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.
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.
Access the University of Cambridge 'Primary Check Point' report here.
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Had worst experience with this school, my kids stayed two years, and I felt enough is enough, please save your money and spend little bit more and go to better school, no teachers, no principal, no leadership, it's an Indian school in British disguise ( no disrespect to Indian education ). Some teachers are very hard working but have no support from school management.
This school is not good value for money. I have had no issue with any teacher or school mgt but felt the need to post this review to save other parents. Just ask the school how many kids have left in the current year.
School tries to save every single penny and do not spend on student facilities.
Enrolled my daughter in Nursery at DEPS & am very impressed with the school. Small classroom size (nursery) ensures personal attention. Each day she seems to be doing something fun.
My child will go to grade 1. I am a very very intrested mother in my kids' every phase of life like all mothers. Being a mother if you ask me what is the best thing about the school is health and safety and parents interraction, even if you dont have time the school management will compell you, force you, softly keep on reminding you about your child's progress.I am very happy with the school. Esp, FS section is the best one in the twon if you ask me when i compare with my friend's and relatives' kids in other schools in dubai. At DePS it is more like a family circle.