We are very fortunate to have modern, up-to-date facilities in all areas of the school and our sports facilities are no exception. As the Primary and Secondary schools share the same campus, many of the sports facilities are also shared between the two schools.
Swimming is an important part of the curriculum throughout JESS and our 25m, nine-lane shaded and temperature controlled swimming pool, complete with seating & changing facilities, is used extensively both during and outside the school day for lessons, swim squad practice and galas. In addition, the 10m x 15m temperature-controlled training pool allows the younger, less confident swimmers to learn the basics in a safe and fun environment.
Netball and Tennis Courts
Our outdoor ‘court’ area can be used either as four tennis courts or as three netball courts.
We are pleased to be able to boast one of the largest, grassed school sports fields in Dubai – one which is often used by visiting rugby 7s teams for practice. It can be used for either two training football pitches or one full-size match field and, as it is floodlit, is often used well into the evenings. It is also popular amongst our older students who use it at break times, together with the adjoining play area, to work off some energy!
To ensure that sports continue through the whole year, even in the very hot months, we have extensive indoor air-conditioned sports facilities, including:
• A double (1000sq metre) sports hall, used for a variety of activities including netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball, trampolining and gymnastics to name but a few.
• A multi-purpose, fully equipped PE studio which enables our younger pupils to experience a wide variety of sports activities and games during their lessons, and is the venue for dance and movement classes.
Surrounding the Primary school building are two dedicated play areas – one for Foundation pupils and one for the Key Stage One pupils. Adjacent to the sports field is a further play area designed for the older Primary pupils. Each of these play areas provide a range of equipment and resources of the highest standard.