Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches – Primary

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Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches – Primary

Welcome to the JESS Primary School at the Arabian Ranches!

The school builds on thirty years of the JESS reputation for the provision of excellent primary education in Dubai. Our aim of “Achieving Excellence Together” is very much a driving force and we enjoy a positive and supportive relationship with our pupils and parents.

We firmly believe in the provision of a safe environment where pupils feel valued and have the self- confidence to become lifelong learners. We provide a rich and stimulating learning environment that offers challenge at all levels.

A strong sense of community permeates the school and collectively we take great pride in the dynamic and ever developing learning environment we offer our pupils. As you explore this site you will witness the extensive, high class facilities available and see the breadth of the curriculum activities provided. You will also gain insight into the full range of opportunities available for the pupils, and the structures and systems we have in place here at JESS.

I hope you find it informative, should you require any further information Please contact us on +9714 3619019.

Mr. Darren Coulson
Headteacher – Primary

Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches – Primary– Are incredibly popular schools, and difficult to get your child into. The school has waiting lists, and many year groups are closed. New schools have opened around the Arabian Ranches area which has alleviated some pressure on places.

As a not for profit school, to fund its expansion, all children are required to pay to the school a personal debenture (an interest free loan you make available to the school) over and above school fees. There are two types of debentures available: Corporate and Personal. Corporate Debentures were sold to companies who chose to support JESS on a long term basis by investing in the initial building of the schools. In return for this commitment their employees, (if eligible), gain priority on the waiting lists and the option to apply to JESS even if the waiting list is closed.

Personal debenture applications can be accepted only if the waiting list for their eligible year group is open or for younger siblings entering Foundation One only. A personal debenture requires parents to pay 20,000 AED, but only after a place is offered. This is fully refundable when the child leaves the school. See Admissions – Debentures for more information about the debenture scheme.

In an XPress report, R.D. Stokoe, the former Director of the school admitted “lists are significant (2,000-plus) with high levels of interest across the 3-18 age phases. We have closed a number of these waiting lists due to over-subscription.”

As of 2015-2016, the school received the Knowledge and Human Development Authority inspection rating of Outstanding – the fifth year in a row, after two years of a Good rating by the KHDA. The original JESS in Jumeirah is also ranked Outstanding.

The curriculum followed by the school is initially UK based with students up to the end of Key Stage 4 following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, and subsequently the increasingly sought after International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13.

There are a number of routes to follow in the IB portfolio including a new IBCC in Sport course, which launched in September 2013, for students interested in a career in the sports industry.

The quality of teaching at JESS is highly praised by the KHDA, who rank it Outstanding.

Level taught: Primary
Curriculum: GCSE, IB, IB DP, National Curriculum for England
Fees: 37893-89274
Number of Children: 1370
Principal and Owner: Mark Steed (Director), Mr Darren Coulson – Primary Headteacher
Gender: Mixed
School Inspection Rating: Outstanding
Year Founded: 2005

Contact Information:

Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches – Primary
Address: Arabian Ranches PO Box 24942, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +97143619019
Fax: +97143615339
Email: jess@jess.sch.ae

Reception Opening Times
7.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Wednesday
7.30am to 3pm Thursday

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