Awards and Accreditations
Over the last couple of years, the success of the students at Jumeirah College has attracted significant attention from both within the UAE and internationally. We are proud to celebrate our numerous awards and accreditation over the years.
DSIB Report 2018-2019
Overall school performance: OUTSTANDING
"Every year the expectations of the inspection process increase and this year was no different. This makes the achievement of another outstanding judgment so pleasing. The staff here work so hard every day and the outcomes the students achieve are consistently world class. To have this recognised by such a rigorous process as a DSIB inspection is such an achievement. I would like to make specific reference to the improvements in Arabic and Islamic which have seen a 50% improvement in the last two years. This is the culmination of years of effort to improve how we deliver these vital subjects and I am thrilled the team were able to endorse this work.
This inspection marks the 9th consecutive year of an outstanding judgment for both Jumeirah College and Jumeirah Primary School. This is a phenomenal achievement, but reflects the incredibly high standard of education being provided to our students on Street 19 every day."
KHDA Inspection Reports
Outstanding DSIB from 2010 to 2019!
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British Schools Overseas Inspection Report
The BSO inspection was completed in November 2013, by three CfBT Education Trust inspectors. This was a combined inspection with the DSIB.
In summary, the report outlines the outstanding quality of education the College provides for our students.
Over the last couple of years, the success of the students at Jumeirah College has attracted significant attention from both within the UAE and internationally. As you are aware, this has included nominations for British International School by both the TES and the British International School Awards as well as recognition from local organisations such as Which School Advisor and other education media. A frequent enquiry asks how the school achieves the standards that it does.
In order to help provide an answer to this question we recently asked a local journalist, Anna Seaman, to complete her own investigation. Anna spent several days at Jumeirah College and at Jumeirah Primary School, talking to staff, students and parents about their experiences.
GEMS Education Exceptional Head of School Award 2018
Jumeirah College Principal, Simon O'Connor, was recognised as the award runner-up across GEMS Education Schools in the UAE. The award recognises and celebrates the exceptional leadership of the College.
Teaching Educational Supplement (TES) Awards 2018
The Times Educational Supplement (TES), is a leading UK newspaper with over 100 years in the teacher recruitment sector, and shortlisted Jumeirah College as their International School of the Year 2018.
The British International School Awards 2018
Jumeirah College was shortlisted in The British International Schools Awards in three separate categories; Outstanding Pastoral Care Initiative, Outstanding Teaching Initiative and Outstanding Senior Leadership Team of the Year, and ultimately, the prestigious British International School of the Year.
The British International School Awards were launched to recognise excellence in British schools overseas. The British International Schools Awards logo represents a standard of quality. This is an excellent way for the Dubai community, and indeed the world to recognise the excellent work that occurs at Jumeirah College, resulting in record-breaking GCSE and A Level results year on year.
Jumeirah College was also nominated and shortlisted in The British International Schools Awards, in 2016 in the ‘Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ category.
These awards celebrate innovation in strategic, financial and educational projects and are organised by the ‘British International Schools’ magazine with the support of ISC Research.
The nomination was in recognition of the ways in which the school distributed leadership through the staff and consequently, student outcomes improved with record results at all levels in 2016 with confidence that this improvement will be maintained in the future.
Celebrating our athletes throughout the years
Chloe Young, aged 12, has won many international events with her gymnastic talents. Achievements include:
- Gold medal in hoop, in clubs and in all-around in XI Pecs Cup, Hungary - 2016
- Silver medal in rope and 8th place in hoop at the Spring Fling International Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition, Columbus, USA - 2016
- 9th place in the XII Gracia Fair Cup in Budapest - 2016
- Gold medal in all-around and hoop and free hand finals in Vancouver, Canada - 2015
- Bronze medal in Mikulas Kupa in Budapest, Hungary - 2014
- 5th place in the Ritmica Trophy - 2014
- 9th place in Budapest, Hungary - 2013
- Bronze medal at the B Light level at the London Cup - 2012
In June 2016 Tom Stapley, a Year 13 student, graduated from Jumeirah College to train with the Ulster Rugby Academy in Ireland, UK. So far Tom has been part of the squad that won the Inter-Provincial Championship with Ulster U19s, has played for the Ulster academy against Leinster, the Ulster development side against Georgia U20s and appeared for Ulster A side against Canada A.
