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Manama
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 12

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 12
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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 2,400
to: Dinar 2,800
Address: Al Ahli Club، Road No 3119، Manama 321, Bahrain
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Number of students

400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Bahraini

Ratio of local students to international students

50:50

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

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes.

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 and Seesaw, ActivLearn and Tapestry for posting resources for online sessions.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

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.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment.

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.

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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A

External examinations or assessments available

We do Rising Stars and GL Assessments, as well as other internal assessments.

Results in these examinations

N/A

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.

School bus service available

Yes

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 a full time School Counsellor

School start time

7:45

School finish time

KG1: 12:15
KG2 - G1: 14:15
G2 - G6: 14:30

Supervised care before/after school

After school care

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, sports hall.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

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

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Capital School Bahrain is based on a classic British Primary 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 Primary School 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 Motto, “Your best is always good enough.”

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