The fees freeze of last year has come to an end.
However, a new school fees framework announced by authorities in March stated only schools who maintained or improved their academic rating are permitted to raise their fees.
And following the release of the yesterday’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) annual school ratings, over 150 schools are permitted to raise their fees if they choose, however there is a cap on the amount they can do so.
How much will fees change?
The fees hike can vary between 2.07% and 4.14% depending on whether a school has maintained its rating or improved its rating and from which category. Schools who went down a rating bracket are not permitted to change their fees.
The ruling encourages schools to improve and maintain a high quality of education.
Schools that are eligible to raise their fees by 4.14%
(The following list is via Khaleej Times)
Dubai Arabian American School
Crescent English School
HH Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School – Dubai
Al Ittihad Private School
Sharjah American International Private School
Bilva Indian School
Dovecote Green Primary School
Swiss International School School
Schools that are eligible to raise their fees by 3.105%
Jumeirah English Speaking School (Br)
Horizons English School
Dubai English Speaking School
Kings School Al Barsha
Schools that are eligible to raise their fees by 3.62%
Raffles International School – Umm Suqeim South branch
Regent International Private School
Kings School Nad Al Sheba
Ranches Primary School
Schools that will not be able to increase fees because their ratings dropped
Lycee Francais International Georges Pompidou School (Dubai branch)
The School of Research Science
Queen International School
International Concept Education
Pakistan Educational Academy
HH Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai announced the new fee framework in March
The new school fees framework will be based on encouraging schools to improve performance & maintain desired quality levels,according to annual inspections and Dubai Statistics Center’s price index for education. No private school will be allowed to raise fees if its rating slips pic.twitter.com/8iEqodDN4S
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) March 25, 2019