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girl in school uniformThe KHDA private school inspections for 2014 – 2015 are out. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai and is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. Their work ranges from early childhood to adult learning and, guided by the Government’s strategy, is carried out to ensure everything we do benefits our highest priority – the students of Dubai. Read more here

ask louiseQuestionWe are a family of 3, in the process of moving to Dubai. Our son is 8.5 years old and we are considering some “outstanding or good” schools for his education. Living in a residential locality close to the school is a huge advantage. My wife will be working at the Dubai International Financial city. Our budget is AED 80,000 -100,000  for a 2 bedroom apartment/villa. Having done a little bit of research on the net, we have a chosen a few localities. They are al Barsha, JLT, Discovery Gardens. However, the schools we are considering are located at a distance of 17 to 23 kms from these places. My queries are the following: Read more

world-bank-reportMost children in Dubai attend private schools because of the huge expatriate population and 15 different national curricula

After just five years, 51% of Dubai’s students are now in good and outstanding schools, compared to 30% percent five years ago

Better schools improve more easily than weaker ones trapped by lack of material or technical 

In the late 2000s, Dubai adopted (and adapted) recommendations made by a flagship report the World Bank had published on education in the Middle East and North Africa. Called the Road Not Traveled (2008), the thrust of the report was that better governance—most notably, accountability measures—could improve educational standards at the city’s growing number of private schools.

Largely because of the city’s diverse expatriate population, the share of students in private education increases at about 7–8 percent a year. The vast majority (88 per cent) are taught in one of about 160 private schools—different curricula including British, American, Pakistani, French and Japanese. More and more Emirati nationals are opting for private education. Read more

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