Inspection and Accreditations
JESS Dubai

Inspection and Accreditations

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Whilst our mission and vision statements point to a better future for our students, it is highly valuable to consider the opinions and guidance that external inspectors can offer to schools.

JESS Dubai is accredited and inspected by a number of independent educational bodies who assess the quality of our teaching and learning and the standards of management and leadership and provide a formal report on their findings.

Over the past year, we have undergone inspections from two official bodies; Dubai Schools' Inspection Bureau (DSIB) and British Schools Overseas (BSO); these inspection reports can be accessed below.

Inspection Reports 

DSIB 2018 Inspection Report - Arabian Ranches

DSIB 2018 Inspection Report - Jumeirah 

BSO Inspection Report - Arabian Ranches (PDF 526KB)

BSO Inspection Report - Jumeirah (PDF 552KB)

Outstanding PISA Performance

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is carried out every three years. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. PISA develops tests which are not directly linked to the school curriculum. The tests are designed to assess to what extent students at the end of compulsory education, can apply their knowledge to real-life situations and be equipped for full participation in society. Since 2000, PISA has been conducted every 3 years, assessing reading, mathematical and scientific literacy. PISA 2015 was the sixth cycle of PISA. Around 510,000 students in 68 economies took part representing about 28 million 15-year-olds globally. 

Our results from the most recent PISA testing placed us within the top ten schools in the UAE, for which we received an award from the Supreme Council of Education and Human Resources. The full report can be viewed in the download below.

PISA 2015 School Report (PDF 1.6MB)


JESS Dubai is also accredited by a number of independent organisations. Please see the details below:

COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools of global quality. The COBIS accreditation provides quality assurance in member schools.

The COBIS inspection covers the quality of the curriculum; the quality of teaching and learning; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; their welfare, health and safety; the suitability of the proprietor and staff; the school’s premises and accommodation; and the school's complaints procedures.

HMC (the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional Association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools.

HMC independent schools are internationally recognised as the world’s highest achieving schools. HMC is a kitemark of global quality, innovation and excellence in education.

The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with over 700 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership.

Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date.

Although each of our schools is independent and has its own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care.

A voluntary inspection scheme for overseas schools run by the British Government that ensures schools provide their pupils with the skills and qualifications they need to enter or re-enter the British education system. The scheme helps to inform parents of how the standards in these schools measure up against the standards that apply to independent schools in England.


The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai. It is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai.

Within their site, there are many interesting and useful articles and documents relating to schools in Dubai and the regulations they must follow.