The total possible annual gross revenue obtained by all Dubai based private schools from tuition fees alone is AED 4.7 billion, according to a report released today by the emirate's education regulator, the KHDA.
Its latest report notes the actual figure would be slightly less than this "due to some schools offering scholarships and fee discounts."
The above chart, shows that 42 per cent of students are paying less than 10,000 AED per year in fees to private schools in Dubai while 15 per cent are paying more than 40,000 AED per year.
"The slight changes in proportions of private school fees from last year is a result of the combination of increased enrolments at higher-priced schools and increases in fees across schools in line with the Schools Fee Framework," according to the regulator.
The report also notes 10 private schools opened in 2013/14, adding 23,000 seats. Meanwhile, 18,616 students were added to the emirate's population.
As WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has noted before, school capacity is not Dubai's issue - problems arise because parents fight for the same schools...
- 17% of students pay less than 5,000 AED per annum
- 11% pay more than 45,000 AED
- 158 is the number of private schools in Dubai
- 10 private schools opened in 2013/14
- 243,715 is the number of students in private schools in Dubai
- Just under half of these are at primary level - 101,971
- Only 34,724 are in High School
- Just 1,106 students are in Grade 13 in the whole of Dubai
- 8.3 per cent increase in students in Dubai since the last academic year (an increase of 18,616 students)
- 30,994 is the number of Emirati students in private schools in Dubai
- 3.2 per cent increase in Emirati students since the last academic year (an increase of 950 Emirati
- The UK curriculum is used to teach 78,936 students, just beating the Indian based curricula that serves 75,119 students.
The US Curriculum comes third, educating 45,862 students
- IB is still very much niche - used to teach just under 7,000 students
An amazing Infographic
And finally... the KHDA has rather outdone itself with this rather fabulous infographic...
For more, see the full report here.