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Repton (Fry Campus), Junior & Senior School, Abu Dhabi Q & A

The older sibling (in terms of provision, not age), Repton School Abu Dhabi's Fry campus caters to children from Years 2 to 4 (Prep School), through Junior (Years 5-6) and Senior Schools on a purpose-built site at the heart of Reem Island. The original Foundation School, which opened in 2013 remains open, and is located close to the new school which opened in September 2017.
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At a glance
School phase
All through
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Annual fee average
AED 65,000
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Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Gillian Hammond
Owner
Evolvence Knowledge Investments
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
Emirati
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Welcome to the Repton (Fry Campus), Junior & Senior School, Abu Dhabi 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.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

 British international school with strong focus on STEM
- 63+ nationalities
- Arabic and French from FS1, Spanish from Year 7
- Strong provision of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Innovation and Art
- Computing is taught by specialist teachers from FS1 (robotics, coding, etc.)
- Specialist facilities such as science labs, language rooms, robotics labs, etc.
- Robust provision of EAL (English as an Additional Language)
- Extensive range of extra-curricular activities
- For international prospects: remote assessments available via Skype

 Bespoke digital learning program
- 1:1 iPad program
- First and currently the only Apple Distinguished School in the Middle East - Official Apple recognition for “innovation, leadership and educational excellence”
- Apple qualified teachers
- Enhancing curriculum, teaching and learning and pupils engagement

 High academic standards
- Very high attainment and progress results measured by international standardized tests
- Consistently rated ‘Band A - Very Good’ by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge (ADEK)

 Sports, creative arts and outdoor education
- Broadening the talents and skills of Repton pupils in every direction
- Swimming as part of the curriculum from FS1
- Outstanding Music provision
- Ambitious outdoor education program involving exciting overseas trips, local adventure camps and leadership workshops to develop team work, self-confidence, leadership, self-reliance and a variety of other essential life skills
 Strong partnership with Repton School, UK (460-year old institution)
- 3 Repton UK representatives sit on the board of governors that sets the strategic direction of the school and recruits its leadership team
- Annual school inspection by Repton UK representatives
- Teachers coming from Repton UK
- Exchange of pupils

 Facilities
- Dedicated Early Years and Y1 campus, ‘Rose’, on Reem Island
- New state-of-the-art campus, ‘Fry’, opened since September 2017 on Reem Island
- 4-story library
- Dedicated Sixth Form Center
- Learners swimming pool, 25-meter 6-lane swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, multi-purpose indoor sport halls
- Science labs, art rooms, robotics labs, music rooms, drama studios, practice rooms, IT rooms, language rooms and more

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

75

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

We have a diverse student population. Our current cohort is 19% UAE nationals, 11% British, 5%-7% American, Canadian, Korean, Indian.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

FS1 – Year 2 – 1:16
Year 3 – Year 6 – 1:22
Year 7 – Year 9 – 1:13

Does your school have a waiting list?

Some year groups are at capacity and a waitlist is in place. Please speak to admissions to discuss availability.

How do you promote healthy eating?

We frequently educate our students on healthy eating habits using multiple techniques and projects such as 'fruit of the week', etc. We also conduct parent workshops on healthy heating and other initiatives.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

Yes.

If yes, does it serve hot food?

Yes

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

7:45am to 3:00pm (Sunday to Wednesday)
7:45am to 1:20pm (Thursdays)

Is there a school uniform?

Yes. This is available from the uniform shop located in the school.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We utilize a several platforms to communicate with parents. Please contact admissions@reptonabudhabi.org for further information

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Termly

What is your medium of instruction?

English (except for Arabic lessons geared towards native Arabic-speaking students)

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Yes

Which other languages are taught?

French

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

Yes, this is available to all students that require additional support.

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

Yes

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

Yes

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

We adopt a unique approach to homework known as our Personal Study Policy. Please contact admissions@reptonabudhabi.org for further information

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes.

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Our well equipped Inclusion Department boasts of highly qualified staff who assist in this area. Please contact admissions@reptonabudhabi.org for further information

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Our well equipped Inclusion Department boasts of highly qualified staff who assist in this area. Please contact admissions@reptonabudhabi.org for further information

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes - Friends of Repton Parent Committee (FoR)

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

No, but we do have a very active parent committee who meet with school leadership very frequently.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

We conduct Open Day events at least 3 times each term. Please contact admissions@reptonabudhabi.org for further information

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