Dubai school inspection results revealedMay 17, 2017, 4:15 am GMT
The quality of education provided by private schools in Dubai continues to improve, the latest inspections results by Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) show.
64% of students enrolled in private schools in the emirate now attend schools that are rated Good or better.
A total of 159 schools, catering to 263,051 students, were inspected during the 2016/17 academic year. 16 schools were rated Outstanding, 14 Very Good, and 69 were rated Good. Additionally, 50 schools were rated Acceptable, while another 10 were rated Weak. No schools were rated Very Weak.
Commenting on the inspection results, Fatma Belrehif, executive director of Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) said, "Parents are now much more likely to have access to a 'good' school for their children than nine years ago. This year, school inspection reports also noted further improvement in the quality of provision for students with special education needs and disabilities."
A total of 10 schools improved their rating, with one school (Uptown School) moving from good to very good, and one from Weak to Acceptable (Islamic School for Training & Education).
Eight schools moved from Acceptable to Good. They include: Dubai International School, Queen International School, International School of Arts & Sciences, The Sheffield Private School, Bradenton Preparatory School, Apple International School, and GEMS International School - Al Khail, International Concept Education.
Four schools declined in their overall performance - these include Springdales School, which moved from Good to Acceptable; and Emirates English Speaking School, The Philippine School, and English Language Private School, which moved from Acceptable to Weak.
Eleven new schools were inspected for the first time in 2016/17. Six schools were rated Good: GEMS FirstPoint School, Kings' School Al Barsha, Kings' School Nad Al Sheba, Nord Anglia International School, Safa Community School, and Sunmarke School
The majority of students attending Dubai private schools that offer a French, IB, British, or Indian curriculum are in schools rated Good or better.
KHDA director general Dr Abdulla Al Karam said: "Every year we continue to see further improvement in Dubai's education landscape. More schools than ever are now offering a better quality of education. This improvement has been made possible by creating a culture of collaboration, which has encouraged schools to learn from each other and continue to grow."
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