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Best British Schools in Dubai: A Final Summary

Best British Schools in Dubai: A Final Summary

These are the key takeaways we want to leave you with.

1. While we have focused in on schools delivering the highest levels of attainment in Dubai, examine the tables, and read the Which School Advisor reviews. These show there are many English National Curriculum and IB based schools in the emirate delivering the goods.

2. The ratio of price/attainment is not linear and while there is a correlation between the two there are significant variations around their median – i.e. you can over pay, and under pay, for the same attainment delivered.

3. It is not all about academic attainment. This is one side of the experience of going to school. Not every child is academic, and education is much more than examination results. 

4. This report does however focus in on a narrow sense of “good”, because that is the criterion the majority of parents have told us in the Which School Advisor survey consider the most important criterion in assessing a school.

5. For post 16 education Dubai College, Dubai English Speaking College, Jumeirah College, Dubai Gem Private School, The Westminster School, Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Emirates International School – Meadows, Dubai British School, Dubai Scholars Private School, The English College – Dubai all produce the goods at very different prices. However, these schools will not be for everyone, and there are other good schools you’ll find in the tables and in our reviews that may offer something a little different may make the difference for your child.

6. For secondary education this list is composed of: Dubai College, Jumeirah College, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Al Ameen Private School, Dubai Gem Private School, Dubai Scholars Private School, Dubai English Speaking College and the The English College – Dubai

7. For primary see: Kings Dubai, Jumeirah English Speaking School, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Arabian Ranches, Dubai English Speaking School, Jebel Ali Primary School, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, Horizon School, Dubai Scholars Private School and the The English College – Dubai

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8. For Foundation/KGs (and remember this is a small subset of the KGs out there): Kings Dubai, Jumeirah English Speaking School, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches, Dubai English Speaking School, Jebel Ali Primary School, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, Horizon School, Dubai Scholars Private School and The English College – Dubai are all fantastic options.

9. Demand is the biggest impediment you will face in your search. Make sure that you do not solely target Outstanding schools we have given a 1 for in terms of availability – especially if you need a place now. Even if the school accepts your registration fee, it is unlikely to be money that goes anywhere except to the school’s bottom line.

10. There is no substitute to visiting each school you short list. This report cannot give you the feel of the school, what its relationships are like with parents and students, what extra-curricular activities it offers, and how much you and your child feel at home within its walls. You should visit each school you think of as a potential, and have the questions you feel are important ready.

This report will be updated throughout the year, so please revisit it often. As we get new information, so we will add it. If you have any feedback from your school visits, we would also welcome your insights.

Above all, we wish you good luck in your search.

Next > Best British Schools in Dubai Table: Contact Emails and Overview

 

How to navigate this report

The Best British Schools in Dubai Part 1: Start Here
Best British Schools in Dubai, Map of British Schools
Best British Schools in Dubai: What We Measure
Best British Schools in Dubai: The Data we have Used
Best British Schools in Dubai: The Demand for Places
Best British Schools in Dubai: Post 16 Education
Best British Schools in Dubai: Secondary Education
Best British Schools in Dubai: Best British Primary Schools
Best British Schools in Dubai: Best British KGs
Best British Schools in Dubai: The WSA Survey, What Current Parents Think
Best British Schools in Dubai: Nationality, Fees and Attainment
Best British Schools in Dubai: A Final Summary
Best British Schools in Dubai Table: Contact Emails and Overview
Best British Schools in Dubai Table 2: Fees
The Best British Schools in Dubai: The Charts

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