ETA’s Star International School to commence operations from September 2005
ETA’s Star International School is scheduled to commence from 1st week of Sept. ’05 in the Al Twar Area, Dubai. This is the first of the three forthcoming schools. ETA Star Schools, part of the ETA Ascon Group has joined forces with Nord Anglia, the largest private education providers in the UK to launch Star International Schools in the UAE.
ETA Star’s second school is scheduled to open in 2006 and the third in 2007. The first Star International School will have 21 classrooms with a capacity of 520 children.
Nord Anglia owns and manages schools in Europe, China and the USA in addition to 110 nurseries in the UK. ETA Star Schools plans to expand on high quality education in the UAE and the Gulf region. ETA is also considering a scheme of nurseries in the UAE based on the ‘Leapfrog nurseries’ of Nord Anglia.
Star International School aims to provide high quality education to children from the local and expat community based in Al Twar, Mirdif, Al Mazhar, Al Ghusais, Sharjah and also Al Barsha and Jumairah areas.
About ETA ASCON
Emirates Trading Agency-Associated Constructions and Investments (ETA ASCON) Co. L.L.C. are a multinational and diversified Group established in 1973 as a joint venture under UAE’s Abdulla Al Ghurair Group. ETA-ASCON has built an enviable reputation for quality, service and cost-effective technological capability. Headquartered in Dubai, the Group network undertakes construction, contracting and infrastructure project work in several countries, having 23 branches and associate offices worldwide. Areas of expertise include Engineering, Contracting, Construction, Manufacturing, Trading, Shipping, Transportation, Jewellery, Travel, Consumer Electronics, Recycling, Automobiles, Building Maintenance, Information Technology, Human Resources Management and Real Estate. The Group's consolidated sales for the year ending 2003 were in excess of USD 1.5 billion. For more information, please visit www.eta-ascon.com.
About Nord Anglia
Founded in 1972 by Kevin McNeany, Nord Anglia Education PLC is a leading provider of education, training and childcare. The institution is strategically positioned in key sectors of the education market to deliver quality-learning experiences to people at every stage of their lives. Nord Anglia is the only company focused solely on education to be quoted on the London Stock Exchange and operates nurseries, International Schools and works in partnership with the public sector. Head Office is located in Cheadle, Cheshire, in the North West of England and is home to around 100 employees. Nurseries Division Head Office is based in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. For more information please log on to www.nordanglia.com.