Welcome to the Capital School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.
Our school is a nurturing environment which fully supports each and every child, inspiring excellence of standards and personalised learning.
We have 100% British trained teachers offering an affordable british education in Dubai.
Capital School follows the National Curriculum relevant to an international body of students.
There are Teaching Assistants in every year group that fully support learning in classrooms.
GL Progress Tests
No sixth form
Our approach is success for all students to achieve their full potential.
We offer DL 100% and in school learning 100% to support our parents through the covid situation
We have a very close partnership between the parent and teacher, ensuring we work together for the best of the child, catering for their social and academic needs.
Yes all homework has an element of research and further extension skills. In primary, online homework is provided with games, as well as formal consolidation of key concepts covered during the week. This is given weekly. Reading is expected daily.
In Secondary- Home work is given for every subject and timetabled weekly using google classroom.
Children have 2 lessons a week and we make sure that children continue with this important lesson through last term as physical activity is of paramount importance.
Healthy eating is promoted. Our curriculum covers the importance of healthy living in a number of subjects: English, Science, Social Studies and PE.
We take part in all relevant Dubai based competitions including Dubai Fitness Challenges and other Well Being challenges that encourage
Physical Development is a priority in the work of our youngest FS children where they are encouraged to be independent and to improve their own physical and gross motor skills throughout the school day.
Yes a healthy lunch is required in school
We promote healthy eating by asking parents to provide a healthy lunch in school.
7:15 to 2:00 + FS 7:15-12:30
We are proud of our students who display exceptional behaviour in school in all phases.
Positive behaviour management is followed with rewards where children are rewarded for good behaviour rather than recognising bad choices.
We have great role models in our school who show a positive ethos working together, supporting others in the class.
We have Parent and Teacher conferences following the school reports being issued twice a year.
Teachers are able to emails parents regularly
We use Class Dojo and Seesaw (multiple learning platforms) to support the children’s learning
Our SEND Department have IEPs and Personal Profiles for specific special needs students and these targets are shared with parents regularly .
Once per term.
The support is provided by our class teachers, We tailor the curriculum to the needs of our international body of students. Along with this, we ensure our learning is personalised for every child.
Yes, we have a room for students.
We provide G+T interventions regularly which are planned and documented within a school wide tracking document.
We ensure planned additional intervention is in place and reviewed regularly.
YES , we have a dedicated SEND team of 3 staff supporting STOD, EAL, GATE.
We have a dedicated SEND team who are fully qualified to offer support to various needs in the school.
Yes a well-qualified Inclusion team of 3 staff.
The PASS data is used to support the children in their emotional needs and more challenging needs where appropriate. Staff are well aware of these children and have intervention strategies in place to accommodate to their needs.
We have a PTA group meets regularly and through governors meeting
There are Webinars with secondary parents, weekly.
Yes – parents are involved as part of the learning for example, Reading from home
For Roald Dahl week we also had parents involved to discuss their interests.
Parents are not allowed on campus currently due to covid restrictions.
Yes we have parent representation on our governing body who provide our team with positive feedback for improvement.
A Welcome Pack is given to all new parents
We have clear expectations given by SLT as a point of contact when a new child starts by email and face to face.
There are informal meetings with parents to ensure children have settled through email and face to face.
Capital School is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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