The report, The Best British Schools in Dubai, has taken the WSA team the best part of three months to put together.
It delivers school fees broken up by year group, the KHDA's attainment for each school broken up by year group, I/GCSE, A Level, AS Level and IB results data, an analysis of availability/demand for schools, the level of interest we see in each of the schools - and much more. It also provides data in chart and graph form so that it is easy to spot differences and to make comparisons.
We single out the best Dubai British schools in terms of attainment benchmarked against price for Foundation/KG, primary, secondary and post-16 schools.
Anyone who reads the report will be able to focus in on the schools that a) fit budget, and b) deliver high levels of attainment. The report should be used very much in conjunction with the Which School Advisor reviews of schools which we have linked to throughout the report to give balance to the analysis. Where you see a school that seems to tick the boxes, bury into the site to find that review.
Nothing of course actually beats visiting a school to get a sense of feel, but you cannot, and do not want to visit every one of the 50 Dubai British schools in the emirate. You also do not want to hand out the 500 - 1000 AED fee ($136 to $272) that schools charge you for the privilege of applying. You'll be broke, and mad, before you know it. Spending the time now on research will seriously save you money and your sanity.
The report, by narrowing down your targets, should save you money by honing down your short list. Your choices should almost certainly be a better fit for you and your children.
If you do have feedback, or would like anything additional added to the report, please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to your feedback!
2017 update: This report was originally published in 2013. However much of the findings within it remain as valid as they were today and we encourage you to read it. There is valuable, actionable information and insight here and we do provide links from within the article to updated information when and where we feel it is relevant to do so.
The Best British Schools in Dubai Part 1: Start Here
Best British Schools in Dubai: What We Measure
Best British Schools in Dubai: The Data we have Used
Best British Schools in Dubai: The Demand for Places
Best British Schools in Dubai: Post 16 Education
Best British Schools in Dubai: Secondary Education
Best British Schools in Dubai: Best British Primary Schools
Best British Schools in Dubai: Best British KGs
Best British Schools in Dubai: The WSA Survey, What Current Parents Think
Best British Schools in Dubai: Nationality, Fees and Attainment
Best British Schools in Dubai: A Final Summary
Best British Schools in Dubai Table: Contact Emails and Overview