Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Kings' School Dubai

CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

914

Number of nationalities represented in the school

48

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

3% local : 97% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

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 the 1:1 iPad programme which enables them to bring their own device to school, loaded with recommended apps and connected to the school's 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' Dubai.

FS1 and FS2: play based observational assessments (we look at communication, interaction and the ability to follow instructions).
Years 1-6: a written task.
Years 3-6: computer based Cognitive Ability Test (CATs) for Years 3-6. Each online test is appropriate to the age of the child and will take between one and two hours.

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school's learning support team facilitates support for children with mild to moderate learning needs from FS through to Year 6.

Learning support offered

Dedicated adults work with specific year groups to ensure support is available to all children across the school.

School start time

7:45

School finish time

Foundation 1: Sunday - Wednesday: 12:30, Thursday: 12:55
Foundation 2: Sunday - Wednesday: 13:30, Thursday: 12:55
Years 1 - 6: Sunday - Wednesday: 14:30, Thursday: 13:00

Supervised care before/after school

KSD has an Early Bird Club, which provides supervised care for children before the school day starts. It starts at 7:15 am.

Children in Foundation 2 with older siblings in school have the option to stay in school until 2:20 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school provides many activities, for example: drama, art, karate, children's yoga, basketball.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education and swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, 2 sports courts, a large astroturf pitch, running track, 25 metre swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kings’ School Dubai is passionate about learning. It empowers children, staff, parents and friends of the school to work together to be the best they can be and become lifelong learners. The school's extensive, high-quality facilities and learning spaces are used creatively and flexibly to maximise learning potential and to challenge children in new ways. KSD believes learning should be engaging, yet challenging so the school can ensure all children get the best possible results in absolutely the right way.

KSD's bespoke, three dimensional curriculum, whilst rooted in the English National Curriculum, is planned every year by the school's creative and innovative teachers to ensure the most exciting and adventurous learning journey for all children. Real-life contexts, exploration and investigation are key strands to developing children’s critical thinking skills, whilst allowing children to develop their leadership skills and take responsibility for their own learning at Kings’.

Kings’ School Dubai is an emotionally intelligent school which has a supportive and collegiate ethos. It celebrates and shares success so that every visitor to the school can share in the pride the school has for all its achievements. The school's vision and mission captures this to ensure KSD provides ‘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. KSD'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. The school's 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 challenge children at all levels. Every opportunity is used to embrace first hand experiences and educational visits are used widely to enhance learning.

KSD 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

Contact email: registrar@kingsdubai.com
School's webpage: kings-edu.com/dubai
School's Fees webpage: kings-edu.com/dubai/fees
Address: Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai United Arab Emirates