Complete Dubai 2020 School Inspection Results

With the arrival of Covid 19, many aspects of the KHDA's annual school inspections has been disrupted. This includes the publication of the results and reports, which were finally published in July 2020 - 3 months later than usual.
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Our list includes the details of all those that have been inspected this year, schools whose inspections were postponed as a result of Covid 19, schools not yet due for inspection, and new schools opening in 2020-21, to create the most up to date list available.

Any change in rating will be highlighted in BOLD in our table below.  Please do read to the end of the chart to see changes.

Schools that had already notified WhichSchoolAdvisor.com of their inspection results include Safa British School, Dubai British School Jumeirah Park,  GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail, Hartland International School - whose ratings improved from Good to Very Good, and Star International School Al Twar - whose rating improved from Acceptable to Good. Al Salam Primary School and  Star International School, Mirdif retained their Good rating.

Under the normal circumstances, the KHDA would have published the full inspection reports for Dubai schools during the month of May. That they have finally done so in July, without announcement, is a measure of just how "not-routine" this year's inspection process has been. The decision to  introduce a Distance Learning Evaluation for all UAE schools appears to have delayed the usual process.  At the time of writing, these results have not yet been published. Details of the process and results from a limited number of schools can be found here.  This article will be updated as more details become available.

Additional changes in ratings, which had not previously been announced, include Emirates International School, Meadows, and MSB (Al Ameen) Private School, both of whom have made the move up to Very Good.  This is all the more impressive, since EIS Meadows had been rated Good for the past 8 years, and MSB, for the past 9 years! 

North American International School also achieved a Good rating for the first time after having been rated Acceptable for 11 years - since inspections began. Al Adab Iranian School for Boys also improved its rating to Good, although the sister Girl's school retained its Acceptable rating. No-one should underestimate the amount of effort involved - especially for schools that have attained the same rating year in year out - in making the step up to the next level!

It was, unfortunately, not all good news. Dubai International School Al Qouz, GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls and the Filipino curriculum United International School were downgraded from Good to Acceptable.  But on a positive note, the Philippine School Dubai together with the Grammar School improved their ratings from Weak to Acceptable.  Only two Dubai schools now fall into the Weak category - these being Gulf Model School and Pakistan Educational Academy.

Among new schools, inspected for the first time, North London Collegiate School achieved a Good rating - but clearly should have done better still!  Despite previous comments from the KHDA that schools could achieve a higher rating than Good at their first inspection, not one has yet achieved this.  However, NLCS came so close!  

Almost all ratings for Student Achievement were rated Outstanding or Very Good. Personal Development and Social Responsibility were rated Outstanding across the school. Both Teaching and Assessment were rated highly, with Very Good ratings for KG and IB Diploma students, whilst the Curriculum was rated Very Good across the board. The final two key performance standards of  Care and Support were rated Very Good, whilst Governance was rated Very Good, and the relationships with Parents and the Community, and Management, staffing, facilities and resources were rated Outstanding. 

The school's downfall - and NCLS is certainly not the first to struggle in this context - was the provision of Arabic as both first and second languages, and Islamic Studies - all of which were rated Weak. The school now has a major task on its hands to rectify this situation - with further improvements in overall rating likely to be stymied without a significant change.

The only new schools that were due to be inspected for the first time who actually went through the process are Alpha School and Newlands School - both of which were rated Acceptable.

All Indian curriculum schools were inspected prior to school closures.  In addition, following the announcement of the KHDA's revised policy in September last year, all schools that were rated Very Good or Outstanding in 2018-19 will retain this rating for 2019-20.

Our list now includes full details of all schools in Dubai with the relevant rating for 2019-20. Fee information is based on the approved KHDA fees.  Many schools - particularly newer ones - had already discounted their fees before the closure of schools due to Covid-19.  You will find up to date information about reduced fees under the Fees and Availability tab on each Review page.

Some schools have also made further reductions specifically to support families during this difficult period.  Full details of these reductions may be found in our schools offering fee reductions list.

This table also includes schools whose inspection was due to take place in 2019-20 where the inspection has not taken place.  New schools that have announced their opening in September are also listed.

We suggest that you use this list to identify schools whose curriculum, location and fees may be a suitable option, check the review on WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and details of the inspection rating both within the review and in the KHDA report, which will be added to the Inspection Report tab.

