Find the latest Dubai School Inspection results from the KHDA

The school inspection reports published by the KHDA provides a comprehensive review of Dubai’s Schools…

The purpose of the KHDA Dubai School Inspection Report is to evaluate the performance and standards of private schools in Dubai.

This information is designed to assist parents in working closely with schools, as partners in their children’s learning, to help facilitate school improvement. Each report gives an overview of the strengths, weaknesses and success stories of schools here.

What is the KHDA in Dubai?

Based on the government’s strategic plans, the KHDA was created to improve schools and other human resource sectors in Dubai. They aim to ensure quality and improve accessibility to education, learning and human development.

What is the Dubai School Inspections Bureau?

Since 2008, the Dubai School Inspections Bureau (DSIB), an arm of the KHDA, has been providing a comprehensive review of the performance of each school in Dubai.

Schools in Dubai are rated as:

  • Outstanding: an exceptionally high quality of performance or practice
  • Very good a high quality of performance or practice
  • Good: the expected level of quality for every school
  • Acceptable: the minimum level of acceptability required
  • Weak: quality not yet at the level acceptable

In our KHDA report updates, we have listed the schools rated Outstanding, Very Good and Good for your reference. The rest can be found directly on the KHDA website.

KHDA Outstanding Schools in Dubai




The private schools ranked ‘Outstanding’ for 2018 to 2019 by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) are:

  • GEMS Modern Academy
  • Kings School Dubai
  • Dubai British School
  • Dubai College
  • Dubai English Speaking College
  • GEMS Dubai American Academy
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
  • GEMS Royal Dubai School
  • GEMS Wellington International School
  • Jumeirah College
  • Jumeirah English Speaking School
  • Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou Primary Oud Metha
  • Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou School
  • Repton School

KHDA Very Good Schools in Dubai

The private schools ranked ‘Very Good’ for 2018 to 2019 by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) are:

  • Ambassador Kindergarten
  • Delhi Private School
  • GEMS Our Own English High School
  • The Indian High School
  • The Millenium School
  • Deira International School
  • Dubai English Speaking School
  • Dubai International Academy
  • Foremark School
  • GEMS Wellington Academy FZE
  • GEMS Wellington Primary School
  • GEMS World Academy
  • Horizons English School
  • Jebel Ali School
  • Jumeira Baccalaureate School
  • Jumeirah English Speaking School (Br)
  • Kings School Al Barsha
  • Lycee Francais International
  • Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive-Dubai
  • Nord Anglia International School
  • Raffles World Academy
  • Safa Community School
  • The School of Research Science
  • The Winchester School
  • Universal American School
  • Uptown School
  • Victory Heights Primary School



KHDA Good Schools in Dubai

The private schools ranked ‘Good’ for 2018 to 2019 by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) are:

  • Ambassador School
  • Amled School
  • Bilva Indian School
  • Credence High School
  • GEMS Heritage Indian School
  • GEMS New Millennium School L.L.C
  • GEMS Our Own Indian School
  • JSS International School L.L.C
  • JSS Private School L.L.C
  • Our Own High School
  • Primus Private School L.L.C
  • Springdales School L.L.C
  • The Indian Academy
  • The Indian High School
  • The Kindergarten Starters
  • Al Basateen Private Nursery
  • Al Basateen Private Nursery Hatta
  • Al Diyafah High School
  • Al Ittihad Private School (Br)
  • Al Khaleej National School
  • Al Mawakeb School – Al Barsha
  • Al Mawakeb School – Al Garhoud
  • Al Mizhar American Academy School
  • Al Rashid Al Saleh Private School
  • Al Salam Private School
  • American School of Dubai
  • Apple International School
  • Cambridge International School
  • Collegiate American School
  • Dar Al Marefa School
  • Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
  • Dubai Gem Private School
  • Dubai International Private School (Br)
  • Dubai National School
  • Dubai National School (Branch)
  • Dubai Scholars Private School
  • Emirates International Private School L.L.C
  • Emirates International School (Meadows)
  • GEMS FirstPoint School
  • GEMS International School – Al Khail
  • GEMS United School
  • GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail
  • German International School Dubai
  • GreenField Community School
  • Greenwood International School
  • Hartland International School
  • Himayah Kindergarten for Education – Karama
  • Horizon International School L.L.C
  • International Concept Education
  • International School of Arts & Sciences
  • Irianian Towheed Boys School
  • Japanese School
  • Kings School Nad Al Sheba
  • Mirdif American School
  • MSB Private School
  • Pristine Private School
  • Queen International School
  • Raffles International School – Um Suqeim South
  • Ranches Primary School
  • Regent International Private School
  • Russian International School
  • Safa British School
  • Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Islamic Institute
  • St. Mary Catholic High School
  • Star International School
  • Sunmarke School
  • The City School International Private
  • The English College Dubai
  • The Sheffield Private School
  • The Westminster School
  • United International Private School

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