11 new Dubai schools: What you need to know

With a growing student population in the emirate, the Dubai education authority has announced the opening of 11 new schools for the 2014-15 academic year.

Of the 11, eight will follow the UK curriculum, two of which will be combined with IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum.

Two will follow Indian curriculum and one, the Canadian system.

When Emirates 24|7 contacted the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in May, the total number of new schools stood at 8, now, three more have been added to that list.

The 11 schools are Credence High School, Bilva Indian School, Gems First Point - The Villa, Kings Nad Al Sheba, Kings Al Barsha, Ontario International Canadian School, Nord Anglia, International School, Gems Metropole, Safa Community School, Dovecote Green Primary and Capital School.

According to the stats provided by the KHDA, the total number of private schools in Dubai will be 169, and “over 243,700 students have enrolled in private schools for the 2014/15 academic year”.

The new schools have provided 23,000 student places.

“In line with Dubai’s rapid growth and demand for high-quality education, there will be 360,000 school seats available by the year 2020,” said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General KHDA.

“Over the next five years, KHDA, schools, parents and students will work together to support the education goals of the UAE’s national agenda and the initiatives of Expo 2020.”

In addition, KHDA has successfully introduced parent-school contracts to improve relationships, awareness and communication between schools, students and parents. Now in its second phase, the contracts have been introduced in 24 schools for 38,000 students. The contract is said to the first “reference guide for solving any misunderstandings”


The 11 new schools for Dubai

Name of school Area Contact Curriculum Fees Grades Capacity (seats)
Credence High School Al Quoz 4 0529858300 Indian Dh15,000 to Dh26,000 KG to Grade12 3,000
Bilva Indian School Al Qusais



Indian Dh12,000 and Dh19,000 KG1 to Grade 6 3,000
Gems First Point - The Villa The Villa



UK Dh38,000 to Dh55,000 FS1 to Year 8 2,500
Kings Nad Al Sheba Nad Al Sheba 043483939 UK/IB Dh 50,200 to Dh82,600 FS1 to Year 9 1,700
Kings Al Barsha Al Barsha 043483939 UK/IB Dh 50,200 to Dh82,600 FS1 to Year 9 1,800
Ontario International Canadian School Midriff



Canadian Dh40,000 to Dh66,750 PreK to Grade 6 900
Nord Anglia International School Al Barsha 043614330 (extn 201) UK Dh60,000 to Dh80,000 Nursery to Year 8 2,000
Gems Metropole Sports City



UK Dh33,000 to Dh44,000 FS1 to Year 8 2,500
Safa Community School Al Barsha 043884300 UK Dh47,000 to Dh65,000 FS1 to Year8 2,500
Dovecote Green Primary DIP 0564648707 UK Dh42,000 to Dh44,000 FS1 to Year1 536
Capital School Al Qusais 0526455110 UK Dh26,000 to Dh37,000 FS1 to Year6 2,500