Deira International School

Website Age     Infant Junior Senior
www.disdubai.ae From 3 to 18 Yes Yes Yes
Address Admissions
Dubai Festival City
PO Box 79043
UAE - Dubai

Tel: (+971 4) 2325552

Fax: (+971 4) 2325151

Email: registrar@disdubai.ae

Director (Whole School) Jeff Smith
Principal - Secondary Ian Temple
Principal - Primary Martyn Clifford
Faculty Curriculum
153 National Curriculum for England and Wales
Qual/Exam Types Nationalities
IGCSE, IB Diploma 80
Enrolment Fee

Enrolment: 1550

Registration: Dhs 3000

Special Needs Provision

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Deira International School (DIS) offers a high-quality international education within an atmosphere that is both sensitive to and consistent with, UAE culture and tradition. The 80,000 sqm campus is a uniquely designed, purpose-built facility which includes libraries, art rooms, vocal and instrumental music rooms, computer and science laboratories, design technology rooms, business studies centre, indoor gymnasium, swimming pool and a large sports field.

DIS broadly follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales enhanced by the best features of international education particularly the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The school accepts students aged from 3 to 18 (Early Years - Year 13). Senior students take the Cambridge Board IGCSE examinations in Year 11. In Years 12 and 13 students undertake highly competitive International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate (IBCC) Programme which combines the richness of the IB Curriculum with vocational training experiences. These highly regarded and internationally recognized pre-university qualifications, allow them the possibility of worldwide university entrance.

All students learn Arabic and are also expected to participate in sport, community service and field trips. Muslim students follow courses in Arabic and Islamic Studies as required by the Ministry of Education. Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) is taught across the school.

Specialised support is provided to students for whom English is a second language, students who excel and those with mild learning difficulties. English is the language of instruction. French and Spanish are also offered.

Outdoor Education is a significant part of the learning ethos at the school. Students are provided many opportunities to participate on camps and various expeditions abroad. DIS is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East Association (BSME) and the Middle East IB Association (MEIBA).


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