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British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dinar 1,090
to: Dinar 2,090
Address: Block 9, Ibn Taimiya Street, Fahaheel, Kuwait

International British School accepts students from 3 and 6 months to 16 and 6 months.
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Number of students

397 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

28

Most common nationality

Kuwaiti

Ratio of local students to international students

40%

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

Early-years: 20
Primary: 25
Secondary: 20 in KS3 and 10 in KS4

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Arabic as a Foreign language

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom is equipped with a computer and a projector.
Digital resources are used such as notebook for Maths or kerboodle in Science.

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, Our school is offering lessons through MS Teams in times of emergencies.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

On a daily basis, it varies from 30 mins for KS 1 to 1 hour in Y3/ Y4 and 1h:30 in Y5 and Y6

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Our school performs placement tests in English and Mathematics.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and IAs

Results in these examinations

IGCSE
Pass rate 88% 100% 89% 88% 78% 88% 100% 100% 100%

IAL
Pass rate 100% 100% 100% 100%

Overall Pass rate: 90%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islamic.

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

Students in Primary have access to a raindrop room during Islamic lessons. During those lessons, hands-on activities are organized and supervised by one of the class teachers.
In Secondary, pupils complete “Community Service” which involves providing support in Primary/ Early-Years classes, preparing signs, displays for the Secondary Department for upcoming events.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school does not follow any specialized programs for students with special needs. There is a learning support unit for students who require support mainly in English.
In Secondary extra-English lessons instead of French are provided for students who require support.

Learning support offered

There is a learning support unit for students who require support mainly in English.
In Secondary extra-English lessons instead of French are provided for students who require support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

All lessons are differentiated to different abilities including the gifted and talented

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, there is an Educational Psychologist on site who speaks both English and Arabic fluently.

School start time

7:00 AM

School finish time

2:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

There is no provision for pupils who arrive before the school day.
For Early-Years, there is a late room for KG and reception students between 1pm and 2pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range activities ranging from craft activities to Sports’activities. There are also more academic activities such as extra languages, homework clubs….

School provided lunches

No

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

All food provided on campus is Halal. There are vegetarian options available.

Sports activities included

We follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales therefore there is a mix of team sport, individual sports and Athletics. Students experience team sports such as Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball and Badminton. There is a swimming-pool on site and all students have swimming lessons. As for individual sports, there is a table tennis room and a gymnastics suite.

Sports facilities at the school

Large swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our pupils take participate in features with other schools. These features are organized by our PE teachers.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International British School is a friendly and nurturing environment where teachers guide pupils to the highest academic standards. At IBS, we ensure every pupil has the chance to shine and cherish their formative years, with our exciting curriculum, range of facilities, large swimming pool, and extra-curricular activities.

Teaching approach of the school

At the International British School our teachers use media and kinesthetic activity based learning, group interaction and independent study as our students develop their life skills and become independent critical thinkers.

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