Best IB Schools In Dubai: The List

How did Dubai's IB schools fare in this year's Diploma results and KHDA inspections? takes a look at the city's 'pure' IB schools to find out what the KHDA thought of them this year, their exam results, facilities and more...
Best IB Schools In Dubai: The List
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Emirates International School Jumeirah

Name: Emirates International School
Rating: Good
Location: Jumeirah
Age: 3 to 18 years old
Fees: AED 35,054 to AED 74,283
Teacher turnover: 27%
Teacher/student ratio: 1:12

What the KHDA says: In the Early Years, children’s attainment is Good, and their progress and learning skills are Very Good. In the primary phase, students’ attainment and progress are Very Good in English, but variable elsewhere. In the secondary phase, attainment and progress are variable. In primary and secondary science, progress has improved but attainment has declined. In post-16, attainment and progress in English remain Outstanding, but attainment and progress in mathematics and science, and students’ learning skills, have declined.

The quality of teaching is variable across subjects. Overall, teaching is Very Good in Early Years, and Good in primary, secondary and post-16 phases.

Assessment is Very Good in the Early Years and post- 16, and Good in primary and secondary phases. Assessment in lessons is a weaker aspect, especially the provision of appropriately challenging targets and focused feedback, so students know their next steps in learning.  

Curriculum design and adaptation are Good in Early Years, primary and secondary.

Innovation: Senior leaders value, encourage and model innovation, but this is yet to be embedded through a focused school wide strategy.

Facilities: 11 fully equipped science laboratories, 5 IT laboratories with over 200 computers, 4 dedicated art rooms, 3 dedicated drama rooms including a studio, 2 dedicated music rooms, 2 dedicated examination halls, 2 libraries, including one dedicated for IB Diploma Programme students, 550 seat theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and projection system, innovation lab, fully equipped food science laboratory,  dedicated SEN suite, grass sports pitch for football (soccer), rugby and cricket matches, 25 metre swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, fitness suite complete with treadmills, rowing machines and cross-trainer plus Wi-Fi throughout.  

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