Updated 1 August 2021

Best A Level Schools in Dubai, 2021

The 40 Best A Level Schools in Dubai

The Best A Level Schools in Dubai ranks all schools in our database that meet these criteria:

Location: Dubai
Price point: All
Phase: All
Curriculum: A Level

The ranking lists schools in order of their Parent Score, that is how well the score meets the expectations of this key stakeholder group represented numerically. We discuss why below. Schools not on this list, that you think should be and are missing, are likely to be as yet unrated. To be rated, a school simply needs a sufficient number of parent surveys to be undertaken. If you are a parent at one of these schools, please take the survey!

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com currently has 622 schools in its database. These are all independent, private, international schools offering a total of 52 curricula. All schools, we believe, aspire to offer the highest levels of care and performance for their students. Not all, however, are equally successful at doing so.

In this ranking, the Best A Level Schools in Dubai, we, currently, have 40 schools competing for top spot. The total number of possible schools that could be on this list if all schools had a sufficient number of parent surveys, and all these schools had a rating of above 3.0, is 51.

Again, if your child currently attends a school in UAE, then please do review it, by taking the survey here. Your input will help 1000s of parents that follow you!

How we compile this list

When a parent completes a survey, his or her feedback is incorporated into the database and the ranking updated each Sunday. Tune in on Sunday 8th of August just after midnight to see the changes to the Best A Level Schools in Dubai next week!

The WSA Parent Rating is based on the following questions in the survey:

  • Would you recommend your school to another parent?
  • How much of a sense of belonging does your child feel at his or her school?
  • To what extent do you think that children enjoy going to your child’s school?
  • How much do you agree to the statement: I think the fees I pay represent good value for money given the quality of the school offering.
  • Have you thought about moving your child from his current school?
  • Rate your satisfaction with the level of academic performance at your child’s school
  • How confident are you in your ability to make sure your child’s school meets your child’s learning needs?
  • Rate your satisfaction with the level of feedback you receive from your child’s school
  • How concerned are you about bullying at this school?
  • How much has this school improved your child’s confidence?

The WSA algorithm

We do not disclose the weighting we use, but in order to give schools, and parents, the power to impact their score, we skew results to those most recently received. A school looking to turnaround a score can therefore make improvements, and then ask its parents to retake the survey.

If parents appreciate the changes made, it will make a difference to a school’s position on the Best A Level Schools in Dubai list quite quickly.

Moreover, if a school has yet to send out a survey to its parents, then we would urge it to do so as soon as possible. The probability is it will make a significant difference to its score. Schools that asks their parents to take the survey, do better. Parents that are motivated to take a survey independently are often driven by high passions, which may not always be positive!

Why we do a Best School rating?

In choosing schools, parents have always used word of mouth, and the Parent survey captures this quantitatively.

Looking at the ‘Best A Level Schools in Dubai’ should only be one way you short list schools, however. It is a fun and informative way to order schools, and by being based on Parent Rating, is a way to get a good overview quickly.

Why use the Parent Rating for Best A Level Schools in Dubai?

In addition to capturing word of mouth recommendations numerically, we use the Parent Rating for the Best A Level Schools in Dubai, because unlike other measures it is not country, or even area specific as government regulations can be. The parent rating cuts across both curricula, and territory, to be a measure that we can apply equally anywhere and everywhere. Parents all want the best for their child, and will be equally critical, in whatever state they are in, for whatever curricula school their child attends.

Using a rank in this way also means that each school is measured quite independently through the lens of its own parent body. In order to do well, a school ‘simply’ has to understand and then meet the expectations of its parents.

Issues with ranking this way

This way of ranking is both a weakness and a strength. It is a strength because not only can it be universally applied, but it is a true way to measure a school based on the stakeholders that matter the most, its parents.

It is a weakness in the sense that the top school on the list, will not necessarily be the best school for you and your child. It is also NOT a comment on specifics: price point, curricula, location, but an holistic view of schools that fall within a set of criteria.

