Revealed : These are the best Indian schools in Dubai

Seven Indian schools in Dubai have improved their overall performance during the academic year 2015-2016, the latest Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) inspection results of Indian schools in Dubai revealed.

According to the overall inspection results, Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have been showing significant improvements in performance.

Outstanding schools

Of the 29 Indian curriculum schools inspected in Dubai, two have been rated outstanding, three very good, 11 good, 11 acceptable and two were found to be weak.

GEMS Modern Academy and The Indian High School are the only two schools in the report who’ve been given an outstanding rating for the fifth consecutive time. Three schools – Delhi Private School, GEMS Our Own English High School, and the Millennium School have shown considerable improvement and are now in the ‘Very Good’ category.

Complete List of Schools


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NOTE : Three schools, which opened in the last two years, were not inspected this year.

Indian curriculum schools in Dubai, at a glance

Rating levels defined

Key findings

A total of seven schools have improved their overall rating compared to last year; with three schools moving from good to very good while four schools improved from acceptable to good. None of the Indian curriculum schools declined in their overall judgements.

Eligible to increase fee

GEMS Modern Academy and The Indian High School are now eligible to increase their fees by 6.42 per cent after receiving an ‘outstanding’ rating — based on the new Education Cost Index (ECI), which has risen from 2.92 per cent last year to 3.21 per cent.

Based on the new ECI, schools rated ‘outstanding’ in the next inspection results — due in April or May — can increase their fees by 6.42 per cent (double the ECI).

Schools rated ‘very good’ can increase their fees by 5.62 per cent (1.75 per cent of the ECI), schools rated ‘good’ can increase their fees by 4.82 per cent (1.5 per cent of the ECI), while schools rated ‘acceptable’ or ‘unacceptable’ can increase their fees by 3.21 per cent.

The ECI is calculated annually by the Dubai Statistics Centre, which takes into account the consumer price index and school operation costs, including remuneration, rent and utilities.