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“We are explorers, adventurers and fantastic team players”

We are based in:
Desert Block, which includes the Mathematics and Islamic Studies Departments

Desert House Team

Head of House:
Mrs. Lynsey Hilton

Deputy Head of House:
Mr. Eoghan Kerr

Parent Liaison:
Mrs. Melanie Doy

Tutor Team:

Year 7:
Ms. Fowles (D7A)
Ms. Fletcher (D7G)
Ms. Doohan (D7L)

Year 8: 
Ms. Baker (D8AA)
Ms. Neate (D8D)
Ms. McCarthy (D8F)

Year 9: 
Ms. Rowlands (D9B)
Mr. Crossley (D9G)
Mr. Blanche (D9K)

Year 10:
Ms. Kenyon (D10A)
Mr. Aikman (D10F)
Mr. Bacon (D10L)

Year 11: 
Ms. Finnigan (D11AA)
Ms. Wright (D11B)
Ms. Nash (D11E)

Year 12:
Mr. Wells (D12D)
Ms. Brierley (D12G)
Mr. Madden (D12M)

Year 13:
Mr. Murtaza (D13C)
Mr. Rehman (D13G)
Mr. Page (D13K)

Associated Member of SLT:
Mrs. Lucy Petith, Assistant Headteacher


Fridge Sheets

Year 7 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 8 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 9 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 10 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 11 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 12 Desert Fridge Sheet
Year 13 Desert Fridge Sheet

Desert House Leadership Team


Mrs. Hilton, Head of Desert House

Working in the Desert Leadership Team at DESC is an exciting and wonderful privilege to have. As Head of House at Desert, I thoroughly enjoy the daily interaction with staff and students within our wonderful house, particularly ensuring that the students get the correct pastoral care.

Outside of my House role you will find me teaching Art and Photography and for the past 5 years I have been a part of the Teaching and Learning team. I have been in Dubai for 11 years now with 7 of these years being spent here at DESC. Before this, I taught in Belgium and the UK (Cheshire). Prior to this I was at Manchester Metropolitan University doing a PGCE in Art and Design following my degree in 3-Dimensional Product and Industrial Design attaining BA 1st class Hons.

We look forward to this next academic year with great excitement; our colour is orange and the mascot chosen by the students is the Desert Fox. Look for our mascot and our House colour worn and emblazoned with pride.




Mr. Kerr, Deputy Head of Desert House 

I was born in the Al Ain, UAE in the 1980’s, but my family returned to Ireland shortly afterwards and I was then raised in County Tyrone. I completed my undergraduate degree, BSc Mathematics, at Queen’s University Belfast and then moved to Liverpool, UK to pursue my teaching career.

I obtained my PGCE in Mathematics from Liverpool John Moores University and then enjoyed four years working at Calderstones School, in the Allerton suburb of the city. I moved to Dubai in 2015 join Wellington International School and spent two academic years there, before having the opportunity to join DESC.

I am now in my third year at DESC and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the job. It is a fantastic school, that provides amazing opportunities for its students both in and out of the classroom. After being a form teacher for eight years and having undertaken Deputy Head of Year responsibilities in previous schools, I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the pastoral team at DESC as Deputy Head of Desert House.


Mrs. Melanie Doy, Desert House Parent Liaison

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s welfare or well-being, please contact us via Mrs. Doy using the email address below and she will direct your enquiry to the appropriate place.
Extension number: 292