Expectations will also clearly be different between the parents of different schools. For example, a parent paying premium fees would have very different expectations when it comes to the scope of facilities offered than a parent paying fees associated with the value segment. A high score for a school is not about meeting a universal set of criteria, but about it delivering on its unique promise to its unique parent body.

One size in this context does not fit all and for this reason amongst others WhichSchoolAdvisor.com always encourages parents to look beyond simple rankings and ratings, and determine the best school for your child.

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has undertaken multiple Best ofs, allowing us to be quite specific and therefore do some of the homework for you in your shortlisting. We do have Best ofs for curricula and for some price points for example.

To go further in your analysis of the Best School for you, then you need to look at additional resources.

In the UAE, some (but not all) parents are blessed with additional resources they can use when evaluating schools. Dubai parents have access to KHDA reports, Abu Dhabi parents have access to ADEK reports, while Sharjah parents will, eventually, have access to SPEA reports. That still leaves three other emirates without government ratings. What’s more, these reports have their own criteria and their own rating grades and scales, and are not compatible enough to compare across the country in the Best of Rankings we use here. We should also note, that all government ratings, are used to drive an agenda and the UAE is no different in this regard. We note the weighting for Arabic and Islamic and Social studies in this regard, which may be of interest to some parents, but will not be to all.

Best A Level Schools in Dubai

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SCHOOL
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RATING
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The Arbor School
4.7
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The Arbor School opened in Al Furjan in September 2018. Now in its second year of operation, the British Curriculum School has a particular focus on ecological awareness, responsibility and sustainability.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS, A Level, GCSE, IPC
Founded: 2018
Principal: Brett Girven
Average fees: AED 57,000
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Kent College Dubai
4.7
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One of the most read reviews on our sister site, SchoolsCompared.com, and now something of an evergreen read here at WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, Kent College Dubai is steadily establishing itself as a school to watch.
Address: Al Abjar Street, Exit 15, Nad Al Sheba 2, Meydan South Dubai
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC
Founded: 2016
Principal: Anthony Cashin
Average fees: AED 77,500
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Dubai English Speaking College
4.6
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Dubai English Speaking College is the sister institution to Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), the oldest UK-curriculum school in Dubai, established in 1963. The College opened in 2005 to provide a through-school arrangement for secondary education for families at DESS. In between times, DESC has grown to admit students from a range of other schools around Dubai. Both DESS and DESC are among the few ‘not for profit’ schools in Dubai.
Address: Academic City Rd, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2005
Principal: Mr Andrew Gibbs
Average fees: AED 71,500
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Regent International School
4.5
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Regent International School is a long established private school, which having originally offered both Primary and Secondary secondary phases, became Primary only and is now in the process of returning to its original "all through" school roots.
Address: PO Box 24857, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, BTEC
Founded: 1993
Principal: Jason King
Average fees: AED 52,000
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GEMS FirstPoint School
4.4
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GEMS FirstPoint School is a UK curriculum school located on the outskirts of Dubai, just off the Al Ain and Emirates Roads, close to several large newer communities. It has a particular focus on providing more technical options to students, with a practical approach to learning.
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Matthew Tompkins
Average fees: AED 54,500
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South View School
4.4
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Owned by Interstar Education, the organisation behind well regarded Victory Heights Primary School and Delhi Private Schools, South View School certainly has the backers to make its mark in Dubai.
Address: Al Thammam, Dubai
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, A Level, AS Level, IGCSE
Founded: 2018
Principal: Mr David Flint
Average fees: AED 47,500
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Cambridge International School Dubai
4.4
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With just over 2,720 students, Cambridge International School Dubai, located in Garhoud, is a well established GEMS school teaching children from FS1 to Year 13.
