Welcome Message

We take pride in being one of the longest standing and most trusted schools in Dubai, with a superb track record. We therefore have the confidence and ability to be innovative and dynamic, recognising the need for continual development to best serve and prepare our young people for the ever changing world around them. Being one of only a few 'not for profit’ schools in the region gives us integrity and the ability to invest 100% of our resources into our students.

The drive, ambition and effort that has enabled JESS to excel as a school is reflected daily in our students' approach to all spheres of school life. In every corner of the campus you will witness a supportive, challenging and stimulating environment underpinned by high expectations and equally high standards. You will find strong relationships between students who are eager to learn, and teachers who are motivated and skilled to make this happen. What results is a symbiotic relationship which facilitates continuous improvement.

Both GCSE and International Baccalaureate continue to improve year on year, with this year qualifying as the best ever results by JESS students at both levels, achieving what are exceptional outcomes for a mixed ability school. Our leading scholars achieve at the highest level globally whilst we take pride in every child exceeding expectations whatever their individual challenges might be.

Our ambition for our students goes well beyond the classroom with comprehensive programmes in sport, performance, community and a wealth of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities. We strive to identify and tap into every individual student’s gifts, finding areas in which they can shine and build confidence. Every boy and girl is important at JESS. 

The measure of a great school is the calibre of its young men and women when they depart. A JESS education produces confident, high achieving and adaptable young men and women. They are well prepared for the challenges presented by today’s fast moving, global environment. With the outstanding climate for learning and personal development that has evolved at our school, they can only


I hope that you have the opportunity to visit or meet with some of the JESS community.   

I know that you will be impressed.



Shane O’Brien

Headteacher of Secondary