United Arab Emirates / Dubai / Oud Metha / Dubai English Speaking School

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
help
4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
AED 45,000
Annual fees
AED 37,334 - 46,204
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
1963
School year
Sep to Jul
Teacher turnover help
11%
Principal
Mrs. Catherine Dando
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
British
Does your child attend this school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.
LET'S GO

We have received a high number of responses from the parents at this school. If you would like to have your say please fill out the survey here.

Q1. How much of a sense of belonging does your child feel at his or her school?

Q2. To what extent do you think that children enjoy going to your child's school?

Q3. How much do you agree to the statement: I think the fees I pay represent good value for money given the quality of the school offering.

Q4. What do you look for when choosing a school?

Q5. What is the single most important criteria in your choice of school?

Q6. Have you thought about moving your child from his current school?

Q7. Rate your satisfaction with the level of academic performance at your child's school

Q8. Do you feel that you need to give your child additional tutoring to supplement learning within school?

Q9. How confident are you in your ability to make sure your child's school meets your child's learning needs?

Q10. Rate your satisfaction with the level of feedback you receive from your child's school

Q11. Rate your satisfaction with the disciplinary policy and its implementation at your child's school

Q12. How concerned are you about bullying at this school?

Q13. How much has this school improved your child's confidence?

Q14. Would you recommend your school to another parent?

Q15. What is the school level of your child?

Q16. How high are the expectations for students at this school?

Q17. Overall, do you feel the quality of education offered at your child's school is:

Q18. What is the journey time to school?

Q19. How does your child get to school?

Q20. Do you take your child to school, or does he/she go by him or herself?

Q21. The fees I pay represent:

If you are the owner or the principal of the school and note any inaccuracies, or would like to update data, you can now open an account with us. You will also be able to add admissions availability per year group, and advertise current job vacancies. This is a free service. Please help us keep prospective parents up to date with your latest information.

Are you looking for a place for your child, and want help from our school consultants? If so, click on the link below, and we will forward your request for information to the school or schools of the same type that we are confident have availability. This is a free service for our readers. Request Information

Comments
Latest UAE articles
Surveys

Teacher Survey: Getting What You Pay For...

How can you explain the difference in fees in UAE schools, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com is ofte…

New Schools

Berklee Abu Dhabi To Open in February

Students of the Performing Arts received some welcome news last week with the announcem…

School Performance

KHDA: Indian School Inspection Reports Published

The KHDA have announced that 10 Indian schools in Dubai have received a rating of &lsq…

Choosing A School

WSA TV: How to Choose A Curriculum?

The WSA TV series continues with Which Curriculum? Before you take the big step of choosi…

Interviews

Inspiring Women in Education, Sasha Crabb

As part of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com ’s commitment to celebrating the UAE's education…

Schools Closing

UPDATE: Schools Set to Re-open after Storms

Many schools across the UAE made the decision to close on Sunday 12 January due to heavy …

Courses & Curricula

Minimum Attendance Required for CBSE Exams

Following on from a range of changes planned to the CBSE curriculum in the coming years, …

Interviews

UAE Adoption: Dubai Teacher Becomes a Mum!

A hugely moving and inspiring story, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com spoke to Sharon Robertson,…

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All