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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome from Mr Andrew Gibbs, DESSC Principal

As Principal of both Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) and Dubai English Speaking College (DESC), I am extremely fortunate to work with some great colleagues.  It is they, as a group of professional educators and support staff, who provide the platform for high quality learning opportunities for all our young people.  These talented adults, working with our students from ages 3-18, create a real sense of purpose, achievement and community across both schools.

Visitors to this, the DESC site, will discover we are a highly regarded provider of English curriculum education in a co-ed, aged 11-18 environment.  We are based in Academic City, in an area that has grown steadily over recent years, yet remains easy to access.  The College itself is a modern build with many impressive facilities that are in receipt of sustained and generous levels of investment.  As a not-for-profit entity (something that DESC Headteacher Chris Vizzard elaborates on in his welcome message) we are able to invest in the sole purpose of making our provision the very best that it can be, without compromise.

As the previous Headteacher of DESC, I am proud to have seen it develop into the outstanding school that it is today; to have been a part of this process has been a real honour.  Furthermore, I believe many students, parents, staff and governors alike develop, and retain, a genuine sense of emotional attachment to the College.

DESC is a great place to learn and work, but don’t just take my word for it – Book a Tour and see for yourself.  I am very confident that you will be impressed with what you see.


Mr Andrew Gibbs
DESSC Principal