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Deira International School in Dubai

School name Deira International School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses IB, IGCSE
Head of school Mr John Bastable (Director)
Executive body or owner Al Futtaim Group / ESOL
Date founded September 2005
Number of students (approx) 1200
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Dubai Festival City, Al Garhoud - location map
Postal address PO Box 79043, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2325552
Fax +971-4-2325151
Email registrar@disdubai.ae
Website www.disdubai.ae
School fees structure 28,995-58,420 dhs per year (2010-2011)
Teacher salary range 6,500 - 15,300 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 131 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 55 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 40 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable acceptable acceptable good

Deira International School admissions, reviews, notes

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Deira International School fee structure and general information
Grade/Year KG1/FS1 KG2/FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12/IB1 13/IB2
Annual fees 2010-2011 (AED) 28,995 28,995 37,715 37,715 37,715 37,715 37,715 40,980 40,980 44,250 44,250 46,440 52,970 58,420 58,420
Annual fees 2009-2010 (AED) 28,995 28,995 37,715 37,715 37,715 37,715 37,715 40,980 40,980 44,250 44,250 46,440 52,970 58,420 58,420
Annual fees 2008-2009 (AED)¹ 23,100 23,100 30,250 30,250 30,250 30,250 30,250 32,450 32,450 35,200 35,200 37,400 42,350 48,400 48,400
Annual fees 2007-2008 (AED) 21,000 21,000 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 29,500 29,500 32,000 32,000 34,000 38,500 44,000  
Annual fees 2006-2007 (AED) 21,000 21,000 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 29,500 29,500 32,000 32,000 34,000 38,500    
Annual fees 2005-2006 (AED) 21,000 21,000 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 27,500 29,500 29,500 32,000 32,000 34,000 38,500    
  • Application fee AED 150 (deducted from admission fee if student enrols at DIS)
  • Admission / Registration fees additional AED 3000 (non-refundable).
  • Fees payable in 3 payments, each one before the start of term.
  • Transport fees (2009-2010) AED 4,230 one way or return in Dubai Festival City area, AED 7,400-7,940 one way or return for rest of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman.
  1. 2008-2009 fees not confirmed, calculated based on KHDA 10% fees increased permitted from 2007-2008. Inconsistent with maximum permitted fees increase for 2009-2010 of 9% (DIS rating from KHDA was "Acceptable"). Actual increase appears to be about 20-25%?
01 March 2011
  • Deira International School has a job for a new director advertised on the Search Associates website. Closing date for applications 15 March 2011, start date for new position in August 2011. Salary scale and benefits package not supplied.
  • Accreditation by Council of International Schools (CIS) awarded in 2009.
28 October 2007
  • Deira International School (DIS Dubai) is owned by the Al Futtaim group and/or Educational Services Overseas Ltd (ESOL).
  • Up to Year 11 for 2006-2007, will progress to Year 13 eventually.
  • PO Box 49776 not the same as on school website.
  • International student body, most teachers from UK.
  • IB Diploma program being applied for. GCSE also possible.
  • Deira International School is not related to the Deira Pvt School in Garhoud.

Schools in the same area as Deira International School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Universal American School   September 2005   +971-4-2325222   K-12  US IB, US HS diploma 33,600-63,790  UAS reviews 

 

Last update 06 March 2011
General comments - might not apply to Deira International School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2017-2018. 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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