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[Closed] DPS Academy Dubai
DPS Academy Dubai
|School name||DPS Academy Dubai|
|Type of institute||private K-12 school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||Indian|
|Qualifications or Courses||ICSE|
|Head of school||Ms Mousumi Dasgupta (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Delhi Public School Society (DPS Society)|
|Date founded||April 2013|
|Number of students (approx)||1600|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 294499, Dubai, UAE|
|Telephone||closed Mar 2017|
|School fees structure||21,000-30,000 dhs per year (2014-2015)|
|Teacher salary range||4,700 - 7,900 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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[Closed March 2017] DPS Academy Dubai (Delhi Public Schools Academy, DPSA, DPS-DXB) tuition fee structure, general information
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2016-2017|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2015-2016|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015||21,000||21,000||24,000||24,000||27,000||27,000||30,000||30,000||30,000|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014||21,000||21,000||24,000||24,000||27,000||27,000||30,000||30,000||30,000|
- 2015-2016 transportation costs increase to AED 4,000 from AED 1,000 for 2014-2015, according to information supplied, unless 2014-2015 figure was an error.
- 2014-2015 fees appear to be unchanged from 2013-2014 (year of validity not given on schedule). Bus transport fees given as AED 1,000 per annum (might be a typo, transport charges stated as AED 4,000 for 2015-2016).
- 2013-2014 registration fee AED 400 (non-refundable), admission fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Bus transportation fees AED 3,500-5,000 per annum (maybe).
- School operator is Delhi Public School Society (DPS Society), also operate other Delhi Private Schools in the UAE.
- Total school capacity of 3,500 students eventually. Initially school will open for 1,600-2,000 (both figures given) KG to grade 5 students.
- Curriculum followed is the ICSE curriculum of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
- Additional mobile phone numbers are +971-56-2544938 and +971-56-2544939. Additional email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FB page at www.facebook.com/DPSAcademyDubai/, started 09 Jun 2013.
- Location of school is in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), behind DESC Dubai (Dubai English Speaking College).
Teaching jobs at DPS Academy Dubai
- Various primary school and middle school teaching positions vacant advertised in July 2013. Requirements include Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelors or Masters in Arts or Science with a BEd, minimum 5 years teaching experience, ICSE curriculum teaching experience preferred. Benefits include accommodation and airfare. Salary scale not supplied.
- www.dpsacademy.ae/careers has list of positions available and online application form (not a secure form though, and it requests passport information). PRT - Primary School Teacher, TGT - Middle School Teacher.
- 2015-2017: Ms Ambika Gulati (Principal). Moved to The Millennium School as Principal.
- 2013-2015: Ms Mousumi Dasgupta (Founding Principal). Previously Primary Headmistress at DPS Sharjah.
School closed, information removed from details table
- Tel +971-4-3265556. Website www.dpsacademy.ae, email email@example.com no longer available.
30 October 2016, DPS Academy closing March or April 2017
- News reports (KT, GN) said the school would be closing at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.
- The Khaleej Times quoted the vice-chairman and managing director of DPSA, Dinesh Kothari, as saying "The location of the campus did not suit the Indian curriculum school and it was just too large for the student enrollment number. It was not economically viable to keep it open".
30 July 2013 review
- United Holdings information refers to both DPS Academy and UIIS schools as the same - United Holdings is a Dubai based holding company and the owner or the school, or one of the joint venture partners (ownership structure not clear). A report in the Gulf News 12 Dec 2012 quoted Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the DPS Society, as saying "UIIS is a joint venture between Dubai-based Union Holdings and Dinesh C. Kothari, Pro-Vice Chairman of DPS Dubai ..." (presumably he or the GN meant United Holdings - school is not listed in the Union Holding Company portfolio).
- Artist impression renders show pictures of the new school with the name "Union International Indian School", from Archgroup Consultants.
11 March 2013 review
- DPS Academy is a new Indian school opening in Dubai with opening date expected to be April 2013. DPS Academy appears to be the Union Indian International School in Dubai (UIIS). Latest information for DPSA didn't mention a connection with UIIS, but school details seem to be the same or similar (location, curriculum, owner, fees, etc). Dehli Public School Society directory of overseas DPS schools still lists UIIS but not DPS Academy.
- Initial enrolment capacity will be 1,600 students from KG to Grade 5 level, with grades 6-8 classes starting April 2014, and grades 9-12 after that (time schedule not supplied, although UIIS information previously said grades 9-11 would start in April 2015). Previous UIIS information was that KG-Grade 5 capacity would be 2,000 students.
- UIIS information said campus area 4 hectares (10 acres), and facilities including amphitheatre, football field, indoor multi-purpose hall, two basketball courts, cricket pitch, swimming pool.
- DPS Academy Dubai is not related to DPS Academy in Georgia, USA (a soccer school) - domain www.dpsacademy.com.
- DPS Academies seen in various other locations (usually USA) are not related to DPS Academy Dubai either - DPS is an acronym for Department of Public Safety in most of those cases.
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