School Name Main Curriculum 2019-2020 overall rating 2018-2019 overall rating 2017-2018 overall rating KHDA Approved Fees 2019-20
Dubai British School UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 49026 - 73920
Dubai College UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 82463 - 93399
Dubai English Speaking College UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 79392 - 85332
Dubai English Speaking School UK Outstanding Outstanding Very good 37334 - 46204
GEMS Dubai American Academy US/IB Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 61190 - 86260
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 40865 - 51511
GEMS Modern Academy CISCE/IB Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 28646 - 60635 
GEMS Royal Dubai School UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 38331 - 48331
GEMS Wellington International School UK/IB Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 43941 - 95597
Horizon English School UK Outstanding Outstanding Very good 29126 - 40792
Jumeirah College UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 72988 - 91235
Jumeirah English Speaking School UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 39838 - 49232
Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches UK/IB Outstanding Outstanding Very good 40242 - 94805
Kings School Al Barsha UK/IB Outstanding Outstanding Very good 56322 - 106404
Kings School Dubai UK Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 43619 - 66383
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou Primary  French Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 26922 - 26922
Repton School UK/IB Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding 52863 - 92000
Ambassador Kindergarten CISCE Very good Very good Very good 20108 - 26808
Ambassador School CISCE Very good Good Good 20904 - 42298
Deira International School UK/IB Very good Very good Very good 40657 - 81913
Delhi Private School CBSE Very good Very good Very good 10298 - 14416
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park UK  Very Good Good Good 76553 - 100000
Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills IB Very good Very good Very good 40988 - 72625
Emirates International School Meadows IB Very Good Good Good 26802 - 79488
Foremarke School UK Very good Very good Very good 58500 - 83000
GEMS New Millennium School CBSE Very good Good Good 21397 - 31025
GEMS Our Own English High School CBSE Very good Very good Very good 7527 - 15313
GEMS Wellington Academy- Al Khail UK  Very Good Good Good 57635 - 101515
GEMS Wellington Academy DSO UK/IB Very good Very good Very good 37296 - 84219
GEMS Wellington Primary School UK Very good Very good Very good 43398 - 54691
GEMS World Academy IB Very good Very good Very good 65747 - 114128
Hartland International School UK/IB  Very Good Good Good 49750 - 87000
Jebel Ali School UK Very good Very good Very good 45891 - 83000
JSS International School CISCE Very good Good Good 15483 - 40401
JSS Private School CBSE Very good Good Good 11228 - 24384
Jumeira Baccalaureate School IB Very good Very good Very good 59356 - 89034
Kings School Nad Al Sheba UK Very good Very good Good 53891 - 79478
Lycee Francais International (AFLEC) French Very good Very good Very good 26922 - 56936 
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou School (Dubai Academic City) French Very good Very good Outstanding 35021 - 48093
Lycee Libanais Francophone French Very good Very good Very good 24622 - 52764
MSB (Al Ameen) Private School UK Very Good Good Good 9411 - 10667
Nord Anglia International School UK Very good Very good Very good 63447 - 95946
Raffles International School UK Very good Very good Good 31485 - 81248
Raffles World Academy UK/IB Very good Very good Very good 31013 - 86836
Ranches Primary School UK Very good Very good Good 46630 - 56992
Regent International School UK Very good Very good Good 45373 - 95811
Safa British School UK Very Good Good Good 27389 - 46315
Safa Community School UK Very good Very good Very good 49700 - 81656
Sunmarke School UK Very good Very good Good 56992 - 98441
The Indian High School CBSE Very good Very good Very good 5525 - 10465
The Millenium School CBSE Very good Very good Very good 16898 - 24849
The Winchester School UK Very good Very good Very good 13822 - 30835
Universal American School  US/IB Very good Very good Very good 37330 - 75659
Uptown School IB Very good Very good Very good 58181 - 89183
Victory Heights Primary School UK Very good Very good Very good 36576 - 49877
Al Adab Iranian School for Boys Iranian  Good Acceptable Acceptable 8,960 -19,197 
Al Basateen Nursery  MOE Good Good Good 5,754
Al Basateen Nursery Hatta  MOE Good Good Good 5,400
Al Diyafah High School UK Good Good Good 8,789 - 18,930 
Al Ittihad School Al Mamzar US Good Good Acceptable 18,599 - 39,232 
Al Ittihad School Jumeirah US Good Good Good 21,432 - 40,007 
Al Mawakeb School - Al Barsha US Good Good Good 14,540 - 23,570 
Al Mawakeb School - Al Garhoud US Good Good Good 14,540 - 23,570 
Al Mizhar American Academy School US Not inspected Good Good 42,177 - 64,757
Al Rashid Al Saleh Private School MOE Good Good Good 8527 - 18928
Al Salam Primary School UK Good Good Good 13199 - 29501
American School of Dubai US Good Good Good 60144 - 82580
Amled School CBSE Good Good Acceptable 10414 - 18000
Apple International School UK Good Good Good 6465 - 15310
Bilva Indian School CBSE Good Good Acceptable 12000 - 22000
Cambridge International School UK Good Good Good 18194 - 24703
Clarion School US/IB Good Good Not inspected 40000 - 90000
