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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 27 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 50,496
to: Dirham 75,746
Address: Springs 3, Emirates Hills United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

0% local : 100% international

Native English speaking teachers

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 English

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

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


External examinations or assessments available

GCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

In the first year of GCSE examinations since 2019, almost a quarter of all entries were awarded a Grade 9, the highest possible grade.

64% of grades were awarded Grade 9 to 7, and 82% attained Grades 9 to 6, making this the best ever set of GCSE results for DBSEH.

As with the school's Year 13 results, Dubai British School's results defy the Ofqual prediction that "very few schools or colleges, if any, will get higher results than in 2021". Two DBSEH students achieved ten Grade 9s and 10% of returning students achieved 10 GCSEs at Grade 8 or 9.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

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

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Most students go to universities.

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 programme.

Student access to education psychologist


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.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

FS1 & FS2: 13:45pm
Year 1: 14:30pm
Year 2 & 3: 14:35pm
Year 4: 14:40pm
Year 5 & 6: 14:45pm
Year 7-13: 15:30pm

Friday (whole school): 12:00pm

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.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


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

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

DASSA Sports

Facilities at the school

Library, auditorium, café, playground, science labs, STEAM lab

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.

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