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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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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 25 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 23,500
to: Dirham 35,000
Address: Al Shamkha Abu Dhabi P.O Box: 6178 United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

810

Number of nationalities represented in the school

8

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

9:1

Max. number of students per class

30

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some classes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English, maths and Arabic assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

July 4th

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A

External examinations or assessments available

CAT4, GL assessments, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We follow ADEK guidance for private schools. Islam is the main faith and there is a prayer room available.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

SENDCO individual guidance and support for teachers and students

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Programme of activities

Student access to education psychologist

Through referals

School start time

8am

School finish time

2.20pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

All sports, including sailing

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, swimming pool and outdoor pitches

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Respect, honesty and care

Teaching approach of the school

British system, encouraging students to become independent learners

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