- Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai English Speaking School
Dubai English Speaking School – Is located in Oud Metha, near St Mary’s in ‘older’ Dubai. It teaches students from KG to Grade 6.
It is one of the most established schools in the UAE, opening its doors in 1963 and was the first school to offer a British based curriculum – the school itself has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. A considerable milestone.
The Oud Metha branch has 844 pupils (flat on the academic year) come from a mix of nationalities, but the majority are British. The 54 full time and 14 part time teachers are also largely from the United Kingdom. The school has a sister branch – Dubai English Speaking College with 760 students, which brings the size of the school up to 1700 plus. DESC picks us where DESS leaves off, and offers education for 11 years up to 18 (Grade 12).
The school is nothing if not consistent, with a KHDA ranking of Good, the Dubai education regulator’s second highest grade, since inspections began.
In more detail the KHDA notes “outstanding vision” of the leadership team leading to successful development of the school and sustained high performance; exceptional provision in the Foundation Stage and the consistently maintained high standards in mathematics and English leading to very high performance by all students; learning opportunities offered to all groups of students which result in an exceptional desire to learn; outstanding attitudes and behaviour of students throughout the school and the active part they play in their community and environment; outstanding facilities and management of staff leading to a high level of staff retention and their
In general, the school performs very well, with results well above the UK average.
The school offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities designed to build well rounded school leavers: It has sports days, careers fair, athletic championships, drama festivals, and literature days.
Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own interests and talents.
Fees for the school are currently 37,457 AED (up from 34,360 AED in the previous academic year) per annum across all grades.
Level taught: Primary
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Number of Children: 840
Principal and Owner: Board of Governors, Mr David Hammond, Not for Profit
School Inspection Rating: Good
Year Founded: 1963
Dubai English Speaking School Oud Metha
Address: Oud Metha near Saint MAry’s PO Box 2002, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Contact Persons and their contact Details:
If your child is absent or late for school, please send details, as soon as possible, via telephone or email, where we will forward the absence to the relevant tutors. When calling the School, leave a message, providing your child’s name, class and details of absence
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Mrs. Megan Coe – Headteacher’s P.A.
For all enquiries
Mrs. Gail Barrett– our Registrar and responsible for all matters in connection with pupil admissions and pupil registration with the KHDA.
Mrs. Dawn Neville is our SLT support and provides administrative support to the senior leadership team. She is the first point of contact for Mrs. Shaddick-Brady
Mr. Batts, Mr. Clarkson and Miss. Rebecca Eldred.
Mrs. Selena Fagan is our Extra Curricular Activities Co-coordinator
Mrs. Tracey Sullivan is our bus co-coordinator and DESPA Artistic Director
Mrs. Chitra Ayampara – Senior Accountant
Mrs. Shakeela Khan is our Receptionist / Admin. Assistant