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Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 17

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
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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 24 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 20,365
to: Dirham 58,946
Address: 7th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

485

Number of nationalities represented in the school

42

Most common nationality

Egyptian,Pakistani,Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

1:4

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

State-of-the-art interactive smart board in every classroom. VLE Platforms like Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, Kerboodle, STOPS problem solving, Seneca and Asafeer are used.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we use secure platforms like Microsoft Teams to deliver lessons.VLE Platforms like Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, Kerboodle, STOPS problem solving, Seneca and Asafeer are used.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, weekly

Approximate hours of homework given

Week

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Student reports from previous Schools, CAT4 assessment, Informal assessments for EYFS and Year 1.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

End of April

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

GL assessments like CAT4,Progress Test Series, GCSE/IGCSE/BTEC etc.,

Results in these examinations

Majority perform above expected level

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students are taught Islamic studies. Non muslim students access reading or work setup by teachers during this time

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

We are an international school. Tolerance is embedded in the curriculum. We celebrate all festivals like EID,DIWALI and CHRISTMAS in the School.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SEND coordinator and inclusion champion

Learning support offered

Students experiencing difficulties in accessing the curriculum and learning are referred by teachers to the SEND Coordinator, and/or counselor. Teachers & parents together draw up an individual education plan for each student based upon their observations & results of psycho-educational assessments administered by external professionals.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Some learners have academic skills, cognitive abilities, leadership abilities and creative talents that differ in degree and dimension from their peers. STAR identifies these students through its assessment programmes and adapts the curriculum to meet their needs e.g. subject acceleration & opportunities to lead in literacy, sports, science clubs in school. The identified students represent the school in various events & competitions such as Science Magazine, EEG speech competition etc.

Student access to education psychologist

Students have access to Pastoral Leader and School Counsellor

School start time

7:40

School finish time

FS1,FS2 : 7.30am to 1pm
Year 1 to Year 12 - 7.30am to 2.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, after school care is provided

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, Karate, art craft club, future engineers, cheerleading, ballet.

School provided lunches

No

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

No

Sports activities included

Football, Basketball,Tennis, Netball, Swimming etc.,

Sports facilities at the school

We have outdoor as well as indoor play areas,swimming pool and multipurpose hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Star International School Al Twar is a bespoke English Curriculum school in the heart of Al Twar. It is very much a family school, with teachers, SLT, TAs, Admin and site staff all working alongside parents and the wider community to offer its children the best opportunities it possibly can.

Teaching approach of the school

Star provides the highest quality of teaching using a rich variety of resources and technology underpinned by the National Curriculum for England. The school actively encourages internationalism, while believing deeply in the values of the ambient community and country.

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