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Deira International School (DIS) - Dubai Festival City

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At DIS we recognise that every child is unique and special. Our rich and varied curriculum ensures that every child is given opportunities and support in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. Our vision is to create an inspiring, inclusive and aspirational learning culture that enhances and promotes achievement.

Our aim is to ensure each child reaches their true potential and makes progress from their individual starting points. As a school, we recognize the importance of not only supporting academic progress but also further enhancing students behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners.

All teachers are committed to getting to know each student well and build quality relationships. In collaboration with parents, our shared goal is to meet their child’s individual needs and strive to break down any barriers preventing the child from making the progress that they are capable of.

We provide a distinctive educational experience and take each child on a journey of self-discovery, helping them to realise the qualities they possess and prepare them for the challenges of an ever-changing modern world.

If you want to know how DIS can cater for your child, get in touch with our Assistant Head/Inclusion Lead Lisa Boer (

Our 2021-2022 objectives for the strategic Inclusive Education Improvement Plan are:

  • To ensure that parents are at the heart of the education process and equal partners in the education of their child.
  • To continue to provide high-quality SEND provision that drives the progress of Students of Determination.
  • To actively involve pupils in decision-making about and the delivery of their own SEND provision or support.

This year, we are working on gaining accreditation for our high-quality provision and outcomes for students with SEND, through the completion of the SENDIA award. We will be reflecting and improving on our current provision in line with a series of eight objectives that fulfil both Ofsted criteria and the UK SEND code of practice. This rigorous accreditation process will lead us through a range of stakeholder evaluations (parents, student and staff views) as well as self-evaluation, action planning and evidence collection before final verification and accreditation at the end of the academic year.

Please click on the following links for details of the Inclusion provision at Deira International School:

School Inclusion Policy

Advocating for Inclusive Education – A Guide for Parents

Advocating for Inclusive Education – A Guide for Parents (Arabic)

Law No. (2) of 2014 concerning Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Emirates of Dubai

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol, Federal Law No. (29) of 2006 concerning the Rights of People of Determination

Federal Law No. (3) of 2016 on child rights (Wadeema’s Law)

Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework