Sunmarke School and Regent International School announced the reduction in fees, which also applies to new enrolments
Fortes Education has announced a 20-25% reduction in term 3 frees across its two Dubai schools, to support families in the Covid-19 crisis.
Operating in the UAE for more than 30 years, Fortes Education said its Dubai schools - Sunmarke School, located at JVT, and Regent International School, The Greens - will offer all families a 25% discount in term 3 tuition fees in Foundation Stages 1 and 2 and a 20% discount in Years 1 to 13.
The discount also covers new enrolments, Fortes Education said.
“We understand the financial difficulties our parents are facing. We have heard our parents and have heeded their call,” said Dr Neil Hopkin, principal of Sunmarke School.
Dr Hopkin said the schools “stand committed to helping all its families through this crisis while delivering an outstanding virtual education through live, interactive and challenging online lessons”.
Mrs Gaynor Dale, principal of Regent International School said she, and her team, “have been engaged in many conversations over the last week with parents experiencing financial difficulties”.
“It has taken time to understand the unique complexity of each parent’s individual situation, and also to digest and plan contingencies considering the enormity of the emergency and financial stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Mrs Dale said.
“We deeply value our parent community and want to reassure parents that we have and continue to hear them, although our response time may not have been to their expectation,” she added.
For families who have already paid their tuition fees, the discount will be deducted from term 1 of the next academic year.
For families who have not paid their term 3 fees (including new term 3 enrolments), half the discount will be deducted with the term 3 fees and half with the term 1 fees of the next academic year.