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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