Raffles World Academy is accredited and/or affiliated to internationally acclaimed education organizations, confirming that the school provides internationally recognised high standards of education.

The global accrediting and affiliated bodies Raffles World Academy, Dubai is recognized by are:

International Baccalaureate

RWA is an IB World School authorized to offer the continuum of IB programmes for students aged 4-18. These programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high-quality education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership.



Council of International Schools

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation that provides services to schools, higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education. CIS is a membership community working collaboratively for the continuous improvement of international education.  




The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai. It is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The KHDA supports schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

On their website, there are many interesting and useful articles and documents relating to schools in Dubai and the regulations they must follow.  Raffles World Academy is inspected each year by KHDA.

Dubai Knowledge

Click on the link below to read our annual inspection report.




Eco-Schools UAE

The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future.  Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme.  RWA is proud to be awarded the highest Green Flag status.  




Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

RWA is a licensed centre, offering the world’s leading youth achievement award for young people aged 14-24 years carrying out the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This is an exciting self-development programme available to young people equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. The Award concept is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society.

It presents a balanced, non-competitive and enjoyable programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community.




Middle East IB Association

RWA is one of the founding schools of the Middle East IB Association (MEIBA).

MEIBA is the Middle East IB Association of Schools.  It aims to provide help and support to schools and institutions of education within the Middle East and neighboring countries which offer, or are considering offering, the International Baccalaureate (IB).  It assists in the promotion of the IB mission and its objectives, and acts as a forum for debate and consultation.



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