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Cambridge International School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 25,327
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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 29 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 25,327
Address: Garhoud Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

2% local : 98% international

Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

The school has five ICT labs have over 180 computers available for students. All the computers are connected to the school’s network running on the Microsoft Server 2003. Students are also provided with full Internet connectivity.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Amount of homework depends on the grade the student is in. For younger students, the most important homework is reading. Older students will often have to complete different projects as part of their homework.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG2 - KG3: there are no entrance tests for FS1& FS2 but it is mandatory for the prospective students to meet the teacher for an interactive session.

Year 1 - Year 9: for Years 1-9, admission is granted on the basis of an entrance test in English (Composition) and Mathematics.

Year 10: for Year 10, admission is granted on the basis of an entrance test in English (Comprehension and Composition) and Mathematics.Secondary School admissions in Year 10 and above also require an interview with a member of the Senior Management team.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

Results are consistently well above the UK national average.

School bus service available

Bright Bus Company and the school work closely to provide safe journey to all children. Airconditioned buses operate throughout Dubai, Sharjah and part of Ajman.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

The school has an extensive support program for students of varying needs. The level of support varies from 1-1 full time Teacher Assistant intervention to enrollment in additional programs such as the Cambridge ESOL courses.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

1:45 pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, cricket, football, photography, chess, drama, arts, environmental club, debates club, robotics.

School provided lunches

A well maintained canteen sells healthy snacks and drinks during break times. Hygiene and strict quality control of food are regarded as top priority.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

A shaded swimming pool, cricket nets, full size astro turf pitch, complement a covered sports areas and a multi purpose hall.

A separate, well equipped play space and Outdoor Learning Area are available for students in Foundation Stage to Year 2.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the school competes with other local schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Cambridge International School – Dubai, is a welcoming British curriculum school, set in a green, spacious campus in the heart of Garhoud, Dubai. It welcomes pupils aged 3-10 and 11-18, taking students from pre-school all the way up to A level in Year 13. The school offers a high, international standard of education and some of the very best facilities in the city to give its students a great, global education, bursting with opportunity.

Cambridge International School, Dubai is a Microsoft Mentor School. Mentor School status is recognition of the school’s commitment to innovation and ability to overcome obstacles in preparing students to be 21st century learners as well as providing coaching for other schools in the region. Cambridge International School is the first GEMS School and the only School in the UAE to be awarded this title.

Teaching approach of the school

Cambridge International School -Dubai follows the National Curriculum of England. This Curriculum, commonly known as the "British' National Curriculum, is extensively used by international schools around the world. It is a detailed, planned and integrated scheme covering a child's whole school experience, from the age of 3 to 18. It is a skill-based curriculum, served by many excellent textbooks and resources, with its own testing mechanism. It fits into the English public examination system (GCSE, AS & A Level), which is accepted by universities throughout the world.

The National Curriculum for England provides students with an education that is recognized and held in esteem around the world. Acknowledged for its high academic standards and its well-rounded approach to education, the curriculum provides students with transferability and the opportunity to gain access to reputable universities, worldwide. Students from Cambridge International School have been accepted to prestigious universities around the world.

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