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Jumeirah Primary School

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Jumeirah Primary School in Dubai

School name Jumeirah Primary School
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC
Head of school Stephen J Chynoweth (Principal, CEO)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education, Varkey Group
Date founded 1996
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Safa, Jumeirah 3 - location map
Postal address PO Box 29093, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3943500
Fax +971-4-3943960
Email office@jpsdubai.sch.ae
Website www.jumeirahprimaryschool.com
School fees structure 32,775-41,315 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 7,400 - 10,800 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 57 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 15 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 23 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good outstanding outstanding

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GEMS Jumeirah Primary School (JPS) tuition fee structure and information

Not to be confused with GEMS Jumeirah City Primary School in Al Satwa (which was renamed as Wellington Primary School anyway).

Grade/Year FS1 FS1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 32,775 41,315 41,315 41,315 41,315 41,315 41,315 41,315              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 30,920 38,976 38,976 38,976 38,976 38,976 38,976 38,976                                                                             
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009                              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 27,608 34,800 34,800 34,800 34,800 34,800 34,800 34,800              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 23,800 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000              
  • 2009-2010 registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable, was previously AED 600). Admission fee of AED 2000 mentioned in previous years but might not apply for 2009-2010? Fees payable in 3 instalments. Payment for terms 1 and 2 about 40%-50% higher than payment for term 3.
  • 2007-2008 fee range AED 27,608-34,800. Additional registration fee of AED 500. Admission fee still AED 2,000?
  • 2006-2007 registration fee AED 500 or 600? Admission fee AED 2,000.
  • Location of JPS: in Al Safa area, between Jumeirah 3 and Sheikh Zayed Road.
16 May 2010
  • The JPS Starbucks coffee shop is not open, nor is it going to open after parents complained about the idea according to a report in 7 Days newspaper which quoted a spokesperson from Starbucks as saying "Feed-back indicates that the outlet is unlikely to materialise and we are happy to support the community and its wishes."
  • The decision did not appear to have a negative effect on the share price of Starbucks in the USA.
12 May 2010 - Starbucks in JPS
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School (JPS) has a Starbucks coffee shop and cafe in the reception area (ref: 12 May 2010 report in The National newspaper).
  • Opening date unknown, but it is a trial run according to a newsletter sent to parents of children at JPS.
  • Mixed reports of what parents think - some are happy for somewhere to have a coffee while waiting for the children. Some are unhappy "voicing concerns about the security, health and ethical implications" according to the report. Those concerns were addressed in the letter to parents dated 29 April 2010.
  • The school said security systems had been revised, the coffee shop would not sell muffins or doughnuts, and children could only visit the shop when accompanied by an adult. Unknown if the school requires that the adult be the child's parent or guardian.
  • Nothing seen reported about what students think.
29 August 2009
  • JPS website at www.jumeirahprimaryschool.com and www.jpsdubai.com for email, elearning, information.
  • Head's name updated, previously was Mrs Mel Curtis (Executive CEO and Principal), who moved to the GEMS Wellington International Dubai School as Principal and CEO. Change announced March 2009 for September 2009.
  • Current principal, Mr Stephen Chynoweth, was previously Headteacher at The Tyrrells School, Chelmsford, UK. Started at JPS as Head of School in September 2008, looks like he got the grander title for September 2009.
  • A JPS concerned parents' blog at jpsdubaiconcernedparents.blogspot.com looks interesting but appears to have been abandoned in October 2008 (maybe the complaints were resolved, or the parents took their kids to another school).
30 June 2007 review
  • Jumeirah Primary School (JPS) is popular and highly regarded by British expats, even if it is a GEMS school (GEMS cops their fair share of flak from parents and teachers for being a profit making organisation). Most staff and students at JPS are British.
  • Also called Jumeirah International Primary School but not often.
  • Headmistress until 2005 was Jane Adams, after which she moved to Sheikh Zayed Academy for Girls in Abu Dhabi.
  • Principal Mr Stuart J Dennis moved to the GWA Dubai School (GEMS World Academy or School) for September 2007.
  • Current head, Mel Curtis, started August/September 2007 (was previously Headteacher at Churwell Primary School in Leeds, Great Britain).
  • Domain www.jpsdubai.com expired June 2007.

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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 reviews 
English College Dubai   1992   +971-4-3943465   K-12  UK NC, GCSE, A-level 45,486-54,493  ECD reviews 
Jumeirah English Speaking School   1975   +971-4-3945515   primary  UK NC KS1 KS2 32,045-40,165   
Senses Dubai      +971-4-3948765     Support Services Special Needs   


Last update 14 July 2013
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