UAE's best schools honoured

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Dubai English Speaking College and Dubai English Speaking School have been recognised as the best schools in the UAE.

The institutions walked away with the top honour at the SchoolsCompared.com Top Schools awards for 2019.

Twenty-one awards were handed out in celebration of excellence in the UAE education sector. 

The award for the best Indian curriculum school went to GEMS Modern Academy while British School Al Khubairat was awarded for being the best British curriculum school of the year.

Raha International won the top honour its IB programme, while the winner of Best American curriculum was the American School of Dubai.

HERE ARE THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:

Outstanding contribution to education in the UAE: Dr Abdulla Al Karam

British curriculum school of the year

Winner: British School Al Khubairat
Finalists
• Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) 
• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi 
• Dubai British School Emirate Hills 
• Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
• Jumeirah College

International Baccalaureate school of the year

Winner: Raha International

Finalists
• Dubai International Academy - Emirates Hills
• GEMS World Academy Dubai
• Greenfield Community School   
• Jumeira Baccalaureate School
• Uptown School

Best American curriculum school of the year

Winner: American School of Dubai
Finalists:
• Clarion School Dubai
• West Yas Academy Abu Dhabi

Indian curriculum school of the year

Winner: GEMS Modern Academy

Finalists: 
• Ambassador School and Kindergarten, Dubai
• Delhi Private School 
• The Indian High School (Senior Campus)
• The Millennium School

Arabic Blended curriculum school of the year

Winner: Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys

Finalists:
• American School of Creative Science, Dubai
• Next Generation School, Dubai
• School of Research Science 
• Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls 

IB Blended curriculum School of the Year

Winner: Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches

Finalists:
• American Community School of Abu Dhabi
• Deira International School Dubai Festival City
• GEMS Dubai American Academy
• Nord Anglia International School
• Repton School Dubai

Best Primary School

Winner: Dubai English Speaking School

Finalists:
• GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
• Horizon English School
• Jumeirah English Speaking School - Jumeirah
• Kings’ School Dubai 
• Victory Heights Primary School

Best Nursery

Winner: Aga Khan Early Learning Centre

Finalists:
• Children’s Oasis
• IDEA Early Learning Centre 
• Little Land Nursery 
• Yellow Brick Road Nursery 

Best post-16 education

Winner: British School Al Khubairat

Finalists:
• Dubai College
• Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)
• Jumeirah College 
• Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches
• Repton Dubai
• Sunmarke School

Best school for technical education

Winner: Dubai English Speaking College

Finalists:
• British School Al Khabairat (BSAK)
• GEMS Wellington Academy - Dubai Silicon Oasis
• Greenfield Community School
• Sunmarke School Dubai

Best new school

Winner: Safa Community School

Finalists:
• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi 
• Dubai Heights Academy
• Kent College
• Nord Anglia International School Dubai
• Ranches Primary School

Best school for music

Winner: Nord Anglia International School Dubai

Finalists:
• American School of Dubai  
• Brighton College Abu Dhabi 
• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi 
• GEMS Music Hub at GEMS World Academy 

Best school for theatre and the performing arts

Winner: Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi

Finalists:
• American School of Dubai   
• American Community School, Abu Dhabi 
• Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)
• Nord Anglia International School Dubai
• Raha International School Abu Dhabi

Best school for art

Winner: Brighton College Abu Dhabi

Finalists:
• British School Al Khabairat
• Nord Anglia International School
• Jumeira Baccalaureate School
• Jumeirah College
• Raha International School
• Springdales Dubai

Best school for sport

Winner: Dubai English Speaking College

Finalists:
• Dubai College
• British School Al Khubairat
• Jumeirah College (JC)
• Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) – Arabian Ranches

Best school for child progress and value add

Winner: Jumeirah College

Finalists:
• British School Al Khubairat (BSAK)
• Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) 
• Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) - Arabian Ranches
• Repton School Dubai  
• The English College

Award for outstanding use of technology

JOINT Winners: Fairgreen School and Jumeirah English Speaking School – Arabian Ranches

Finalists:
• GEMS Dubai American Academy
• Hartland
• Repton School - Abu Dhabi

Best international initiative

Winner: Riverston School Dubai

Finalists:
• Dubai English Speaking School (DESC) and Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
• Dubai International Academy - Emirates Hills
• Fairgreen International School  
• Nibras

School principal of the year, 2019

Winner: Sasha Crabb, Victory Heights

Finalists:
• Catherine Dando Dubai English Speaking School (DESS)
• Simon O’ Connor Jumeirah College
• Rachel Higgins GEMS Jumeirah Primary School 
• Mark Leppard MBE British School Al Khubairat (BSAK)

Best school in the UAE, 2019

Winner: DESC and DESS

Finalists:
• American School of Dubai
• Brighton College Abu Dhabi
• British School Al Khubairat (BSAK)
• Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi
• GEMS Modern Academy
• Jumeirah Primary School (JPS) and Jumeirah College (JC) [Joint nomination]
• Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Primary & Arabian Ranches [Joint nomination] 
• Raha International School
• Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys

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