Vision: Al Dhafra Private Schools will enshrine educational excellence,...

where culture and tradition are honoured...

and everyone is safe...

Students attending Al Dhafra Private Schools will become internationally minded,...

global citizens,...

possessing the skills and character to thrive in a challenging and changing world...

Mission: To provide a trusting and supportive school community,...

in which students are placed at the centre of learning,...

developing personal responsibility and self-discipline,...

as they become independent and creative learners and thinkers...

Teaching will be inspiring...

and all students empowered...

to succeed within an innovative culture of high expectations,...

high standards, and outstanding quality.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the entire Al Dhafra staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration, inform you of some key information and wish you and yours a very successful 2019.

This year in term 1 we have experienced a great start to the academic year. From our little learners getting settled and rapidly progressing academically to our grade 12 seniors who are concluding a remarkable chapter in their lives, we have proudly witnessed amazing stories of students (and staff) learning, unlearning and relearning. Many thanks to you, our parents, for your support and partnership. Indeed, when there are strong relationships between students, school and parents, student learning is optimized and chances of students going off track are minimal.

This term, we underwent our third ADEK Irtiqa’a Inspection in which we continued to demonstrate consistent, sustainable improvement. Overall, we improved in 32% of the judgments (35 judgments out of 109) and did not go down in any judgment. The overall judgments for each standard are:

1. Good - Students’ Achievement (attainment and progress)
2. Very Good - Students’ personal and social development and their innovation skills
3. Good - Teaching and Assessment
4. Good - Curriculum
5. Very Good - The protection, care, guidance and support of students
6. Good - Leadership and Management

In each phase of the school, we improved significantly:

Kindergarten - 19% improvement
Elementary - 31% improvement
Middle School - 19% improvement
High School - 62% improvement

In each subject, we also improved significantly:

Islamic Education - 25% improvement
Arabic Language - 19% improvement
English - 25% improvement
Mathematics - 50% improvement
Science - 75% improvement
Other subjects - 100% improvement (Art, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, History, ICT, Music, PE, Social Studies Eng)
Learning Skills - 25% (innovation, creativity, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and collaboration)

The full Irtiqa’a Inspection report can be accessed in both Arabic and English from our website’s front page under Accreditation Reports.

I would also like to inform you that last year, on 26 June 2018 we were granted a 3% tuition fee increment from ADEK (Ref: LA/234/KN/2018). As we believed it would not be ethical to implement that tuition fee increment with such short notice to our parents this academic year 2018-2019, our Board of Trustees agreed to postpone the increment until the 2019-2020 academic year. Therefore, the tuition fee structure for the next academic year can be accessed on our website from the Admissions drop down link. This will be reflected when we send our re-registration forms for the 2019-2010 academic year and addressed at the next parent teacher evening.

In closing, again I thank you for your engagement and partnership. I wish you and yours a very successful 2019 as we continue to journey from strength to strength.

Mr. Daniel Bokelman,

Executive Principal


  • Principal, Mr. Daniel Lee Bokelman:
  • Vice Principal, Mr. David Evans:
  • Head of Secondary, Mr. Darren Jones:
  • Head of Primary, Mr. Duncan Silcock:
  • Assistant Head Pastoral / SENCO / PODCO, Ms. Basma Iklil Sati:
  • Assistant Head Curriculum and Assessment, Ms. Tracy Angela May:
  • Head of ICT and Examinations, Mr. Ziyad Ashour:
  • Student Guidance Counselor, Ms. Soha Hamze Bou Hamdan

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