Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Safa British School

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

911

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

British

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

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

Safa takes into consideration the whole child. Safa observes communication skills, social development, behaviour, attitude, manners, physical development – both large and small motor control and academic levels. Safa is also interested in specific talents in any field – musical, sporting or artistic, as well as academic.

Assessments for Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 are based primarily on observation of the child at play, engaging her/him in conversation. Safa observes children at play looking at physical development and body awareness.

Assessments for Year One to Six involve basic mathematics, reading and writing. The child is also asked to tell the assessor about him/herself and to engage in general conversation appropriate to his/her age. Any documents such as previous reports, awards, or other indications of a special interest or talent will be welcomed by the assessor to assist in forming a more complete picture of your child.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Safa British School is an inclusive school where students will be accepted with various levels of academics. Safa provides a safe, stimulating, supportive, happy and secure environment for all students.

School start time

7:35

School finish time

14:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Safa offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education
A well-balanced programme of sporting activities will be provided for the children that includes opportunities for expressive and creative movement through dance, as well as gymnastics, swimming, athletics, games and outdoor and adventurous pursuits.

Sports facilities at the school

12 m x 10 m training pool, 25 m swimming pool (fully shaded and heated/chilled), outdoor multi-purpose area for netball, tennis, basketball and futsal, multi sport pitch, playground, dance studio.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Safa British School Dubai is a British Curriculum School, located within a short distance of Safa Park and offering primary school education to children from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 (from 3-11 years of age).

Teaching approach of the school

Safa British School Dubai follows the The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework for Foundation Stage learning (FS1 and FS2). This prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and beyond and is consistent with the English National Curriculum.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.safabritishschool.com
Address: Al Meydan St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates