Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

The Westminster School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 10,625
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 10,625
Address: Al Ghusais School Zone PO Box 27016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Number of students

5078

Number of nationalities represented in the school

72

Most common nationality

Pakistani

Ratio of local students to international students

3% local : 97% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Hindi, Urdu

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Year 1: Admission is granted on the basis of an entrance assessments in English and Mathematics followed by an interview with the the Phase Leader.

Year 2 - 11: Admission is granted on the basis of an entrance assessments in English and Mathematics. Admissions in these Years also require an interview with a member of the Senior Management Team or the Phase Leaders.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, AS Level, A Level

School bus service available

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts and craft, creative writing, cooking, debating, drama, public speaking, gymnastics, mural painting, music, needlework, projects, team sports, athletics, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball, badminton, chess, table tennis, environment club, information technology club, literary club, quiz club, science club

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical educatiion

Sports facilities at the school

Covered play area

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Westminster School – Dubai, is a modern kindergarten to year 13 school that delivers an outstanding British curriculum education to students from around the world.
WS places a strong emphasis on creating lifelong learners, and develops the personal qualities the students need to become responsible and highly valued members of the global society. The aim of the school is to foster and emphasize an appreciation of knowledge and to prepare students for a socially changing and technologically advanced society. The Westminster School lays the foundation from which students can pursue university levels of education or professional career paths suited to their talents and interests. The spacious, purpose built premises provide separate facilities for boys and girls from Year 5 onwards. The Westminster School provides a secure, supportive environment, which nurtures learning and understanding, with a continued commitment to excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum lays the foundation for students to pursue university levels of education or professional career paths suited to their abilities, talents and interests. It is based on a structured and broad framework that outlines expected levels of achievement through all stages of a student's school life.

Through innovative styles of teaching, workshops, projects and experiments students are given the opportunity to explore aspects of the curriculum and develop a variety of practical skills. Under the guidance of their teachers, students learn aspects of management, instruction and leadership, enhancing their knowledge, confidence and skills, so that they can make more defined career choices.

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