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Dubai English Speaking School Parent Opinion

Dubai English Speaking School (DESS), a Primary School, is one of the few UK curriculum schools located in the traditional heart of the city in Oud Metha, near St Mary's Church. It is one of the oldest - if not the oldest - schools in the city, having celebrated 55 years in 2018. Its sister Secondary school, Dubai English Speaking College, is located further inland on a separate campus that opened in 2005.
Parents' Rating
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4.3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 45,000
Annual fees
AED 34,000 - 42,000
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Status
Open
Opening year
1963
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Mrs. Catherine Dando
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Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
British
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