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Surveys and research help us improve the educational environment for everyone.
Please have a look at our most recent studies below.

Previous Surveys Results

Parents’ opinions on children’s education in Dubai

#BecauseYouSaidSo Survey results – 2020/21

#BecauseYouSaidSo - the biggest and most comprehensive survey of parents’ opinions on children’s education in Dubai.
Nearly 75,000 parents completed the survey. We’ve put together an infographic to let you know what they said.
Do you want to know what parents think is the most important consideration when choosing a school? Can you guess what proportion of income parents spend on their children’s education? Do you know how many parents said their children’s school provided value for money?
Are their answers the same as yours?

Visit the link below to learn what parents said about these questions, and many more.

Survey results – 2020/21

Dubai Student Wellbeing Census

Together with Dubai schools, KHDA is working to support and improve the wellbeing of students.
In 2017, KHDA partnered with the Government of South Australia to conduct the first ever ‘Dubai Student Wellbeing Census’ (DSWC) for all students in Grades 6 to 9 (Years 7 to 10). In 2018, the Census was extended to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 (Years 11, 12 and 13) after feedback from participating schools.

On October 31, 2021, we begin the fifth and final year of the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census (DSWC), which will run until November 30, 2021, giving us a total of five years of comprehensive student wellbeing data. This fifth year is a celebration of the journey schools have taken to learn more about their students’ wellbeing. We’re excited to see how this greater understanding of wellbeing reflects in future programmes and services.
The focus on happiness and wellbeing is supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who indicates that:

“We will seek to create a society where our people’s happiness is paramount, by sustaining an environment in which they can truly flourish.”

The Dubai Student Wellbeing Census is a five-year project to find out how students feel and think about their own wellbeing, happiness, quality of life and engagement. The Census is not a test and there are no right or wrong answers. The answers to each student’s questions are kept confidential and the results are not used to identify individuals.

For more information please email
  1. Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2021 Results Infographic
  2. Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2020 Results Infographic
  3. Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2019 Results Infographic
  4. Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2018 Results Infographic
  5. Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2017 Results Infographic

Adults@School Wellbeing Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to further improve wellbeing in our schools, KHDA has collaborated with The Wellbeing Lab to conduct a yearly Adults@School Wellbeing Survey. Three surveys have been conducted, commencing in 2018.

In 2020, just over 10,000 adults from 171 Dubai private schools, including teachers, support staff, administrators and principals, participated in the online survey..

Open to all adults at Dubai schools that interact with students, this fourth year of the survey will take place 31 October until 30 November, coinciding with the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census (DSWC). Schools that wish to participate in the 2021 Adults@School Wellbeing Survey must opt in. Participants can complete the survey online using any electronic device such as a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. All responses to the survey are confidential.

The Adults@School Wellbeing Survey is based on an adaptation of the PERMAH Workplace Survey inspired by Professor Martin Seligman’s positive psychology wellbeing theory for human flourishing. It combines leading research in the science of wellbeing with its application and provides science backed tools and practices to help adults at schools feel good and function effectively at work.

  1. Dubai Adults@School Wellbeing Survey 2021 Results Infographic
  2. Dubai Adults@School Wellbeing Survey 2020 Results Infographic 

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