Credence High School is located on a large purpose-built campus located in Al Qouz Industrial area. It is one of several schools located in this area and convenient for the Al Khail and Sheikh Zayed Roads, allowing the school to cover large areas of Dubai, Deira and Sharjah by school bus services.
Credence High School has again been rated Good for the third time in its fourth inspection in the 2019-20 KHDA inspection process. The inspection report can be found under the Inspection report tab. An update of this review will be completed in due course.
The story so far...
Credence High School was founded by several prominent local Indian businessmen, including Dr. Moopen, who owns the Aster Medical clinics and pharmacies in Dubai. The school offers the CBSE curriculum to classes from Pre-KG to Grade 9, with new classes being added up to Grade 12 in the coming years.
There are approximately 550 students of 25 nationalities studying in the school. The maximum student number is 25 per class with a teacher, teaching assistant and nanny in KG classes. There is a lively, busy atmosphere with students engaged in a range of teacher-supervised activities.The teaching practices in the Kindergarten section are largely based on approaches drawn from international models such as Montessori, EYFS and Reggio Emilia.
The school was rated Acceptable by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau in its first report in the year 2016/17. It has clearly made significant progress to be rated Good in its second inspection for the year 2017-2018, with 47 indicators moving up from Acceptable to Good.
The inspectors praised "Students’ very good personal and social development across the school, the strong provision in Kindergarten and the progress children make in the subjects". They also noted the outstanding arrangements and procedures that ensure the health and safety of all students and the dedication and commitment of the senior leadership team, including the principal, to school improvement.
Key areas for improvement included students’ attainment and progress in Islamic education and Arabic as an additional language by adopting age-appropriate strategies that follow a balanced curriculum. The school also needs to enhance teaching practices to ensure that the different groups of students, especially the high achievers, are sufficiently challenged whilst ensuring that the learning needs of students with SEND are more effectively met through appropriate teaching strategies.
Credence High School believes that students who have SEND requirements have the same right as all other students for admission, participation and equity. They have the right to engage and participate in a quality learning experience alongside same aged peers. In line with the KHDA's Inclusive Education policy, the school aims to support Students of Determination, provided that the provision is available to do so.
Credence High School is housed in a large L-shaped 3 floor building with the PreKG/KG and grade 1 students having access to ground floor classrooms, and a shaded outdoor play area with age-appropriate play equipment. Behind the play area is the large playing field and running track with a separate building housing the swimming pool. There is also a basket ball and volleyball court. The school believes that sport and movement play an important role in the development of children, and emphasis is given to these activities through an additional After School sports programme, together with Martial Arts and Performing Arts. There is a large indoor multi-purpose hall with badminton courts which is used for indoor sports activity and for school programmes and musical activities. This has large tiered, retractable seating for 700.
Credence High School offers a very bright, airy environment with committed staff for mid-range fees. These currently range from AED 13,000 for PreKG to AED 25,000 to Grade 9.
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