Opening hoursDubai National School is situated in Al Barsha and, at the time of the inspection, there were 2,685 students on roll, 68 per cent of whom were Emiratis. There were 34 nationalities present in the student community with most speaking Arabic as their first language. Fifty four students were on the special educational needs register and 141 identified as gifted and talented.
The school followed a US curriculum for English, mathematics and science. Students took the SATs in Grade 11. All students took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at Grade 11. The school was organized into four phases and for the purposes of this report. These were Kindergarten, elementary (Grades 1 to 5), middle (Grades 6 to 8) and high (Grades 9 to 12).