Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Dubai British School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
First year fees: Dirham 63,067

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Number of students

1097

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

0% local : 100% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

The majority of DBS teachers are British. DBS hires teachers internationally to find the best practitioners from around the globe. All teachers are highly trained and qualified. They all have the requirements as per KHDA guidelines. Administrative staff are hired locally and internationally.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

DBS offers ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) support where necessary, which is provided by the Student Support staff.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, German, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of homework depends on the year groups and subject.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Due to demand, certain age groups may be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed in our waiting pool.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Most students go to universities.

External examinations or assessments available

GCSE, A Levels

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

DBS has a comprehensive support system and is a fully inclusive school.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

DBS has a Gifted and Talented program.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

K1 and K2: 1:30 pm
K3 - G5: 2:30 pm
G6 - G12: 3:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

DBS does not offer after-school care in the traditional sense, but there is a crèche facility run by E-sports, an external provider, at an additional cost. DBS students can take part in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) led by the teaching staff at no additional cost. ECAs offered by an external provider will be at an additional cost.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, football, swimming, cricket, rugby, climbing, active kids, karate, gymnastics, boxing, yoga, basketball, brain games, superhero academy, board games, discussion and debate, band, scrapbooking, dance, choir, Arabic calligraphy, art club, drama

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, large multi-purpose sport hall, tennis/basketball court, all-weather football pitch, gym, play areas

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Dubai British School is a learning community where achievement and effort are celebrated. Embracing British and local values, DBS strives to inspire and challenge young minds in a supportive and tolerant international environment.

Dubai British School is a Taaleem school. Founded in 2005, DBS is a unique school with a particular and very special ethos. Put simply, it is the school's core aspiration that every individual student makes a positive difference during their time with DBS - a difference to their own lives and a difference to the lives of others.
Dubai British School offers an extraordinary number of opportunities, both within our taught curriculum and beyond. It is a happy school with a great spirit and a sense that anything and everything is possible.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum is modelled on the National Curriculum for England, significantly enhanced by 'WOW Learning', the study of Arabic throughout and a challenging set of GCSE and GCE A Level courses from Year 10 to Year 13.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 62,567
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 500
Total first year fees: Dirham 63,067
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.dubaibritishschool.ae
Address: Springs 3, Emirates Hills United Arab Emirates