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Safa Community School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 51,191
to: Dirham 84,106
Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311 Road) - Al Barsha - Al Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

5% local : 95% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Arabic

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?


External examinations or assessments available

GCSE and A-Level

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

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


Entry evaluation for students


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.

Waiting list


School start time


School finish time

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

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


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

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 teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

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

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.
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