About Us

A Message From The Principal, Mr James Batts

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website for The Sheffield Private School – TSPS.

TSPS, situated in the heart of Al Nahda, was founded in 2004. Over a 16-year period, Sheffield has made rapid progress in building up a strong community and education facility. This has been achieved through keeping the National Curriculum for England at the core, along with an inclusive admissions policy that gives national and expatriate students access to a unique, culturally relevant curriculum. We enhance student learning through an enriching extra-curricular programme, which provides opportunity for every child to succeed – known as the Ultra-Curriculum. And of course, fundamental to this, is the motivation and dedication of all our staff, students and parents.

Our vision is to make TSPS the leading affordable British style school in Dubai.  In the FS phase, the education programme is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). In the Primary and Secondary phases, the syllabus closely follows the principles of the National Curriculum for England. From Years 10–13, the Senior Phase, our students are prepared for the internationally recognised qualifications from the University of Cambridge, Oxford AQA, Edexcel and BTEC at IGCSE, AS and A Level. These lay the foundation for further study at university, college or entry into the professions.

At TSPS, we aim to help every student develop academically, socially and emotionally, with the firm belief that each child is a unique individual, needing a secure and stimulating atmosphere to prosper. It is our desire as educators to assist students to meet their fullest potential by nurturing the family values of warmth and care.

It is a school where we subscribe to High Performance Learning, a pedagogy that requires teachers to instil in our students thinking skills and a growth mindset in an enquiry-based learning environment. HPL sees all students as potential high performers who are not limited by ability. Some may take longer to reach high performance, but most are capable of this over time. High Performance Learning makes the goal of ‘high performance’ the expectation for all students in the school and uses a unique teaching and learning framework to systematically grow minds and develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes needed to reach success. We aim for our students to ‘be the best that they can be’. It is this very quality that we aspire to foster in all our students, through all that they do and learn. At Sheffield Private School, our purpose is to transform ‘learners of today – leading tomorrow’.

Please do take the time to browse through this website, so that you can get a feel for the best features of the school – our strong outcomes in students’ academic and personal development, our care and support leading to a harmonious learning environment, our outstanding attention to health and safety and our very good partnerships with parents.  There are exciting times ahead and we look forward to sharing our continuing journey and our commitment to ‘succeeding together’.

Welcome to the Sheffield family!

James Batts


Affordable, Inclusive, Diverse

Our vision is to make The Sheffield Private School the leading affordable British style school in Dubai. It will be a school that has an inclusive admissions policy which gives national and expatriate students access to a unique, culturally relevant curriculum. The curriculum will have the English National Curriculum at its core enhanced by an enriching extra-curricular programme which provides opportunity for every child to succeed – the Ultra Curriculum.

Our Mission

At The Sheffield Private School, we aim to help every student develop academically, socially and emotionally.

Our educational approach is firmly grounded in the belief that each child is a unique individual, and over the past 16 years we have continuously worked towards developing an enriched curriculum that fosters the develop of our students across multiple spheres, including:


Enabling excellent performance in a suite of world-renowned qualifications designed to reflect each student’s strengths, competencies and ambitions


Nurturing the attitudes and attributes that help each student communicate, collaborate and innovate with others


Developing resilience, determination and positivity in the face of challenges and a high level of awareness and regulation of self

Consistently Heading Towards Excellence

Consecutively for four years in a row The Sheffield Private School has received a rating of ‘Good‘ from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). We aim to continue in our journey towards achieving ‘Outstanding’, and build upon our current strengths and successes.


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Outstanding Facilities

The school is housed in a large, well-integrated building on three floors with central air-conditioning. Spacious, naturally lit classrooms and wide corridors provide open circulation spaces with a friendly ambience.

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Connected With Our Alumni

The Sheffield Private School is eager to keep in touch with all students who have graduated. Our aim is to create a strong, world-wide, fully interactive community of alumni and we would like you to be part of this. Being part of our alumni community is an ideal opportunity to remain in touch with your Alma Mater and keep abreast of various happenings in the school.

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Supporting The National Agenda

The objectives underpinning the UAE National Agenda, which was launched in 2014 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, provides schools with concrete targets against which to measure the progress they are making towards achieving the aspirations of the UAE Vision 2021.

TSPS PISA Results 2015

We have continuously exceeded our PISA targets and are above national averages compared to other private schools in Dubai.

TSPS TIMSS Results 2015

Similarly, in our recent TIMSS report we have not only exceeded our 2015 targets but have surpassed our 2019 targets too.