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Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai

School name Jumeirah English Speaking School
Type of institute private non-profit primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC KS1 KS2
Head of school Mr Rob D Stokoe (Director), Ruth Burke (Headteacher)
Executive body or owner Board of Governors
Date founded 1975
Number of students (approx) 700
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Jumeirah - location map
Postal address PO Box 24942, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3945515
Fax +971-4-3943531
Email jess@jess.sch.ae
Website www.jess.sch.ae
School fees structure 28,791-36,087 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Teacher salary range 8,600 - 12,600 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
4 stars from 79 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
4 stars from 22 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 41 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
outstanding good outstanding outstanding

Jumeirah English Speaking School admissions, reviews, notes

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Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Dubai fee structure
Year FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Level FS1 FS2 KS1 KS1 KS2 KS2 KS2 KS2 KS3 KS3 KS3 KS4 KS4 6th Form 6th Form
Age (years) 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
Annual fees (AED) 2009-2010 28,791 36,087 36,087 36,087 36,087 36,087 36,087 36,087 61,944 61,944 61,944 61,944 61,944 70,746 70,746
Annual fees (AED) 2008-2009 25,035             31,380              
Annual fees (AED) 2007-2008 22,350             28,030              
  • Add Registration Fee AED 300, Entrance Fee AED 500, Debenture AED 10,000 for Jumeirah location or AED 20,000 for Arabian Ranches location.
  • Additional fees for uniforms, bus transport, field trips, extra-curricular activities, sports, stationery, food, and so on.
  • Fees for Years 7-13 included for information but they apply to JESS Arabian Ranches, not to JESS Jumeira which is Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 6 Primary School only.
30 October 2009
  • Jumeirah English School was one of 3 "Outstanding" schools to lose their top KHDA rating according to a report in The National 27 October 2009 saying that they had not made sufficient progress with improving Arabic and Islamic Studies, but the report is unconfirmed. The Kings Dubai School website refers to the report with a news item commenting that Mr Peter Carpenter of the DSIB has confirmed that the KHDA have not yet stated "that any school will lose its outstanding ranking". Nothing found on the JESS websites related to the report.
29 August 2009
  • JESS Dubai fees information updated. Was AED 25,035-31,380 for 2008-2009, appears to be a 15%-16% increase, which is what was permitted by the KHDA for schools with an "Outstanding" rating, which JESS received for 2008-2009.
  • JESS websites at www.jess.sch.ae and www.jessdubai.com, appears to be the same information on both websites.
13 April 2009
  • The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) website says that JESS has been an IB World School since February 2009. Presumably IB are referring to JESS Arabian Ranches which offer the IB Diploma program in grades 11-12.
18 September 2008
  • Domain www.jess.sch.ae has new website.
  • KHDA has principal's name as Carole Jane Denny.
  • Fees updated (was 22,350-28,030 for 2007-2008)
25 September 2006
  • Jumeirah English Speaking school (commonly referred to as JESS) is a well regarded primary school for those wanting a British education. Most teachers would rate it highly as a place to work.
  • The Jumeirah location is the primary school. A new primary and secondary branch of JESS opened up in the Arabian Ranches in September 2005.
  • Most students and staff are British.
  • Website only has login pages, no information. Another domain www.jess.sch.ae shows error - see JESS Arabian Ranches page for more website information.
  • School has a debenture system - pay 10,000 dhs deposit which is returned when student finishes school.
Schools in or near Jumeirah close to Jumeirah English Speaking School
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Anwaar Kindergarten      +971-4-3945753     UAE   
Al Ittihad Private School Jumeirah   1998   +971-4-3945111   K-12  Arabic, US SAT 18,000-37,095   
Emirates English Speaking School   1979   +971-4-3947355   K-12  Indian CBSE 3,130-4,750  EESS comments 
English College Dubai   1992   +971-4-3943465   K-12  UK NC, GCSE, A-level 45,486-54,493   
Jumeirah Primary School   1996   +971-4-3943500   primary  UK NC 30,920-38,976  JPS comments 
Senses Dubai      +971-4-3948765     Support Services Special Needs   


Last update 30 August 2009
General comments - might not apply to Jumeirah English Speaking School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. 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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