DESC Open Day 2018

DESC Open Day 2018 | Register your interest

Dubai English Speaking College is a UK curriculum, inclusive, not for profit, genuinely outstanding secondary school, based in Academic City. 

Join us on Wednesday 31st October for our Open Day which starts from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  For those young people who are talented in sport, there will also be our very unique and exciting Sports Development Programme experience taking place (further details can be found below). 

Our Open Day is designed to give prospective students and parents the opportunity to see and experience a ‘normal’ day at DESC.  Watch real teaching and learning and get a flavour of the friendly, welcoming, community atmosphere around our College.  You will meet our students and teachers and see for yourself what makes DESC a consistently outstanding school, not just on Open Day, but every day!  

There will be a Welcome from the Headteacher at 10:00am, a Welcome from the Principal at 12:30pm and tours will take place regularly throughout the day. 

If you would like to join us for our Open Day, please click HERE to register your interest.

Alongside our Open Day, we will be running our Sports Development Programme experience;  this is designed for prospective DESC students who are very proficient in either rugby, netball, football or swimming.  For more information and to register your interest, please see information below.

Sports Development Programme experience | Sign up now!

We are looking to identify prospective students who have excellent sporting attributes in rugby, netball, football or swimming – with a view, should they join DESC, to enrolling on one of our Sports Development Programmes.  Students selected to be on these Programmes will receive specialist coaching alongside their normal ECA and team coaching.  Our students who have already been on these Programmes have represented DESC to a high level, with some moving on to international sport, professional clubs, academies and scholarships.  

To sign up for our Sports Development Programme experience, please click HERE and select two sports, one in each of the two sessions listed in the itinerary below; one at 10:30am and one at 12:30pm.  Prospective students will take part in coaching clinics and physiological testing in our focus performance sports. Please bring appropriate sports kit and trainers with you for your chosen sports.  Lunch will be provided, but you may wish to bring additional snacks with you.

For more information on our Sports Development Programmes, please click HERE

Sports Development Programme experience Itinerary

8:30am to 9:00amParents drop children at the Auditorium
9:00am to 9:45amWarm up in new gym
9:45am to 10:30amTesting
10:30am to 12:00noonSession 1: Girls Football/Boys Rugby/Swimming
12:00noon to 12:30pmLunch
12:30pm to 2:00pmSession 2: Boys Football/Netball/Swimming

Visit DESC

If you are unable to attend the Open Day, please remember that we also provide weekly tours, which are carried out by a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

Our tours aim at giving you the opportunity to see the College and everything it has to offer.  You will experience real teaching and learning and get a flavour of the friendly, welcoming atmosphere around our College, as well as meeting our students and teachers.  The tour will last for approximately one hour.

DESC Tour Schedule for Year 7 to Year 11 

Tours for Year 7 to Year 11 take place every Sunday at 1:15pm and every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15am. Please check the times carefully to avoid confusion.

To book a tour, please click HERE.  You will then be directed to a Tour Booking Form which we kindly ask you to complete and submit.

DESC Tour Schedule for Sixth Form

Sixth Form Tours take place every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm and every Tuesday at 8:00am.  These tours last for approximately one hour and are focused on life in the Sixth Form. Please note that this tour does not cover a whole tour of the College.

Please visit the Sixth Form Page for more information about studying in the Sixth Form at DESC.

To book a tour, please click HERE.  You will then be directed to a Tour Booking Form which we kindly ask you to complete and submit.