Dubai College is an important part of the vibrant, ultra modern city state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai College can be found in the heart of the ‘new Dubai’ district. Set in nineteen acres of spacious, landscaped grounds, the College offers state of the art facilities in keeping with contemporary Dubai. Dubai College has, in the last thirty years, built up a tradition of excellence and can rightly claim to be amongst the very best UK curriculum schools within an international setting.
We can point to many things from our past to demonstrate clearly why we have, for so many Dubai parents, been the secondary school of choice for so long. During this time we have built a community where students, staff, parents and alumni can look back on the past with pride, enjoy the present and look forward to a promising and exciting future. Whether a prospective parent, student or simply an interested member of the community we hope you will find our website interesting and informative.
Dubai College runs its own fleet of school buses to collect students from a wide area. The drivers and conductors are fully trained to ensure the safety and security of all passengers. The bus routes are planned once it is known who is wanting to use the service. It is not a door-to-door service although all efforts will be made to ensure stopping points are convenient.
Dubai College has a thriving sports programme and fixtures are played throughout the week, as well as weekends. The College also offers a wide range of lunchtime and after school sports clubs that students can opt to participate in to further their sporting experience.
Dubai College hosts a number of sports tournaments throughout the year and enjoys an enviable amount of sporting success in a wide variety of competitions throughout Dubai and the UAE. Additionally, there are overseas Sports tours during the academic year, which will provide our students with new sporting opportunities and challenges.
The Music Department holds larger-scale concerts in the beautiful Dubai College Auditorium, a versatile space, featuring a large stage with acoustic shields, an orchestra pit, seating for over 900 and a wonderful 7’6’’ grand piano.
With over 50 students taking Music at GCSE, it is also a popular subject at A-Level and we support our students’ musical development through a structured and comprehensive extra-curricular programme. With over 30 activities taking place throughout the week we stage around 30 concerts and lunchtime recitals annually to showcase the successes of these ensembles, and provide platforms for individuals to perform. We also work collaboratively with the Drama Department, with whom we have produced shows such as West Side Story, Les Miserables, Evita and Hairspray. This year we look forward to our production of Guys and Dolls in February 2018.
Summary of KHDA Inspection
Overall, Dubai College provided an outstanding quality of education for its students.
- Student’s attainment and progress were outstanding In English, mathematics and science. They excelled in both class work and examinations. In Islamic education and in Arabic, both as a first and additional language, attainment was lower, although students’ progress had improved since the last inspection. Most students demonstrated excellent learning skills and set themselves challenging goals.
- Students had an excellent work ethic and exemplary behaviour. Relationships both with one another and with teachers were mutually respectful and supportive. Students showed a thorough understanding of Emirati culture and heritage and a thoughtful insight into wider world cultures. They took advantage of the many opportunities to contribute to the life of the school community.
- Teaching in most subjects and classes was carefully attuned to meeting students’ needs. Teachers were often facilitators of students’ learning rather than providers of information. This approach enabled students to take increasing responsibility for their learning, whilst guided by skilful and knowledgeable staff. A small proportion of lessons was not of the same high standard, and needed more imaginative teaching to promote effective learning.
- Students enjoyed a rich, challenging and balanced curriculum, which enabled them to pursue academic, sporting, philanthropic and creative activities. The wide range of extra-curricular options available, together with the specific enrichment elements of the curriculum, provided an excellent overall programme.
- Students were safe on the school site. Their health and well-being were given a very high priority. Arrangements for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) were comprehensive. The school needed to communicate its inclusivity more effectively to all academically able potential students, regardless of challenge or disability.
- Under the newly-appointed headteacher, leadership was very successful in setting a clear and determined course of development for the school. School self-evaluation was mostly accurate, although overly optimistic in Islamic education and Arabic. Leadership was widely distributed. Many staff were able to make important contributions to the school’s growth. Governors were very supportive of the school’s continuous improvement. There were very positive relationships between school, parents and the community.
- The outstanding levels of students’ academic and personal achievement.
- The high quality curriculum choices available and the excellent range of enrichment activity provided.
- The aspirational, self-motivated approach of most students within a calm, purposeful learning environment.
- Teaching, which had high expectations and developed strong learning skills for students.
- Skilful and widely distributed leadership, with a clear, determined vision for the future of the school.
- School type 11-18
- Ages taught
- Year 13 - Grade 12
- Year 12 - Grade 11
- Year 11 - Grade 10
- Year 10 - Grade 9
- Year 9 - Grade 8
- Year 8 - Grade 7
- Year 7 - Grade 6
- Year 2 - Grade 1
- School Size10 boys 10 girls
- Day and BoardingDay School
- Key featuresExtra-Curricular Enhancements ##Sports##Academic Attainment
- School typeCo-educational
- Ages taught3 - 18
- School Size1,222 boys 1,145 girls
- CurriculumsEnglish National Curriculum
International Primary Curriculum
Admission & Fees
|Stage||Fee (Annual)||Enrolled Students||Open/Waiting List||Classes|
|Year 7 - Grade 6||80810|
|Year 8 - Grade 7||80810|
|Year 9 - Grade 8||80810|
|Year 10 - Grade 9||80810|
|Year 11 - Grade 10||80810|
|Year 12 - Grade 11||91505|
|Year 13 - Grade 12||91505|
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