Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman
IB and British curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
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 23 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 46,700
to: Dirham 77,900
Address: P.O 24857, Jumeirah Village Triangle , District 2, Street 5, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

1600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

With over 80 nationalities of students, Sunmarke School is a truly international school with a focus on fostering diversity and nurturing talent.

Most common nationality

British

Max. number of students per class

FS1 - Y1: 20 per class
Y2 - Y13: 24 per class

Average number of students per class

FS1 - Y1: 20 per class
Y2 - Y13: 24 per class

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English is the language of instruction at Sunmarke. For Year 2 to 9 students who require support and for whom English is not the first language, Sunmarke provides English language support and remedial classes. ‘Intensive support’ to develop age-appropriate English language skills may also be offered (at the school's option as per the capacity available in the Individual Needs Department).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Large, well-resourced, IT-enabled Classrooms with the latest furniture enabling individual and group learning and with laptop and tablet connectivity, interactive whiteboards, and access to the internet and our digital library and Virtual Learning Environment (portal for learning).
4 state-of-the-art ICT Labs.
State-of-the-art Wifi enabled campus with 24x7 access to the internet, our Virtual Learning Environment and digital library (housing thousands of ebooks and educational apps).

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

If required

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Foundation Stage 1 & 2: An informal assessment is held with the child to assess suitability and readiness to start school.

Year 1 to 13: Admission of applicants is subject to an interview and successful completion of the School’s Assessment Tests in English and Maths. Where applicable, a review of records from the student’s previous school(s) is considered.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

GCSE and A-Level Programme, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma results: 100% pass, 92% of students scored above the IB world average in 2020-21, 25% of students achieved marks that would make them eligible for Ivy League or Oxbridge entrance.
A-Levels results: 100% pass rate, Outstanding A level results achieved in 2020-2021

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

NA

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

At Sunmarke, we exercise a positive and inclusive admissions policy. Candidates will each be given due consideration on a case-by-case basis, and we will take into account the capacity of the premises, staff, and curriculum pathways to effectively meet the needs of the individual. Our Achievement Centre offers a broad range of additional support for students with SEND, including targeted support in language, maths, literacy, and functional independence. We are currently working to develop our range of alternative curriculum pathways for Key Stages 2, 3, and 4 so that, in time, we can offer an appropriate pathway for every learner.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

FS1 & FS2: 7.30 am - 08.00 am until 1.00 pm
Primary (Year 1 - Year 6) : 07.40 am - 3.00 pm
Secondary (Year 7 - Year 13) - 07.40 am - 3.10pm

School finish time

FS1 & FS2: 7.30 am - 08.00 am until 1.00 pm
Primary (Year 1 - Year 6) : 07.40 am - 3.00 pm
Secondary (Year 7 - Year 13) - 07.40 am - 3.10pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Coding, robotics, poetry, reading, debating, journalism, public speaking, radio production, drama, art, fashion design, photography, TV, video and multimedia production, sports, martial arts, ensembles, bands, orchestra, choir, cooking.

School provided lunches

Sunmarke has two state-of-the-art dining halls offering outside catering services at an additional charge. One dining hall for Primary and the other exclusively for Secondary. Foundation years typically have two snack breaks a day which are taken in the classrooms.

Sports activities included

P.E. curriculum includes a range of activities that includes but is not limited to athletics, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, swimming, and tennis.

Sports facilities at the school

FIFA-18 sized football pitch, 5-a-side football pitch, athletics running track, semi Olympic sized swimming pool and a learner's pool, multiple tennis, basketball, volleyball, and netball courts, 2 expansive multipurpose halls for gymnastics, outdoor play areas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

State of the art STEAM Center, 6th Form Hub, Forest School, Primary and Secondary Library.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Sunmarke School is a premier educational institution in Dubai. It offers a rigorous, enriched and holistic educational programme emphasising academic excellence and participation in diverse co-curricular, sports and enrichment activities enabling students to achieve outstanding academic, social and personal success.
The school's vision is to develop a truly exceptional school that inspires, empowers and enlightens its students, and enriches the community that it is part of.
Sunmarke offers the National Curriculum for England and the GCSE and A Level programmes of study. From the third year of operation, Sunmarke will become an IB World School and will offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Year 12 and 13.

As part of Fortes Education, Sunmarke School imparts knowledge and skills so students can develop their character, personal leadership, enterprise and work ethic, and values so they create their own success as confident, principled and dynamic individuals in the world.

Teaching approach of the school

The Sunmarke education extends well beyond the boundaries defined by the curriculum. The education promotes all-round spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to become educated citizens and develop their character and an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Sunmarke will carry on the tradition of its affiliate, Regent International School – another Fortes school – of delivering a world-class education centred on the high impact education programme of MultiSmart LearningTM which nurtures students’ multiple intelligences and skills so students become well-rounded individuals ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

Sunmarke is also a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and completely technology enabled school, capturing where education is at today – where science and math converge with the humanities thus nurturing students into tomorrow’s generation of thinkers and innovators.

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