Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Victory Heights Primary School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
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Number of students

625 last year
707 this year

Number of nationalities represented in the school

59

Most common nationality

United Kingdom

Ratio of local students to international students

Approximately 200 children came from oversees , 427 are from local schools and nurseries.

Max. number of students per class

25 children, the KHDA’s recommended size.

Average number of students per class

FS1 has all full classes
FS2 - Year 6 has approximately between 18- 23 children in each classroom

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Whilst the majority of our teachers are British, we recruit and hire teachers internationally. All our teachers are highly qualified and experienced with the expertise necessary to deliver the British National Curriculum. All teaching staff have been carefully selected to ensure our students secure the very best educational experience.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

VHPS has a dedicated language support teacher offering EAL for the 10% of students do not have English as a first language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

VHPS uses technology across the breadth of the curriculum in all year groups. Typical use within a classroom could include (but is not limited to); use of interactive whiteboards, use of control technology (such as BeeBots and ProBots), use of laptops and tablets, the 'Flipped Classroom' and the use of cameras, microphones, scanners and printers.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

20 mins per session (Mathematics and Literacy)

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

VHPS conducts local and oversees assessments.
Fs1 and FS2 children are required to take an assessment at VHPS
Year 1 - Year 6 children assessment policy-If child is currently in Dubai will be invited to take an assessment by spending half a day (depending on the age of the student) here at our school. During the assessment your child will engage in a typical day, enjoying class time, snack, and informal assessments to gauge placement readiness. if child is abroad we would need to have contact details of teacher /admission person in order to conduct an assessment in child's current school oversees .The assessment includes Mathematics and Literacy( Reading, Writing and etc)

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We don't have the deadline for registration . We accept children all year based on class availability and transfer school policies defined by the KHDA ( Ministry of Education in UAE). Entry assessments for children interested for a new academic year will be held in January and February FS1 and FS2 , starting March and April for Year 1 - Year 6 children.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes ( see above)

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

VHPS offers only Primary Education ( Foundation 1 - Year 6).

External examinations or assessments available

International IBT, Cognitive Assessment Test CAT4, GL progress test in English, Maths and Science, National Curriculum tests (SATs )in Year 2 and Year 6.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic Studies for Islamic Students

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

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

VHPS also employs a learning enhancement teacher and three learning enhancement assistants. The school does not charge for special needs support, except when there is a cost for children needing speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or neuro-developmental therapy. In these cases children are referred to clinics within Dubai according to parental preference.

Learning support offered

At VHPS we welcome children with different academic backgrounds and abilities. Our aim is to ensure the learning needs of all children are met in a safe, secure, happy and dynamic environment. Understanding different learning styles and offering children opportunities to learn in different ways through appropriate planning, teaching, collaboration and assessment is a significant focus.

The learning enhancement department offers additional support for children with mild to moderate learning difficulties taking into consideration the needs of all learners within the mainstream environment. Children who are identified as having additional learning needs are supported in a variety of ways which includes receiving specific support from either the Learning Enhancement coordinator, Learning enhancement teachers, teaching assistants or classroom teaching assistants. This support may be in the form of withdrawing the child from class and providing individualized support in either a one to one or group setting. In addition to this, in-class interventions are completed to ensure that the curriculum is being differentiated to meet the child's individual learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We ensure that we challenge the thinking of gifted and talented children by providing a broad curriculum and offering enrichment throughout. We strive to develop depth to their knowledge, skills and understanding, whilst encouraging them to apply what they know to different contexts. Personalized learning plans, which the children are actively involved in creating, are used to ensure progress and challenge for these students.

Student access to education psychologist

Currently Victory heights does not have an onsite educational psychologist. However if a referral is required the school has links with a number of centers who can provide this support and ensure information is effectively disseminated into the school.

School start time

FS1 - FS2 - at 7:45am
Year 1- Year 6- at 7:30am

School finish time

FS1 and FS2- at 1pm
Year 1 -Year 6- at 2:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Victory Heights also offers a full range of extra curricular activities, running from Sunday to Thursday across all key stages. All children are entitled to two ECA per week, per term. An external provider provides the majority of Sports activities whilst Arts and other activities are led by teaching staff (Football, speed stacking, netball, hockey, rugby, swimming, athletics, cross country, cricket, rounders, basketball ).

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, netball, hockey, basketball, benchball, circuits/fitness training, rugby, lacrosse, swimming, volleyball, tri golf, badminton, gymnastics, dance

Sports facilities at the school

PE gym for Foundation stage
PE gym for Year 1- Year 6 children
indoor swimming pool
football ,basketball and netball court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes: football, netball, swimming, rugby, cross country, athletics, cricket, rounders

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At Victory Heights Primary School what we consider essential is that children be given an environment in which they can truly develop their potential, explore and discover the world around them, learn think for themselves and form independent opinions, be aware of and able to relate to others and have the ability to take responsibility for their actions. Parents and children at our school appreciate the Victory Heights school family atmosphere and teachers’ personal interaction with their students. Children are encouraged to love their studies and feeling proud of being a part of VHPS community.

Teaching approach of the school

We use assessment for learning strategies.
We make links across the subject-areas.
We use formative and summative assessments.
We plan for creative topics.
We closely track children’s progress.
We use a variety of teaching tools and methods.
We document children’s learning and celebrate their achievements.
We give regular feedback to parents.
We involve parents in learning through workshops, information sessions and class activities.
We organize field trips linked to learning.
We develop children’s skills as well as their knowledge and understanding.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@vhprimary.com
School's webpage: www.vhprimary.com
School's Fees webpage: www.vhprimary.com/?page_id=508
Address: Dubai Sports City Dubailand United Arab Emirates