Top 12 Schools in Dubai 2013
Top 12 Schools in Dubai 2013
The results below show Dubai’s top 12 schools, each school has been inspected by the Knowledge and Human Development Agency (KDHA). Out of the many schools the KDHA inspected, only 12 were awarded a top rating of OUTSTANDING.
After a school has been inspected, it will be given a final rating as one of the following:
- UNSATISFACTORY – 15 schools achieved this.
So what are some of the things needed to achieve an OUTSTANDING rating?
1. A school leader who is determined, always improving standards and acts upon recommended improvements given by the KDHA.
2. Leadership, experience and commitment among senior staff. This shows that if the leader was to suddenly go, there would be enough stability to keep the same standard after the leader’s departure.
3. Evidence that students are committed, e.g. good grades, active, outgoing, friendly and have specific aims.
4. Quality teachers who give attention to each child’s needs, get good results and make learning fun and both theoretical and practical.
5. An organised and well-structured curriculum.
6. Support for special needs and a well organised plan for situations such as a fire, injury, crime and so on. They will also check things like the school’s first aid kit, whether the fire extinguishers are in date and what level of security the school has.
7. Lots more things whereby I could go on till point 100 and past, but I won’t to benefit both of us.
Below are the 12 schools in Dubai that were rated outstanding.
Kings Dubai is the only school to have achieved an outstanding school inspection result more than 5 times in a row. Kings Dubai is a primary school, teaches the British Curriculum and is located in Umm Suqeim 3. If you’re looking to get your child into this school, good luck as there is a 3 year waiting list!
GEMS Wellington International School
GEMS Wellington International School has had 4 consecutive years of outstanding ratings and teaches its students the British Curriculum. The school takes on children from the very beginning to the very end of their school lives. Once children have finished their GCSE’s, they can then stay on an extra two years to complete an IB Diploma, which is the equivalent to A-Levels. The school is located in Al Sufouh.
Jumeirah College has had an outstanding rating for the past 3 years and follows the British Curriculum. The school takes on students from year 7 to year 13 (A-Levels) and has students from more than 55 countries. The school is located in Al Safa.
Jumeirah English Speaking School – Jumeirah
Jumeirah English Speaking School teaches students the British Curriculum and has had an outstanding rating from the KDHA 3 years in a row. The school is located in Jumeirah and takes on primary school children.
Dubai College teaches its students the British Curriculum and has had an outstanding record by inspectors for 3 years in a row. Dubai College takes on students from year 7 and goes all the way through till the end of sixth-form where students study the equivalent to A-Levels. The school is located on Al Sufouh Road right next to Dubai Internet City.
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School once again teaches the British Curriculum and has had an outstanding record now for 3 consecutive years. The school takes on children from foundation all the way to year six and is located in the Al Safa area of Dubai.
Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches
Jumeirah English Speaking School in Arabian Ranches takes on children from primary school to sixth-form and teaches the British Curriculum. The school offers the IB Diploma for students that get the required GCSE grades and has had an outstanding record now for 2 years in a row. The school is located in Arabian Ranches.
GEMS Dubai American Academy
Gems Dubai American Academy’s students all follow the American Curriculum and the school has had an outstanding record now for the past two years. The school takes on students from KG1 all the way through to sixth-form. The school is located in Al Barsha.
Dubai Modern High School
Dubai Modern High School has maintained an outstanding record now for 2 years in a row and teaches its students the Indian Curriculum. The school takes on students from Pre-KG to KG5. The school is located in Nad Al Sheba 3.
The Indian High School
The Indian High School teaches all students the Indian Curriculum and has had an outstanding rating by inspectors 2 years in a row. The school takes on students from KG1 and goes through until the end of secondary school. The Indian High School is located in Oud Metha and has two schools, one of which is for primary students and the other for secondary students.
Dubai English Speaking College
The Dubai English Speaking College has been teaching the UK Curriculum to its students for many years and has just achieved its first outstanding rating by the KDHA. The school takes on students from year 7 through to the end of sixth-form where they will study the equivalent to A-Levels. The Dubai English Speaking College is located on the Dubai Bypass Road right next to Zayed University.
Horizon School teaches all its students the British Curriculum and as of 2012 received its first outstanding school inspection result by the KDHA. Horizon School offers students KS1 & KS2 and is located in Al Safa right next to Safa Park.
Teachers at numerous Dubai schools say they could achieve an outstanding rating from the KDHA, but choose not too as it would mean imposing recommendations of improvement from the KDHA, that the school thinks would actually be of a disadvantage to them.
Is this true or just an excuse? Leave a comment!