Address: CIS Dubai, Damascus Street, PO Box 60835, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 1983
Principal: Lachlan MacKinnon
Average fees: AED 23,000
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Repton School Al Barsha (formerly Foremarke School)
4.3
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Repton School Al Barsha (formerly Foremarke School Dubai) is the partner school of Repton’s Preparatory School in the United Kingdom. Repton is a very well-respected British public school that succeeds both academically and in terms of developing the ‘whole child’. Clearly Repton School Al Barsha has the same aims.
Address: PO Box 391984, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, GCSE
Founded: 2013
Principal: Ms Zoe Woolley
Average fees: AED 73,500
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Brighton College Dubai
4.3
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Brighton College made its Dubai debut in September 2018, as part of a super campus with the Dwight School of New York. The school offers a UK curriculum based syllabus, while Dwight provides its IB counterpart. The two premium schools share a host of equally premium facilities.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, AS Level, EYFS, IGCSE, IPC
Founded: 2018
Principal: Simon Crane
Average fees: AED 69,500
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GEMS Founders School Al Barsha
4.3
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Originally to be part of the GEMS Winchester brand, the decision to create a completely new brand has certainly worked for the GEMS Founders school - if a measure of a new school's success is the number of students joining it. On this measure alone, Founders has been without doubt one of the most successful schools to have opened in Dubai, reaching 4,200 students from over 100 countries in its fifth year of operation.
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, EYFS, GCSE, UAE MoE, Specialist SEN, BTEC, International A Level, Bespoke Curriculum, ASDAN
Founded: 2016
Principal: Matthew Burfield
Average fees: AED 29,000
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Horizon International School
4.3
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Horizon International School (HIS) is located in Umm Al Sheif off Al Wasl Road, within close proximity of the iconic Burj Al Arab. HIS is an 'all-through' school offering the British curriculum for children aged 3 to 18.
Address: Street 9A, Off Al Wasl Road, Dubai. PO BOX 126108
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, AS Level, IGCSE
Founded: 2008
Principal: Darren Gale
Average fees: AED 51,000
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Repton School Dubai
4.3
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Set up to create a school that mirrored the more traditional UK public (meaning private) school (including a boarding option), there is no mistaking Repton Dubai. Located just off the main Dubai-Sharjah highway, the school with its turrets and cloisters resembles a popular fictional school. Having now secured an Outstanding rating from the KHDA for the fifth year, Repton has confirmed that excellence is truly embedded in a school that always set its targets high.
Address: PO Box 300331, Dubai, UAE
Curricula: IB, IB DP, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2007
Principal: David Cook
Average fees: AED 73,000
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The English College Dubai
4.3
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The English College Dubai is a private FS to Year 13 school located in Umm Suqeim, Dubai. The original Secondary school was established in 1992 and has been consistently rated Good since inspections began. Its neighbouring Manor Primary school - now renamed and under the same ownership - was integrated into the College in January 2019.
Address: PO Box 11812, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS
Founded: 1992
Principal: Mark Ford
Average fees: AED 49,000
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Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
4.2
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Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is located at the heart of this newer community, close to Jumeirah Lake Towers and the Jumeirah Park/Jumeirah Islands areas. Currently, there are approximately 1,270 children at DBS JP with a total capacity of the school of over 1,600.
Address: Al Warood St 1, Jumeirah Park, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, BTEC
Founded: 2015
Principal: Mr Brendon Fulton
Average fees: AED 68,000
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Sunmarke School
4.2
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Sunmarke School is the most recent school to join Fortes Education, the owners of Regent International School (RIS) in the Greens. Five years after its opening, initially in large part as a Secondary school due to the transfer of RIS Secondary students, it is now a fully-fledged all-through school offering the English National Curriculum, including A Levels, and the IB Diploma and Career-related programmes,
Address: PO Box 24857, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, BTEC, AS Level, EYFS, IB DP, IGCSE, IB CP
Founded: 2016
Principal: Dr Neil Hopkin
Average fees: AED 62,000
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Kings' School Nad Al Sheba
4.2
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Kings' School Nad Al Sheba has come some way since its opening in September 2014.  The original building now houses only the Foundation section and has been joined by a second building, in identical style, which houses the Primary section. The secondary section will open in the 2021-22 academic year. 
