Why Choose SES?


Our Teachers: All our teachers are experienced UK trained specialists. At the heart of our school’s success is our ability to recruit and retain hard-working, committed staff who can deliver imaginative and inspiring lessons. Teachers all undertake continuous professional development while at SES, and indeed lead other schools in raising standards and keeping abreast of educational developments.

Our Ethos: The distinction of being a not-for-profit school has a profound impact on the schooling experience of children, staff and parents. Our focus is on teaching and learning – not on bowing to any commercial pressures from owners or sponsors.

Our Sense of Community: One cannot think of SES without the word ‘community’ suggesting itself. Because of the size of the ex-patriate community in Sharjah, the school is more central to the local community than is possible in a larger more anonymous urban setting. Our families and students regard the school as having a pivotal place in community life. Parents are heavily involved in the school, an engagement that is supportive and enriching.

Our Size: With only three form intake up to Year 8 and two form intake in the remainder of secondary, our school remains small by UAE standards. This permits staff to have an acute knowledge of every student, and permits the secure and supportive relationships needed to permit children to embrace challenges. Our commitment is to remain small enough to preserve our palpable community and family feel.

Our Success: Ultimately, however pleasant or supportive the learning experience, parents expect a school to deliver excellent results and to enable children to move on successfully to their next phase of education, whether in the UK or internationally. Most importantly, senior students expect and deserve the opportunity to access the top universities and colleges in the world. SES has established an enviable record of examination success; nearly all our graduating students find places at their first choice university, including the most renowned institutions worldwide.

Our Site and Sports Facilities: at just under 100,000 square metres, our school site (generously donated by HH The Ruler of Sharjah) is amongst the largest of any UAE school. This permits us to maintain playing fields which few schools in the region can match, and which host numerous Sharjah and Dubai inter-school events. Plenty of space remains on our site for all future building and facility needs.

Our Music and Drama: For a comparatively small school, SES enjoys huge success and a magnificent reputation at national and Gulf level for the quality of its performing arts. Music and drama opportunities exist from Foundation level, through to examination classes in secondary. The majority of SES students will experience the rush and confidence that being on stage can bring. Students will remember their experiences in these areas long after they have left school.