Jebel Ali Primary School was founded in 1977 and is now one of the oldest schools in Dubai. Teaching the British Curriculum, this independent school has a reputation for being really excellent but sadly missed the KHDA ‘outstanding’ rating this time round. This needn’t alarm anyone however, JAPS is a really superb school and all parents with kids here simply rave about the friendly school community and ethos – even the fact that it is not exactly conveniently located isn’t enough to deter mamas from driving across Dubai for drop off and pick up which surely speaks volumes. According to the ‘which school advisor’ survey, JAPS records the highest satisfaction levels and is almost uniformly recommended by parents who pay fees here. Naturally therefore, this is another school that is fairly difficult to secure a place at!
The level of teaching here is outstanding and the pupils have been noted as being exceptional in behavior and attitude according to the KHDA report. There is excellent support available for all students and particularly those with educational difficulties and a superb leadership throughout the school that promoted an inspiring learning environment.
The school acts as a feeder to some of Dubai’s most well known and established secondary schools including Dubai College, English College and Jumeirah College.
The school runs as a not for profit organisation. Tuition fees are in the range of AED 36,000 plus per year. There is also a registration fee of AED 2000 of which AED 1750 is credited against the first terms fees and a Medical Fee of AED 200 as all new students are required to undergo a medical when starting here.