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Jumeirah English Speaking School Q & A

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) is a not for profit co-educational primary school located in Al Safa, Dubai. The school is very well established, having opened its doors for the first time in 1975. Currently the school caters to just over 700 students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities (although the single largest group is British).
Parents' Rating
3.7 out of 5 based on 28 reviews
At a glance
School type
School phase
Inspection rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
AED 48,000
Annual fees
AED 39,837–49,230
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Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
Teacher turnover help
Mr Shane O'Brien
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Jumeirah English Speaking School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

Established school rated 'Outstanding' by KHDA
Highly experienced fully qualified staff with low attrition rate so consistent teachers for your child
Child centred learning with academic, music, art, sport and pastoral development all catered for

What is the single biggest challenge your school is currently addressing?

Wiating lists for admissions

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

All years unfortunately

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Are stuednts are confident, independent thinkers with a passion for learning

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

72 different nationalities are in thsi year's cohort.
Strong sense of multi-cultural communitiy

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

British is still high at 39% as we teach the English curriculum.

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