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July 2, 2017

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island – The Review

Updated July 2017 – Cranleigh Abu Dhabi second ADEC Inspection and launch of Sixth Form

One of very few WhichSchoolAdvisor.com “Good Schools” (its highest award), and an ADEC A2 Very Good, High Performing School with Outstanding [...]

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February 26, 2017

Delhi Private School, The Gardens, Jebel Ali

“In the business of education, you must focus on quality. Schools must not be run for profits, and whatever you earn from the school must be invested in increasing the salaries of teachers.

I believe in providing value education and holistic [...]

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February 25, 2017

GEMS Our Own English High School, Al Warqa’a 3

“The Our Own School was the goose that laid the golden egg for us.” Sunny Varkey, Chairman, GEMS Education.

“GEMS ‘Our Own’ moulds its students into confident, articulate and compassionate leaders who collaborate with others. We add value, not [...]

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September 23, 2016

Merryland International School, Shabiya 9, Musaffah – The Review

Updated July 2017 – Merryland International School Abu Dhabi Fees, context and Inspection

“At Merryland, we celebrate the wedding of traditional forms of education with white hot technology. But we do this bearing in mind the universal [...]

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September 4, 2016

Dubai British School, Springs 3, Emirates Hills

Updated March 2017

“As Principal and a parent of 3 children at the school, I value DBS as a happy school above all else, made up of happy people – happy to be respected, valued, and appreciated. We give every child the opportunity to [...]

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June 8, 2016

Al Ain International School, Al Nayadat, Al Ain

Al Ain International School is quite extraordinary: It is an exceptionally good school by any standards, but it achieves this in ways that you have to experience to really appreciate just what has been achieved for children – and what they achieve [...]

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June 6, 2016

The Winchester School – Jebel Ali, The Gardens, Jebel Ali Village

What a wonderful, extraordinary school. It is a rare thing to be able to be so positive about a school that many parents will simply not have heard of, this partly because it (confusingly) shares a name with another very different GEMS school, GEMS [...]

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June 5, 2016

Lycée Libanais Francophone Privé-Dubai, Al Muhaisnah 4

Founded in 2003, the Lycée Libanais Francophone Privé (LLFP) was originally created to meet the needs of the Lebanese and Francophone community established in the Gulf. Today, whilst remaining a fundamentally Franco-Lebanese school, LLFP welcomes a [...]

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May 18, 2016

Japanese School of Abu Dhabi, (Abu Dhabi Japanese School), Al Bateen

The Japanese School in Abu Dhabi, also known as the Abu Dhabi Japanese School, provides an ADEC “High Performing A3 Good School” certified FS1/2 – Year 9 education to children between the ages of 3 years and 15.

Prospective parents should note [...]

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April 5, 2016

Repton School Abu Dhabi, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island

Updated June 2017

Repton School Abu Dhabi [RSAD] is located within Sorouh Real Estate’s residential and business community development, Shams Abu Dhabi, and is the first school to be built on Reem Island.

This review reflects only the [...]

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April 5, 2016

Deira International School, Dubai Festival City

Updated December 2016

Deira International School is an extremely impressive school and one that only just misses KHDA “Outstanding” school status. In the majority of areas DIS is already hitting, and in some cases at the very highest level, [...]

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April 3, 2016

The Millennium School, Al Qusais 1

Updated December 2016

Prospective parents should note that the KHDA has reviewed The Millennium School on its new scale which replaces its earlier four-stage grading (Unsatisfactory, Acceptable, Good, Outstanding) with a six-point scale [...]

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April 1, 2016

The British International School Abu Dhabi – THE REVIEW

Updated July 2017 – British International School Abu Dhabi revised fee structure and IB results

“The British International School Abu Dhabi is an environment that nurtures confidence in young people, helping them to reach great success [...]

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March 6, 2016

American Community School of Abu Dhabi, Al Khalidyah – The Review

Updated July 2017 – American Community School of Abu Dhabi fees, context and awarding of SchoolsCompared.Com Top 25 Schools Award for the Best Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2017 

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi [ACS] is a [...]

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March 1, 2016

The School of Research Science, Al Warqa 4

Updated December 2016

Prospective parents should note that The School of Research Science [SRS] moved to landmark new premises in 2014, increasing the student body by 678 from 2047 to 2725 children between February 2014 and September 2015 when [...]

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January 30, 2016

American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA), Muroor, Al Reehan

Updated December 2016

The “American International School in Abu Dhabi” (AISA) was established by ESOL Education in 1995 to provide the local and expatriate residents of Abu Dhabi with a high quality American education, based on American [...]

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January 26, 2016

Dubai English Speaking School [DESS], Umm Hurair, Oud Metha

Updated December 2016

Note to existing and prospective parents: please read this review in association with the review of DESS’s sister, Dubai English Speaking College.

One of Dubai’s most loved Early Years and Primary schools, Dubai [...]

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January 19, 2016

Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Park

Updated January 2017

Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, established in 2015, is a new school with all the opportunities, and some, but not all, of the risks for new parents that an opening school presents.

Positives abound.

The [...]

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January 18, 2016

The Pearl Primary School, Al Dhafrah

Highly regarded, The Pearl Primary School is a recognized option for parents seeking a smaller-scale, stand-alone Primary school specializing in the education of children between KG1 and Grade 6 (Ages 5 – 11) whilst also offering a natural feeder [...]

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December 16, 2015

Al Yasmina School, Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa City

Abu Dhabi based Al Yasmina School offers the English National Curriculum for students from 3 to 18 years and is ranked A2 by the Abu Dhabi education authority, the highest grade it is currently awarding. No other school in Abu Dhabi has yet to [...]

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Make no mistake these will all be very, very good schools, falling just outside the top tier of UAE schools according to the country's inspectors. Currently, only Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a formal inspection process, so while there will be "Outstanding" schools in Sharjah, or Fujairah, here we detail only schools from Dubai and Abu Dhabi where there has been a rating from a government based inspection team.

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We would always advise you to read the detail as to why a school has achieved a specific rating. There may be criteria that the KHDA or ADEC feel are important that you may not.

For the 2015/16 inspection reports, Abu Dhabi and Dubai moved to a unified six point rating: Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Acceptable, Weak and Very Weak.

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