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CityRiyadh
CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 9
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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 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ﷼ 47,380
to: ﷼ 65,148
Address: Al Khalidiyah, Ad Diriyah 13713, Saudi Arabia
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Number of students

188

Number of nationalities represented in the school

16

Most common nationality

Saudi

Ratio of local students to international students

71.3 % to 28.7 % other

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic and French

Max. number of students per class

23

Average number of students per class

The average class size is 19 for Pre-School and Reception and 21 for Year 1 upwards. Some of our classes are physically bigger than others so some classes may expand to 24 and others be slightly reduced.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

It is our intention to enable children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way. We want children to know more, remember more and understand more in computing so that they leave primary school computer literate. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.

We intend to build a computing curriculum that develops pupil’s learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of the world around them that ensures all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

We intend to build a computing curriculum that prepares pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British/Saudi society where pupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Our Muslim children take Islamic Studies lessons as per MOE requirements.

Beyond that, we simply teach that all students should respect all religions

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

See above

Results in these examinations

As the school is in it’s infancy, there are no student examination results to publish.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

There is a graduated response from Reception to Y6; 5-10mins, Key Stage 1 approximately 60mins per week, lower KS2 approximately 90mins & Upper KS2 Y5/Y6 approximately 120mins

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

As a Rights Respecting school, our inclusion intent is based around the following articles;

Article 23

You have the right to special education if you have a disability.

Article 28

All children have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29

All children have the right to an education that helps to develop their talents and abilities.

KCR are determined that every child enjoy success as a learner. Every child, is educated to the highest standard, enjoy their time in school, celebrating both academic and pastoral success and as global citizens they will begin to be able to contribute to society and lead full and independent lives in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We talk about High Performance Learning. KCR Staff passionately believe that every single child can achieve academic success and live a life full of opportunity and fulfilment regardless of their starting point.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Pre-School:

We invite all Pre-School applicants to attend a ‘Stay & Play’ visit where they will meet the staff; this will help us and parents assess whether King’s College Riyadh is the right environment for their child, and one in which they will be happy and thrive.

For Reception to Year 2:

Children wishing to join King’s College Riyadh in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 will be invited to visit the school prior to entry, as and when places arise. They will meet a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Learning Support Coordinator and spend time with prospective classmates. During the visit, we will seek to establish overall academic potential through predominantly skills-based, teacher-led assessments

Waiting list

No

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is a rolling programme for registration, our Admissions Team will be on-hand throughout the summer holidays to take all enquiries.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

08:00

School finish time

14:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

We will from September 2022, offer a healthy lunch delivery service to school. Parents have a choice of paying for this service or sending their child to school with a healthy lunch and snack.

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

Our food delivery company will cater to dietary requirements. As a school we have a strict policy on children not sharing food or parents bringing in food for other pupils.

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The main objective of the Extracurricular Activities programme is to provide all our students with a space to develop talents and skills by making a different use of their free time.
ECAs will change every term, allowing the children to sample many different areas of interest, although many popular activities run throughout each term. Registration for ECAs takes place three times a year and is organised by our ECA Coordinator, Ms De Simone. All KCR teachers lead an ECA thus ensuring that there is a very wide range of sporting, academic and recreational activities on offer. Examples include Yoga, Invasion Games, STEM, Brownies, Origami and Zumba. 

There is a lot of research that highlights the benefits of students partaking in ECAs, showing there is a strong association between student involvement in extracurricular activities and improved attendance, behaviour, and academic performance. Research shows that all students who participate in some type of extracurricular activity perform better than students who are not involved

Sports activities included

Football, Basketball, Tag Rugby, Yoga, Ballet, Dance, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics, Parkour, Mini Tennis, Rounders etc...

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

In light of the pandemic restrictions, school sporting teams were put on hold; however we hope to establish successful sports teams throughout the school in 2022 and compete at a local, national and international level of competition.

Facilities at the school

We have an audotorium, science lab, ICT suite, Library Music room and Arabic department.

Sports facilities at the school

Astro turf football pitch and two multi use indoor sports halls.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

As the first British Independent school to establish in Saudi Arabia, King's College offers an enriched British Education within a Middle Eastern context. The school has a focus beyond robust academics to include sports and the arts and offers an extended school day. Pupils enjoy a full commitment to a full British curriculum as well as the Arabic language and culture. King's pupils are expected to embrace a wide range of experiences and discover their passions. They are well-mannered, internationally-minded, confident and respectful.

Teaching approach of the school

We are aiming to be “the best we can be in pursuit of excellence”

At King’s College Riyadh we adopt a holistic approach to encouraging and supporting all individuals in their journey to achieve their unique and full potential.

We value the different interests and strengths of our pupils, uphold equity and promote equality for all by providing the support and challenge required for each individual pupil. We are a ‘Rights Respecting School’ where kindness counts.

We aim to inspire our students and are fully committed to developing a safe and stimulating learning environment that nurtures independent, life-long learning skills.

We aspire to create an environment where adults and children are willing and able to take risks with their learning and where mistakes are valued and seen as learning opportunities.

“Together we value, inspire, achieve and believe which empowers us all to be the best we can be

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