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Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah School Zone, Muwailih Commercial
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Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah School Zone, Muwailih Commercial

by January 12, 2016
Strengths

• Holistic approach to whole-child education
• Mother school in India has a fantastic reputation
• Excellent drama and sports provision
• English, Mathematics and Science provision across all grades
• Continuity of education from FS1 to Year 12
• Strong alumni base

Weaknesses

• Large school faces pressures on overcrowding
• Facilities cannot compete with premium schools (although at this fee level they are acceptable)
• CBSE portability to European or US syllabuses / institutions is limited
• Lack of published academic data limits the ability of parents to benchmark
• Concerns have been raised that the Headteacher is inaccessible to parents
• Parental complaints of teacher-student nepotism
• Holistic approach adopted by the school is better suited to mixed ability children

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Academic
B+
C
Value
B+
C
ExtraCurricula
B+
C
Languages
B+
C+
Sports
A-
C+
Arts & Drama
A-
C
Teaching
B+
D+
Communications
C
C-
Warmth
A+
C-
Differentiation
C-
D+
SEND Provision
C-
C-
Scl Community
A-
C-
Scl Facilities
B
C
Opportunities

• Most children at DPS will receive a sophisticated, holistic and inspirational education.
• The school’s reputation, academically and whole child, is richly deserved and the school achieved whichschooladvisor Good School status in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
• For parents committed to the CBSE curriculum, and willing to trade off the inherent weaknesses of a large school against its benefits, particularly in fee structure, school culture and broadly excellent management, Delhi Private School Sharjah comes highly recommended.

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Established in 2000 with 146 students, today’s Delhi Private School Sharjah (the school now has branches in Dubai) is a sprawling affair educating 5600 students. DPS follows the CBSE New Delhi curriculum and was the first school in the U.A.E to be established by its much respected parent, the Delhi Public School Society in New Delhi.

The school follows a genuinely progressive syllabus leveraging a “creative building block” holistic approach to education rather than more traditional hothouse approaches that traditionally focus on memory, learning by rote and textbook based study centred on examinations.

Whilst Sharjah does not currently adopt an inspection regime comparable with the KHDA in Dubai, the school is widely and highly respected within the Indian diaspora and its drama and sports provision draws particular acclaim. Its younger sister school in Dubai has consistently (2010 – 2015) scored a rating of “Good” by the KHDA and on the basis of the Sharjah school’s seniority we would expect, on a similar inspection regime, DPS to score Outstanding.

It is worth noting the CBSE curriculum is specialized and does not cross-reference easily with European or American curricula. For parents seeking Post-18 university placements outside India it is arguable that alternative schools offering a US, UK or IB-based approach may be a better option. Notwithstanding this, DPS, which says it focuses on the whole child, is in theory better able to tailor programs to the individual needs of children. Certainly its alumni have excelled whether academically, in sport and/or broader culture and business.

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Attainment in English, Mathematics and Science is outstanding across age ranges, although it is frustrating that recent examination results are not being published by DPS. As a result of this, benchmarking the school remains problematic and parents are advised to seek personal recommendations from parents which should be weighed against the lack of published data.

Delhi Private School Sharjah is oversubscribed and as a result admission is not axiomatic. The school is selective, and an entrance examination is required. Registration costs a non-refundable 400 AED (2016).

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Details to consider
Type of school

Private not-for-profit

WSA Good School

Yes

Full WSA Review
Average Cost Per Year

FS1: 9,800 (excludes transport)
FS2: 9,800 (excludes transport)
YEAR 1: 11,100 (excludes transport)
YEAR 2: 11,100 (excludes transport)
YEAR 3: 11,280 (excludes transport)
YEAR 4: 11,325 (excludes transport)
YEAR 5: 11,325 (excludes transport)
YEAR 6: 11,975 (excludes transport)
YEAR 7: 11,975 (excludes transport)
YEAR 8: 11,975 (excludes transport)
YEAR 9: 11,700 (excludes transport)
YEAR 10: 12,900 (excludes transport)
YEAR 11: 12,900 (excludes transport)
YEAR 12: 12,900 (excludes transport)
YEAR 13: NA

Curriculum

CBSE (Delhi Public School Society, New Delhi)

External Exam Boards

CBSE (Delhi Public School Society)

Selective

Selective

Waiting list

Waiting List

Value Added

Not published

Number of Students

5600+

Teacher to Student Ratio

Not published

Largest nationality teachers

Indian

Teacher turnover

Not published

Year opened

2000

Location

Sharjah School Zone, Muwailih Commercial, Sharjah

Student composition

Not published

Gender

Mixed

Owner

Delhi Public School Society

Admissions Telephone

+971 - 6 - 5345352

Web Address

www.dpssharjah.com

KHDA/ADEC Rating

NA - Sharjah

Attainment Nur SEM

No inspection data available

Attainment Pri SEM

No inspection data available

Attainment Sec SEM

No inspection data available

Attainment Post-16 SEM

No inspection data available

Progress Nur SEM

No inspection data available

Progress Pri SEM

No inspection data available

Progress Sec SEM

No inspection data available

Progress Post-16 SEM

No inspection data available

Arabic Native Primary Results (Native)

No inspection data available

Arabic Secondary Results (Native)

No inspection data available

Arabic Post-16 Results (Native)

No inspection data available

Arabic Primary Results (Add.)

No inspection data available

Arabic Secondary Results (Add.)

No inspection data available

Arabic Post-16 Results (Add.)

No inspection data available

Islamic St. Primary Results

No inspection data available

Islamic St. Secondary Results

No inspection data available

Islamic St. Post-16 Results

No inspection data available

Leadership

No inspection data available

Community

No inspection data available

Facilities

No inspection data available

About The Author
Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Acting Editor of SchoolsCompared.com and the International Editor of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at] schoolscompared.com

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