outstanding” by the British School Overseas Inspection authority and ”Very Good” by KHDA.







Why Sunmarke?

Our Signature Programmes

Multiple Academic Pathways

An inspiring and ambitious education in the IB and A-Levels, and BTECs for the vocationally inclined.

STEAM & Projects-based Learning

Students work on interdisciplinary projects acquiring critical thinking and project management skills while building and coding mechanical, electrical, and robotic control systems.

Positive Education Ethos

A global leader in PosEd developing “academics and achievement” and “wellbeing and character”

Mini MBA

Developed and delivered by the world-renowned University of Birmingham – our students develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and work on projects in Sunmarke’s Venture Incubator and pitch projects for funding to Sunmarke’s Shark Tank judges.

The Arts Concentration

Artistically inclined students can take a deeply arts-infused programme in Music, Theatre, the Visual Arts and/or Dance.

Environment & Sustainability Concentration

Students with a passion for preserving our planet take tailored courses and complete a Research Project.

AI Learning Platform

Sunmarke’s next generation Artificial Intelligence online learning platform augments learning through self-paced problem-solving.

Term Abroad

Secondary students attend a partner boarding school abroad broadening their historical, linguistic and cultural knowledge, and developing independence and character.

Augmented & Virtual Reality Programme

Sunmarke’s immersive AR / VR programme makes learning truly transformational and enjoyable enabling students to experience and visualise science, art, history, culture and academics like never before.

Careers Rising

Guidance to the world’s top universities; inspiration from entrepreneurs through our “Think & Thrive” speaker series; and partnerships with leading corporates for work internships that every student participates in – make Sunmarke students better prepared for the workplace.

Sports Heroes Academy

Students volunteer to help Children of Determination who visit Sunmarke after-school. Our students develop their compassion and a deeper understanding of others.

Extracurriculars & Enrichment

Over 60 extracurricular activities to suit every child’s interests (Duke of Edinburgh Award activities, sports, performing arts, drama, dance, ballet, music, World Scholars Club, Model UN, student newspaper, rock band, and more).

Dynamic Senior Leaders

Dr. Neil Hopkin

Executive Principal

Global Thought Leader in Education

Mr. Paul Kelly

Head of Secondary

Ms. Andrea Higgins

Head of Junior School

Mrs. Linzi Hammond

Head of Infant School

Sunmarke Life

Outstanding Academics


Outstanding results, 2020-21

GCSE Results

100% student pass rate in the GCSE examination 2020-21.


Outstanding results, 2020-21


Outstanding results, 2020-21

A-Levels A*- A

Outstanding results, 2020-21

A-Levels A*- C

Outstanding results, 2020-21

A-Levels A*- C

Outstanding results, 2020-21

A Levels Results

100% student pass rate in the A Level examination 2020-21

IB Results

100% student pass rate in the IB Diploma 2021

IB Results

92% of students scored above the IB world average in 2020-21

IB Results

25% of students achieved marks that would make them eligible for Ivy League or Oxbridge entrance

IB Results

A third of all students ranked in the top 10% of grades worldwide

University Destinations

Workplace Internships

Academic Testimonials

"Sunmarke School is an Outstanding school and provides an outstanding quality of education for all its pupils."

British School Overseas (BSO) Inspection authority report 2019-20

"Students’ learning skills are very strong. Outstanding personal development of all students is a significant key strength of the school."

KHDA Report 2019-20

"Sunmarke School is genuinely a ground-breaking school – and offers the broadest curriculum options of ANY other school in the Emirates."


"We encourage interested parents to visit this school. We are impressed by the commitment of the school to an open policy towards students of all abilities and the development of the curriculum to provide a far wider range of Sixth Form options than has been seen to date in Dubai."


"Sumarke meets the criteria of a “School of Character” five or ten times over. It is an “Outstanding School of Character” that makes a huge difference to the lives of the children in this school. Character and the idea of flourishing is embedded within everything this school does. I am hugely impressed."

Professor James Arthur

Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues at The University of Birmingham, UK

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Students Testimonials

When I arrived from Japan, I had difficulty speaking English. However, since joining the Sunmarke, I've been given countless opportunities to learn, develop skills, explore my creativity and develop my public speaking skills, whether in class discussions, strategy discussions on the football team, global competitions such as the World Scholars Cup, or school debates under the guidance of the Oxford Union Society. I can proudly say now I am one of the leading English orators in my year group. At Sunmarke, I have stretched myself and constantly extended my abilities. I love this school.

Takunda, Sunmarke Student

I can confidently say that Sunmarke is my home away from home. My teachers are extremely supportive and challenge me every day to be the best version of myself. The culture at Sunmarke is warm, friendly and inviting, and the environment created by the teachers, students and school has allowed me to grow and excel.

Nicholas, Sunmarke Primary Student

The standard of education I receive on a daily basis at Sunmarke is beyond outstanding. My teachers work relentlessly to ensure both they and I, know my strengths and areas for development. Lessons are personalised to our individual needs and, as a result, I feel I have made outstanding progress in all my subjects. I have secured top honors in my A-levels and have secured placement at my first-choice university.

Sophia, Sunmarke Secondary Student

I can honestly say Sunmarke is the most innovative school in Dubai. Sunmarke's STEAM and Project-based Learning programme is amazing. Recently, we worked on designing a prosthetic shoe for Addidas. As opposed to working in siloes for Chemistry, Physics, Computing and English, the entire class worked on the project with students breaking into groups like in real world projects. I was part of several groups – in group (1), I applied my Chemistry knowledge designing a more durable shoe; in group (2), I applied my English skills writing the website content; in group (3), I applied my Computing skills coding the front-end and back-end of the website to sell the shoe; and in group (4), I participated in developing the business plan to sell the shoe, pitching the project to the school’s board for funding. In one word, Sunmarke Rocks!

Vikas, Sunmarke Secondary Student



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