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Hartland International School

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Language of instructionEnglish
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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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 42,230
to: Dirham 80,340
Address: Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

Planned capacity: 2000

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Hartland International School expects that some children will speak English as an additional language, many will be bilingual and some will join the school understanding and speaking very little English. Hartland celebrates this diversity, ensuring that, with support from the school's trained English as an Additional Language team, all children will be able to access fully Harland's curriculum, which is taught in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin

Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Hartland International School is a 1:1 iPad School, which means that all children and staff benefit from the use of individual iPads to extend and enhance their learning, foster creativity, inspire and engage pupils and allow for collaboration between staff and children. As a result, the development of ICT skills is embedded across the curriculum.
Children also have opportunities to use ICT in many other lessons as the school has a number of computer labs and mobile units which are used across the school.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, the school has Learning Support.

Learning support offered

Children may develop needs that require learning support at any time and stage in school. They may be cognitive, physical or emotional. Hartland’s Learning Support Department works closely with our teaching staff to identify any needs at an early stage, and provides the support that will enable each child to thrive and flourish within the curriculum.

Teachers trained in Special Educational Needs will work with children within the school. Where appropriate, parents may be referred to external agencies for further support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Across the world, those schools that have ignited and inspired their more able pupils to achieve excellence, have found the whole school benefiting from the excitement that such a programme generates.
There are no limits for the more able child at Hartland. The Hartland Way is to enable the most gifted students to gain entry to the world’s top universities by offering a world – leading programme designed specifically to challenge the more able.
The school is delighted that Dr. Martin Stephen has agreed to become Project Leader for Hartland’s programme. Dr. Stephen is a former High Master of St Paul’s School, London and The Manchester Grammar School, and co-author with Ian Warwick of the acclaimed Educating The More Able Student: What Works And Why (SAGE Publishing, 2015).

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Your child will be invited to an assessment session at the school where they will take part in age appropriate activities designed so that the school can understand your child more fully. These sessions are usually held with a small group of children.

School start time

8:00 or 8:30 depending on the grade level

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 14:00
KG3 - G5: 16:00

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Harland provides a range of healthy choices that students are able to choose from with a variety of hot foods, fruits and vegetables, eliminating added sugar and salt.

Hartland's Dining Hall is a spacious, bright and welcoming environment, encouraging our students to socialise and practise their table manners as they eat. There will be opportunities to join their house group, eating with children of different ages and widening your child’s friendships.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, gymnastics, swimming, taekwondo, horse riding, netball, basketball, jazz dance, hip hop, Scottish country dancing, yoga, environment club, culture club, national day and design, English, sports, journalism, drawing and sketching, abstract bubble art, paper craft, street art and graffiti, vintage textile techniques, singing, pubic speaking, music, speech and drama, music, choir, ebook creator, Google sketchup, mini monsters, Lego, mindstorms

Sports activities included

Sports such as Rugby, Football, Basketball, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey, Volleyball and Swimming will all be played as part of the curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Children that wish to play competitive sport for Hartland will be encouraged to join the School Teams that play competitively against other schools in Dubai and the wider region.

Sports facilities at the school

Eight lane 25m competition pool and teaching pool.
Indoor sports centre, football field and running track.
Shaded rooftop tennis and netball courts and play areas.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hartland is a school where you want to be; as a pupil, a teacher, and as a parent; a place of learning and discovery, a place of creative thinkers and problem solvers, a place of laughter and friendship, a place where each child gets the individual attention that they deserve.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's teachers harness each child’s curiosity, using real life examples to ensure that their lessons are both understood and remembered. Children are often taught outside of their classrooms with Foundation students searching for letters on the school’s signage whilst Year 3 discover the ways of the Aztecs through hands-on investigations around the school and Year 6 learn how to create an exciting new chocolate bar. The school encourages them to think and to question, equipping them with the skills that they will need to enjoy a successful future. Of course, HIS also ensures that they have a solid foundation of traditional skills; spelling, grammar and times tables are very much part of the school life.

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