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IB and British
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 44,340
to: Dirham 96,669
This school has more than one campus in Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman:
Arabian Ranches Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Arabian Ranches Dubai United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Dubai United Arab Emirates

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

United Kingdom

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers

Yes, where possible

Language support for students not fluent in English

There are many extra classes from EAL classes through our Oasis team to native language assistants working with our Modern Foreign Language Department

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Arabic, English, Dutch

Max. number of students per class

24 in Year 7 is our Maximum, Average in the sixth form is 15 and in Primary it is 22

Average number of students per class

Varies from Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form depending on subject choices

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is embedded in every classroom with students having access to their own devices and shared technology. JESS is an award-winning school for innovative use of technology.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

For those students choosing to study Islamic studies, they will learn about Islam and culture

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are an international school with multiple faiths and religions all accommodated and recognised.

External examinations or assessments available

GCSEs, International Baccalaureate, BTEC are the formal examinations JESS students take.

Results in these examinations

Our annual examination results are published on our website https://www.jess.sch.ae/about-jess/examination-results

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Varies depending on the Year group and subject.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98% of our students in 2018 went to university

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we have a dedicated Oasis support team with SENCO trained teachers and qualified school counsellors

Learning support offered

Please see our website https://www.jess.sch.ae/school-life/inclusion-and-send

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes please see https://www.jess.sch.ae/school-life/inclusion-and-send

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

There is a short age-appropriate assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Secondary mIDyIS DATA for Primary CEMselect
Primary we undertake CAT

Waiting list

Yes, in many year groups, unfortunately, we have to run a waiting list

Students can join after academic year begins

UAE law only allows students to move school up to 15 January for students already in-country
International students can apply until 10 May.

School start time

7.30am Secondary
7.40am Primary

School finish time

3.20pm Secondary
2.40pm Primary

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, a wrap around care service is available

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, there is a cashless cafe on site for our Secondary students. Primary students at the moment bring a packed lunch

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, there is a selection of food available to suit certain dietary requirements.

Uniform required

Yes, except for the sixth form.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

There are a wealth of extracurricular clubs and activities that change each term depending on weather and availability. In addition, we run the Duke of Edinburgh International Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Sports activities included

The school offers a range of sports from netball, basketball, rounders, football, rugby, swimming and athletics

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we compete in several leagues nationally and internationally. For the latest fixtures, please visit http://www.jessranchessport.com/

Sports facilities at the school

Each branch of the school has a grass pitch, multi-purpose sports hall and swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We all want the best for our children, to be happy at school, to achieve the best they can, to attend the best universities and succeed in their future careers. By choosing a JESS education your child will be #FutureReady with criticl thinking skills, be an independent learner and have a holistic approach to education.

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