Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Kent College Dubai

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 86,000
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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
Yearly fees: Dirham 86,000

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

We have a pupil body of 500.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

As a truly international school we have 60 nationalities represented.

Most common nationality

British

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.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

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

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

We are a new school so fortunately able to accept pupils across all year groups.

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.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, but subject to KHDA guidelines.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

As a new school our cohort of Year 13s are about to embark on tertiary education.

External examinations or assessments available

The school follows the British Curriculum so pupils are studying to complete GCSEs and A Levels.

Results in these examinations

Our first year of GCSE results were 83% A* - A and 100% A-B.

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.

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

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a Special Educational Needs and Disability department.

Learning support offered

We also work closely with parents, teachers and specialist staff to offer the best support for pupils.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Either through our GREAT ( Gifted Really Able and Talented) programme or differentiation within the classroom.

Student access to education psychologist

In consultation with parents, we could recommend this.

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

No this is not part of our timetable.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We have a huge amount of sporting, creative, academic and musical activities on offer.

School provided lunches

We have a catering company who come to school and can provide hot lunches, pupils can also bring in packed lunches.

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 and swimming pools.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A school with many characteristics that will ensure your child enjoys a very special education, and the very best start in life.

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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