Dubai based British Columbia Canadian School (BCCS) will not reopen in September for the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
BCCS, located in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), which opened in September 2017, currently has 85 students according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) open data.
A letter was sent out to its parents earlier this week regarding the closure. Parents have expressed concerns regarding finding a school place before the end of summer, and getting refunds for school fees already paid.
The KHDA is mobilising to support parents.
Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Permits Commission at KHDA said:
“We are aware that BCCS has sent a communication to parents informing them of the school’s closure, though we have yet to receive the official request from the school. The KHDA will assist all students affected by the closure to find seats in schools by the start of the coming academic year.”
WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has contacted the school a number of times for an official response. The story will be updated as and when this is received.
BCCS is one of two schools to have announced it would close since the start of the school summer holidays. CBSE based Emirates English Speaking School, a school with over thirty years of history, has announced its school gates will close for the last time in March 2019.