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School of Research Science in Dubai

School name School of Research Science
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Islamic, UK
Qualifications or Courses A, AS-level, IGCSE, GCSE
Head of school Nan Billingham (Principal)
Executive body or owner Ms Najla Al Shamsi
Date founded 1998
Number of students (approx) 1,600
Number of staff (approx) 140
School area, location map Al Ghusais 1 (old), Al Warqa 4 (new) - location map
Postal address PO Box 57442, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-6011011
Fax +971-4-2988773
Email tssrs@emirates.net.ae
Website www.srsdubai.ae (new window)
School fees structure 27,588-51,790 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 6,200 - 13,600 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 176 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 49 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 87 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable good good good

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The School of Research Science Dubai (SRS, SRSD) fee schedule and general information

Not to be confused with the International School of Creative Science in Sharjah (unrelated to SRS Dubai).

SRS is not a school of scientific research or any similar specialist university or college level school. It is a K-12 British curriculum Islamic school for Emirati and expat Arab students, and not really for non-Muslim western students. Founder's message says "As an Arabic/Islamic school, it is implicit that our curriculum is concerned with preserving the heritage of our culture, its language, its literature, history and especially its Islamic tradition."

Year group FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015 27,588 29,280 30,347 30,347 33,792 33,792 33,792 37,306 40,817 44,491 44,491 44,491 47,150 51,790
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 22,900 24,400 25,289 25,289 28,160 28,160 28,160 31,088 34,014 37,076 37,076 37,076 39,292 43,158
  • 2014-2015 registration and admission fees not provided. Book charges AED 1,200-2,300.
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed.
  • 2009-2010 admission, registration, tuition fees information not supplied.
  • 2008-2009 fee range is AED 19,600-36,800 according to SRS information but no record found for SRS in KHDA list of fee increase requests from schools.
  • 2007-2008 fee range AED 17,000-32,000.
  • Location (old, until Jun 2014) is Baghdad St, Al Ghusais School Zone, Al Ghusais 1 (Al Qusais), opposite HCT Dubai Women's College.
  • Location (new, from Sep 2014) is corner of Nouakchott St and Tripoli St, Al Warqa 4 (Al Warqaa, Al Warqa'a). Behind Mushrif Park in Mirdif (Mirdiff).
  • Location map shows markers for old location (A) and new location (B). See also SRS Al Warqa location map.
School of Research Science teaching jobs and careers
  • For employment opportunities, see the SRS website for updated list of positions available (Home > Visit Us > Vacancies). Positions also advertised in the TES.
  • Interviews are held in January-February in London, UK for the academic year starting in September, but some positions might still be vacant after that. Send CV and application letter to recruitment@srs.ae.
12 June 2014
  • SRS has two postal addresses according to SRS information: PO Box 27463 Dubai, and PO Box 57442 Dubai, UAE. Only PO Box 27463 is valid according to the UAE Yellow Pages.
  • Email addresses (updated or additional) are infoprimary@srs.ae for SRS primary section, and infosecondary@srs.ae for SRS secondary section.
  • SRS is relocating to new campus in Al Warqa for start of 2014-2015 academic year. New buildings capacity up to 2,000 students? Old school campus in Al Qusais is opening in September 2014 as a new school - the Capital British School in Dubai, but at present has the old SRS telephone number.
  • Contact details updated. New tel number is +971-4-6011011 (old one +971-4-2988772). Fax number unchanged: +971-4-2988773.
28 October 2013
  • Head's name updated to Nan Billingham, started September 2010, previously a consultant for Cambridge Education in the UK. Previous head was Ms Jennifer Rickard from 2006-2010, moved to Ruskin Education in Abu Dhabi as a consultant.
14 April 2009
  • Head of Primary School changed to Mr Stephen Morgan.
03 September 2008
  • Fees updated from SRS website. Presumed to be current - KHDA has no record of request for fees increase for 08-09. Previous fee schedule was AED 17,000-32,000.
  • Head of Primary School is Mr Colin Dyson.
  • Head of Secondary School is Mr David Walsh.
18 October 2006 review (updated supplied by SRS)
  • School Principal now Mrs Jennifer Rickard.
  • SRS now at one site - purpose built campus completed late 2005.
  • Male and female teachers not only talk to each other but teach, train and present workshops together (previous information about segregation incorrect or out of date).
  • Correct web address is www.srsdubai.ae
14 September 2006 review
  • School also referred to as "The School of Research Science" or "The Secondary School of Research Science". PO Box 57442 (previously PO Box 27463). Tel +971-4-2988772 and fax +971-4-2988773 listed on website (previous information was tel +971-4-2988776 - is now Primary School telephone number - and fax +971-4-2988772).
  • Listed on MoE (Ministry of Education) website as "Science Research (Branch)" and "Science Research Private School".
08 August 2006 review
  • School is split in two sites - primary and secondary. Tel +971-4-2988772, fax +971-4-2988773 and email tisrs@emirates.net.ae for the primary section.
  • Caters more for Emirati/Arab students than western students.
  • Western teachers may find the restrictions unsettling (apparently male and female teachers should not talk to each other, etc).
  • Teacher salaries were quite good when it first opened but an unexpected pay cut disillusioned many teachers.
  • Previous heads Mrs Angela Hartill and Mr Micheal Henry.
  • Domain name www.srsdubai.com is now a web design company


Last update 14 June 2014
General comments - might not apply to School of Research Science
  • 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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