Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||11 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Most common nationality||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a Second Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Average number of students per class||
|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:
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.
|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.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
This test will assess your child’s English and Mathematics skills.
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.
|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.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Nursery - KG2: 1:00 pm
|School provided lunches||
Cafeteria serving high quality, nutritious hot and cold food.
|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.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|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.
|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
|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.