Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Dubai schools will be able to increase fees by at least 3.6 per cent this year after being rated good and above by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
In its inspections report covering 159 schools with 263,051 students from early years to grade 12, KHDA rated 16 as outstanding, 14 as very good, 69 as good, 50 as acceptable and 10 as weak. None were rated very weak.
The schools regulator announced in February that outstanding schools would be able to increase fees by 4.8 per cent, very good schools by 4.2 per cent and good schools by 3.6 per cent.
Schools rated acceptable and weak can increase fees by 2.4 per cent.
In this year’s report, 10 schools were given an improved rating and four a lower rating.
For the first time more than half (54 per cent) of Emirati students in Dubai’s private schools were found to attend good or better schools, double the percentage in 2008-2009.
Overall, 64 per cent of students were found to attend good or better schools compared to 30 per cent in 2008-2009.
Full performance rankings for individual schools can be found here.