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CityRiyadh
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ﷼ 55,000
to: ﷼ 85,000
Address: 4036 Al Baldah, 7490, Al Khuzama Riyadh 12581 Saudi Arabia
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Number of students

300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

22

Most common nationality

55% locals v 45% international students

Ratio of local students to international students

55% locals v 45% international students

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have a fully staffed EAL provision that parents can opt for the service in their application and / or children will be identified by need.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We also have nannies who assist the children in our Kindergarten.

Use of technology in the classroom

At our school, we strive to integrate technology seamlessly into our teaching and learning processes to enhance educational experiences for our students. We utilise a variety of technological tools and resources to support different aspects of classroom instruction.

In our classrooms, interactive whiteboards are commonly used to facilitate dynamic and engaging lessons. Teachers leverage educational software and online learning platforms to provide interactive learning experiences tailored to students' needs and learning styles. Additionally, students have access to computers, tablets, and other devices to research, collaborate on projects, and explore educational content. Our children have one-to-one devices from Grade 3 and up whilst our smallest learners have class sets of iPads.

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 have a digital learning policy in place should there be a prolonged closure of school as mandated by the authorities.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We offer a prayer room for our Muslim pupils as mandated by the Ministry of Education. Other religions are not encouraged in school as per the rules of regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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

We are obliged to provide classes for non-Muslim children when their peers are studying Islam. This provision is subject to change according to the phase of the pupils.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We believe in a family-school balance and, apart from reading, we have a no homework policy. Family time and play are such an important part of a child’s development, we want our families to enjoy spending time together when children are not at school. Time and support will be provided to ensure all our children are challenged and learn throughout the school day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Beech Hall School Riyadh is a newly established school, and as such, we have not yet had any students graduate from our programme. However, through our comprehensive IB Diploma Programme and AP curriculum, we are committed to equipping our pupils with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel academically and prepare them for admission to top universities worldwide

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Beech Hall School Riyadh is the first inclusive school in the capital which offers superb SEN support. Our policy is to be inclusive and we have specialist teams on site to support children of all additional talents and learning needs. We conduct observations for each child and each child is taken on a case-by-case basis. Our policy is to accept pupils with mild to moderate needs.

Learning support offered

At Beech Hall School Riyadh, we are committed to providing comprehensive support for students with special educational needs to ensure they have access to high-quality education and achieve their full potential. Our SEN support services are designed to address a wide range of needs and are tailored to each individual student.

Our SEN department identifies students' needs and develops personalised support plans. These plans outline specific interventions, accommodations, and strategies to support students' learning and well-being.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

At Beech Hall School Riyadh, we are committed to providing a nurturing environment that caters to the diverse needs of all students, including those who are gifted, able, and talented. Our approach to supporting these students is multi-faceted and includes:

Differentiated instructions.
Adaptive lesson models
Enrichment programs
Flexible seating/grouping
Personalized education plan
National Program for Talent and Creativity
Parental involvement

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, the school is equipped with a robust support system to ensure the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have three registered educational psychologists working in close collaboration with our counselling department to provide comprehensive assistance and support. Through their expertise, we aim to uplift and enhance the social-emotional development of every student.

Entry evaluation for students

We are a diverse and inclusive school community with a non-selective admissions process meaning children do not sit an entrance exam to join our school. We know that entrance examinations and assessments cannot predict a child’s future. However, our expert team of teachers like to meet every family before enrolment to ensure we are best placed to meet their needs, our leadership team are always happy to meet international families online and support the families that re new to the Kingdom.

Waiting list

We are on a bespoke campus that has a capacity for 1200 students, we have staffed our school to accept rolling admissions and priority is given to siblings to ensure families can stay together from the age of 3-18 years.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept registrations for the new academic year throughout the year. However, we encourage families to register as soon as possible, as places tend to fill up quickly. While there is no strict deadline for registration, early registration ensures that families secure a place for their child and have ample time to complete the enrollment process.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, and we adjust the fees to the start date.

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

1:30 am for Kindergarten
2:30 pm for Grades 1 – 6
3:00 pm for Grades 7 and up

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, and we have an option for children to remain after school and this is bespoke to each family. Please speak to Admissions for more information.

School bus service available

We do not offer transport at this time.

School provided lunches

We have a designated area for lunch, children can pre-order lunch to buy from the school or they can bring in packed lunches from home.

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

While our school does not provide meals directly, we understand the importance of catering to students with special dietary requirements. Although children bring their lunches, we encourage parents to provide alternative food items that adhere to specific dietary needs such as vegan, kosher, halal, etc. We are committed to ensuring that all students feel accommodated and supported in their dietary choices while at school.

Uniform required

Yes, we do. Our Kindergarten students wear the branded PE kits and have art smocks whilst our older students have both formal and informal uniform options. Please speak to Admissions for more information.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

At Beech Hall School Riyadh, we are proud to offer a diverse range of extracurricular activities and clubs to enrich the educational experience of our students. Our extracurricular programme includes a variety of options catering to different interests and passions. Some of the activities and clubs available at our school include the Art Club, Drama Club, Gymnastics Club, and so on.

Sports activities included

Physical education is an integral part of our curriculum, aimed at promoting health, fitness, and overall well-being among our students. Our comprehensive physical education program encompasses a variety of sports and physical activities designed to engage students of all ages and abilities. Some of the physical activities and sports included in our curriculum are Football, basketball, swimming, etc.

Facilities at the school

The school boasts a 500-seat auditorium with cinema-quality surround sound and visuals. Other academic facilities include three libraries in the school, a full computing suite and top-quality science laboratories.

Sports facilities at the school

Beech Hall School Riyadh has a swimming pool, a purpose-built gym, and seven recreation spaces designed for children to play and relax.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beech Hall School Riyadh is a bespoke, innovative and unique international school in Al Khuzama, Riyadh which blends the culture and identity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the educational expertise of Blenheim Schools (part of the UK’s award-winning Chatsworth Schools group) which will honour and embrace the educational mission of Saudi 2030 Vision.

Teaching approach of the school

Beech Hall School Riyadh is grounded in the beliefs of innovation and imagination in education, to help young people adapt to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and beyond. Those opportunities will revolve far more around the development of a lifelong learning mindset, an ability to flex skills and talents, to adapt to new industries and to truly be at one with a globalized world where sustainability and the green economy will come ever more to the fore. To ensure an inclusive, tailored learning experience at Beech Hall and that pupils will be equipped to adapt to the demands and opportunities of the 21st century, that pupils will truly have the opportunity to achieve their outstanding future, the school will benefit from Chatsworth Schools' unique learning framework - The Chatsworth Tapestry.

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