Dubai
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Safa Community School

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 22
Max. students per class -
First year fees: Dirham 75,000

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 66,500
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 8,500
Total first year fees: Dirham 75,000
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

750

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

5% local : 95% international

Max. number of students per class

FS1: Maximum class size 20 students (with teacher and teaching assistant)
FS2: Maximum class size 22 students (with teacher and teaching assistant)
Years 3 to 9: Maximum class size 24 students (with teacher and shared teaching assistant)

Average number of students per class

20 to 24 (depends on the grade level)

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

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

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, 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

No

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Safa Community School's assessments takes into consideration the whole child. Safa observes communication skills, social development, behaviour, attitude, manners, physical development – both large and fine 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 Eight involve basic mathematics, reading and comprehension, drawing 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.

External examinations/assessments available

GCSE and A-Level

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Enhancement Department

Learning support offered

Pupils may require extra support throughout their education or just for short periods, such as before public examinations. The Learning Plus department supports pupils working with subject teachers to develop a differentiated curriculum in the classroom, provides strategies for support and removes barriers to learning.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted and talented students are supported by the Learning Enhancement Department.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

KG1: 12:30
KG2 - G5: 14:20
G6 - G7: 15:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, tennis, football, netball, athletics, cricket, rugby, basketball, drama, play rehearsal, musicals, band practice, choir, creative art, watercolours, film club, creative writing, book reviews, website design, outdoor pursuits, model cars, electronics, computer graphics, animation club, cookery, business and enterprise club, debating, chess, photography, textiles, oil paintings, woodwork

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

The school has a robust PE curriculum that gives all students a minimum of 100 minutes of high quality PE and sporting activities each week.
Netball, athletics, gymnastics, football, swimming, tennis, basketball.

Sports facilities at the school

Astro turf football ground, temperature controlled central and learning swimming pools, running track

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Safa Community School serves its community by working in partnership to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of the UAE. As a school Safa celebrates the diversity of the wider community and is committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity.
Through the school's aims and values Safa aspires for every child to have the support they need to:
• Be Healthy
• Make a Positive Contribution
• Stay Safe
• Enjoy and Achieve
• Achieve Economic Well-Being

Teaching approach of the school

Safa Community School will prepare its students for a global, multicultural world requiring relevant 21st Century skills; and the ability to research, retain and use knowledge in a range of different circumstances with creative flair and intellectual dexterity. Safa will build confidence, it will raise expectations and it will challenge minds! Safa's core academic curriculum will cement strong foundations; the school's extra-curricular activities will enlighten minds and nurturing supportive environment will bring out the best in every individual. Safa will seek out their talents, it will engage with the community and it will deliver excellence.
This is a school for everyone!

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.safacommunityschool.com
Address: P.O. Box 71091 Dubai UAE