Collegiate American School US/IB Not inspected Good Good 40900 - 73850
Credence High School CBSE Good Good Good 15311 - 25518
Dar Al Marefa School IB Not inspected Good Good 33346 - 75754
Dove Green School UK Good Good Acceptable 42000 - 55000
Dubai Gem School UK Good Good Good 12499 - 25662
Dubai National School Al Twar US Good Good Good 22349 - 36672
Dubai National School Al Barsha US Good Good Good 18373 - 35905
Dubai Scholars School UK Good Good Good 14638 - 30111
Emirates International School Jumeira IB Good Good Good 35054 - 74283
GEMS Al Khaleej National School US  Good Good Good 16,546 - 31,661
GEMS FirstPoint School UK Good Good Good 40183 - 68734
GEMS Founders School Al Barsha UK Good Good Not inspected 22455 - 33683
GEMS Heritage  Indian School CBSE Good Good Not inspected 14290 - 22455
GEMS International School- Al Khail IB Good Good Good 48460 - 73490
GEMS Our Own Indian School CBSE Good Good Good 6360 - 12965
GEMS United School US Good Good Good 33092 - 80899
German International School Dubai German Not inspected Good Good 37631 - 71094
Greenfield International School IB Good Good Good 43822 - 80699
Greenwood International School US Good Good Good 18606 - 28531
Horizon International School UK Good Good Good 35232 - 66346
International School of Arts & Sciences US Good Good Good 23540 - 32958
International School of Creative Science UK Good Good Not inspected 33500 - 52500
Iranian Towheed Boys School Iranian Good Good Good 14290 - 18883
Japanese School Japanese Good Good Good 25200 - 19200
Kent College Dubai UK Not inspected Good Not inspected 54000 - 98000
Mirdif American School  US Good Good Good 23986 - 35512
North American International School US  Good Acceptable Acceptable 29087 - 46539
North London Collegiate School  IB Good not inspected not inspected 83000 - 130000
Our Own High School CBSE Good Good Good 8734 - 14569
Primus Private School  CBSE Good Good Good 11339 - 22731
Pristine Private School UK Good Good Good 10054 - 18835
Russian International School Russian Good Good Good 14536 - 22352
Sharjah American International School US Good Good Acceptable 16619 - 41547
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Islamic Institute MOE Good Good Good n/a
Springdales School CBSE Good Good Good 18814 - 32000
St. Mary Catholic High School-Dubai UK Good Good Good 6243 - 13410
Star International School Al Twar UK Good Acceptable Acceptable 20365 - 52630
Star International School Mirdif UK Good Good Good 32372 - 53000
Swiss International Scientific School IB Not inspected Good Acceptable 62484 - 124968
The Arcadia School UK Not inspected Good Not inspected 61242 - 75000*
The City School International  UK Good Good Good 13949 - 24728
The English College Dubai UK Good Good Good 47150 - 61765
The Indian Academy CBSE Good Good Good 11102 - 20414
The Indian High School Al Garhoud CBSE Good Good Good 5276 - 5525
The Kindergarten Starters CBSE Good Good Good 7711 - 10292
The School of Research Science UK Not inspected Good Very good 34359 - 73769
The Sheffield Private School UK Good Good Good 21848 - 41201
The Westminster School UK Good Good Good 7860 - 15281
Al Adab Iranian School for Girls Iranian Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 8,778 - 18,808
Al Arqm Private School MOE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 7,952 -16,982 
Al Eman Private School  MOE Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 5,825 - 8,679
Al Maaref Private School US Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 10,597 - 30,492
Al Nibras International School US Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 22827 - 45375
Al Sadiq Islamic English School UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 4333 - 8783
Al Shurooq Private School MOE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 7302 - 11694
Alpha School UK Acceptable not inspected not inspected 19750 - 28500
American International School US Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 12097 -19505
American School of Creative Science US Acceptable Acceptable Not inspected 35000 - 58000
Amity School Dubai CBSE Acceptable not inspected not inspected 15000 - 28000
Arab Unity Private School UK Acceptable Acceptable  Acceptable 5975 - 9992
Buds Public School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 7907 - 14118
Capital School UK Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 38000 - 58000
Crescent English School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Weak 2643 - 9591
Deira Private School UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 21142 - 30042
Dubai Arabian American School US Not inspected Acceptable Weak 13845 - 30864
Dubai Carmel School UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 8433 - 14312
Dubai International School - Al Qouz US  Acceptable Good Good 14404 - 22615
Dubai International School Garhoud US Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 13915 -21846 
Dubai Modern Education School US/MOE Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 11053 - 17218
Elite English School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 4480 - 9889
English Language Private School UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 4186 - 10991
GEMS Al Barsha National School For Girls UK Acceptable Good Not inspected 42869 - 63283
GEMS Metropole School UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 34491 - 45989
GEMS Winchester School Oud Metha UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 11494 - 24845
Grammar School UK Acceptable Weak Acceptable 4686 - 6509
Gulf Indian High School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 3520 - 6656
