Dubai’s Jumeirah Park residential development will soon be home to a brand new, state of the art British school, The Dubai British School Jumeirah Park (DBSJP). Set to open its doors in Sept 2015, the new school is part of the prestigious Taaleem group, one of the largest education providers in the UAE. The school, ideally located in the heart of Jumeirah Park, will be easily accessible for residents of several neighboring communities like Emirates living, Jumeirah Village, Dubai Marina, JLT, and Dubailand. The Dubai British School Jumeirah Park will be offering The National Curriculum for England for Years 1 to 6 in its first year of opening, with provision for higher grades from 2016 onwards.
Speaking about the facilities and quality of infrastructure, Mrs Heather Mann, the Principal of DBSJP said, “The school is unique in many ways; it has been designed to the highest specifications with the 21st century learning needs of students in mind. The facilities are second to none, and include a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre; large, light and airy classrooms; a competition 8-lane swimming pool with training pool; shaded outdoor learning spaces and a food technology room with professional-standard kitchen.”
“The quality of the building and facilities are matched by the quality and experience of the staff”, The faculty will be highly experienced and talented with international expertise in The National Curriculum for England (NCfE), with the majority of teachers coming from the United Kingdom” said Mrs Mann, who also takes pride in the schools ethos and educational philosophy of offering academic excellence with true multicultural understanding.
“Our multi-cultural environment will offer an exceptional combination of the best of a well-rounded British education delivered within a truly international community, enriched by a variety of cultures that characterize our increasingly connected world” she said.
Some salient features of Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
Classes: Years 1 to 13* (Key Stages 1 to 5). Foundation classes 1 and 2 for children aged 3 to 5 are offered at their feeder school Dubai British Foundation in Jumeirah Islands, just a short drive from DBSJP. DBSJP will be offering classes for Years 1 to 6 for the academic year 2015-16 with provision for higher grades from 2016 onwards.
Extra-curricular Activities: Students at DBSJP will have access to a broad range of activities from sports to academic interests and a variety of clubs and community initiatives.
Facilities: In line with their philosophy of offering well rounded British education, the DBSJP plans to have dedicated learning environments for different activities. Facilities at the school include:
• Modern, Spacious Classrooms
• Language Rooms
• Learning and Language Support Rooms
• Science Laboratory
• Food Technology
• Radio Station
• Design & Technology Laboratory
• Dance and Drama Rooms
• Art Rooms
• ICT Suites
• Primary and Secondary Libraries
• 500-seater Auditorium
• Indoor Swimming Pool and Training Pool
• Multi-purpose Sports Halls
• Exercise Room
• Football Pitches
• Multi-purpose Court
• Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas
• Music/Recording and Music Practice Rooms
• Tennis Courts
Languages offered at school
English will be the Language of Instruction. It is planned that all students will have the opportunity to study different languages including Arabic.
Assessments and reporting
The school plans to evaluate its pupils through continuous assessments that occur regularly at the end of units of work, as well as at the end of each term and academic year.
Parents have continuous access to the student recognition and reward system and will be kept informed of important information via the Six-Delta Communicator. Parents will also receive detailed written reports three times a year. Parent consultation evenings will take place each term alongside student–led conferences where pupil targets are discussed.
Parent Communication and Support
DBSJP firmly believes that parent-school communication is vital for building an effective partnership. Most parents are eager to know about their child’s learning and performance in school from time to time. Dubai British School Jumeirah Park plans to address this need by interacting with parents on a regular basis through various channels of communication.
- The school’s monthly newsletter, social media and website will be used to communicate information to parents.
- Teachers will also email parents to inform them of up and coming events.
- At the start of each half term, curriculum information will be sent home for parents to support their child’s learning.
- Curriculum workshops and information meetings will be hosted for parents to help them understand how the school operates.
- The school will also have an inclusive parent group that will be actively involved in events and school activities. The forum provides families a great opportunity to get to know each other and offer mutual support.
- For families new to Dubai, the school will offer a well thought-out nurturing programme of induction that allows students and their families to make a smooth start at school.
If you would like to enrol your child to Dubai British School Jumeirah Park for the September 2015 academic year, you may apply for admissions now.
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park’s Admissions Office is currently located at their feeder school Dubai British Foundation in Jumeirah Islands, Dubai. Parents can visit the admissions office anytime between 8am to 4pm, Sunday to Thursday or by appointment outside of these times.
For more information, parents can contact the school’s Director of Admissions, Mrs Dawn Rennie, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 (0)4 552 0247.
Parents can also apply online via their website www.dubaibritishschooljp.ae.