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Deira Private School Review

Deira Private School is a combined first and middle school located in Al Twar, Dubai. The school follows a British curriculum for children, following the Cambridge International Primary Programme.
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
Acceptable
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
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Annual fee average
AED 25,000
Annual fees
AED 20,000 - 30,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2009
School year
Sep to Jul
Owner
BRS Ventures
Community
Main teacher nationality
South African
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities

Nearby nurseries

3km • EYFS curriculum
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Deira Private School
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
Acceptable
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2021/22
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
AED 25,000
Annual fees
AED 20,000 - 30,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2009
School year
Sep to Jul
Owner
BRS Ventures
Community
Main teacher nationality
South African
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Deira Private School is a combined first and middle school located in Al Twar, Dubai. The school follows a British curriculum for children, following the Cambridge International Primary Programme.

Deira Private School has been rated Acceptable for the seventh year in a row in the 2018-19 KHDA inspection process. An abbreviated inspection report can be found under the Inspection report tab. An update to this review will be completed once the full report has been published.

The story so far...

Deira Private School currently has 280 children registered, catering for students from FS2 (from 3 years of age) to year 6 (11 years of age). In total around 20 percent of students are Emirati, with the remainder coming from a mix of nationalities. The school employs 28 teachers - a small increase over the previous academic period, in spite of the rise in numbers of students. The majority of teachers are from South Africa.

Read the Deira Private School WSA Question and Answer interview here

The school has now been ranked Acceptable seven years in a row by the KHDA, slipping one rating from the 2011-12 inspection.

In order to improve its rating Deira Private School needs to improve the attainment and progress of students in Islamic Education, Arabic and science in the primary phase; Ensure that students are more involved in their learning by encouraging their thinking skills; Improve the quality of marking in the primary phase to ensure that students know exactly what they must do to improve and review the time allocated to Arabic and ensure that the school is compliant with Ministry of Education requirements.

The report however notes good attainment, progress, teaching and learning in English and mathematics as well as the provision in the Foundation Stage; Students’ personal and social development is deemed Good; The curriculum, is "thoughtfully designed" to meet the needs of all students; and there are "outstanding arrangements" to ensure the health and safety of students and the support offered to ensure their achievement and well-being.

The site has provided access to its Cambridge "Primary Check Point" report. It makes good reading. Academically, this is a succeeding school, with with solid results in maths and English, and strong results in science.

The school offers a good range of educational field trips and extra-curricular activities, as well as a variety of sports, including football, cricket, karate, and yoga.

Fees range from 20,713 AED for KG1 to 32,372 AED for Grade 6.

 

The buzz

Parents we spoke to rated the school highly - in the main because the school's students are a happy crowd. Several parents we spoke favourably of the quality of the leadership at the school.

 

Further reading

Access the University of Cambridge 'Primary Check Point' report here.

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