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CityKuwait City
Leaving qualificationN/A
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 13
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications N/A
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dinar 1,841
to: Dinar 3,535
Address: Mousaed Al-Azmi Street Block 12 Salmiya Kuwait
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

IPads, different software packages, Chrome books, interactive white boards

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islamic Studies for Muslim students

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

Due to Ministry directives, this question is not applicable to our school.

External examinations or assessments available

All the age relevant exams which are done in school in England. Key Stage 1 SATs at 7, in Year 2, Key stage 2 SATs at 11, in Year 6 plus Common Entrance and specialist exams for future schools. Foundation stage children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals. TES also assesses annually using NFER tests, assess reading age, test with the British QCA additional tests the years when there are no SATs and do internal assessments of its own in all other subjects.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

No more than 40 minutes per subject

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

English as a second language; 1-1 learning support; specialized group lessons

The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist

Yes - through external sources but not provided in school

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

The assessments are curriculum based.

Pre-Prep (Kg – Year 2) take approximately half an hour and are conducted by the Head of Pre-Prep.

Prep assessments (Year 3 – Year 8) take up to 2 hours, consist of a Maths and English test which pupils complete on a computer. We also request a copy of the pupil's most recent academic report. These are conducted by the Director of Studies.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications for the next academic year are able to made starting November 1st. Assessments are then held in the Spring.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

KG: 12:15
Reception - Year 2: 13:30
Years 3-8: 14:30

Supervised care before/after school

Lunch club runs daily for KG children 12:30 - 13:25. This is primarily for children who take the 13:30 bus, or who have siblings that finish at 13:30.
Late club runs daily for Years 1-8 from 13:30-14:30 and from 14:30-15:30.

School bus service available

Yes - provided by an external company

School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, choir, cooking, Lego, sewing, board games, swimming, karate, construction club, little chefs, dance, observational drawing, Minecraft, music technology, creative mural design, cool crafts and canvas creations, advanced story writing, environmental club, striking and fielding, reading for pleasure, orchestra, drama, Gaelic football, swim stroke development, rockband, benchball, rhythmic gymnastics.

Sports activities included

Football, Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Unihoc, Benchball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Science labs, Performing Arts Centre with seating capacity of 600+, Library which houses 23,000+ books and periodicals, ICT labs, Music suite, Design & Technology suite with an adjoining space for Food Technology

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, gymnasium, playgrounds, fitness course
Outside multipurpose area for 5-a-side football, benchball, netball, tennis, running track.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The English School, which is the only not for profit school in Kuwait, has served the English speaking community here for nearly 70 years. Closely following the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for England, pupils are taught by well qualified and experienced staff who recognise that all children are unique. Pupils are stretched and enriched by a curriculum that is broad, challenging and varied, and caters for the individual needs of each child.

Teaching approach of the school

A pedagogical approach that adapts year on year to the needs of students, parents and staff. Flexibility and pastoral support is key.

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