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Durham International School Dubai

Durham International School Dubai information
Item Details
School name Durham International School Dubai
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses IGCSE, IB
Head of school
Executive body or owner Durham School UK, Infinity Group India
Planned opening date September 2015
Number of students (approx) 2,000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map
Postal address Dubai, UAE
Telephone planned
School fees structure
Teacher salary range see general comments

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New school, to be called Durham International School Dubai (DISD), based on the Durham School in Britain, a 600 year old public school (in Britain that means private fee paying school, not government school).

The school has nothing to do with the currency in the UAE (the dirham), except for collecting lots of it as school fees. Confusion is understandable since some British people (the posh ones), pronounce dirhams as durhams.

Location not given, unless it is one of the British schools announced in March 2014 by the KHDA as opening in 2015 - one located in Meydan, one in Dubailand.

Contact information for school not provided or not yet available. Try the franchise partnership in Dubai:

Durham Infinity International Schools Ltd, PO Box 1961, Dubai. Email info@durham-international.com, website www.durham-international.com. Dubai location Office 2202, Saba Tower 1, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), tel +971-4-4408903, fax +971-4-4270208. Offices also in UK and India.

Or try Durham School in Britain, website www.durhamschool.co.uk.

Not to be confused with Durham Business School in Dubai, which doesn't exist with that name exactly, but is probably a reference to the Duke University Fuqua Business School MBA degrees offered in Dubai. Duke University is based in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Or might be a reference to the Global MBA offered by Durham University in Durham, UK, which can be studied in Dubai if done online, but Durham University does not have a physical presence in the UAE.

07 November 2013

An agreement was announced or reported that a Durham International School, based on the established Durham School in the UK, would open in Dubai in September 2015, with capacity for 2,000 students, following a British curriculum leading to IGCSE and IB at senior levels.

School would first open for 3-12 year old boys and girls, expanding to higher levels in later years, expected to be operating as K-12 by 2019.

Location and fee schedule not provided, or not decided yet.

School will operate under a franchise agreement between Durham Infinity International Schools Ltd in Dubai (established by Durham School UK and Infinity Group in India), and a local partner, or something like that - announcement was a bit vague.

Minutes from Durham School Parents Forum meeting 05 October 2013 said that development of franchises for Durham schools in both Dubai and India was in progress.

July 2013

Durham School Headmaster's letter to Old Dunelmians said that a subsidiary company, Durham International, had been set up in Dubai to establish Durham branded schools in different countries.

Last update 29 December 2014
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