When the BSME CPD Programme began in earnest, in 2011, we had only half a dozen schools officially listed as ‘host schools’. To date, thirty-five schools have already hosted for us and we now have forty-seven schools (approximately 65% of the total membership!) registered as willing hosts. That is a fantastic statistic and a real testament to the credibility of the the rapidly growing CPD Programme.

Such keen support is not only much appreciated, it is also essential to the success of the programme. Without it, the BSME CPD Programme simply could not run in the manner in which it does currently. Our sincere thanks go to all our host schools across the region.

How should host schools book their free places?

To claim host school free places, you will need to fill in the Host School Free Place form. Please click on the link below to download the form.

Booking Form - Host School Free Place

Please email this form to Sam via cpdassistant@bsme.org.uk before the course booking deadline. Please DO NOT register your free places online - all delegates registered online will be charged. Should host schools wish to book any additional (chargeable) places, they should do so on-line, in the ‘Programmes and Courses’ Section of the CPD area.

Kind Regards,

BSME CPD Coordinator

E: cpd@bsme.org.uk


Dubai English Speaking School/College

Website Age     Infant Junior Senior
www.dessdubai.com From 4 to 18 Yes Yes Yes
Address Admissions
PO Box 2002
UAE - Dubai

Tel: (+971 4) 3371457

Fax: (+971 4) 3378932

Email: headteacher@dessdubai.net, primarypa@dessdubai.net

Principal Andrew Gibbs
Head - Primary Catherine Dando
Head - Secondary Christopher Vizzard
Faculty Curriculum
English National Curriculum
Qual/Exam Types Nationalities
KS1 NCT, KS2 NCT, GCSE, A/S Level, A Level 44
Enrolment Fee

Total students across primary and secondary equals 2200.

Application: Dhs 500, Registration: Dhs 2,000/3,000, Enrolment: Dhs 400

Special Needs Provision

The school is a not-for-profit school founded in 1963 and is administered under the terms of a charter granted by the Ruler of Dubai. It is overseen by a Board of Governors.

The aim of the School is to provide high quality education for expatriate children based upon the English National Curriculum. Class size is 23, reducing in KS4 and KS5.

Fully qualified and experienced British staff ensures that children achieve their full potential. In-service training is regularly provided by recognised UK educational professionals, ensuring that requirements and guidelines laid down in the English National Curriculum are implemented as appropriate to the School's needs.

UK End of Key Stage Tests are carried out in Year 2 and 6. Year 6 papers are sent to the U.K. for external marking. Additionally, optional test papers are taken in Years 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Information and Communication Technology, Music, PE, (including Swimming), French and Arabic, are all considered an integral part of the School curriculum. There is also a wide range of extra curricular activities available.

The Primary school has spacious purpose-built fully air-conditioned classrooms and facilities. The facilities include Music Rooms, Library and Resources Centre, Gymnasium, Hall, Science and Technology Room, 2 ICT Suites, Art Room, Swimming Pool, Football/ Cricket Pitch and Netball Courts.

Dubai English Speaking College, for age groups 11-18 opened in 2006 at Academic City. The College has been built to provide an all through education for DESS children with ease of transition to the secondary stage of education.

At KS3 students follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales, GCSE at KS4 and A Level in Years 12 and 13.

An innovative design includes spacious new premises with all modern facilities including an ICT pod in each teaching block. There is a full suite of Science laboratories, a large auditorium, an Art & Design Technology block and a purpose designed Sixth Form block. Sports facilities include a Sports Hall, Swimming Pool outdoor all surface courts and playing field.

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