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Dubai English Speaking School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Oud Metha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

960

Most common nationality

British

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Uniform required

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, choir, basketball, gymnastics, football, golf, beads, Origami, Lego, drawing, art, storytelling and roleplay, creative writing, scrapbooking, Eco club, French, guitar and ukulele, typing skills, running, netball, mad science, tennis, iPad club, book club, Sudoku, chess, rugby, fine motor skills, games and fitness, clarinet, hip hop dancing, sewing and cookery, Arabic, debating, karate, music theory.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), is the oldest British Curriculum School in Dubai but is always at the cutting edge of new developments in Education. As a primary school, we educate children from 3 years through to 11 years old when they transition to our secondary school, Dubai English Speaking College (DESC). DESS is aligned to the National Curriculum of England and has been a provider of outstanding education since 1963.

Dubai English Speaking School the ‘home of irresistible learning’ is a thriving, not-for-profit provider of education. We are proud of our inclusive nature and believe that our students get the very best experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our staff are well looked after and continuously strive to improve what is recognised already as an outstanding practice. DESS is one of the leading schools in the region and has a reputable track record of success in academic achievement, sport, performing arts and enterprise. With over fifty nationalities represented, we are very much an international school that embraces the opportunities to facilitate our children in making an impact as global citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

DESS nurtures independent, confident and resilient learners who respond to challenge and aspire to reach their full potential. DESS aims to develop self-worth, mutual respect and enjoyment in the process of learning. These qualities are vital in preparing its learners for the diverse challenges of tomorrow.

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