About DPSG

Professionals, firms, private schools, bodies corporate, organizations or associations may apply for Membership of the Group. The applicant shall be deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules of the group and to have accepted the rights and responsibilities that arise from such Membership. The following rules apply:

  • Private Schools and those engaged as Private School providers shall seek an application form for membership from the Secretary-General of the Group. They should provide, with their complete application, evidence of their ownership or management of School(s) they seek to register and, where applicable, of their corporate membership of the Dubai Chamber.
  • Applications for new Members will be considered by the Representative Committee at the next available meeting, and Membership will be subject to agreement by the general assembly.
  • An annual levy, or fee, of AED 15000 shall be made on each Private School registered. Each Private School so registered will be recognised as a Corporate Member, with its own voting rights. The annual fee will be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Group and once paid, shall not be refunded. In the event that a Member does not pay the Membership subscription fee(s) within four (4) weeks of receipt of the invoice, the Membership shall be suspended. A suspended Membership due to late payment of fees may be renewed subject to payment of the appropriate fees and a processing fee of AED 150 per school. After three months of non-payment, Membership will be deemed to have ceased.
  • The annual fee shall be revised from time to time, as deemed appropriate by the Representative Committee. Annual fees shall be pro-rata according to the time of year that the Membership is accepted.
  • Membership can be suspended by the Representative Committee in exceptional circumstances, where a Member loses their trade licence or is deemed by the Committee to have contravened the regulations and/or code of conduct which apply to Members. Suspension, and the proposed period of suspension and/or conditions or reinstatement, is subject to ratification at the subsequent meeting of the general assembly.
  • Members may resign by giving notice to the Secretary-General to this effect.
  • Members shall receive notification of all general assemblies of the Group. They may attend these assemblies and, subject to the rules on voting rights set out in Article 5i, they may vote at these assemblies.
  • Members are entitled to receive invitations to activities of the group and industry information as distributed by the Group.
  • Members are entitled to be elected to the Representative Committee.
  • Members will receive a membership certificate and be entitled to use the Group's logo in their publicity and on their letterheads, subject to the style guidance issued.
  • Membership falls into two categories, namely Corporate Members and Honorary Members. Members are persons, firms, private schools, bodies corporate, organizations or associations involved in Private School provision either through a company or in a professional activity as freelancers. Specific details of Membership categories are given below:
    • Corporate Members are Private Schools or Private School companies with representative offices or any other legal entity or association with other authorized offices, who want actively to participate in the activities and the decisions of the Group, having duly paid their Membership fee.
    • Honorary Members may be put forward by the Representative Committee for election by the general assembly of the Business Group. They may be individual members engaged in Private School provision, or they may be in partnership with others or they may work outside Private School provision. They will be individuals who want actively to participate in the activities and the decisions of the Group. They may include non-resident Members who practise a related commercial or professional activity, either as freelancers or in partnership with others.

Honorary Members will not have the right to vote at assemblies. Corporate Members have the right to exercise their votes at Annual General Assemblies and at all Ordinary and Extraordinary meetings. Voting by proxy will be accepted only if written authorization by the Member is submitted to the assembly.