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Riverston School Dubai

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 11
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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 7 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Nad Al Sheba 4, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

13

Number of nationalities represented in the school

6

Max. number of students per class

16 children per class

Average number of students per class

At the moment 7

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes highly qualified

Native English speaking teachers

Yes all British Teachers

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

10-15 minutes a week depending on year group.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

We have observations days at Riverston School Dubai for us to get to know the child, there is no test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We have a 1-3 day observation day at the school, where the children are our students for these days.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline we take admissions throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic studies

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The children who don't attend Islamic Studies they will attend wither a catch up lesson or teachers choice.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have our own Speech Therapist onsite and OT on site. In our school fees we offer one complementary group session either speech or OT for each child. Also every child will have their own timetable for to us to adapt to the child's needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have the gifted and talented program at RSD

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

7:30-7:45

School finish time

14:55 Sunday to Wednesday and Thursday 12:30

Supervised care before/after school

After school activities till 16:00 are available 3 times a week.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Mixed of activities from PE or social skills, play therapy etc

School provided lunches

Yes we have an outside company called Yum in the Box which is chargeable

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yum in the Box can assist children with special diets.

Sports activities included

We have once a week swimming lesson for 60 minutes and 2 PE lesson which is 35 minutes each a week.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor swimming, Multi- purpose hall and also half a football court in our out door area

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At Riverston Dubai, we provide specialist teaching in a small setting. We do this because we believe that, with better levels of expert support, most children can engage with an academic curriculum. We also place great value on the wider development of every child. We prepare children for life. Riverston School Dubai has a total capacity of 300 students and every class will be accepting around 16 students, with a high ratio of staff to students Riverston School Dubai will be a small school focused on truly personalised learning.
At the heart of our work, every child gets an individualised timetable that suits their strengths. Then, we make every effort to help the children find their pathways to success.

Teaching approach of the school

Our goal is to replicate the success we have in Riverston School, London. The London school has an “Outstanding” grade from UK inspectors. It provides timetabled lesson time like most other schools but children receive a lot more. Our teachers and assistants create individual learning paths through the day. This means that children’s work in subject classes is always shaped to the individual. We also add extra planning and learning time where children can focus on their own learning interests and priorities.
Think of it as a school where there are lessons and personal tutoring going on in parallel.
For example, you will find children in science lessons working on a common theme but at a pace and with an approach that suits them.
At Riverston, we believe that children thrive in small, and individualised settings.

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