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The Arcardia Preparatory School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language Program.
The school will provide specific classes for the teaching of EAL to foster inclusivity. Specific EAL support classes will be established, and this will expand to an EAL class in each year group throughout the school. These classes will be small and provide targeted provision.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Children will have access to a variety of technologies so that they can create, communicate and collaborate with one another. Items include iPads, laptops, interactive LEDs, and other digital technologies. Teachers will be provided with leading edge technologies as professional tools for use within the teaching and learning programmes.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

All applicants are required to pass the school’s entrance assessments.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG1 and KG2: An observation, informal discussion and assessment will be held with the child to assess his or her suitability and readiness to join the school.

KG3 - G5: Admission is subject to an informal talk between the pupil and the staff and successful completion of the school’s assessment tests in maths and English. When applicable, a school report card from the pupil’s previous school(s) will be considered. Applicants who are less likely to be ready may be offered a re-assessment at the school’s discretion.
Applicants who are judged less likely to be ready may be given another assessment at the exclusive discretion of the school at a later date, and parents will be asked to provide additional support for their child prior to the second assessment. The nature of the re-assessment will depend on the outcome of previous assessments.
If the school considers that an applicant requires Learning Support, further reports may be called for, or a meeting will be scheduled with the Head of the Special Educational Needs Department, who will make a recommendation about an additional learning support programme.
The school will advise unsuccessful applicants after assessment. The school will not enter into any subsequent dialogue about the judgment.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs Program

Learning support offered

SEN teachers will work with pupils and where appropriate, parents may be referred to external agencies for further support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Pupils who are identified as Gifted and Talented will have access to tasks that differentiate, accelerate and extend their learning. The school is committed in it’s mission to support the needs of all pupils so that they will achieve their full potential.

School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 1:40 pm
KG3 - G5: 2:40 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Russian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, music, art, sports.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

All year round (heated and cooled) swimming pool, play area, indoor multi purpose sports hall, water play area.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The school will open in early summer 2016.
The Arcadia Preparatory School is situated in a state-of-the-art campus within the Jumeirah Village Triangle community in Dubai, and will offer the National Curriculum for England to pupils from Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) to Year 6.

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching practices used at The Arcadia Preparatory School are aimed at ensuring that your child settles quickly into school with an emphasis on successful socialisation. Your child will also be provided with unique opportunities to experience and celebrate the arts, culture, performance, and music, as these will be key elements of our extended learning programme.

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