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The Elite English School, Deira

Elite English School is a private K-10 school located in Deira, Dubai and caters to 1,605 students at present, with 55 full-time teachers, most of which have appropriate teaching qualifications. Interestingly, the 2015/16 figures show a drop of 7 teachers from the 2014/15 figures of 62 and yet the school has an increase of over 400 students, possibly why the teacher student ratio sits very high at 1:30?

It is difficult to find any information on how well Elite students do in exams as the school does not publish any results or ‘topper’ information on its website.

The school was established in 1993 and during its most recent inspection it received an Acceptable rating – which is below the Good rating the regulator, the KHDA, wants as a minimum standard for all schools in the emirate.

The school does have strengths, however, and was commended by the KHDA for the very positive relationship, based on mutual respect, between students and teaching staff.

Weaknesses lie in the key areas of teaching, progress and attainment. Elite English School teaches a CBSE English speaking curriculum with compulsory subjects also being taught in Arabic.

In 2015/16 inspectors noted that students’ attainment and progress in most subjects remained Acceptable. The previous improvement (2014/15) in kindergarten children’s attainment to acceptable had been maintained. Secondary students’ achievement in English remained Good. Primary students’ progress in Islamic Education had slowed to Weak. Secondary students’ achievement in mathematics had gone down to Acceptable, while the middle and secondary students’ achievement in science had also gone down to Acceptable.

The school boasts a number of science and computer labs. Last year, the school’s inspection report noted a strong need to better integrate ICT (technology) into student academic life.

This year inspectors noted that the school’s leaders had a clear understanding of the importance of innovation and its role in establishing a culture of innovation, although they had not yet produced a strategic plan or developed a vision to support it and the school’s use of resources to foster students’ innovation skills was limited.


However, the quality of the care and support for those students identified with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the Resource Centre was rated very positively by the KHDA, though support was only Acceptable within the main school. Health and safety, as well as levels of child protection, were judged to be good.

As of 2014 fees are very much at the low end of the spectrum, ranging from 4035 AED to 8907 AED per year depending upon grade. Full details may be found below.


KHDA Rating

Academic year Overall performance Report
2013-2014 Acceptable
2012-2013 Acceptable
2011-2012 Acceptable
2010-2011 Good
2009-2010 Acceptable


Fee Structure

Grade/Year Annual fee (AED)
KG1 4286.00
KG2 4286.00
1 4592.00
2 4592.00
3 4836.00
4 4836.00
5 4898.00
6 4898.00
7 5204.00
8 5204.00
9 5455.00
10 6233.00
11 9128.00
12 9461.00




If you are the owner or the principal of the school and note any factual inaccuracies, or would like to update any information, please do not hesitate to contact us at editor@edu2021.com.


Update on October 27, 2016 | Reviewed by David on July 28, 2012

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  1. navin sadasivan says
    April 3, 2016, 10:21 am

    I was a student of elite English school,when it was located first in jumeirah1, later it was shifted to diera.i would like to get in touch with old students and staffs.and get some photos of old school


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