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Dubai English Speaking School
Dubai English Speaking School
|School name||Dubai English Speaking School|
|Type of institute||private non-profit primary school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||UK|
|Qualifications or Courses||NC|
|Head of school||Mr David Hammond|
|Executive body or owner||Board of Governors|
|Number of students (approx)||900|
|Number of staff (approx)||80|
|School area, location map||Oud Metha - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 2002, Dubai, UAE|
|School fees structure||34,360 dhs per year (2012-2013)|
|Teacher salary range||13,000-18,000 dhs per month (2008-2009)|
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Dubai English Speaking School (DESS Dubai) tuition fee structure and general information
See DESC Dubai for secondary school information. DESS is the primary school.
|Annual fees (AED) 2013-2014||66,061||66,061||66,061||66,061||66,061||71,003||71,003|
|Annual fees (AED) 2012-2013||34,360||34,360||34,360||34,360||34,360||34,360||34,360||66,061||66,061||66,061||66,061||66,061||71,003||71,003|
|Annual fees (AED) 2011-2012|
|Annual fees (AED) 2010-2011||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880|
|Annual fees (AED) 2009-2010||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||32,880||59,080||59,080||59,080||59,080||59,080||63,500||63,500|
|Annual fees (AED) 2008-2009||29,355||29,355||29,355||29,355||29,355||29,355||29,355||52,750||52,750||52,750||52,750||52,750|
|Annual fees (AED) 2007-2008||26,100||26,100||26,100||26,100||26,100||26,100||26,100|
|Annual fees (AED) 2006-2007||24,300||24,300||24,300||24,300||24,300||24,300||24,300||42,000||42,000|
|Annual fees (AED) 2005-2006||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600|
|Annual fees (AED) 2004-2005||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600||21,600|
- 2013-2014 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2012-2013 application fee AED 500 (non-refundable), advance payment AED 3,000 (non-refundable but deducted from term 1 fees), enrolment fee AED 500 (new entrants only).
- 2011-2012 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to email@example.com.
- 2010-2011 fees not confirmed, same as 2009-2010? Per term AED 10,960, application fee AED 300, advance fee AED 2000, new entrants enrolment fee AED 400?
- 2009-2010 additional fees and payment structure same as 2008-2009.
- 2008-2009 additional fees and payment structure same as 2007-2008.
- 2007-2008 admission, registration, application fee AED 300, advance fee AED 2000, enrolment fee AED 400 (for new entrants). Fees paid in three instalments.
- 2006-2007 same additional fees and payment structure as 2005-2006 but tuition fees increased from AED 7,200 to AED 8,100 per term.
- 2005-2006 additional fees: application fee AED 100 (non-refundable), advance fee AED 2000 (non-refundable), enrolment fee AED 400 (for new entrants). Fees can be paid in three instalments, due by the start of each term (each payment AED 7,200).
- 2004-2005 fees unconfirmed.
- Fees for DESC Dubai included (in grey) for reference. Note that DESS and DESC are in two different locations.
14 June 2013
- Old website domain at www.dessdxb.com no longer available (is spam when last checked). Presumably email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com are no longer valid. Domain www.dessdubai.net is another DESS Dubai website but not for public access (used for staff email).
15 May 2011
- New website at www.dessdubai.com. Previous domain www.dessdxb.com has choice of DESS or DESC website links.
14 January 2009
- Fees updated for 2009-2010, increase of 12% permitted by KHDA because of "good" rating
25 August 2008
- Dubai English Speaking School fees (from DESS website) and salary range (estimated) updated for 2008-2009 academic year. Previous figures fees of AED 24,300 per year and teacher salaries of AED 11,000-16,000 per month.
- Cost of books and most extra-curricular activities are included in school fees.
17 June 2006
- Dubai English Speaking School (often referred to as DESS or DESS Dubai) is commonly regarded by many students, parents, and teachers as one of the best schools in Dubai for a western/British expat education.
- Staff and students are mostly British.
- DESS recently opened up a secondary school (Dubai English Speaking College - DESC) which will eventually have students up to Grade 12.
- Unclear fee information from DESS dated 10 Jun 2006 says fee information is for 2005-2006. Update 18 Jun 2006 says fee information is for 2006-2007.
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Last update 26 August 2014
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