One more school in Dubai is set to shut its doors from March 2019.
The 30-year-old Emirates English Speaking School (EESS) in Al Safa has announced that the school will be shutting down next year. The CBSE curriculum school has issued a letter to the parents informing them about the closure at the end of current academic year in March, 2019. The letter said that school would try to accommodate students in other CBSE schools.
The school runs classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and currently has 1,550 students. Over 10,000 students have passed through the school over the years. and the last batch graduating from the school will be in March 2019.
The school’s rating in the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)’s inspections dropped to “weak” in 2012.
Mohammad Darwish, chief of Regulations and Permits Commission at KHDA, said, “The school has already put in place a plan to ensure students affected by the closure can be accommodated in other schools and that it would help parents and students with a smooth transition.”
Earlier this month, British Columbia Canadian School (BCCS), located in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), which opened in September 2017 announced that they will not reopen in September for the start of the 2018/19 academic year.