Emirates English Speaking School to Close

Emirates English Speaking School in Al Safa was founded in 1979 and caters to 1700 students. The school is citing funding and staffing issues for its closure.
Emirates English Speaking School to Close
By Veathika
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Safa located Emirates English Speaking School is set for closure.

The CBSE curriculum school has sent a letter to the parents saying that the school will close by the end of the academic year, in March 2019.

The letter stated: "It is with deep regret that we wish to inform you about the closure of Emirates English Speaking School with effect from the end of the current academic year.

It has been an extremely difficult decision for all concerned and has been taken only after significant deliberation to address the concern of all stakeholders. We believe that the students of our school deserve the best standards of education in Dubai . With the school's limited budget for resources as well as staffing, we believe that other neighbouring schools will be in a better position to offer this to our students.

We are in discussion with our neighbouring CBSE curriculum schools who will be able to provide seats to all our students and we will work closely with them to ensure that this transition is done in the smoothest manner possible."

The school, which caters to 1700 students, had been rated 'Weak' in the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) latest round of inspections for 2017-18. 

Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Permits Commission at KHDA said:

The “KHDA has approved the school management’s request to discontinue educational services at Emirates English Speaking School from the next academic year. The school has already put in place a plan to ensure students affected by the closure can be accommodated in other schools and it will help parents and students with a smooth transition."

Earlier this week, the British Columbia Canadian School communicated to its parents it would not be reopening at the start of its 2018/19 academic year, in September. It is currently seeking permission from the KHDA for the closure.

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