Dubai
British, International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Jumeirah English Speaking School

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CurriculumBritish, International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 80,847
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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
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 80,847
This school has more than one campus in Dubai:
Arabian Ranches Campus: Ages 3 to 18
Jumeirah Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Dubai United Arab Emirates

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Number of students

2070

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

Arabian Ranches Campus: 1% local : 99% international
Jumeirah Campus: 0,5% local : 99,5% international

Max. number of students per class

Classes are a maximum of 22 children in all year groups and across all schools.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

JESS does not have any English as an Additional Language facilities or support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

JESS Dubai is recognised internationally as a beacon of best practice when it comes to digital learning. Students are afforded a wide range of learning opportunities that allow them to develop 21st century skills that will empower them for the future work place.

Office 365 is used across the school and students have access to it from Year 4 onward. SharePoint is used as a cloud-based solution for storing and sharing teaching content, CPD resources, administrative materials and more.

In September 2016, the Surface Initiative was launched in Year 7. Students use their own Surface Pro 4 to engage with learning delivered and collated through the OneNote platform. This initiative will develop over the next two years to eventually encompass Years 7-9.

In KS4 and JESS Sixth Form, students have the autonomy to select their own device, based on their personal preference and the needs of the subjects that they have elected to study.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interview

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

School start time

Between 7:30 am and 7:40 am, depending on the grade.

School finish time

Foundation stage: 12:00 pm.
Other grades between 2:00 pm and 2:15 depending on the grade.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Pottery, skiing, rugby, volleyball, football, golf, badminton, art, trampoline, pottery, mad science, art and crafts, sudoku, swimming, athletics, film club, drama, gymnastics, Japanese, yoga, concerts, athletics, drama, horse riding, flute, choir, history, dance, aikido, lego

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Jumeirah Campus: 25 m outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, astroturf playing field, PE studio, netball court, play areas, climbing wall.

Arabian Ranches Campus: 25 m nine-lane shaded and temperature controlled swimming pool, netball and tennis courts, sports field, indoor sports hall, multi-purpose PE studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Jumeirah English Speaking School believes that the capacity for critical and creative thinking is a uniquely human attribute. JESS is preparing students with the skills for a future where they will be required to think first, use information second and always remember that information is no substitute for imagination, intuition and pure thought.

JESS academic programme is complemented and supported by a wide range of sporting, recreational and performance activities. The School's pastoral care programme pays close attention to the well-being and personal development of each individual student.

Teaching approach of the school

JESS follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and IB curriculum.