Address: PO Box 38199, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, Cambridge Secondary
Founded: 2014
Principal: Kerry Dalton
Average fees: AED 56,000
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Safa Community School
4.2
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Safa Community School opened on its site near Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (opposite Motor City) in September 2014 and has grown rapidly to offer from FS to Year 13 in the current academic year. In its third KHDA inspection, SCS achieved a Very Good rating for the second year in a row.
Address: PO Box 71091, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level, BTEC, AS Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Stephen Duckitt
Average fees: AED 63,000
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GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis
4.1
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GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has just received its seventh KHDA report, and has been rated Very Good for the fourth year in a row. Whilst the initial step up to Very Good came early in the school's career - on its fourth inspection - moving up to the highest KHDA rating of Outstanding is proving a little more difficult. None-the-less, many aspects of Wellington Academy DSO are highly rated by both the regulator and parents alike.
Address: PO Box 49746, Dubai UAE
Curricula: GCSE, IB, IB DP, BTEC, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, A Level, IB CP, IGCSE, AS Level
Founded: 2011
Principal: Sarah O'Regan
Average fees: AED 60,000
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Ambassador International Academy
4.0
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Ambassdor International Academy is a relatively new, first of its kind, UK/IB combined curriculum school, opened in the Al Khail Gate development (close to the Al Khail Road and at the rear of Al Qouz Industrial area) in September 2019.
Address: PO Box 126924, plot 3653942, Al Khail, Dubai UAE
Curricula: IB, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IB DP, IB PYP, IGCSE, A Level, IB MYP, IB CP
Founded: 2019
Principal: James Lynch
Average fees: AED 35,000
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Jebel Ali School
4.0
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Jebel Ali School is one of a select number of WSA's Good Schools. The school relocated from its original site, where it had been located for over 35 years, to a new purpose-built school at the Akoya development on the Emirates Road in September 2016.
Address: PO Box 17111, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, A Level, AS Level, UK National Curriculum
Founded: 1977
Principal: Mrs Lizzie Robinson
Average fees: AED 59,000
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Raffles International School
4.0
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Innoventures-managed Raffles International School is located in Umm Suqeim and currently has 1,100 boys and girls on its roll, aged between four and eighteen years.
Address: PO Box 122900, Dubai UAE
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, BTEC, DELF
Founded: 2007
Principal: Tim Richardson
Average fees: AED 55,500
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Arcadia School
4.0
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Arcadia School started life as a primary school opening in August 2016. Located in the Jumeirah Village Triangle area of Dubai, the school offers an enriched National Curriculum for England. From September 2020 the school launched a secondary section, located just across the square from the original primary section.
Address: Orchid Street
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, A Level, BTEC, GCSE
Founded: 2016
Principal: Giles Pruett
Average fees: AED 59,500
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Dubai British School
3.9
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Dubai British School (DBS) is a member of the Taaleem Group of schools and was one of the first UK curriculum schools to open in the Emirates Hills area, providing an English National Curriculum education to families living in the Meadows, Springs, Lakes and wider new Dubai area.
Address: PO Box 37828, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, BTEC
Founded: 2005
Principal: Simon Jodrell
Average fees: AED 60,000
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Capital School
3.9
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Capital School, located in the Al Qusais School District, is an independent UK curriculum school which has been operating for just over seven years. Currently open to year 9, the school has applied for approval to offer Years 10 and 11 from September 2021.
Address: 44 Baghdad Road, Al Qusais, Dubai
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Mr David Muir
Average fees: AED 48,500
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Dubai College
3.9
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Established in 1978, Dubai College is one of the oldest UK curriculum schools in the city and one of the few Secondary only schools. It is also one of a limited number of not for profit schools - although this does not mean that the fees are lower than the for-profit schools. DC's reputation is built on its renown as the most academic of schools.
