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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
|23 students / class
|26 students / class
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|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Most common nationality
|Ratio of local students to international students
|Native English speaking teachers
Yes as the majority of teachers are British. The school also hires teachers internationally to find the best practitioners from around the globe.
|Language support for students not fluent in English
DBSJP offers ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) to support where necessary and will be provided by the EAL support staff.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
Arabic, French, Spanish
|Max. number of students per class
|Average number of students per class
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
Yes, only in Primary.
|Use of technology in the classroom
All classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and in Primary there are also a number of class iPads to support teaching and learning. In Secondary, students bring their own devices according to the BYOD policy.
In addition, in Primary we also have shared iPad and laptop trollies which allow for one-to-one use in lessons. Across the school, we also have the latest technology such as programmable robots, 3D printers and ClassVR to provide an enriching learning experience. We are a progressive school and enjoy researching and developing the use of Educational Technology (EdTech). We host EdTech events in conjunction with local companies to showcase the latest trends.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)
During the pandemic, we received the highest achievable rating when our online provision was inspected by KHDA. Lessons were conducted through live group sessions using Microsoft Teams in conjunction with lessons which were created and managed using an online platform such as Seesaw. Our current readiness means that our school community is able to quickly and easily switch to Distance Learning should the need arise.
Since the pandemic, we still use virtual technologies to host our Parent Teacher Meetings which has been seen as a welcome shift by parents.
|External examinations or assessments available
GCSE, IGCSE, A-Levels, BTEC
|Results in these examinations
2022 GCSE Results
2022 A-Level Results
2022 BTEC Level 3 Results
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
|Approximate hours of homework given
Amount of homework depends on the age group and subject.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
Yes, DBSJP provides support for children requiring learning support.
|Learning support offered
We have a dedicated Inclusion team that works on a graduated response to identify and remove barriers to learning, ensuring that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential and beyond. Provision includes:
Universal – All students will benefit from high-quality teaching and learning that is differentiated with on-going and timely assessments which inform any further provision need
Targeted Support – some students may benefit from small-group intervention
Specialist Support outside the school’s provision - specific targeted intervention for individuals with additional costs for specialist support met by the parent
The team is lead by our Head of Inclusion – Whole School Colette Woolnough. To contact her please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We use the information gained from assessment upon entry and identification procedures to determine the type and level of support appropriate for each student, based upon their level of development and experience of SEND. We develop personalised individual education plans (IEPs) for students identified as experiencing SEND.
We make sure that students who experience SEND are actively supported to participate in the process of learning as they develop their potential, and build relationships with their peers, through social interactions in age-appropriate common learning environments.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
Where students are identified as gifted or talented across multiple domains they will be placed on a G&T register and a personalised response to their needs and provision will be drawn up via the Head of Year and Director of Inclusion, who will also ensure the Student can maximise their gifts and talents whilst also managing demands and emotions.
For our younger students, we do not formally identify high-ability learners, or gifted and talented until year 3. However, where we see potential in our younger students we will nurture and develop those gifts and talents under our ‘High Flyers’ umbrella.
|Student access to education psychologist
We direct families to Insights Psychology
|Entry evaluation for students
We do placement assessments.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
For Years 1 & 2 an academic assessment of phonics/writing/numbers is conducted. From Year 3 and up CAT 4 assessments are used.
Yes. Certain age groups might be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed on our waiting list.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)
|Students can join after academic year begins
DBSJP is able to admit students throughout the year if places are available.
|School start time
Years 1 to Year 6 - Monday to Thursday
Years 7 to 13 - Monday to Thursday
|School finish time
Year 1 to Year 6 - Monday to Thursday
Years 7 to 13
|Supervised care before/after school
Not in the traditional sense but DBSJP students can take part in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) led by its teaching staff at no additional cost. ECA’s offered by an external provider will be at an additional cost.
|School bus service available
|School provided lunches
School Dining at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is operated by Leela's Lunches which provides a quality, family-style dining experience with staff and children all enjoying the same organic, nutritious meal together. Table manners, dining etiquette and conversation are all part of the experience.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
DBSJP students have access to a broad range of activities from sports to academic interests and a variety of clubs and community initiatives.
|Sports activities included
Primary students have one PE lesson and one swimming lesson per week. Secondary students focus on a different sport per term during their PE lessons. We offer Swimming, Football, Netball and Basketball that are run all through the school with competitive and recreational opportunities.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
|Facilities at the school
Library, Auditorium, with room for an audience of over 500, Recording Studio, Design Technology labs, Food Technology labs, IT labs, Sixth Form Centre, Science labs.
|Sports facilities at the school
Multi-purpose sports hall, multi-purpose court, indoor 8-lane swimming pool, football pitches, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor play areas.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park (DBSJP) is part of Taaleem, the United Arab Emirates’ second largest school provider for early years, primary and secondary schools founded in 2004.
The school is unique in many ways; it has been designed to the highest specifications with the 21st century learning needs of students in mind. The facilities are second to none and include a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre; radio station; large, light and airy classrooms; a competition 8-lane swimming pool with training pool; shaded outdoor learning spaces; a food technology room and family-style dining facilities with a professional-standard kitchen.
The quality of the building and facilities are matched by the quality and experience of the staff, all appointed to support the school’s vision of providing outstanding education from Year 1 to Year 13.
DBSJP multi-cultural environment offers an exceptional combination of the best of a well-rounded British education delivered within a truly international community, enriched by a variety of cultures that characterize our increasingly connected world.
|Teaching approach of the school
Learning at DBSJP is developed wherever possible through first-hand, practical experiences and evaluation. DBSJP uses creative and interactive cross-curricular approaches where the emphasis is placed on educating the whole child, which ensures that attention is paid not just to intellectual abilities, but also to social, emotional and physical growth. Each student’s unique talents are nurtured and developed. Students’ enjoyment of learning and their preparation for future economic well-being are central features.
Students are encouraged to question, make connections between ideas, debate, experiment, present, critically reflect and enjoy the challenge to gain a sense of personal achievement. DBSJP provides opportunities for collaborative working and group work where students are encouraged to make choices and to reflect on their learning prior to presenting their work for review by teachers and their peers. All students will develop skills in technology to support independent and creative learning.
Under the shared Dubai British School’s vision of “Enjoy, Aspire, Achieve”, DBSJP provides the facilities, resources and inspiration in which students can enjoy their schooling experience, have high aspirations for all that they do and ultimately achieve their life goals