Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 16

Kings' School Al Barsha

CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 22
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Dirham 81,700

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 79,700
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 2,000
Total first year fees: Dirham 81,700
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

64

Most common nationality

British

Max. number of students per class

KG1 - KG2: 20
KG3 - G9: 24

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Use of technology forms an integral part of teaching and learning at Kings’. This is reflective of the 21st century where we interact with technology on a daily basis. Within a typical classroom at Kings’, student learning is supported using a range of technology mediums from height adjustable interactive boards which students interact with directly, to Elmo document cameras and Apple TVs used to showcase and celebrate learning.

Permanent student laptops are available in each classroom for students to log on with their individual logins in order to complete a set task or to research further an interesting question that has been raised within the lesson. In addition, IT rooms, laptop trolleys and iPad trolleys all allow easy and timely access to technology when it is needed to further learning.

Each teacher in school is provided with an iPad in order to exploit the benefits offered by educational apps. Class and trolley iPads are used to add an extra dimension to learning, both through use of educational apps and through productivity tools to support in areas such as mind mapping, annotation and presentation. The school's Year 4-6 students take part in our 1:1 iPad programme which enables them to bring their own device to school, loaded with recommended apps and connected to our Google Apps for Education environment: this programme offers students a safe and varied platform on which to learn about online collaboration and effective use of technology.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

These assessments vary according to the age of the child. This will involve spending some time at the school and/or in the class he or she will be placed in and may give your child the opportunity to have a taste of school life at Kings'.

FS1 and FS2: play based observational assessments (we look at communication, interaction and the ability to follow instructions).
Years 1-9: a written task.
Years 3-9: computer based Cognitive Ability Test (CATs) for Years 3-9. Each online test is appropriate to the age of the child and will take between one and two hours.
FS and years 1-2: informal time in school for an observation if the child is already in Dubai.
Secondary students: are also considered in line with the constraints of the GCSE courses and examinations schedules.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Kings’ School Al Barsha does not offer a comprehensive special education programme. However, limited support for students with mild to moderate learning differences may be available.
Further to this, Kings' School Al Barsha is developing a specialist facility for students with Dyslexia. There will be a specific number of places available for students diagnosed with these learning needs. This is part of Kings’ Education’s commitment to meeting the needs of the wider range of young people in Dubai.

Learning support offered

Support currently in place or being developed includes:
• 1:1 Dyslexia support
• Home Learning support
• In Class support
• Literacy intervention
• Parent and teacher support
• English language learner support
• Liaison with external agencies, such as educational psychologists
• Exam Access Arrangement assessment

School start time

8:15 am or 8:30 am depending on the grade level.

School finish time

FS1: Sunday - Thursday: 13:00
FS2: Sunday - Wednesday: 14:00, Thursday: 13:00
Year 1 - 6: Sunday - Wednesday: 15:00, Thursday: 13:30
Secondary: Sunday Thursday: 15:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The activities are wide-ranging and cover sports, music, sciences and the arts, as well as ICT, and these change termly.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education and swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-sport astro pitches, hard rubber surface areas for netball/basketball and volleyball courts, 2 rugby and football pitches. Prestigious Cricket Academy with cricket square, indoor and outdoor nets, practice facilities and a cricket pavilion. Short athletics track with grass, 7 tennis courts including clay and grass surfaces, primary gym. Secondary Sports Hall including indoor cricket nets and a volleyball court. 2 large fitness studios, a beginner swimming pool, a primary pool (25m), a competition pool (25m) with 2 deep ends to facilitate galas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kings' Al Barsha is a purpose built School offering first class education. The school's dictum is ”the best by every child”.

Teaching approach of the school

Children take steps along their learning journey every day at Kings’, developing skills that are transferable and broad. These help children to make sense of the multicultural world in which they live. Children are encouraged to become effective, enthusiastic and independent learners who are committed to lifelong learning. The school's curriculum is unique and evolves each year influenced by the needs and interests of the children, current issues and local opportunities.

Enriched by specialist teaching of French, Arabic, PE, ICT, Swimming, Music and Islamic Education it is designed to follow a themed, cross-curricular approach which allows children to be immersed in subjects and to make tangible and appropriate links. KSAB holistic approach is based on the English National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a clear emphasis on teaching skills and concepts that challenges children at all levels. Every opportunity is used to embrace first hand experiences and educational visits are used widely to enhance learning.

KSAB has an impressive bank of technology and are excited by the impact the iPad initiative has had on children’s learning. This cutting edge approach to scaffolding learning is one of the many ways we enthuse children and equip them with the tools for life.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: kings-edu.com/albarsha
School's Fees webpage: kings-edu.com/albarsha/fees
Address: Dubai United Arab Emirates