Address: PO Box 837, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE
Founded: 1978
Principal: Michael Lambert
Average fees: AED 86,000
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Nord Anglia International School Dubai
3.7
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The second Nord Anglia Education school in the UAE opened in Dubai in September 2014, following the British International School of Abu Dhabi (BISAD), which has been established for a number of years in the capital.
Address: PO Box 502325, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, IB DP, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2014
Principal: Matthew Farthing
Average fees: AED 81,500
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Pristine Private School
3.6
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Pristine Private School is widely regarded as one of the best value UK curriculum-based schools in Dubai. Historically, a lack of transparency when it comes to published results from external examinations had made measuring its performance against its peers somewhat difficult. Recent updates to this information have addressed this issue to some degree.
Address: PO Box 60830, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, IGCSE, AS Level, International A Level, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, BTEC, Blended Early Years, Cambridge Secondary
Founded: 1992
Principal: Shagufa Kidwai
Average fees: AED 13,500
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Star International School Mirdif
3.6
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Mirdif-located Star International Private School is one of two schools owned and operated by ETA Star Education. Like its Al Twar sister, this is a relatively small school, with just under 700 girls and boys, aged three to 13 years on its register.
Address: 24B Street,Mirdif,Dubai,90848
Curricula: UK National Curriculum, EYFS, IGCSE, A Level
Founded: 2008
Principal: Mr Neal Oates
Average fees: AED 35,000
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English Language Private School
3.6
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English Language Private School, previously known as English Medium School Dubai, is a private K-12 school located in Oud Metha, Dubai.
Address: PO Box 6680, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE
Founded: 1978
Principal: Mazhar Qayyum
Average fees: AED 7,500
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St. Mary's Catholic High School
3.5
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Anyone who has been in the UAE for some time will know of someone who has been educated at St. Mary's. Practically an institution, St Mary's, based in Oud Metha in Dubai, is home to just over 1,900 students, girls and boys, aged from 5 to 19. Unusually, the school does not offer a KG/Foundation stage, with children joining the school from a range of nurseries within the local area directly into Year 1 (the year in which they turn 6 years of age).
Address: PO Box 52232, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS Level, International A Level
Founded: 1968
Principal: Mr Paul Asir Joseph
Average fees: AED 11,000
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St. Mary Catholic High School Dubai-Al Muhaisnah
3.5
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St. Mary's Catholic High School Muhaisnah opened in September 2015 and is the second branch of St. Mary's Catholic School in Dubai and part of St. Mary’s Group of Schools which operates schools in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, and Sharjah.
Address: 22nd Street. Community 245
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, A Level
Founded: 2015
Principal: Mr Jaime Roth
Average fees: AED 14,000
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Dubai Scholars Private School
3.5
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Dubai Scholars Private School is a private UK curriculum FS1- year 13 school located in Al Ghusais, Dubai, educating children from 3 to 18 years of age. It has consistently been rated Good by the KHDA over the past ten years.
Address: PO Box 2819. Dubai, UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, International A Level
Founded: 1973
Principal: Frank Scarcelli
Average fees: AED 19,000
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GEMS Metropole
3.5
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GEMS Metropole School has without question been one of the most successful school launches over the last few years, in terms, at least, of student numbers. With just over 2,500 students, it is evidently pleasing parents and students. After a slow start, when it seemed that the school had not quite hit the mark in terms of school performance, improvements are clearly in focus. Support of students of determination is a particular strength of the school.
Address: Honsho Road, Uptown Motor City, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, EYFS, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, AS Level, IGCSE
Founded: 2014
Principal: Mr Naveed Iqbal
Average fees: AED 41,500
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GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail
3.4
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GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail is a UK curriculum, GEMS Education 'Premium Plus' school (which means top of the range for facilities and fees), located together with GEMS International School and GEMS New Millenium School on a large site at the edge of the Dubai Hills development and close to Mohammed bin Rashid City.
