Our Achievements

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Student Achievements

Making A Mark In Academics and Beyond

Sunmarke students are encouraged to explore their potential and individuality to the maximum as they participate in activities which allow their talent to shine. Be it academics, sports or creative arts, our children excel in competitions with primary and secondary schools in the region. 


The World’s Best Debater Title

Sunmarke student, Carlota Figueroa Ortiz, won the World’s Best Individual Debate title competing against 4,100 scholars from around the world. It was an astounding achievement for our talented scholar who displayed all qualities of a future leader. 

The Nikon Choice Award Winner

Sixth Form student Ayusha Roy, received the Nikon Choice Award in the ‘Legacy of Zayed’ Photography Competition 2018 for her work  celebrating the timeless legacy of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the impact he had on the UAE and its values.

‘Outstanding Pearson Learner Award’ awarded to Sunmarke stars

Sixth Formers, Abigail and Moiz received A* grades in Geography, Science and Statistics. Edexcel Pearson announced these students’ qualification for the ‘Outstanding Pearson Learner Award 2017’ in their subjects awarding them with the highest marks in the Middle East.

School Awards & Recognitions

Honours And Accolades For An Outstanding Institution

Sunmarke School carries forward the legacy of excellence in education, established by Fortes Education.  It is an honour and privilege for us to be recognised by distinguished platforms as we continue our incredible journey as one of the best international schools in Dubai. Each of these awards is a testament to the quality and dedication of our staff and students.

Some of our awards and recognitions include:


Schools Compared

Sunmarke School has achieved remarkable recognition and distinction as a finalist in multiple prestigious categories at the Schools Compared Top School Awards. We take immense pride in being acknowledged as the ‘Most Innovative School in the United Arab Emirates’, the ‘Best Blended International Baccalaureate Curriculum School in the UAE 2023-24’, and the esteemed ‘Best Primary School Teacher of the Year 2023-24’.

Furthermore, Sunmarke School’s exceptional performance has led to our selection as a shortlisted contender in various categories for the year 2023-24. These include the titles of ‘Best Blended International Baccalaureate School in the United Arab Emirates’, ‘Best British School in the United Arab Emirates’, ‘Best School for Post-16 Education in the United Arab Emirates’, ‘Best School for Technical Stream Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates’, and ‘Most Innovative School in the United Arab Emirates’.

Notably, Sunmarke School’s accomplishments extend beyond recent years. We have previously been recognised as a finalist for the ‘Best New School Award’ 2018-19, the esteemed ‘Post 16 Award’ 2018-19, and the prestigious ‘Best Technical Education Award’ 2018-19 at the Schoolscompared Top School Awards.

The International School Awards

Sunmarke was a finalist in The International School Awards 2019 in the ‘Initiative to Support Inclusion’ category for our peer-coaching sports programme, Sports Heroes Academy.


Mother, Baby & Child

We also won three Mother, Baby & Child Awards for ‘Best New School’, ‘Brand of the Year’ and also the Silver for ‘Secondary School of the Year’ 2018.