Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 12

Foremarke School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 12
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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 16 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

Address: Al Barsha South, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

219 last year. 400 this year.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

38

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

We only have 1 Emirati pupil.

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

We are a one to one iPad school. We have Apple TVs in each classroom. Technology is integrated into the curriculum where app.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Y3 should do 30 mins daily. Ys 4 and 5 should do 30 - 40 minutes daily. Year 1 and 2 homework is set each week .

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not at present

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

From Y1 upwards, age appropriate tests in Maths and English plus interview with teacher. Play based assessments for Nursery and Reception (FS1 and FS2).

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A

External examinations or assessments available

N/A

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

N/A

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Some learning support available.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Pupils are extended within class - able to do this due to small class sizes. Extension classes available in some subjects as part of Foremarke Curriculum Plus.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

08.40

School finish time

15.30 for the Prep School, 14.30 for Reception (FS2) and 14.00 for Nursery (FS1).

Supervised care before/after school

Afterschool care available to siblings in Nursery and Reception.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Huge range from sporting, dramatic, art based and academic.

School provided lunches

Pupils sit down to a formal 3 course hot lunch.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Wide ranging sports programme. Foremarke has more hours dedicated to PE/Sport than any other school in Dubai. Rugby, football, cricket, hockey, lacrosse, netball, tennis, swimming, athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

Sports pitches, netball/hockey pitches. Cricket nets, tennis court. Swimming pool due for completion next academic year.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Inter school competitions within Dubai plus opportunities for sporting trips. Foremarke has an excellent record for winning in various leagues.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are resolutely determined to offer the very highest standard of British preparatory school education here in Dubai. We have high expectations of our children, academically, in the creative arts, on the sports field, in the music room and not forgetting their manners, appearance and behaviour. Foremarke is a ‘get stuck in’ type of school where children are encouraged to embrace challenges both in and out of the classroom. Only in doing so can they and we identify and nurture their unique talents. Above all else, we want Foremarkians to look back at their school years with pride, knowing that they gave their best and had great fun doing so.

Teaching approach of the school

We aim to develop and promote positive attitudes to school and learning that will stand every child in good stead for their futures. Every child is exposed to very high quality teaching adapted to his or her needs. In this way the able are ‘pushed on’ as far and as fast as they can manage while those in need of a little extra help and support get the input they need.