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Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman
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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 54,000
to: Dirham 98,000
Address: Nad Al Sheba 2، Meydan South Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

We have a pupil body of 950

Number of nationalities represented in the school

As a truly international school we have over 80 nationalities represented.

Most common nationality

British, American, Australian

Ratio of local students to international students

The majority of our families are international.

Max. number of students per class

20, however, many classes are much smaller than this with an average being 15 per class.

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes we do, they are an important part of our teaching and learning.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have EAL for those pupils who require it.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

Information Technology is embedded within our timetabled lessons, Junior school pupils learn robotics and coding from an early age. Alongside the use of Promethean boards in all classrooms, each child has their own device from Year 2. Before then they have access to the school's iPads. We have fully equipped EIT labs (Enterprise, Innovation and Technology) complete with BeeBots and 3D printers.

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 - we are a Google School which means a lot of our online learning is delivered seamlessly through Google Classrooms and/or Google Meets. All students have their own Google Logins, which means if ever we need to move to an online learning provision, our transition is agile and seamless.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, homework is given in what we deem an age-appropriate manner. In the Senior School, pupils are given some off periods over and above their breaks, so that they can opt to work on homework during school hours too.

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies across the school, and is dependent on the age of the child.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Some year groups have a higher demand than others, so we do have waiting lists for certain year groups - we encourage all parents to contact us and register early.

Entry evaluation for students

Pupils come in for an assessment upon registration, we administer a cognitive assessment test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Pupils complete a CAT above Year 3 but the most important aspect is an informal meeting with a member of staff to ensure KCD is the correct school for your child.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We are able to take registration throughout the year, however we do have some years which have waiting lists.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but subject to KHDA guidelines.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

The school follows the British Curriculum so pupils are studying to complete GCSEs and A Levels. We also offer BTEC (Performing Arts, Business and Sports) and we are an IB Candidate School.

Results in these examinations

Last years GCSE results were 83% A* - A and 100% A-B, A levels were a 100% pass rate with 76% achieving A*-C.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are non-denominational however do have prayer rooms assigned for any of our pupils to use, and Islamic Studies is taught to our Islamic Students.

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

As part of the Moral Education Programme we ensure all pupils are able to explore their own individual sense of morality.

School bus service available

Yes - free bus for the first academic year of enrollment.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Department.

Learning support offered

We also work closely with parents, teachers and specialist staff to offer the best support for pupils. We have break-away rooms that are fun and stimulating, as well as rooms that have a more serene and relaxed atmosphere to accommodate varying needs as best as we can. Furthermore, we have two well-being dogs that attend school each day. Our well-being dogs are used for pupils that would benefit from their presence, whether it's helping to train the dogs (encourages confidence in speech as the dogs require clear commands), reading one-on-one to the dogs (encourages confidence in a pressure-free environment), or simply interacting gently with the dog. Our well-being dogs - Ziggy and Marshall - are well loved members of our Kent College Family!

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Either through our GREAT ( Gifted Really Able and Talented) programme or differentiation within the classroom. Each child has a 'GREAT' profile, and those that are identified as Gifted & Talented are given extra support/tuition/guidance/mentorship/coaching on their gifted area to support further development in this area.

Student access to education psychologist

In consultation with parents, we could recommend this. We are also able to connect parents/pupils with a school counselor and an Occupational Therapist.

School start time

Registration for the whole school is at 8am

School finish time

The Early Years children finish at 1:30 each day. The Junior School finish at 2:10 but have extra curricular activities for an hour after; Senior School finish at 3:10 with their activities finishing at 4:10.

Supervised care before/after school

Prior to Covid-restrictions, our school offers after care. We hope to be able to offer this again once Covid-safety protocols allow for this.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer close to 100 varied extracurriculars to suit every taste. These include sporting, creative, academic, musical and performing arts activities on offer. We also offer some high profile ECAs such as Model United Nations, we are an accredited TEDEd Student Talks ECA Provider, we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Programme in the Senior school, with Mini and Junior Dukes in the Junior School.

School provided lunches

We have an on-site catering company that can provide hot lunches, pupils can also bring in packed lunches.

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

Yes.

Sports activities included

Sport is an important part of our curriculum with pupils receiving timetabled PE lessons, alongside specialist coaching for teams.

Sports facilities at the school

2G and 4G astro turf, large indoor sports hall with stackable bleachers to seat 700 people, 2 dance studios, tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, fields to accommodate rugby, soccer, cricket and hockey, and swimming pools.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kent College Dubai unlocks the individual potential in each and every child. We provide performance guidance and pathways that are as unique as the pupils that attend this school. By the time pupils graduate from Kent, they are internationally-minded adults that see themselves as global citizens. They are confident in their opinions, have the courage to stand by their convictions, hold previous generations accountable for their actions, and are confident to be catalysts for change into the future. KCD students know that they hold the future in their hands, and they do not shy away from the weight of this responsibility, because they know that they are equipped with all that’s required for life in an ever-changing world; they are agile, curious, empathetic, open-minded, principled, tenacious and brave.

Teaching approach of the school

A special feature of Kent College Dubai is the individual attention given to each pupil. Small classes of no more than 20 pupils, a carefully-developed tutoring system and individualized learning pathways allow each pupil to be him or herself within the school community.

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