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Jumeirah College

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Jumeirah College in Dubai

School name Jumeirah College
Type of institute private profit-making secondary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses A-level, GCSE
Head of school Fiona Cottam (Principal and CEO)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education / Varkey Group
Date founded September 1999
Number of students (approx) 1000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Jumeirah, off Al Wasl Rd near Park n Shop - location map
Postal address PO Box 74856, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3954950
Fax +971-4-3954586
Email office@jcdubai.sch.ae
Website www.gemsjc.com
School fees structure 58,542-73,177 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 13,200 - 19,200 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 116 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 27 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 47 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
outstanding good outstanding outstanding

Jumeirah College admissions, reviews, notes

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Jumeirah College Dubai tuition fee structure and general information
Grade / Year Group KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual fees 2012-2013 (AED)                 58,542 58,542 58,542 65,859 65,859 73,177 73,177
Annual fees 2011-2012 (AED)                              
Annual fees 2010-2011 (AED)                              
Annual fees 2009-2010 (AED)                                                                         55,228 55,228 55,228 62,131 62,131 69,035 69,035
Annual fees 2008-2009 (AED)                 48,024 48,024 48,024 54,027 54,027 60,030 60,030
Annual fees 2007-2008 (AED)                 48,024 48,024 48,024 54,027 54,027 60,030 60,030
Annual fees 2006-2007 (AED)                 42,000           52,000
  • 2012-2013 - registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable), admission fee AED 7,500 (non-refundable), re-enrolment fee AED 2,500 (non-refundable).
  • 2011-2012 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2009-2010 - registration administration fee AED 600 (non-refundable). Tuition fees payment due each term. Figures in table are annual ammounts.
  • No fees information for KG1-Year 6 as JC is secondary school only.
17 January 2013 - school relocation cancelled
  • Jumeirah College will not be moving to a new location on Al Khail Rd, as previously announced, apparently because a majority of parents were unhappy with the decision. A letter from GEMS to parents said "Eighty seven per cent of respondents reported, for a range of reasons, that they wished Jumeriah College to remain at the present site, unchanged"
  • Instead, GEMS will open a new primary school at the Al Khail Rd location, and Jumeirah College will remain in Al Safa.
09 November 2012 - new principal vacancy
  • Position vacant for a new principal advertised in the TES. Start date April 2013, closing date for applications 19 Nov 2012. Salary and benefits package not supplied.
09 November 2012
  • Jumeirah College moving to a new campus location on Al Khail Road. Location is near the Hasa Rd - 323 Rd interchange?
  • Capacity 2,300 students, school will expand to foundation and primary school level? Design by BDP architects.
  • Facilities include auditorium (600 seats), sports fields, sports complex, 2 swimming pools, gymnasium.
  • First stage completion expected by September 2013 (foundation and secondary school).
  • Site area 42,500 sq meters, floor area 30,000 sq m on three floors, construction cost about AED 165 million (US$45m).
30 October 2009
  • Jumeirah College was one of 4 "Outstanding" schools according to the KHDA inspections for 2008-2009, but has reportedly lost that rating for 2009-2010 due to unsatisfactory Arabic and Islamic Studies departments (The National, 27 October 2009), however, the report was unsourced and not confirmed. There was also a comment on the Kings School Dubai website that Mr Peter Carpenter of the DSIB says that so far, the KHDA have not said "that any school will lose its outstanding ranking". No comment seen on JC website.
  • New principal for 2009-2010 is Fiona Cottam? Previously was Martin Clark (Principal and CEO).
09 May 2009
  • The JC principal, Martin Clark is moving? His photo is on the website of the new Dubai Silicon Oasis school in the GEMS portfolio opening September 2009, as the principal.
23 September 2008
  • Tuition fees unchanged for 2008-2009 (was AED 42,000-52,000 for 2006-2007, AED 48,024-60,030 for 2007-2008). KHDA information is that JC requested a 30% increase but wasn't eligible as they'd already had a 16% increase for 2007-2008.
  • Domain name www.jc-dxb.sch.ae appears to be no longer valid.
  • Another email is registrar@jcdubai.sch.ae. Previous email was jumcoll@emirates.net.ae (or jumcoll@eim.ae).
  • Students from Year 7 to Year 13 (approximately ages 12-18) accepted.
  • Head of School, Chris Short, moved to Dubai Royal School as Head of Secondary School, and Mr Martin Clark appointed head of JC from 02 March 2008 (28 February 2008 letter to parents from Mr Geoff Turner who was acting Executive Principal for both JC and WIS).
17 January 2007
  • Previous principal Mr Geoff Turner is now principal at Wellington International School (WIS) (also a GEMS school).
  • Christopher Short / Chris Short is Head of School.
28 October 2006
  • Jumeirah College is a GEMS school.
  • Alternative email is registrar@jcdubai.sch.ae.
  • Staff and students are mostly British.
  • Listed as "Jumeirah Academy" with UAE Ministry of Education (MOE)

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Last update 09 November 2012
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  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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