Launch of PACE Modern British School, Rashidiya, Dubai

(28 August 2021)


  1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group
  2. Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hammadi, UAE Writer, Chairman Unipex International, Dubai, UAE.
  3. Mr Graham Howell, Principal, PACE Modern British School, Dubai

PACE Group- Overview

PACE Group is a network of 18 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait. Established under the leadership of renowned industrialist and educationist, Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, the group was founded as PA Educational Trust in the year 1999. To this day PACE remains true to its roots and is dedicated to offering an effective learning environment that encourages excellence and diversity.

PACE Group currently manages 18 Educational institutions catering to over 23,000 students from 25 nationalities, with over 2300 teaching staff and non-teaching staff. The group operates schools for students from FS1 to Year 13 in British Curriculum as well as CBSE Indian Curriculum. PACE Group is focused on providing World- class Educational facilities to students at an affordable fee structure. It also manages several Higher Education institutions in India, serving to Engineering, Management, Polytechnic, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Arts & Science students.   In addition to overseeing the University of West London, UK- Branch Campus at RAK, UAE.

Education is not meant for acquiring knowledge and information alone but translate them into action and activities for the convenience of man and human race as a whole.

– Dr. P.A. Ibrahim Haji Chairman – PACE Group

About PACE Modern British School

PACE Modern British School (PMBS) is located in Rashidiya on an established site having undergone extensive renovations to create a world class educational environment. PMBS is the 3rd British Curriculum school operated by the Group in UAE. PMBS provides British Education with an affordable fee structure in a state of the art campus which can accommodate nearly 2000 students. The school currently offers the EYFS and Primary curriculum for England & Wales and follows the applicable curriculum standards as specified by the UK Government’s Department for Education.  The curriculum is delivered within the context of the UAE National Agenda and includes Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social Studies and Moral Education for both Arabs and Non-Arabs in accordance with federal laws.

The teachers at PMBS are native English speakers hailing from the UK, Europe and South Africa. They are internationally qualified and experienced in their respective specialisms, with extensive knowledge of delivering the UK curriculum. We have a diverse set of skills with a common aim of providing the very best educational experiences befitting the whole community.

The facilities offered at PMBS are of the highest standards providing the finest quality learning environments. The students will gain extensive opportunities to hone their skills using the facilities at the school, such as the Robotics, STEM labs, sports grounds, innovative learning centres and Creative Activity rooms.

Modern teaching methods are utilised throughout the school to ensure that students can explore, question, reason, analyze and present their arguments to enable them to positivelychallenge real world problems. PMBS embraces the use of technology in the classroom through more specialized focus areas such as Robotics and STEM based education.

The outdoor environments utilise learner friendly spaces and are key parts of our extended curriculum provision.  Disciplines include football, volleyball, badminton and basketball along with a myriad of indoor games. The sports curriculum aims to foster excellence and develop key life skills such as team work, communication and leadership. Our activities programme will be expanded over the coming term to include other aspects of interest and learning including drama and arts.

Technology Partnership with Hewlett Packard

PMBS has recently entered into a Technology Partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP), providing complete converged solution to deliver superior teaching and learning experiences. The school has committed itself to ensure that its teachers and students have uninterrupted access to high-definition video content, access to the school’s central learning management portal, and access to the Internet for learning support material and seamless connectivity.

Press Conference – Key Points – 28 Aug 2021

Mr Graham Howell, Principal

We focus on the development of the whole child, providing them with a breadth of opportunities and experiences in a caring and nurturing environment which embodies our school beliefs of Learn, Grow and Create.

Our curriculum is modelled on the highest academic standards of the UK National Curriculum whilst encompassing the UAE National Agenda.

At the heart of everything we do are our students. With guidance and encouragement students will develop a range of critical skills including resilience, collaboration, confidence, analysis, the ability to research, evaluate and present effectively whilst developing character and humility.

At PACE MBS we recognise the skills, experiences and characteristics needed for today’s students in tomorrow’s world.  Our facilities include a robotics lab, dedicated primary science room all with state of the art IT equipment designed and installed in partnership with Hewlett Packard.

Our school appreciates the importance of health and well being amongst our students, and our breadth of specialised PE classes, mindfulness activities and a focus on developing a healthy lifestyle are an integral part of our daily school routine.  Our wide range of ECAs held twice weekly after school by our staff enables students to add a depth and breadth of experiences beyond the designated curriculum.

Our teachers are all internationally qualified, with experience in outstanding UK National Curriculum schools and join PACE MBS with a desire to ensure academic excellence, whilst recognising each individual student has a variety of strengths and abilities.

We are a school that offers a personal service for all our stakeholders: Knowing our children, involving our families and offering our bespoke support service to all of our learners is key to what we do.

As we develop, we will be seeking membership of organisations that enable us to develop and grow our excellence and demonstrate our credentials and quality in terms of what we offer.  These include: British Schools Overseas certification, COBIS (Council of British International Schools) membership and membership of and BSME (British Schools in the Middle East).

We are firmly and respectfully rooted in the UAE through our PACE parent organisation.  These aspects of our community are ones which we are both proud and honoured to be part of. We strongly support the UAE and its Vision 2021 by offering the very best educational experience to all our learners regardless of background, ability or aspiration at a sustainable competitive price.

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