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Buds Public School in Dubai

School name Buds Public School
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE
Head of school Mr Alexander Reid-Coates (Principal)
Executive body or owner Mr Muthunadar Durairaj (Director and owner)
Date founded December 1986
Number of students (approx) 700
Number of staff (approx) 49
School area, location map Al Muhaisnah 1 - location map
Postal address PO Box 12861, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2888143
Fax +971-4-2888146
Email budsdubai@eim.ae
Website www.bpsdubai.ae
School fees structure 7,120-12,720 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 2,000-5,000 dhs per month (2010-2011)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 236 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 53 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 92 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  unsatisfactory unsatisfactory unsatisfactory

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Buds Public School Dubai (BPS, BPSD) tuition fees and information
Grade/Class KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015c 7,120 7,120 8,650 8,650 8,650 10,680 10,680 10,680 11,700 11,700 11,700 12,720 12,720 12,720
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 4,500 4,500 5,400 5,400 5,400 6,200 6,200 6,600 7,200 7,400 7,400 8,600 12,200 12,200
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 4,500                                                                                                               7,000                      
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 4,500                                                                                                               7,000                      
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 3,000                     5,000    
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 1,700                     3,600    
  • 2014-2015 fee schedule not provided, figures above not confirmed.
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed.
  • 2009-2010 fees can be paid in monthly instalments for 10 months per year (AED 450-700 per month)?
  • 2008-2009 fees estimated only, not confirmed.
  • 2003-2004 tuition fees AED 170-300 per month (AED 1,700-3,000 per year), bus transport costs AED 100-160 per month. Classes KG-Grade X.
  • Date founded 1986 or 1987 (both figures seen).
  • Location (new): Muhasinah First, close to new Ittihad Mall and Union Co-Operative Society. Old location was Hor Al Anz, Deira, or Al Garhoud?
School heads
  • Head's name is Mr Alexander Reid-Coates (Principal), previously was principal at Gulf Indian High School in Dubai. Started 2013 or 2014?
  • Previous head was Ms Premlatha Durairaj (Principal). Name also seen as Prem Lata Durairaj?
  • Previous head was Mr Muthunadar Durairaj (Principal).
  • Website domain www.budsdxb.ae not available. New domain is www.bpsdubai.ae.
  • Additional email addresses info@budsdxb.ae and admin@budsdxb.ae (might not be valid since it uses old domain).
  • [Check] For jobs and teaching vacancies, email careers@budsdxb.ae (check if valid).
19 April 2010
  • Buds Public School information update (email): new location Muhaisnah 1 (previously Hor Al Anz - Hamriya, Deira), location map supplied, email updated to budsdubai@eim.ae (previously jjnet@emirates.net.ae), website added (www.budsdxb.ae - under construction when checked), fees updated for 2010-2011, teacher salary range supplied.
  • Not clear if BPS is grades KG1-10, KG1-11, or KG1-12.
19 February 2010
  • Buds Public School relocated from Hor Al Anz, Al Hamriya district to Al Mizhar, Muhaisnah 1? When?
  • Old telephone +971-4-2652602 and fax +971-4-2652603 disconnected.
  • Buds Public School web site at www.budspublicschool.com? Not available, no whois information found. Nothing at www.budspublicschool.ae either.
  • BPS Dubai Facebook pages:
    • facebook.com/pages/Buds-Public-School/199151689207 (general information?)
    • facebook.com/group.php?gid=2315028183 (for students?).
  • Fee structure information updated, based on information from media reports. Seems expensive and sharply higher than previous years, might be for new school campus and buildings?
  • Additional email nusrat@emirates.net.ae. Principal's name also seen as Durairaj Muthunadar (Durairaj Mudhunadar) (also owner) and as Prem Latha.
04 September 2009 review
  • A report in The National 03 September 2009 about bus transport costs said "that fees had gone from Dh150 to Dh300" according to "Durairaj Mudhunadar, principal of Buds Private School." Presumably he was referring to monthly fees for KG classes.
23 November 2008 review
  • BPS requested 100% fees increase for 2008-2009 but opted for no increase and rent freeze on land instead according to KHDA information.
  • New school premises under construction in Al Mizhar, Muhaisnah.
20 August 2006 review
  • Also called Buds Private School? Not related to Buds Public School in Abu Dhabi.
  • Reported to be moving to new premises during 2008-2009 (was threatened with closure by the KHDA in 2007?).
  • Tel +971-4-2828944 is out of date? New one seen in Gulf News 20 August 2006. Other contact details from same source (no website given, email only).
  • Languages taught include English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu. Morning shift only.
  • Principal's name not confirmed.

Schools in or near Al Muhaisnah 1 close to Buds Public School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
American Academy for Girls Dubai   September 2005   +971-4-2887250   K-12  US AP 34,000-53,000  AAGD reviews 
Arab Unity School      +971-4-2886226   K-12  Arabic, UK A-level, IGCSE 5,380-8,075   
Dar Al Marefa School   September 2008   +971-4-2885782   K-10  Arabic/English IBPYP, IBMYP 25,750-50,000   
Dubai Arab American School      +971-4-2882222   K-12  UAE/US 12,013-26,780  DAAS reviews 
Dubai Modern Education School   1996   +971-4-2885115   K-12  UAE, US 10,000-14,000   
Greenwood International School   September 2006   +971-4-2888000   K-12  Arabic/US SAT 14,675-23,035  GIS reviews 
Mirdiff Private School   September 1995   +971-4-2883303   K-10  Arabic/US 21,000-32,000   
New Arab Unity School   September 2007   +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 17,500-30,000   
North American International School Dubai      +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 25,750-41,200   
Royal Dubai School   September 2005   +971-4-2886499   K-10  UK NC, GCSE, A-level 30,084-37,932  RDS reviews 
School of Modern Skills   August 2006   +971-4-2887765   K-10  Arabic / US UAE 14,313-24,205  SMS reviews 
Star International School Mirdiff   September 2008   +971-4-2884644   primary  UK NC 29,760-44,800  SISM reviews 


Last update 14 July 2013
General comments - might not apply to Buds Public School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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