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CurriculumsIB and British
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 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 55,620
to: Dirham 100,940
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 1450

Number of nationalities represented in the school

As a truly international school we have over 90 nationalities represented.

Most common nationality

British, Australian, South African

Ratio of local students to international students

The majority of our families are international.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have EAL and ELL for those pupils who require it.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

22, however, many classes are much smaller than this with an average being 15-18 per class

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

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

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 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.

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).

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 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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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. Operating as a full-time social and emotional support professional, the School Counsellor is dedicated to assisting pupils, staff, and families in specific circumstances. Their responsibilities encompass various forms of support, including individual sessions, group sessions, after-school support, and class discussions or sessions when necessary. We also have a Wellbeing Champion, whose role is multifaceted, with the primary objective of developing and overseeing the school's approach to mental health and wellbeing.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Elevate offers a three-tiered approach to provision, ensuring that our gifted and talented students receive the support and opportunities they need to flourish. The first tier encompasses in-lesson provision, where students experience an enriched and challenging curriculum within their regular classroom settings, promoting academic excellence.
Our school has recently joined the NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) Gifted and Talented Network, a dynamic community committed to advancing educational opportunities for high-ability learners. This collaboration empowers our educators with valuable resources and strategies to foster challenge and engagement in the classroom, ensuring an enriching experience for all students. By aligning with NACE, we are dedicated to enhancing our provision, promoting inclusive excellence, and nurturing the unique potential within every student.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2:50 but have extra curricular activities for an hour after; Senior School finish at 3:50 with their activities finishing at 5.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, for EYFS children there is the Brave Bears club and it runs from 1:40pm till 3:45pm with a cost of 500aed per term.

School bus service available

Yes - our transport provider is Emirates Transport

School provided lunches

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

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer close to 160 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.

Sports activities included

Sport is an important part of our curriculum with pupils receiving timetabled PE lessons, alongside specialist coaching for teams.
We have basketball, cricket, volleyball, rugby, football, tennis, swimming, water polo, athletics, boxing, netball, and throwball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we actively participate in various competitions including the ones for DASSA.

Facilities at the school

Music Studios ( including iMAC studio for composing music)
Dance Studios
Design Technology Workshops and Classroom with 3D Printers
Food and Nutrition Lab

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.

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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