Dubai’s ‘Outstanding’ schools in 2019 have been revealed

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Four new schools have been given the ‘Outstanding’ rating, while one in ten has improved in quality over the last year…

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) have revealed performance rating for 176 private schools in Dubai, with 16 of them being awarded the ‘Outstanding’ rating.

KHDA describes an outstanding school as an ‘innovative culture, creative students, empowered learners, empathetic students, responsive and efficient daily operations and students are safe’.

Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) inspected a total of 176 private schools, and measured their performance against factors such as safety, creativity, innovation and students’ well-being.

In previous years, the results were revealed in May however in 2019, KHDA announced they will release them early to give parents longer to decide on which school is the best fit for their children.

 

The full inspection report can be found on the KHDA website.

Here are the 16 schools marked as ‘Outstanding’ by KHDA:

School Name

Curriculum

2018 to 2019 overall rating

Kings School Dubai UK

Outstanding

Dubai British School

UK

Outstanding

Dubai College

UK

Outstanding

Dubai English Speaking College – branch

UK

Outstanding

Dubai English Speaking School

UK

Outstanding

GEMS Dubai American Academy

American

Outstanding

GEMS Modern Academy

Indian – IB

Outstanding

GEMS Royal Dubai School

UK

Outstanding

GEMS Wellington International School

UK – IB

Outstanding

Horizon English School

UK

Outstanding

Jumeirah College

UK

Outstanding

Jumeirah English Speaking School

UK

Outstanding

Jumeirah English Speaking School – branch

UK – IB

Outstanding

Kings School Al Barsha

UK

Outstanding

Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou Primary Oud Metha

French

Outstanding

Repton School

UK

Outstanding

For the first time in two years, private school operators will be able to increase school fees, under a new framework as directed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai.

Private schools whose ranking improves from Very Good to Outstanding will be allowed to increase their fees by 1.5 times of the education cost index value.

Schools whose assessment moves from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ will be allowed to increase their fees by 1.75 times, while schools which move from very weak category to weak or from weak to acceptable will be allowed to increase their fees by two times the 2.07 per cent.

Any school that saw their ranking decline is not be allowed to increase their fees.

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Image: khda.gov.ae