Dubai English Speaking School
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Contact details

 Switchboard: 00971 (0)4 3371457


 Address:  Postal Address: PO Box 2002, Dubai, UAE

Absence Reporting

For sickness and medical reporting, please report this via the DESSC Parent App as follows: please select > Information tab > scroll down to Useful Websites & Absence Reporting > Report My Child Absent (DESS). Please complete the details and submit the form. 

If the absence is not sickness/medical related or your child will be late to school, please email before 8:00am, confirming your child’s details and the reason for absence. When calling the school, please leave a message, providing your child’s name, class and details of absence. 

Tel: 04 3371457 – select option 1



Mrs. Aisling Hubert is our Admissions Manager and is responsible for all matters in connection with pupil admissions. 



Headteacher’s P.A.

Mrs. Dawn Neville – Headteacher’s P.A. For all enquiries not stated below or to contact the Headteacher.



Senior Leadership Support

Mrs. Jess Burns is our SLT support and provides administrative support to the senior leadership team. She is the first point of contact for Mr. Tony Clarkson, Mrs. Ruth Gibson, Miss. Rebecca Eldred and Mrs. Liz Miller. Email:


Parent Portal

Mrs. Booth will be able to assist you with any issues regarding the Parent Portal and Parent App.



Extra-curricular Activities Co-ordinator and Parent Relations

Mrs. Jacqui Thurley is our Extra Curricular Activities Co-ordinator and Parent Relations. She will be able to assist you with any queries relating to the ECA provision. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s well-being, Mrs Thurley will also be able to direct your enquiry to the appropriate place.



KHDA Liaison and Arabic Secretary

Mr. Shadi Kabalan is our KHDA Liaison and Arabic Secretary and will be able to assist you with any queries regarding parent/school contracts.



Bus Coordinator and DESPA Artistic Director

Ms. Tracey Wilding is our bus coordinator and DESPA Artistic Director and will assist with any issues relating to the school bus service.



Senior Accountant

Mrs. Chitra Ayampara is our Senior Accountant.




We have a part-time Doctor and two full-time Nurses who are available during the school day from Sunday – Wednesday 7:15am to 3:45pm and Thursday 7.15am to 2:00pm. You are welcome to contact our Nurses to discuss any health concerns regarding your child.




Mrs. Shakeela Khan and Mrs. Rachel Danso are our Receptionist/Admin Assistants. Mrs Wendy Booth will be able to assist you with any technical issues regarding the Parent Portal and Parent App.