Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 2 to 11

Ranches Primary School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
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Number of students

60

Most common nationality

British

Average number of students per class

10-12

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

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

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

ICT is embedded within the curriculum, taking the form of discrete skills acquisition as well as in the application to extend and transform learning. ICT supports the aims, principles and objectives of the wider school curriculum and is applied to augment and transform classroom learning and teaching.

The ICT curriculum is applied within three areas:
1. Learning about ICT: teachers and children develop skills and knowledge in the potential uses of ICT to support learning.
2. Learning with ICT: teachers and children use ICT resources to support the classroom curriculum.
3. Learning through ICT: teachers and children use ICT to transform the process of teaching and learning in new ways.

The use of ICT in teaching and learning functions in an inter-related and mutually supportive way. Much of children’s learning about ICT will develop as an integral part of learning with ICT. At the same time, it is acknowledged that learning about ICT will be necessary in order to successfully use ICT tools to support the curricular objectives, and to learn in new ways. Learning through ICT, which supports the general aim of ICT use in the curriculum, places a greater emphasis on the recognition of individual difference, and the use of varied approaches and methodologies in teaching.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

At RPS homework is termed ‘Home Learning’ and is designed in line with the schools teaching and learning ethos. RPS believes that any learning completed outside school hours is important, and should not be seen as extra ‘work’. Therefore as a school RPS refers to this learning as ‘home learning’ and not homework.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Waiting lists are kept at a minimum and those on the list are informed of the expected number of seats, in the form of a regular status update. To avoid over-subscription, students are only accepted when a seat is guaranteed.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

This test will assess your child’s English and Mathematics skills.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The main admission takes place at the start of the academic year in September. Applications are accepted from the month June of the preceding year, allowing over one year for parents to apply.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

RPS is an inclusive school. It will not be able to provide care and education for pupils with severe or profound learning challenges. It will however be managing each application individually, sensitively and in consultation with KHDA before deciding on such an admission.

Learning support offered

Pupils who have been identified as having an accelerated provision for a particular subject will be identified through teacher observation and the school assessment framework. Individual education tracking will take place with a dedicated member of staff accountable for ensuring adequate provision. This may take the form of extended classes, however in the majority of cases this will be accommodated through high quality differentiation in the classroom.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

Nursery - KG2: 1:00 pm
KG3: G5: 2:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

School council, pupil news team, academic workshops in core subjects including Arabic, environmental groups, choir, school play production and design, cooking, IT, dance and sports such as netball, football, swimming, cricket and cross country athletics.

School provided lunches

Cafeteria serving high quality, nutritious hot and cold food.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Temperature controlled swimming pool, outdoor playing field and shaded play areas, 2 climate-controlled multi-purpose halls for a wide range of sports and other activities, basketball and netball courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ranches Primary School is built in the expanded phase of the Arabian Ranches community, one of the fastest growing areas of Dubai. The school opened in September 2015. The school is equipped with state of the art facilities to ensure a truly unique pupil experience. In keeping with the requirement of the community where it is located, it will operate as a co-educational school.

Founded on the values of Resilience, Purpose and Success, RPS aims to nurture young learners into confident leaders of tomorrow. With a comprehensive, enhanced UK based curriculum supported by an innovative teaching philosophy, RPS will give your child the head start they deserve for a bright future.

A prime focus of RPS is the provision of quality education for its pupils and families from within its core community location. The school will use the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Cambridge Primary as the foundation in which to build an inclusive and holistic education that ensures the needs of each child is met. This is supported by:

- Arabic language from FS1
- ICT BYOD programme
- Innovative home learning programme
- Personalised communication portal
- Thoughtfully designed after-school activities
- Parent friendly timings
- Community-based mother tongue programme

Teaching approach of the school

At RPS the strategy for teaching and learning aims to ensure through evidence that all pupils achieve their potential. Teaching and learning is the core purpose of what the school does. High quality learning, teaching and subsequently achievement are what RPS wants for every pupil within the school.RPS believes that the more it has a shared understanding of what constitutes effective teaching and learning, the greater its success will be.

Each child is unique and comes to RPS with their own personal histories, strengths and opportunities for growth. Children will reach different developmental milestones at different stages in their lives, however there are general standards within age bands and approaches to teaching and learning that can be applied to support development and ensure each individual reaches his or her goals.

RPS offers a curriculum that is ‘balanced’ which includes mathematics, languages, sciences, technology, humanities, creative arts and physical education. A ‘broad’ curriculum of this type provides the opportunity for learners to experience, acquire and develop essential and valued learning from a variety of contexts. Where possible disciplines, such as information technology, are infused in the teaching of other subjects rather than being taught as a discrete subject.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@rpsdubai.com
School's webpage: rpsdubai.com/school
Address: Arabian Ranches 2, Dubai, U.A.E.

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