KHDA reveals top 20 private schools for 2023

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The inspection results have been released ahead of the re-registration window for Dubai private schools 

Dubai, April 03, 2023: More than three quarters (77 per cent) of students in Dubai attend private schools rated Good or better, compared to 70 per cent during the last full inspection cycle during the 2018-19 academic year, says inspection results released by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). 

The release of inspection results coincides with school re-enrolment deadlines for the next academic year, enabling parents to make informed decisions. 

A total of 199 schools were inspected during the latest round of inspections, including six schools that were inspected for the first time. Twenty schools were rated Outstanding; 39 Very Good; and 84 Good. Twenty-five schools improved their ratings, with 39,795 students benefitting from the positive change.  

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA said: “Private schools in Dubai are known for their commitment to quality and continuous improvement. This year’s results show that thousands more students have access to better quality teaching and learning, a sign of the dedication and expertise of teachers and school leaders.” 

Emirati students have also benefitted from the improvement in school ratings. Seventy-six per cent of Emirati students (22,876) now attend a private school rated ‘Good’ or ‘Better’, compared to 70 per cent in the 2018-19 academic year. 

Fatma Belrehif, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau said: “We’re pleased to see that schools in Dubai have continued their improvement journey. We will continue working with the school community and parents to ensure that all students benefit from the high standard of education offered by Dubai’s private schools.” 

Customised parent summary reports and detailed inspection reports for each school are available on the KHDA website. 

Key findings: 

199 private schools inspected 

244,868 students (77 per cent) attend Dubai private schools rated Good or better 

25 schools improved in ratings 

Six schools inspected for the first time 

76 per cent of Emirati students enrolled in schools rated Good or better