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Safa School in Dubai

School name Safa School
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC FS KS1 KS2
Head of school Jane Knight (Headteacher, Principal)
Executive body or owner
Date founded September 2004
Number of students (approx) 300
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Quoz 1, Al Hadiqa Rd - location map
Postal address PO Box 71091, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3884300
Fax +971-4-3884955
Email school@safaschooldubai.com
Website www.safaschooldubai.com
School fees structure 23,387-45,847 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 5,300 - 12,000 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 58 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 22 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 12 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good acceptable acceptable acceptable

Safa School admissions, reviews, notes

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Al Safa Private School in Dubai, Al Safa Primary School (ASPS, SPS) tuition fees, general information
Grade/Year FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015 23,387 34,705 34,705 34,705 34,705 34,705 34,705 34,705 41,645 45,847        
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014 22,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 39,000 46,000        
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 21,456 31,839 31,839 31,839 31,839 31,839 31,839 31,839            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 21,000             31,000            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 20,832 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 20,832 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912 30,912                                                                        
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 20,010             29,580            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 17,250             25,500            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 18,000             27,000            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2005-2006 15,000             22,500            
  • 2014-2015 fees not confirmed (not clear from supplied information if for 2013-2014 or 2014-2015), medical fee AED 1,200, communication fee AED 200.
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com. Figures in italics are estimates only and not confirmed (source unknown). Admission or registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Uniform, transport, book costs and charges not supplied. Safa School offers classes for grades KG1 or FS1 to Year 6 or 7 (Key Stage 3), possibly Grade 8 - advertisements seen in Jan 2014 say registrations open for KG-Grade 8 for 2014-2015 academic year.
  • 2011-2012 detailed fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • Fees information in italics not confirmed. Fees for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 not supplied. KHDA lists those amounts as fees for 2007-2008 which might be a typo.
  • New location in Al Quoz area on Al Hadiqa St (Meydan Rd) between Sheikh Zayed Rd and Al Khail Road. Previously the building was the location of Dubai First School (now closed). Previous site for Safa Dubai school was in Al Safa 1, Jumeirah, which was taken over by the The Universal Academy of Excellence in Dubai, then renamed as the Oasis International School Dubai.
Safa Community School in Al Barsha South 3
  • Update: name changed to Safa Community School, see that page for admission and fees information and contact details.
  • 29 Aug 2013 - Safa British Academy in Dubailand is a new school development by Al Safa Private School in partnership with Dubai Properties Group (DPG). Opening date planned for September 2014. Announced on 29 Aug 2013 (press release).
  • Safa Private School on Meydan Rd is the enrolment center for registrations at the new Al Safa British Academy. Contact number is tel +971-4-3884300.
Safa School Dubai teaching jobs and vacancies
  • Email CV and application letter to school@safaschooldubai.com for teaching posts. Applicants must have attested teaching certificate and qualification.
  • See the Employment or Careers section on the Safa School website for details of latest vacancies. Teaching jobs for 2014-2015 advertised in January 2014. Closing date for applications, pay scale and benefits package not provided.
Safa School Dubai calendar, term dates, holidays 2013-2014
  Term 1 - Autumn Term Term 2 - Spring Term Term 3 - Summer Term
First day of term 03 Sep 2013, Tue 05 Jan 2014, Sun 20 Apr 2014, Sun
Half-term holiday 11-19 Oct 2013, Fri-Sat 14-22 Feb 2014, Fri-Sat no mid-term holiday
Last day of term 19 Dec 2013, Thu 03 Apr 2014, Thu 26 Jun 2014, Thu
Other Safa schools and nurseries
  • Unknown if Safa Nurseries Group preschools are related to the Safa Private School, but they are: the Safa Kindergarten Dubai, and the Safa Nursery Dubai.
  • Not related to Al Safa High School, a public boys school in the Al Wasl area of Dubai.
06 January 2013
  • Fees increased for 2014-2015? Fee schedule not supplied.
20 September 2012
  • Safa School relocated from Al Safa to Al Quoz district in Dubai. New location map and contact details updated - new telephone +971-4-388 4300, fax +971-4-388 4955.
  • Previous information was tel +971-4-3947879, fax +971-4-3947723, location Al Safa 1 (some sources said Al Safa 2), Jumeirah.
  • Safa School Facebook page at facebook.com/Safaschooldxb.
03 March 2012 review
  • Safa School moving to new location (larger campus) on Meydan St (Al Hadiqi St or Al Hadiqa Rd) for September 2012. New facilities will include auditorium, gymnasium, swimming pool (25m, temperature controlled), football pitch (astroturf), library, science labs, computer rooms etc.
28 September 2008 review
  • Fees updated - school website says AED 17,250-25,500 for 2007-2008 but KHDA information is that a 16% increase was approved for 2008-2009 (a 20% increase was applied for), so above figure is an estimate based on increase being implemented.
  • Might not be correct though - school website might have a typo, and KHDA says 2007-2008 fees were 15,000-22,500 but that's probably out of date.
18 October 2006 review
  • Also referred to as "Al Safa Private School", "Al Safa School", or "Al Safa Pvt School".
  • Safa School is a sister school to the Horizon primary school, Safa School opened in September 2004 on the old Horizon School premises.
  • Both Safa and Horizon schools have a generally good reputation although, as with most schools, there's always a few negative comments floating around. Possibly connected with them being "for-profit" institutions.
  • Fees for 2005-2006 are AED 15,000-22,500 per year, possibly up to 18,000-27,000 for 2006-2007.
  • Safa School seemed to get caught up in some trouble with the Horizon School and the Dubai Education Zone (DEZ) in April 2005 with registration and ownership issues. See forum topic for discussion.
  • Another email given as shschool@safahorizon.ae. Domain www.safahorizon.ae has no website, www.safaschool.com appears in search results but has no website and the domain appears to have nothing to do with Safa School in Dubai.

Schools in the same area as Safa School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Juventus Soccer School Dubai   September 2013   +971-4-3886888     Italian Football, Bianconeri teaching method 2,100-9,900   
The Oasis School Dubai   October 2012   +971-4-3881388   K-12  UK EYFS, NC, Cambridge, Edexcel 35,244-65,874  TOSD reviews 


Last update 29 March 2014
General comments - might not apply to Safa School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. 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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