Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Victoria English School in the heart of the UAE. I have over 25 years’ experience in British and International education and I am proud to be the Headteacher of this fine school.

Once again in 2020 we have posted outstanding academic results with 98% of all our IGCSE grades at 4/C or higher (UK Average 78.8%), 65% of all our grades are 7/A or higher (UK Average 27.5%) and an enormous 24% of all grades were 9/A*+ (UK Average 6.6%). Some of our outstanding students achieved 7 grade 9s. This would place them well inside the top 1% of UK students.

At A Level the success continued. We, once again, had a 100% pass rate with 66% of grades at B+ and another 41% at A*/A (UK Average 38%).

These results are a product of a school that places the students’ needs at the centre. Victoria English School is a true community of students, teachers and support staff all pulling in the same direction with our parents. This means that we constantly strive to get the best out of each child whilst providing them with a holistic, nurturing environment that allows them to grow and develop as well rounded individuals. We want students to develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Academic results are important, but it is equally important that we value our students in all ways. We believe that respect is the central value that binds us all together. We respect each other, our similarities and differences, our resources and environment and the many gifts and talents each of us possesses. We help each other and push each other in equal measure.

This is the key to our success, continued motivation and determination, and our world class academic results. It is also the key to producing new generations of thoughtful, kind, balanced, resilient, culturally literate young leaders that will help to build a better future for us all.

I look forward to welcoming you when you visit.

Keith Sykes

VES Headteacher Keith Sykes