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KHDA names six outstanding schools in Dubai

Six private and public schools in Dubai ranked as outstanding in latest KHDA report

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GEMS Wellington International School was one of six schools identified as outstanding.

Dubai: Dubai's education authority has ranked six out of the total 136 private schools in Dubai as outstanding, based on their inspections of the schools in the academic year 2010-11.

The private schools ranked outstanding for 2010-11 by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) are: Dubai College, Jumeirah College, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Jumeirah Primary School, GEMS Wellington International School, Kings Dubai School.

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The KHDA also ranked six public schools as outstanding: Al Bara'ah Kindergarten, Al Manhal Kindergarten, Al Nokhbah Model School, Al Qeyam Model School, Childhood Development Centre, Kindergarten; Umm Seqeim Primary School.

The complete list of private school rankings based on the inspection of the schools by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) at KHDA between October 2010 and April 2011, will be released on Tuesday morning and can be viewed on, while the full report for public schools is yet to be released.

"Almost 44 per cent of the children in Dubai's private schools, 82,360 out of 187,950 children, are now going to schools rated good or outstanding, which shows a significant improvement in the city's education landscape," Dr  Abdullah Al Karam, Director-General of the KHDA said on Monday while announcing the results.

"As compared to last year, 20,000 more children are now at schools rated good or outstanding." As many as 19 schools improved their rankings from last year. Embedding of a culture of inspections of schools and improved cooperation of educators led to this improvement, he said.

Of all the private schools surveyed, the DSIB rated six schools as outstanding; 49 schools as good; 65 schools as acceptable and 16 schools as unsatisfactory.

Announcing this year's results, DSIB Chief Jameela Al Muhairi, said: "We can see a trend towards a healthier education system which is providing a better education for the children of Dubai. Parents are using our data to make choices about where their child should be educated."