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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||30 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Learning Support Center
|Learning support offered||
Students whose special educational needs require more extensive teaching and learning adjustments are supported by the Learning Support Centre who provide the option of small group teaching as well as support within mainstream classes where appropriate. Students in these settings may have more significant intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and/or physical disabilities. They require significant adjustments to the normal school curriculum in order to access it. Entry to this type of special education provision is through ESF Central Admission prpocedures.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
As English is the medium of instruction, apart from Chinese lessons, the admissions interview is based around whether a candidate has sufficient language, at an age appropriate level, to learn effectively through English. Interviews are intended to be informal and friendly and are conducted by experienced primary school teachers who realise that some students may be nervous and need to be put at their ease.
|School bus service available||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers many clubs and activities.
|Sports activities included||
PE continues to be a popular subject at Glenealy and every student participates in 2 lessons per week. All PE lessons are very active, differentiated and progressive to allow opportunities for every student to make progress and feel a
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Outdoor sports field, playground, gymnasium.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Glenealy School is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’ through the medium of English.
Glenealy provides an opportunity for children to flourish in a caring, friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is encouraged to achieve and to do their best in all aspects of school life. Glenealy embraces the diversity of cultures within the school community by offering a wide range of perspectives, and promoting tolerance and respect for each other.
Using the IBO PYP programme to frame the curriculum, all children at Glenealy learn through an “inquiry-based” approach, where they are encouraged to explore concepts and ideas by posing questions, investigating and researching, seeking answers and taking relevant action to bring meaning to their learning. Glenealy's focus is on ‘thinking’ and developing skills to become lifelong learners. Students at Glenealy have a ‘voice’ and have wonderful opportunities to be involved in making decisions and to take responsibility for all aspects of their school life.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Glenealy School is an authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) school. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.