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Kings School Dubai

School name Kings School Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC FS KS1 KS2
Head of school Alison Wilkinson (Headteacher)
Executive body or owner Kings Education, Kings Holdings
Date founded September 2004
Number of students (approx) 800
Number of staff (approx) 50
School area, location map Umm Suqeim 3 - location map
Postal address PO Box 38199, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3483939
Fax +971-4-3483223
Email info@kingsdubai.com
Website www.kingsdubai.com
School fees structure 33,441-53,695 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 7,500 - 14,100 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 56 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 24 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 34 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
outstanding outstanding outstanding outstanding

Kings School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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Kings School Dubai tuition fee structure and general information
Grade/Year Group FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014 33,441 33,441 42,168 42,168 42,168 42,168 50,892 50,892 53,695 53,695          
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 33,441 33,441 42,168 42,168 42,168 42,168 50,892 50,892              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 30,680 30,680 38,686 38,686 38,686 38,686 46,690 46,690              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 35,284 30,680 38,686 38,686 38,686 38,686 46,690 53,694                                                               
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 30,680 30,680 38,686 38,686 38,686 38,686 46,690 46,690              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 26,680                                                       40,600              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 26,680             40,600              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 23,000             35,000              
  • Bus transportation - Kings' Dubai does not offer bus services for students.
  • 2013-2014 admission registration fee AED 150 (non-refundable), application fee AED 500 (non-refundable), new student registration deposit 25% of annual tuition fee (if place is offered), returning students re-registration deposit 10% of tuition fees. Deposits are deducted from first term fee payment.
  • 2012-2013 fees increased 9% from 2010-2012 (earlier information was a possible increase of 18%), made up of 6% from "Outstanding" rating by the KHDA for 2011-2012, and 3% due to building expansion (refunded or delayed until 2013-2014 if new building not completed by September 2012). Registration deposit 25% of annual fees for new students, re-registration deposit 10% for returning students.
  • 2011-2012 - registration fee AED 500, deposit to secure place AED 3,000, annual deposit for continuing students AED 1,000. No bus transport provided by Kings' School.
  • 2010-2011 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com. Fees estimated as AED 35,284-53,694 based on report that Kings School was rated "Outstanding" and permitted to increase fees by 15% again for 2010-2011. Update: assumed to be unchanged from 2009-2010 due to KHDA fee freeze.
  • 2009-2010 fees information not supplied, figures in italics are estimates only, and unconfirmed. Based on assuming a 15% increase allowed as a result of the "Outstanding" rating for 2008-2009, i.e. 2009-2010 fees are AED 30,682-46,690.
  • Kings School Dubai is a primary school only, although expanded to Years 7-8 in 2013.
  • Additional email address supplied as announcements@kings.com for the Kings' Communicator but that appears to be an error (unless you want information about tickets to NBA basketball games in the USA), should probably be announcements@kingsdubai.com (but not confirmed).
  • King's Dubai schools are owned or operated by Kings Education or Kings Holding group, a joint venture between ANC Holdings and Zabeel Investments or Capital.
  • Location is on Street 17, Umm Suqeim 3 community (near Umm Al Sheif community), Jumeirah district. Near the Burj Al Arab hotel.
Teaching jobs and careers at Kings Dubai
  • See website for current vacancies recruitment list (Home > Menu > Careers).
  • Download and complete job application available online (.doc document), complete and send with a letter of application to careers@kingsdubai.com or fax +971-4-348 3223.
  • As Kings Dubai is regarded as one of the better UK curriculum schools in Dubai, it is likely that teachers need to be UK nationals, or at least have UK teaching qualifications and several years of teaching experience in a British curriculum school.
  • Salaries and benefits information not provided but it is probably one of the better ones in Dubai with a good salary and accomodation included for expat staff.
08 June 2012
  • Fee increase according to newsletter to parents of 9% for 2012-2013 made up of 6% for getting an "Outstanding" rating and 3% for building expansion, not 18% after all. Phew!
  • The previously mentioned Emirates 24-7 report is no longer available online (leaving one somewhat suspicious about how careful the reporter was about getting their original story correct), but a new report said "Kings Dubai, one of the city's top 'oustanding' schools has notified parents about an "approved" 9 per cent fee increase - just days after it had announced an 18 per cent hike from September, 2012."
  • The National also mentioned the 18% increase, saying Kings Dubai, a school rated outstanding, told parents it had applied for an 18 per cent increase, citing infrastructure expansion. It was granted an increase of 9 per cent. Unknown if they had independent information or were referring to the original report in Emirates 24-7.
24 May 2012
  • Kings School will increase fees by 18% for 2012-2013 according to an Emirates 24-7 report (headed "Kings Dubai Hikes Fee By 18 Per Cent Is Your School Next"). Made up of 12% for building expansion and 6% for getting an "Outstanding" rating from the KHDA?
  • The report said Kings' Dubai, Dubai's one of the most prestigious schools, has announced a fee hike of 18 per cent starting this September ... and quoted the school registrar (or someone from the school?) as saying "Yes, we have hiked the school fee by 6 per cent as we are an outstanding school ... Yes, there is another 12 per cent hike," apparently referring to the building expansion.
15 May 2012
  • New headteacher, Alison Wilkinson, started September 2011? Previously she was Primary Headteacher of Wellington International School in Dubai, from 2005-2011. Previous head teacher of Kings Dubai was Debbie Watson.
  • Expansion plans include an additional multipurpose sports field, athletics track, multipurpose court, library, cafe, drama studio, music room. Completion expected by September 2012.
30 October 2009
  • Kings School Dubai was apparently rated "Outstanding" by the DSIB (KHDA school inspection agency) for a second year running, according to a report in The National newspaper.
  • Kings Dubai inspection dates 26-29 October 2009?
06 September 2008
  • Also called "The Kings' School" but listed on Ministry of Education website as "Kings Institute".
  • New headteacher is Deborah Suzanne Watson. Previous head teacher was Kevin Stedman (who is now Chief Education Officer for Kings' Education - the owner of King's School, and the upcoming Kings' College Dubai).
  • KS is a Member of the British Schools Middle East (BSME).
  • Fees for 2006-2007 were AED 23,000-35,000 per annum. Fees for 2007-2008 were AED 26,680-40,600 pa. Fees unchanged for 2008-2009 according to KHDA (no increase requested, fees increased 16% for 2007-2008).
Schools in or near Umm Suqeim 3 close to Kings School Dubai
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Emirates International School Jumeirah   1991   +971-4-3489804   K-12  UK, US IB Diploma, IGCSE 30,140-63,870  EISJ comments 
Horizon International School Dubai   September 2008   +971-4-3483314   K-10  UK 30,450-70,790  HISD comments 
Kids First Medical Center      +971-4-3485437     Support Services Special Needs   
Wellington International School   September 2005   +971-4-3484999   K-12  UK IB, AS / A-level, I/GCSE 35,244-76,675   

 

Last update 29 March 2014
General comments - might not apply to Kings School Dubai
  • 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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