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Victoria English School Review

Victoria English School, located in Sharjah, is a British Curriculum school that has been open and operating for over 19 years.
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3.6 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
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School phase
All through
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Curricula taught
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Annual fee average
AED 26,500
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Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
1998
Principal
Michael Urquhart
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Victoria English School
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
AED 26,500
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
1998
Principal
Michael Urquhart
Community
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First Published:
Friday 18 November, 2016

Updated:
Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Victoria English School, located in Sharjah, is a British Curriculum school that has been open and operating for over 19 years.

Victoria English School, an all-through school, has over 1000 students from over 70 nationalities and offers a focused "British International Education." There is a nursery school housed in a separate building on the school's campus. Edexcel IGCSE and A level examinations are taken by all Year 11, 12 and 13 students.

The school focuses on the holistic development of its students and offers opportunities for students to engage in active and enterprising interdisciplinary learning, as well as focused learning that takes place "outside the classroom in the outdoors and in the community."

The school is quite strict about uniforms and dress codes with all students expected to adhere to a rules about dress and grooming, keeping hair "respectful of the host nation the U.A.E."

 

Results
VES has not published the results for 2018, however, according to the school website, in 2017, 48% of students achieved an A* to A in their IGCSE results. In addition, 9 students at VES achieved 5 or more A*s in their IGCSE results. 

 

Resources and Facilities
Victoria English School has; science labs, a sixth-form, a library, small indoor pool, climbing wall and Astroturf outdoor shaded play area. Although the campus size is relatively small, VES makes use of facilities housed at other locations around Sharjah, such as, the Wanderers Rugby Club sports facilities and archery at the Sharjah Shooting Club.

The library is resourced with academic books as well as high-interest recreational reading. There is also a small canteen on campus so students can purchase light snacks. 

 

After-School Activities
The school offers free-teacher led activities, these depend on the teaching staff each year, but can include; chess, badminton, football, archery, cricket, netball, gymnastics and an external provider for karate.

 

The Numbers...

Fees for the school start at 18,900 AED for nursery and rise to 39,950 AED for Year 13, inclusive of all medical, book and additional fees.  

Within Sharjah, VES has a good reputation and therefore demand for places can be high, currently there are waiting lists. 

 

 

 

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