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Diyafah International School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 34,200
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 34,200
Address: Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

700

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Spanish

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Admission into the Foundation Stage of the school does not require a formal assessment. However, where English is not the family's first language or where additional learning support may be required, assessments may be needed. All FS pupils must be fully toilet trained before starting school.

Students applying from year 1 upwards will be required to attend an age appropriate entrance assessment.

External examinations or assessments available

IGSCE and A Level

Results in these examinations

IGSCE and A Level results ahead of UK National Averages
- 87% A*-C at IGSCE including Maths and English (UK average 69%)
- 43% A*-C at A level (UK average 40%)

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Education Department

Learning support offered

DIS realises that learners are all unique individuals and, as such, some may require extra support. In these circumstances, the Special Education Department will make an assessment of your child and how best to meet their needs. This will be done in collaboration with you, as well as all of their teachers, so that DIS can understand your child more fully.
The outcome of this will be to produce an Individual Education Plan (IEP), which is designed to meet the needs of your child in school. This will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis so that DIS can monitor your child's progress.
By working together, in partnership with you and the wider family, DIS hopes to offer your child the opportunity to learn and stretch themselves, to be the best that they can be; the same goal that DIS has for all of its students.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sewing, face painting, music, craft, chess, football, rugby, eco art club, Arabic, Quran, film club, story writing.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Shaded play areas, basketball and tennis courts, astro turf football pitch, large multi purpose hall.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Diyafah International School aims to inspire its students, so that they are successful in their learning, confident in attitude, responsible citizens in a global society and effective leaders of tomorrow. DIS aims to 'Let Their Light Shine'.
DIS is committed to a holistic based education in a caring and enlightened environment. DIS aims to foster creative thinking, courage of conviction and a positive attitude to draw out the potential in every students’ mind spirit and body.

Teaching approach of the school

Your child will develop a love of learning through our contemporary teaching approach.
DIS follows the British Curriculum, adapted to meet the needs of our community with the inclusion of Arabic language and Islamic Studies as appropriate.
DIS aim is to engage all students, stretching the most able whilst offering support when it's needed, and ensuring variety throughout the day with group work, independent learning and teacher-led activities.

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