Nationality of Students: UK
What we say: Certainly this old (over 40 years!) not for profit institution has a solid fan-base.
Our Survey says: DESS is another school where our survey results exceed all national averages. Ninety percent of parents would recommend the school, 60 percent say their child has, ‘a tremendous sense of belonging,’ and 90 percent stated their child enjoys attending DESS.
What the KHDA says: Almost all parents felt well informed about their children's progress and thought that the school communicated effectively and took account of their views.
The school’s leaders had successfully extended the range of opportunities for parents to become familiar with their children's current curriculum and to contribute to their learning.
A new website and 'learning hub' had improved parental access to key information on both school activity and home learning. The school had responded very positively to extensive parental requests and suggestions.
Reports and parent-teacher interactions were effective in providing parents with a regular picture of their children’s academic progress and personal development. Access to students' individual targets enabled parents to offer support and encouragement.