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British curriculum
Ages 2 to 13

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 13
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 21 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Mousaed Al-Azmi Street Block 12 Salmiya Kuwait
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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

1:33

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

21

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

Arabic, French

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)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

No more than 40 minutes per subject

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

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 paper and reading. These and are conducted by the Head of Prep.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

15th September

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islamic Studies

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.

School bus service available

Yes - provided by an external company

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

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

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiation

Student access to education psychologist

Yes - through external sources but not provided in school

School start time

7:10

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.

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.

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

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

Sports facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

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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