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DPS Academy Responds To Parents & Refunds Fees

DPS Academy Responds To Parents & Refunds Fees

Management at DPS Academy have notified parents planning to leave the school this month, that refunds will be available. In a letter dated, 26th October, management announced that provision... Read On

Delhi Private School Academy Set for Closure

Delhi Private School Academy Set for Closure

Delhi Private School Academy in Silicon Oasis is set to close on 31st March 2017, at the end of the 2016/17 Indian academic year. Parents at the school say... Read On

Jail for Defendants in Worood Bus Death Case

Jail for Defendants in Worood Bus Death Case

The Abu Dhabi Court of Misdemeanours has sentenced a supervisor, bus driver and attendant of Al Worood Academy Private School to three years in jail and 20,000 AED fine... Read On

School Closes in Dubai: More To Follow?

School Closes in Dubai: More To Follow?

Al Worood Private Academy will close at the end of this academic year, according to Dubai’s school regulator the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Speaking to the Arabic... Read On

ADEC Takes Control of Al Worood Ahead of Closure

ADEC Takes Control of Al Worood Ahead of Closure

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), the emirate’s education regulator, has taken over a private school Al Worood Academy, a British/American curriculum private school, ahead of its closure from next academic year,... Read On

Villa Schools’ Imminent Closure: Parent’s Panic

Villa Schools’ Imminent Closure: Parent’s Panic

Panic is setting in among the parents of almost 2,000 pupils attending two villa schools in Abu Dhabi which are set to close next month.  Notice was given last... Read On

English College Primary Closure Confirmed – Head

English College Primary Closure Confirmed – Head

The closure of English College’s primary school has been confirmed in a letter sent by the Head Teacher, William Johnston, to parents this morning. Mr Johnston states in the... Read On

Schools Offer Lifeline to English College Students

Schools Offer Lifeline to English College Students

After the English College dropped its bombshell that it would close its primary section, affecting between 300 and 400 students, school across Dubai have geared up their admissions offices... Read On

English College Parents Launch Campaign To Save School

English College Parents Launch Campaign To Save School

Parents at the English College Primary School, Dubai have launched a campaign to ‘Save Our School’ having been informed yesterday that the Jumeirah-based school is set to shut in... Read On

English College Announces Shock Closure of Primary School

English College Announces Shock Closure of Primary School

The closure of The English College’s primary school, which opened in 2004, has been confirmed in a letter, and an email to parents from its principal, William Johnston. In the... Read On

ADEC Orders Closure of Indian ‘Villa School’

ADEC Orders Closure of Indian ‘Villa School’

An Indian curriculum school has been ordered to close down by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The school, the Indian Islahi Islamic School, notified parents on September 15... Read On

KHDA Orders Immediate Closure of American School

KHDA Orders Immediate Closure of American School

More than 250 students and their parents are anxiously looking for a new school after Dubai’s school regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced the closure of... Read On

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GEMS Scraps Plans to Close Westminster School Dubai

Some 5,000 students attending one of the bigger schools in Dubai may be saved from having to seek a new school, after GEMS Education announced a u-turn over its... Read On

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Parents Offer To ‘Pay Double’ To Keep School Open

A group of parents have approached GEMS the operator of Westminster School and have offered to pay double the existing fees to keep the school open, according to press... Read On

Westminster Students and Pupils ‘Vent’ Via Social Media

Westminster Students and Pupils ‘Vent’ Via Social Media

The announcement of the closure of Westminster School in Dubai has sparked a social media campaign by students to save the school. “The Westminster school is closing in 2014!... Read On

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GEMS to Close Westminster School, Cites Low Fees

From June 2014 4,800 students could be without a school after private education provider GEMS stated it is to close Westminster School in Dubai. In a letter to parents sent on... Read On

KHDA Seeks to Punish DASS over Unapproved Closure

KHDA Seeks to Punish DASS over Unapproved Closure

Dubai American Scientific School asked parents on Saturday to keep their children home until Thursday. It said it was updating systems, including CCTV cameras, as required by a US... Read On