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KHDA Inspection Report

Following our latest KHDA school inspection in March 2023, Dubai Heights Academy is proud to announce the inspection result of 'good' with several very good and outstanding features.

Some of the best rated features of Dubai Heights Academy from the 2023 report report include:

  • Students’ progress in English, mathematics and science across all phases
  • Students’ positive attitudes to school as well as their empathy and tolerance for others
  • The health, care, support and safety provided by the school to promote students’ welfare and wellbeing
  • The management, staffing, facilities, resources and effective partnerships with parents
  • The school’s inclusive culture and ethos enriches the learning experience of all students

We are delighted for the recognition that our quality of wellbeing provision and outcome is at a VERY HIGH LEVEL.

"Wellbeing is strong across the school. The school actively promotes personal development and encourages students to to look after themselves and others, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Students enjoy very positive relationships with their teachers. Students say that they feel happy, safe and connected to their school community. Staff wellbeing is also promoted so that morale is high, and staff say they feel valued. Parents are very happy about the school's support for their child’s welfare and wellbeing."

School Principal, Alison Lamb commented; "Thanks to our school community for all their efforts in securing a well deserved good KHDA rating after our first full inspection."

Our Board of Governors also expressed their delight at our inspection result.

"We are very proud of all students, staff and stakeholders involved in obtaining this fantastic result, we look forward to improving on the focus areas raised by the KHDA and exceeding our current rating in the future."
- Marc Ferreira, GM of Finance, Seven Tides

"The inspection report is a snapshot and recognises what a great school DHA is every day, day in, day out! I am looking forward to continuing to work with Alison, Rob, the senior leadership team & the Board to drive the strategic development of the school and build on what we have today."
- Jonathan Price, Former Principal / International Schools Director, Eteach

Read the full report here

BSO Inspection Report

In February of this year, Dubai Heights Academy was inspected by British Schools Overseas (BSO) for the very first time and we are pleased to share many stand out strengths; including:

  • Leaders and governors have a clear vision and are fully committed towards achieving excellence in all respects.
  • Strong senior leadership team, led by a highly experienced principal and vice principal, who are highly reflective and have taken effective action to ensure sustainable improvements over time.
  • The school promotes every aspect of a pupil’s development through a broad range of extra-curricular provision.
  • All pupils receive an outstanding level of care, guidance and support. • Inspirational design features of the schools’ accommodation and outdoor premises promotes learning beyond the classroom environment.
  • Students’ progress in English, mathematics and science across all phases, which is particularly strong for pupils with unique needs.
  • The school benefits from an excellent administrative and support team.
  • Robust systems are in place to support the development of teaching, assessment and learning
  • Partnerships with parents are highly effective and there is a welcoming community ethos.
  • Pupils enjoy many opportunities to hold positions of responsibility and take the initiative on whole school events.
  • Strong relationships at all levels enable new pupils to settle quickly into established classes.
  • Exemplary behaviour, high levels of empathy and respect towards others is evident across the school.

Read the full report here

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