Address: PO Box 391922, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, AS Level, UK National Curriculum, International A Level, BTEC
Founded: 2013
Principal: Campbell Douglas
Average fees: AED 67,000
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Grammar School Dubai
3.3
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Grammar School Dubai is part way through and improvement plan which, through sweeping changes, aims to make the school one where students and parents can access a high quality UK Curriculum at an affordable price.
Address: PO Box 11230, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS Level
Founded: 2006
Principal: Ms Nikke Alley
Average fees: AED 5,400
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Arab Unity School
3.1
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Located in Al Mizhar, Dubai, Arab Unity School aims to offer a British based education at an affordable price. The latter it most certainly does, with fees ranging from 5717 AED per year for KG rising to 9560 AED for Year 13. That would be less than a tenth of the cost of some, more recently established private schools.
Address: PO Box 10563 Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, EYFS, AS Level
Founded: 1975
Principal: Leonard Murphy
Average fees: AED 7,300
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Oxford School
3.1
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The long-established Oxford School, located in Muhaisnah, provides a UK IGCSE and A' Level based education.
Address: PO Box 50091, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, UK National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS Level, EYFS, International A Level, BTEC
Founded: 1988
Principal: Ms Deepa Vinod
Average fees: AED 13,500
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Al Diyafah High School
3.0
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Al Diyafah High School serves a predominantly Indian expatriate demographic, but with 23 other nationalities also represented at the school. It is one of the longest established UK curriculum schools in Dubai and one of the few that is still under family ownership - the daughter of the Founder is now responsible for the management and overall direction of the school. 
Address: 7 A Street, Al Nahda 2, Al Qusais industrial Area, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, IGCSE, AS Level, UK National Curriculum, EYFS, ASDAN
Founded: 1982
Principal: Ms Neetha Shetty
Average fees: AED 14,500
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Jumeirah College
3.0
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Jumeirah College, Dubai is a private co-educational secondary school operated by GEMS Education for students between years 7 to 13 (ages 11 to 18). JC follows the English National curriculum, offering A Levels at post-16. It is very much at home in Jumeirah, where it has put down strong roots within the community.
Address: PO Box 74856, Dubai UAE
Curricula: A Level, GCSE, UK National Curriculum, AS Level
Founded: 1999
Principal: Marc Morris
Average fees: AED 81,000
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Kings' School Al Barsha
3.0
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Having opened with approx. 650 students in September 2014, Kings Al Barsha has grown to 1,950 students in its 5th year, of which approximately 700 students are in Secondary. The school expanded to the first year of Sixth Form (Year 12) in 2017-18 and now offers all year groups.
Address: PO Box 38199, Dubai UAE
Curricula: EYFS, UK National Curriculum, GCSE, A Level, AS Level, IGCSE
Founded: 2014
Principal: Ms Rebecca Gray
Average fees: AED 74,000
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2.9
CUT
2.9
Methodology: How we choose the Best A Level Schools in Dubai

Why this cut off point?

To make it onto the Parent Recommended Best Schools List, a school needs to score 3.0 or above on the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com Parent Rating.

The WSA Parent Rating score is drawn from multiple questions from our parent survey. More details can be found if you click Read More in the Best Schools explainer at the top of the page.

A score below 3.0 means a school could be admired for facets of its delivery, but there will be areas with question marks. A score above 3.0 means that its parents rate a school highly across the board. Any score above 3.5 is the sign of a school truly loved and admired by its parents, who have clearly bought into its vision and leadership.

A school can move up (and onto the list if it is not here), or down (and off the list) as more feedback comes in. The algorithm is weighted to more recent responses to allow schools to make improvements and for that to reflect in the rating. It also means that if a school takes unpopular decisions, or lowers the quality of its offering, it can move off the list altogether.

Note: If the school you are interested in is not here, it is either because its score is below 3.0, or has yet to receive sufficient surveys. We have a school reviews directory that lists all UAE schools.

Note, it is possible to score 5 if a school has perfect scores from its most recent respondents. It is difficult if not impossible to please all people, all of the time however… Parents doing their due diligence when choosing a school should pay attention also to the number of parent reviews a school has received. The more it has, the less likely the score will be to change as new reviews come in.

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