Welcome to JESS Secondary.

This year sees the celebration of forty years of JESS in Dubai and ten years since the Arabian Ranches site was opened. The progress and achievement of the Secondary School in those ten short years has been nothing short of remarkable.

The drive, ambition and effort that have 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 results this year qualify as the best ever by JESS students, 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 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 the young men and women who depart from a JESS education motivated, confident, high achieving and adaptable , 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 succeed.

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 - Secondary