H. H. Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School (English Lang) Pakistani Acceptable Acceptable Weak 3260 - 6518
International Academic School US Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 13861 - 25991
International Concept for Education  French/IB Not inspected Acceptable Good 45000 - 77000
Iranian Khadije Kobra School for Girls Iranian Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 3402- 4593
Iranian Salman Farsi Boys School Iranian Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 2472 - 3733
Iranian Towheed Girls School Iranian Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 8721 - 9258
Islamic School for Training & Education MOE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 8500 - 12500
Little Flowers English School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 3548 - 3823
Modern Skills School US Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 16171 - 27341
National Charity School-Boys and Girls MOE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 4366 - 8003
New Academy School US Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 7945 - 21180
New Indian Model School Indian(CBSE) Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 3915 - 6811
New World School  MOE Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 11922 - 19530
Newlands School  UK Acceptable not inspected not inspected 19200 - 28800
Next Generation School US Not inspected Acceptable Not inspected 26500 - 38500
Oaktree Primary School UK Not inspected Acceptable Not inspected 35000 - 50000
Oxford School UK Not inspected Acceptable Acceptable 11448 - 18150
Philadelphia Private School US Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 18514 - 31704
Queen International School UK Acceptable Acceptable Good 14381 - 26969
Sabari Indian School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 14463 - 16307 
Smart Vision School UK Not inspected Acceptable Not inspected 29900 - 69900
St. Mary Catholic High School Dubai - Al Muhaisnah UK Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 11228 - 15311
The Central School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 3718 - 6545
The Indian International School CBSE Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 9679 - 14290
The International School of Choueifat SABIS Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 20244 - 38744
The International School of Choueifat DIP SABIS Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable 24314 - 45359
The Philippine School Philippine Acceptable Weak Weak 5956 - 15065
United International School Philippine  Acceptable Good Good 5164 - 11346
Gulf Model School CBSE Weak Weak Weak 3563 - 6478
Pakistan Educational Academy Pakistani Weak Weak Acceptable 5985 - 8210
Dubai Heights Academy UK Not inspected due to Covid 19 not inspected not inspected 44200 - 58400
GEMS Al Barsha National School For Boys UK Not inspected due to Covid 19 not inspected  not inspected 42000 - 62000
Global Indian International School CBSE/IB Not inspected due to Covid 19 not inspected not inspected 27000 -32941
Lycee Francais Jean Mermoz French Not inspected due to Covid 19 not inspected not inspected 36000 - 50000
Rising School US Not inspected due to Covid 19 not inspected not inspected 31500 - 61500
Al Mawakeb School Al Khawaneej  US first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   33450 - 64350
Al Salam Community School UK first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   22000 - 38000
Ambassador International Academy IB first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   45850 -  59600
Apple International School (Secondary) UK first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   10394 - 17000
Bright Riders School CBSE first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   19000 - 26500
Brighton College Dubai UK first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   64000 - 107000
Dubai International Academy Al Barsha IB first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   48188 - 87382
Dunecrest American School US/IB first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   46000 - 89000
Dwight School Dubai IB first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   85000 - 130000
Fairgreen International School  IB first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   50000 - 78000
GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar UK first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   23000 - 35000
Ignite School US first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   28000 - 38000
Renaissance School US first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   35000 - 45000
Riverston School  UK first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   67500 - 70500
South View School UK first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   43000 - 56500
The Aquila School  UK first inspection 2021-22 not inspected   45000 - 60000
The Arbor School UK first inspection 2020-21 not inspected   56000 - 85000
iCademy Middle East  US not inspected not inspected not inspected 18332 - 25672
Al Ghaf Primary School  UK Opening 2020     29750 - 40800
Bright Learners School  US Opening 2020     21000 - 26000
Pearl Wisdom School  CBSE Opening 2020     14500 - 16000
The Arcadia Secondary School  UK Opening 2020     75000 - 90000
Vernus International School  US Opening 2020     34000 - 39500

* The Arcadia School (Primary Section) includes fees for year 7.  Students in this year group will transfer to the new Secondary School in September 2020.

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