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Raffles World Academy

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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 31,943
to: Dirham 80,760
Address: Al Marcup Street (formerly Street 7) Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

6% local : 94% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language Program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with latest instructional audio-visual facilities (LCD projector/visualiser/sound system).

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Grades 1-3 15-30 minutes per day.
Grades 4-5 30-45 minutes per day.
Grades 6-8 60-90 minutes per day.
Grades 9-10 105-120 minutes per day.
Grades 11-12 At teacher’s discretion.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Team

Learning support offered

The Student Support Team works in partnership with teachers and parents and seeks to ensure that the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of RWA students are being met. It is a collaborative team spanning both the Primary and the Secondary Schools.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

RWA recognizes that the importance of providing a supportive environment to Gifted and Talented Students (TAGs) both in the mainstream classroom and in extension programmes and activities that can be subject/interest specific, transdisciplinary and cross-curricular with an emphasis on problem-solving, independent research, international competitions and collaborative ventures, leadership skills and entrepreneurship.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG1 & KG2: Each child will have a pre-admission assessment at RWA to assess the suitability of the school for the child.

Grade 1-10: Eligibility for admissions to RWA is by placement tests in English and Mathematics in Grades 6-8. Previous report cards will also be taken
into consideration. Interviews will also be conducted when required. Students applying for entry into Grade 9-12 may also be required to take a placement test in integrated Sciences from 2013.

IB Diploma (2 Years Programme, Grade 11-12): Eligibility for admission to RWA is by placement tests in English, Mathematics (and Science from 2013). Previous reports are also taken into consideration. Interviews will also be conducted when required.

School start time

7:50 am

School finish time

KG2: 1:00 pm
KG3 - Primary School: 2:15 pm
Secondary School: 3:30 pm

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Yoga, tennis, gymnastics, boxing fitness, football, basketball, art, chess, ballet, drama, swimming.

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Dance studio, soccer field, swimming pools, sport hall, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Raffles World Academy takes its responsibility for the education, care and welfare of each child very seriously as it helps establish the cornerstones that support the growth of lifelong learners, and positive and productive contributors to the communities they live in.

RWA provides enhanced learning opportunities in a dynamic learning environment. Support programmes are directed towards those seeking to develop English as an Additional Language (EAL) as well as students with special needs (SEN) and gifted & talented students. To enable all-round development of the school's students, RWA even goes beyond the realm of education by laying emphasis on sports, languages as well as arts and culture. Additionally, RWA imparts a regional focus to education through strong Arabic A, Arabic B and Islamic Studies programmes. Raffles World Academy was recently awarded the Green Flag status by the Eco-schools programme owing to our affinity with eco-friendly initiatives. Graduates from Raffles World Academy are accepted into universities worldwide.

Teaching approach of the school

As an authorised World School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), along with offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Cambridge Secondary 1(CS1) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), the academic programme is designed to offer the young people who attend Raffles the opportunity to establish a very sound base for future studies after they finish school, as well as a solid platform for life beyond the school's boundaries. RWA aims to ensure your child's experiences as a Raffles student are based on teaching techniques that are both theoretically sound, yet practical, to the extent where the learning experience is both stimulating and enjoyable.

The school's ultimate goal is to assist the development of enquiring, thoughtful and considerate young minds – to make learning stimulating, challenging, meaningful and enjoyable. RWA seeks to ignite the fire for learning and harness the potential in order that young people have a thoroughly well-rounded learning experience, in its broadest terms.

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