In addition, at the end of June, the reports for a further 9 schools were released which - with the exception of one school, GEMS Al Barsha National School - had been previously inspected.
As has historically been the case, no 'new' school has achieved a rating higher than Good - despite past reassurances from the Regulator to the contrary that a higher rating (of Very Good or even Outstanding) is achievable for a new school.
Of the 18 schools who were awarded their first inspection rating, 14 achieved a Good rating, whilst the remaining 4 were rated Acceptable. Among those rated Good were Arcadia Secondary School, Brighton College Dubai, Dubai Heights Academy, Dubai International Academy Al Barsha, GEMS Founders Al Mizhar and South View School. Dwight School Dubai, which will come under the direct management of the Dwight Schools from August, achieved an Acceptable rating.
For the second tranche of schools whose inspection results were released at the end of June, three achieved a Good rating. and a further six were rated Acceptable. Those rated Good were Capital School Dubai, Deira Private School, and International Concept for Education. It seems that in most cases, the inspectors had prioritised schools that were expanding from one phase to another - principally, those opening Secondary or Upper Secondary sections.
GEMS Al Barsha National School, whose results were released in the second tranche, is listed as having had no previous inspection. This is not strictly true, as this school is an incorporation of the former GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls into the former GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys, under the leadership of the Boys' school Principal. The Boys School had been rated Acceptable in 2019-20 and Good in the previous year.
WhichSchoolAdvisor.com is unaware as to whether further inspections took place subsequent to those included in the second tranche. We will add the results for any additional schools as they become available.
|School name||Curriculum||Inspection rating|
|Al Mawakeb School Al Khawaneej||American||Good|
|Al Salam Community School||British||Good|
|Ambassador International Academy||British/International Baccalaureate||Good|
|Arcadia Secondary School||British||Good|
|Brighton College Dubai||British||Good|
|Dubai Heights Academy||British||Good|
|Dubai International Academy Al Barsha||International Baccalaureate||Good|
|Dunecrest American School||American/International Baccalaureate||Good|
|Fairgreen International School||International Baccalaureate||Good|
|GEMS Founders Al Mizhar||British||Good|
|Global Indian International School||CBSE||Good|
|Lycee Francais Jean Mermoz||French||Good|
|South View School||British||Good|
|The Aquila School||British||Good|
|The Arbor School||British||Good|
|Bright Riders School||CBSE||Acceptable|
|Dwight School Dubai||International Baccalaureate||Acceptable|
|School Name||Curriculum||KHDA rating 2021-22||KHDA rating 2019-20||KHDA rating 2018-19|
|Capital School||UK||Good||not inspected||Acceptable|
|Deira Private School||UK||Good||Acceptable||Acceptable|
|International Concept for Education||French/IB||Good||not inspected||Acceptable|
|American School of Creative Science NAS||US||Acceptable||not inspected||Acceptable|
|GEMS Al Barsha National School||UK||Acceptable||not inspected||not applicable|
|Newlands School||UK||Acceptable||Acceptable||not applicable|
|Next Generation School||US||Acceptable||not inspected||Acceptable|
|Smart Vision School||UK||Acceptable||not inspected||Acceptable|
|St. Mary's High School Al Muhaisnah||UK||Acceptable||Acceptable||Acceptable|
Schools due for inspection in 2019-20, who were also expected to be inspected in the 2021-22 academic year include:
|American Academy For Girls||American||Good|
|Arcadia Primary School||British||Good|
|Collegiate American School||International Baccalaureate/US||Good|
|Dar Al Marefa||International Baccalaureate||Good|
|Deutsche Internationale Schule||German||Good|
|Kent College Dubai||British/International Baccalaureate||Good|
|Swiss International Scientific School||International Baccalaureate||Good|
|The School of Research Science||British||Good|
|Dubai Arabian American School||American||Acceptable|
|Dubai International School Garhoud||American||Acceptable|
|International Academic School||American||Acceptable|
|Modern Skills School||American||Acceptable|
|Oaktree Primary School||British||Acceptable|
|The Oxford School||British||Acceptable|