A private primary school in Dubai has told parents it will close down at the end of the academic year due to financial difficulties.
Rising School in Nad Al Sheba, which opened in 2017, will cease operations on July 2, the last day of term.
School management said the decision was made due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a letter to parents, the school said that “we are obliged to notify you that we will cease the operations of the school by the end of this academic year 2019/2020, due to financial reasons resulting from the economic impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic”
“We sincerely thank you for your trust and the opportunity to serve you and your precious children, we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause in locating other schools.” Last month, the school posted an advert stating that admissions were open for the 2020-2021 academic year. A 25 per cent discount was also offered on registration fees for new pupils.