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A welcoming and friendly learning environment coupled with a student centric approach to education. Very high academic and behavioral standards. Outstanding external examination results. Very positive school community illustrated by a supportive and interactive parent community.
Yes but not for all year groups. Please call the school to inquire.
The vision and mission of the school is to create caring, competent and confident students which underpins the education and teaching philosophy in the school. This is achieved by a rigorous academic programme delivered in a supportive yet challenging learning environment. Students are encouraged to extend their learning through personal enrichment programs and or charitable and cultural events.
Physical education is an integrated part of the school curriculum. The school ensures that all students are engaged in physical activities via the time tabled physical education classes, the after school coaching programmes, the inter-house events, the inter-school events, and the early morning wake-up shake –up sessions.
The school promotes healthy lifestyles via structured exercise and play times. The school takes and active part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The school has organized sporting teams and school-based carnivals.
Parents are encouraged to provide healthy and balanced meals for the children to eat at school. The canteen provides a balance of healthy foods for students to purchase.
No. The canteen has micro wave oven facilities to heat up food if required.
We do not have a lunch time requirement with the current school timings.
7.20am to 2pm
The school has a positive approach to discipline, it has a discipline policy clearly outlining the behaviour for learning expectations in the classroom on school campus and on school transport. The policy is shared with the students, teachers and parents at the beginning of the year.
The school provides formal reports at the end of each term published via the schools online Parent Portal. Where applicable the monthly test reports are published to the Portal. The school conducts four formal Parent Teacher Conferences per year. The parents also receive the Parent Report from the CAT 4 and the benchmark tests.
Four formal PTCI meetings a year. Three formal report cards per year plus the external examination certificates for the IGCSE and A Level examination.
French and Hindi
The school does measure the value added by comparing the actual grades with the predicted grades and the target grades.
IGCSE and A Levels via:
Cambridge International Examinations
CAT4 and GL progress tests
The SENDCO sets Advanced Learning Plan for the individual students which is enacted in the classroom per subject,
99%. The destinations are UK, US, Canada, India, Dubai and Australia.
Students with moderate to significant learning differences are given intervention lessons as well as in-class support. Few students receive one-one support with the special educators and the learning support team.
Pass percentage- 100%
Pass Percentage 94%
A- B 61%
A- C 79%
Pass percentage- 99%
Via the SENDCO the parents are referred to external professionals if a need is identified.
Yes, a Parent Council
Yes, our parent community is actively involved in many areas of the school life. For example, they support us with our Robotics programme, Career Guidance sessions, Community Outreach programmes, and our Internship programmes.
Yes, via the Parent Council
Yes, all new parents to the school and those of students starting in Foundation Stage 2 and Year 7 are provided with on campus introduction and induction sessions. Besides this, we have information sessions for the parents of students in Year 9 and Year 11 to help them guide their students in making subject choices. The school engages parents through the phase specific coffee morning sessions and transition meetings.
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Indeed the point highlighted regarding transparency in publishing exam results is very important. Parents should also look how transparent the school while considering.
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