Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 14

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
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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
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 32,000
to: Dirham 76,500
Address: Al Furjan, PO Box 413898, Dubai, UAE
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Number of students

580

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

Low

Max. number of students per class

There shall be a maximum of 20 students in each class within the Foundation Stage, whilst classes throughout the remainder of the school shall not exceed 24 students per class.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, and a HLTA for every class also.

Native English speaking teachers

Teachers are all UK trained, and all staff are high level English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, and one on one tuition.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French , Arabic and Spanish. A mother tongue programme is also available as an after school activity.

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes,

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?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The Arbor School attempts to ensure that the application procedure is informative, yet stress free for the children and families involved. As an inclusive school, Arbor is very aware that children shine in many different ways, so Arbor makes holistic decisions at admissions. Both students and parents meet with the Principal, and for children up to Year 2, a simple period of observation is held in a play setting, combined with some reading and Maths tasks. For children in Year 3 and above, an online diagnostic tool is used, but yet again, informs the process in a holistic manner.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SEND

Learning support offered

As per the expectations of the Inclusion Quality Mark, Education for All and good educational practice, students with additional needs will be supported at The Arbor School, through a supportive induction process and the development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs). This service will be developed by the appropriate educational professionals in the Teaching and Learning unit and will define in class support, group work with specialist support in the teaching and learning unit, and one to one support.

School start time

7:40

School finish time

KG1 - kG2: 14:20
KG3 - G5: 16:15

These timings include the co-curricular programme at the school, which is an expected element of study.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, there are vegan, vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

Sports facilities at the school

FIFA compliant soccer pitch, multi-purpose hall for indoor sports, a variety of outdoor courts and a specially designed swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Arbor School provides a high standard of education based on the National Curriculum for England, enriched with a compassionate, ethical outlook focused on eco-literacy, sustainability and environmental justice. This educational vision is embedded within the curriculum of The Arbor School in Al-Furjan and reflected in every lesson and task.

Teaching approach of the school

The Arbor School believes that the curriculum offered is an essential response to changes in the nature of schooling, as well as changes in society and the environment. The school will therefore identify themes and real-life topics of interest that provide meaningful contexts, allowing for project-based, cross-curricular topic approaches in which independent learning flourishes.

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