DUBAI Ten schools in Dubai have improved their ratings while four have seen a downgrade in the latest round of inspections by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau.
One school - Uptown School - moved from ‘good’ to ‘very good’, eight from ‘acceptable’ to ‘good’ and one (Islamic School for Training and Education) from ‘weak’ to ‘acceptable’.
The acceptable schools that made it to the ‘good’ category are Dubai International Private School, Queen International School, International School of Arts & Sciences, Sheffield Private School, Brandenton Preparatory Acdemy, Apple International School, GEMS International School (Al Khail) and International Concept Education.
Three schools, on the other hand, saw their ratings drop from ‘acceptable’ to ‘weak’ this year. They include the Emirates English Speaking School, The Philippines School and the English Language Private School.
The rest of the schools have maintained the same rankings as last year. This means there are 16 ‘outstanding’ schools in Dubai. They are King’s School, which is the only school to have been rated ‘outstanding’ ever since inspections began, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah College, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai College, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, Jumeirah English Speaking School, GEMS Dubai American Academy, GEMS Modern Academy, The Indian High School, Dubai English Speaking Private College Repton School, Lycee Francaise International Georges Pompidou Primary, Dubai International Academy and GEMS Royal Dubai School.
Similarly, the 13 schools that have remained ‘very good’ since last year include Horizons English School, Jebel Ali School, Dubai English Speaking School, GEMS Wellington Primary School, Dubai British School, The School of Research Science, Dubai Private School, GEMS Our Own English High School, The Millennium School, Lycee Libanais Fancophone Prive, Deira International School, The Winchester School and GEMS Wellington Academy (Branch).
Fifty five other schools have remained ‘good’, 44 ‘acceptable’ and six ‘weak’ since last year.