Welcome to JESS Primary School in Jumeirah.

JESS Jumeirah is a very well established and well known school in Dubai.  We have 690 students on roll ranging from 3-11 years.  The school has been in operation for over 30 years and during that time has built an excellent reputation as a high achieving school academically as well as in the areas of music, sport and performing arts.

The campus comprises of 8 year group blocks as well as specialist areas such as ICT, library and music rooms.  Well established planting and an interesting maze of pathways and landscape areas throughout the campus add to the old village atmosphere of the school.

Sports facilities within the school are outstanding.  We have 2 new temperature-controlled swimming pools: one for use by our younger children as well as our training pool for squads and older children.  The pools are completely shaded and there are seating and changing facilities by the poolside.  Our air-conditioned sports hall and PE office are located at the centre of the school ensuring high levels of communication and the high profile of sport within JESS is constantly maintained.  Netball courts, a large tiger-turf sports field as well as a multi-purpose PE studio, with a spring wooden floor, complete our sports facility.

Our music centre comprises of two teaching rooms and three practice rooms to support the extensive instrumental programme in operation within the school.

Within each group unit there are 4 well-equipped classrooms and a shared central area.  There is a strong commitment to providing quality resources and stimulating learning environments.  Play areas within the school offer stimulating and fun places to work and play.  Shaded seating, opportunities for physical activity as well as exploration is provided and equipment is available to support physical activity and play during break times.

Classroom teachers, teaching assistants and specialist staff including PE, ICT, French, Arabic, Music and Learning Support work closely together to provide the very best for our children both within the school day and as part of our extensive after-school programme.

JESS is committed to the professional development of all staff and, as a member of the British Schools in the Middle East Group, subscribe to many staff training courses.  Teachers also attend training courses arranged independently by JESS.  A strong school self-evaluation system is in operation, complimented by an extensive programme of inspection and developmental feedback and support from UK specialists and consultants.

Our aim of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ at JESS is a strong driving force for all 3 JESS schools and one which is greatly enhanced by parental involvement and support.