In August 2016 Jumeirah College alumni, Velimir Stjepanovic (aged 21) and Lianna Swan (aged 19) competed in the Rio Olympics.
Velimir Stjepanovic competed in the 400m men's freestyle event for Serbia, winning a silver medal and ranking of 8th in the world.
Lianna Swan competed for Pakistan in the 50m women's freestyle , Lianna previously competed in 4 events in the Scotland Commonwealth Games, 2014, and broke 4 Pakistan national records, bringing her total to 11 national records.
Khadeeja Hamid, in Year 10 was chosen as one of only nine students to contribute to the 2016 Dubai Canvas Project at Jumeirah Beach Residence where over thirty world-renowned 3D artists came together to create and showcase over 75 art installation pieces at the second Dubai Canvas Festival run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
After submitting a portfolio of work Khadeeja got to work collaboratively on anamorphic art with world renowned street artists Julie Kirk Purcell and Kurt Wenner, as well as Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Mona Ghanim Al Marri, the director general of the DGMO.
In 2013, Fionn Conway, a Year 9 student, won the Laser race in the Mussanah race week in Oman. Other achievements of Fionn's include:
- 1st place in the DOSC Laser League and Commodores Cup and 3rd place in the UAE Nationals
- 114th out of 240 boys in Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships (Hungary)
- 3rd in Laser 4.7 UK National Championships (Paignton, Devon)
- 5th Laser 4.7 Irish National Championships (Cork)
Success In 2013 Amy McAuley, represented Team Ireland at the International Endurance Rides in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and placed 2nd in both competitions. Also a member of the local Seih Assalam Endurance team in Dubai, Amy finished 5th in the President’s Cup for Ladies earlier that year. Amy was the only rider from Seih Assalam competing in the World Cup in Paris.
Performing Arts Success
Celebrating our students' creativity and talent
GEMS Best of the Best
Rahul Lobo, aged 12 - Youngest performer ever at the Monte Festival in Goa, India and 'GEMS Best of the Best' finalist in 2010.
Amber Waite won the 'GEMS Young Musician of the Year' competition in 2018.
The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashad Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance
- The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashad Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance Winner 2016 - Devina Kalwani
- JC is the first ever non-Indian high school to enter students for this award, and Devina is as such, the first ever non-Indian high school WINNER
- The prize total of AED 25,000 towards university costs
- The prize was awarded to Devina by the Sheikh himself
- Devina completed months and months of preparations including hundreds of documents, certificates, videos and a face to face interview to win
- Winners have to have an academic profile of over 95% in all their academic subjects for over 3 years, in addition to committing to charities, evidencing a noble character, mastering a skill and talent and demonstrating commitment to environmental and global humanitarian concerns
H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence
In honour of the mother of the nation H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak and her ongoing commitment to excellence, GEMS Education presents the H.H. Sheika Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence.
The Award is presented annually to exceptional girls across the GEMS Network. These girls exhibit outstanding academic success, commitment to social responsibility and World Citizenship.
H.H. Sheikha Fatima Award Winner 2017 - Amber Waite
H.H. Sheikha Fatima Award Winner 2016 - Sanjana Bahadur
H.H. Sheikha Fatima Award Winner 2015 - Sasha Nanda
Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award
Bronze, silver & gold award
At Jumeirah College we have a thriving community of students from Year 10 and above working towards the three levels of the International Awards. The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is highly regarded as it encourages students to gain a myriad of new skills and develop their independence, resilience and collaboration with others.
Bronze & Silver Awards:
There are 4 sections of the award that need to be completed:
- Community Service
- Physical Recreation
Expeditions – UAE (Bronze), UAE or Kenya (Silver), Nepal (Gold)
A Residential Project is an additional section for anyone completing the Gold Award.
For further information about the award, visit the website: http://www.intaward.org/ or email the International Award Coordinators for further information about the award at Jumeirah college:
Like all GEMS schools, Jumeirah College is accredited to a number of internationally acclaimed education organisations, reflecting our commitment to providing an internationally recognised leading standard of education.
We are proud to be recognised by:
- Cambridge Assessment
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
- COBIS (Council of British International Schools)
- BSME (British Schools in the Middle East)
- BISA (British International Schools Award)