Update: See the 2011 DSIB school inspections results released 22 February 2011 for Indian and Pakistani schools, and 2011 Indian schools Dubai or 2011 Pakistani schools Dubai forum discussions.
KHDA school inspection reports 2010 - list of schools and ratings for academic year 2009-2010, and 2010 DSIB school reports forum discussion (10 May 2010)
KHDA school inspections 2009 - list of schools and rankings for 2008-2009 academic year
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai (KHDA) released the results of their first Dubai schools inspections today (carried out from October to December 2008 by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau DISB). Here's a summary of the KHDA school inspections, comparing the best and the worst with the Dubai school ratings on Dubaifaqs as of today. There are bound to be some surprises. Bear in mind too that the comparison of KHDA ratings with the DubaiFAQs ratings is not really comparing like with like. The KHDA inspections are thorough (apparently) and represent the opinions of a handful of people at one point in time. The DubaiFAQs ratings are ongoing and represent your opinions (but if they look wrong, they probably are).
So what do you think? Agree with the list of outstanding schools or unsatisfactory schools from the KHDA? Are there schools that should have been rated differently? Remember that not all school reports have been released yet - the remainder should be available from 17 May 2009 apart from Indian, Iranian, and Pakistani curriculum schools, which will be available next year?
And if you got a spare minute or two, you could:
1. Add your vote/s to say what you think the best British school in Dubai is (polls for other curriculum schools will be added later).
2. Add your own satisfaction rating to the school you are a student / parent / teacher at (click on the school name in the list of Dubai schools to choose a rating - no login required)
Update: Best schools in Dubai topics - add your own votes, ratings, comments .
Best American schools in Dubai
Best British schools in Dubai
Best international schools in Dubai
Update: Separate topics added for each rating category for May 2009
Outstanding ratings Dubai schools
Good ratings Dubai schools
Acceptable ratings Dubai schools
Unsatisfactory ratings Dubai schools
Update: Separate topics added for each rating category for February 2010
Indian school ratings KHDA Dubai
Pakistani school ratings KHDA Dubai