Victoria English School Profile 2020-1

Victoria English School is situated in Sharjah, just North of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The country benefits from year round sunshine.

VES is a school of around 800 students, we are co-ed with students from over 60 different countries. Our student turnover is low.

The school follows the English
Education System throughout,
with IGCSEs at the end of Year
11 and AS Levels at the end of
year 12, and A Levels in year 13
– as in England. VES is a full
member of British Schools of
the Middle East..

Class sizes are small and allow
for effective working with
students. We have a teacher
to student ratio of 1:10
alongside Learning
Development and Classroom

IGCSE: (2020)
98% of grades 4/C or higher
65% of grades 7/A or higher
A Level: (2020)
100% Pass rate
41% of grades A*/A.

VES Graduates have been
placed in excellent and
prestigious Universities in the
UAE and all over the world,
including the UK and other
European Countries..

Students have access to a full
range of sporting and academic
after school activities to suit all
abilities and interests. VES
Sports teams have been very
successful and students
represent the UAE in Swimming
and Athletics.

Our International staff are
dominated by native English
Speakers from the UK, Ireland,
South Africa and beyond. All
Staff engage in 100 hours of
Professional Development
each year.

Most importantly, staff and students will come and join a real community. 70% of all of our students have siblings in the school and the fact that so many of our students stay with us for such a long time means we really get to know our families. Our friendly and sociable staff are helped with a full range of support including induction programmes, accommodation, medical insurance, flights and end of service gratuity bonus. Last year, teaching staff retention was 95%.