KHDA Inspections & Accreditations

KHDA Inspections

Every school in Dubai is regularly inspected by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) on behalf of the Knowledge and Human Development Agency (KHDA).

The DSIB is the Dubai equivalent of UK's OFSTED whereby schools have a rigorous inspection where key performance is noted.

The report includes a summary of overall performance, highlighting key strengths and recommendations, along with more detailed analysis of areas including progress and attainment, personal and social development, teaching and assessment, curriculum, school management and relationships with parents and the community. Previous KHDA Inspection Ratings

OutstandingOutstandingVery Good
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BSO Inspection

The BSO (British Schools Overseas) inspection is a voluntary scheme for the inspection of British schools overseas, whereby schools are inspected against a common set of standards that British schools overseas can choose to adopt.

By achieving UK inspection-based approval, participating schools are able to demonstrate that they provide a British education that has similar characteristics to an education in an independent school in the UK.

Dubai British School has been rated as Outstanding since 2015.  For most recent BSO inspection report of 2021 please click on the below link.


Dubai British School is an approved BTEC centre. BTEC stands for Business and Technology Education Council and is awarded by Pearson. This is a vocational qualification taken as an alternative to traditional GCSE or A-Level. 

LPPA - Leading Parent Partnership Award

Dubai British School Emirates Hills are using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents. We are delighted to announce that we have achieved this award in 2022!

Read more about our LPPA Award in our Parents' Hub.


Best Secondary Schools in Dubai

We are delighted to have achieved 'First Runner Up' in the Best Secondary School award category of the Bayut Home Choice Awards, thereby placing DBSEH as the best British Secondary School in Dubai.

Learn more about our award here.