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. Shakeela Khan is our Receptionist and will be able to assist you with your queries.




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 is our Headteacher’s P.A. and will be able to assist you with 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. Wendy Booth will be able to assist you with any issues regarding the DESSC Parent Portal and App.



Parent Relations and Extra-curricular Activities Co-ordinator

Mrs. Jacqui Thurley is our Parent Relations and Extra Curricular Activities Co-ordinator. 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. She will also be able to assist you with any queries relating to the ECA provision.



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 you with any issues relating to the school bus service.



Senior Accountant

Mrs. Chitra Ayampara is our Senior Accountant.




Mrs. Sophie McLean our Marketing and Communication Manager will be able to assist you with all Marketing related queries.




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.