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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 15
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dinar 2,000
to: Dinar 3,000
Address: Al Ahli Club، Road No 3119، Manama 321, Bahrain
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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

English Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

Capital aims to ensure that class sizes will not exceed 20 students in Foundation Stage and 25 students throughout the rest of the school. It is possible that for very brief periods these class sizes may be exceeded if new students join a group during a school term.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom


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)

We use Microsoft Teams for live online sessions. Seesaw and Tapestry for posting resources for online sessions.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. Most pupils are Muslim so study Islamic studies as per the Bahrain Ministry directives, but we have pupil representatives of most of the world faiths.

External examinations or assessments available

We do Rising Stars and GL Assessments, as well as other internal assessments. We are starting iGCSE courses this year and then will progress to A level courses for our Sixth form pupils when applicable.

Results in these examinations

Pupils typically achieve higher levels at the end of year 6 than the average school in the UK.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Foundation Stage 1 and 2 will not be given regular homework but will be encouraged to take a daily reading book and number work home.
Year 1 and 2 children will receive weekly reading books and spelling lists and preparation for weekly mental Maths tests. Children should read for 15 minutes every day.
Children in years 3 and 4 will get ever increasing amounts of homework. In year 3 Maths activities will be set along with and preparation for weekly mental Maths tests & reading and spelling lists as well as investigations into half termly study. Children in years 5 and 6 will receive project based work and curriculum related activities in addition to Maths.
In secondary school there is daily homework which is expected to take around 40 minutes daily although this will increase around public examination periods.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Capital does not accept children with SEN – Special Needs Students.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

With extension work and we are developing a Scholars' programme.

Student access to education psychologist

No, but we have two full time School Counsellors. We also allow specialists and therapists into school to observe with pupils and to work with them.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment for younger grades. Entry exams for all levels beyond Foundation Stage.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Depending upon the age of the child - for foundation stage, the assessment is around the independence of the child with basic needs. From Year 1 upwards, an additional academic assessment is made of the child.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling registration if we have places although parents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to ensure that there is space.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there is space in the class.

School start time


School finish time

FS1: 12:30
FS2: 13:30
Y1 - Y2: 14:15
Y3 - Y6: 14:30
Y7 and above: 14:45

Supervised care before/after school

After school care

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Basketball, football, cricket, crafts, fun games, zumba, music, drama, French, dance, STEM club, cookery - these vary on a termly basis.

Sports activities included

Physical education encompassing all elements of sports activities

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We compete in inter-schools competitions for schools in Bahrain. We have a whole school sports day and inter-house sports competitions.

Facilities at the school

Library, multi-purpose hall with stage, science labs, computer rooms, common rooms, study rooms, music room, art rooms etc

Sports facilities at the school

Football pitch, basketball pitch, soft play areas, swimming pool, sports hall.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Capital School Bahrain is based on a classic British through School set up and operates as such. Offering a class/form structure within key stages of development, a British National Curriculum including Early Years Foundation Stage whilst adhering to the requirements of the Bahrain Ministry of Education guidance on the teaching of Arabic and Islamic classes.

Teaching approach of the school

Capital's teaching and learning approaches reflects only the very best of British educational practice and is contained within a modern learning environment which is both stimulating and purposeful. It aims to reinforce family values and norms at all times which in turn creates an atmosphere of warmth and care, because Capital believes that a happy child is one who learns more effectively, underpinned by the school aim to "Develop happy, creative and confident learners".

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