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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 17
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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 23 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 58,000
to: Dirham 75,000
Address: Al Warood 1 St Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

1251

Number of nationalities represented in the school

72

Most common nationality

British

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

23

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

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

Use of technology in the classroom

Students engage in both traditional methods of learning as well as incorporating technology into their learning. In Primary, classrooms have access to Ipad trollies which can be booked out for specific lessons and have smartboards in every classroom. When students get to Secondary, laptops are used more frequently in lessons and are required from Year 10 onwards.

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)

Yes, we still provide online lessons for students who have opted for distance learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Amount of homework depends on the age group and subject.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes. Certain age groups might be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed in our waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

DBSJP is able to admit students throughout the year if places are available.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

DBSJP provides support for children requiring learning support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

DBSJP provides support for gifted children.

Student access to education psychologist

Educational psychologist will be provided if necessary.

School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

2:50 pm for Primary students and 3:30 pm for Secondary students

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.

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.

School provided lunches

School Dining at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is operated by MasterCook 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)

Yes

Sports activities included

Primary students have one PE lessons and one swimming lesson per week. Secondary students focus on a different sport per term during their PE lessons.

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

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 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.

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