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Dubai English Speaking College (DES)

Dubai English Speaking College is part of the oldest British school in Dubai; Dubai English Speaking School (DESS).
Our secondary school was established in 2005 (originally located at the Oud Metha site of DESS) to meet the needs of our parents and their children requiring continuing British education up to Y13. Our long proud history together is traced back through the roots of DESS.

 



Under Founding Headteacher, Peter Daly, DESC opened with just 35 Year 7 students and has grown gradually. The College is now thriving with over 1100 students in Years 7 to 13, has an excellent reputation and, together with DESS, numbers in the region of 2000 students.

In 2011, Andrew Gibbs was appointed Headteacher during which time the College has doubled in size and been rated “Outstanding” by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, for the past three successive years. In 2014, following Mr Gibbs’ appointment as the first Principal of DESSC (DESS and DESC), Chris Vizzard (previously Deputy Headteacher) became Headteacher.


The modern spacious facilities are located in Academic City and were officially opened in February 2007 by The Duchess of Cornwall and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai. (Pictured left being greeted by DESSC students, with Peter Daly and David May (the then respective Headteacher and Chair of Governors))

The College is open for prospective parents to take a tour of the site, as well as meet senior staff, teachers and students. Tours take place twice weekly throughout most of the academic year. See here for schedule and booking arrangements.

Academic Year 2015/16

Applications for Year 7 click here

Applications for Year 8  click here

Applications for Year 9 – click here

Applications for Year 10 – click here

Applications for Year 11 are not accepted.

Sixth Form information – click here

Current Academic Year 2014/15

If you wish to apply for a place in Term 2 or Term 3 in the current academic year (2014/15), please note we are only able to accept overseas applications at this stage.

 

See below for more information about who to contact:

Mrs Debbie Boorman: provides Pastoral Support for our House system and is the first point of contact for issues you have with any aspect of your child’s education. The link between Parents, Heads of House and Tutors.

04 3604866 extn 236 pastoralsupport@descdubai.com

 

Mrs. Gayle Porter: our Bus Co-Ordinator, who will assist with any issues relating to the College bus service.

04 3604866 extn 209 buscoordinator@descdubai.com

 

Mrs. Tricia Johnson: Our Exams Officer and responsible for all issues relating to Public Examinations (GCSE or GCE) at DESC

04 3604866 extn 205 exams@descdubai.com

 

Mrs. Christine Dunne; Provides administrative support to the Sixth Form Office and is the first point of contact for Miss Dave, Head of Year 12 and for Mrs. McAuley, Head of Y13

04 3604866 extn 230 sixthformsupport@descdubai.com

 

Mrs. Tina Skerrit; Please use this email address for any other issues that are not covered by the other specified personnel, including contacting the Headteacher.

04 3604866 extn 210 secondarypa@descdubai.com

For further information about our Admissions Procedures, Policy and Age-Specific Requirements – please click here

To contact our Admissions Department:

Mrs. Claire Poole: our Registrar. She is responsible for all matters in connection with student admissions and student registration with the KHDA.

04 3604866 extn 203 registrar@descdubai.com

 

Mrs. Sandy Young: Assists in all matters in connection with student admissions and student registration with the KHDA.

04 3604866 extn 252 assistantregistrar@descdubai.com

 

Dubai English Speaking College (DES)
P. O. Box 2002
Dubai

UAE Founded as an extension of DESS Primary (est. 1976) in September 2005
Eventually 600 students, aged 11 - 18
UK Curriculum,

Email: admin@descdubai.com
Website: http: //www.descdubai.com/

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Dubai English Speaking College (DES)

Dubai English Speaking College (DES)
P. O. Box 2002
Dubai

admin@descdubai.com
http: //www.descdubai.com/