I am very proud to be the Principal of Belvedere International School. As you explore our website, I hope that you can gain a flavour of what makes our school and the way we educate children so special.

Our school in Al Ain delivers a traditional British education and an outstanding choice to informed parents seeking an education focused on pastoral care and academic excellence. Belvedere International School provides an enormous breadth of opportunity in which children can develop their own individual talents within a very supportive network.

We combine academic excellence with a holistic approach to education to enable our students to reach their full potential in our purpose-built campus. This is achieved by delivering a rigorous academic programme suitably adapted for our international student body.

We are proud of our strong links with our sister school, Belvedere, a leading independent Preparatory School in England and we share in their tradition of excellence and the core values that they embody. We are fortunate to have been able to draw on their educational expertise and utilise these in our school, incorporating the very best of British independent education.

Our outstanding staff are dedicated to delivering a rich curriculum and programme of activities which challenge our pupils to explore ideas for themselves creatively. Throughout the school children are engaged in learning in the classroom, or through musical, artistic, sporting, enterprising or charitable activities. Our school structure focuses on extending small classes with our pastoral care, leadership and intellectual disciplines beyond the traditional education. Our education seeks to instil confidence, opportunity, academic and personal growth.

Please do come and visit us and see for yourself. A warm welcome awaits you.


Mr Wright is a graduate of Warwick and of Oxford Brookes University, as well as King’s College London, from where he holds an MA in Education Management. He was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship from the National College of School Leadership. He is also an experienced serving inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate (“ISI”).

Mr Wright has 20 years’ experience in the independent and international education sectors. Previously, he was the Founding Head Master of a leading international school. He has also been the Head Master of two independent boarding schools and also Deputy Head Master of two independent schools in the UK. 

Gary Wright

BA (Hons) Warwick, MA Kings College London, PGCE Oxford Brookes, NPQH National College of School Leadership.