Message from our Headteacher
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to DESS, where we aim to be the home of irresistible learning.
Catherine Dando, Headteacher
We are also very proud to be the oldest British school in The United Arab Emirates, established in 1963 by Sheikh Rashid, former Ruler of Dubai. The school is a not-for profit establishment administered by a Board of Governors and as such there is generous reinvestment in the school on both a long term and short term basis. This has ensured that the facilities in the school are excellent and we continue to make improvements. We enjoy an excellent reputation which we continually strive to ensure that we deserve. Academic success is important but we believe in the development of creative thinkers, problem solvers and children who know how to learn in an environment of mutual respect, enthusiasm and commitment. The children are given a wide range of opportunities to have as many irresistible learning experiences as possible in order that the whole child is developed.
We believe in success for all not just academically but in the many other areas of a child’s development. We provide a wide range of extra curricular provision, which includes a variety of cross curricular opportunities, sports and performing arts. Our excellent standards in teaching and learning are evidence of the commitment of all our highly dedicated staff to achieving the best standards in all areas of school life for all our children. We invite you to visit our awesome school and experience the unique atmosphere and spirit that is here.
B.Ed (Hons) and N.P.Q.H