Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)

United Arab Emirates

Location: United Arab Emirates
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)

About Us

Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) is a UK curriculum, inclusive, not for profit  secondary school based in a spacious, modern campus in Academic City, Dubai.   DESC is the sister school of Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) which is our primary school  located in Oud Metha and the first British school in Dubai, founded in 1963.

DESC opened in 2005 and has just over 1,600 students. We enjoy an excellent reputation and are one of the few not for profit British curriculum schools in the region with a long and proud history in Dubai. 

We offer a full range of GCSE’s, A levels, BTEC National Diplomas and a Foundation Level pathway that offers a mix of Level 2 courses.  We are highly regarded, as exemplified by Outstanding ratings from both the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau and the Council of British International Schools.  Our results demonstrate outstanding levels of progress and achievement among our students.

Our aim is to produce rounded, balanced young people who strive to achieve their potential; and in doing so they are encouraged to display the best of human traits in their interaction with others. Character, integrity and respect for others are important to us at DESC, be that in the classroom or on the sports field.

Academic success is important, but we believe in the development of creative thinkers, problem solvers and students who know how to learn in an environment of mutual respect, enthusiasm and commitment. The students are given a wide range of opportunities to have as many varied learning experiences as possible, in order that the whole person is developed.  We also provide a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. 

DESC aims to create independent, confident and resilient learners who respond to challenge and aspire to reach their full potential. Our excellent standards in teaching and learning are evidence of the commitment of all our highly dedicated staff in achieving the best standards in all areas of school life for our students. 

DESC is a member of the Association of British Schools Overseas (BSO) and Council of British International Schools (COBIS) whom have also rated DESC as an “Outstanding’’ provider of education. 

For further information please visit our website

Safer Recruitment

DESC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers who work with the school to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo a rigorous screening process that includes: verification of qualifications, birth certificate and passport; obtaining three satisfactory references (including current / most recent employer and two previous employers); providing a Police Certificate(s) for the last five years from all countries that the applicant has resided in; Prohibition Checks (for applicants with a UK background).  Any employment gaps on the application form will be addressed during interview and may be explored further.

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Address: Academic Road, PO Box 125814, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3604866
Positions available at Dubai English Speaking College (DESC)