We are a British International School following the British Curriculum, BTEC, and we are an IB Candidate School. Pupils enter the Senior School at Kent College Dubai at the age of 11, in Year 7. Each pupil is allocated a tutor who oversees their pastoral and academic welfare. In addition, all pupils become members of one of four competitive School Houses – Chaucer, Becket, Marlowe or Augustine.
Pupils are helped and encouraged to develop a strong work ethic inside the classroom, where expectations are always high. Sport, art, music and drama are encouraged at all levels. There are team-building and personal development activities, and numerous opportunities for trips. There are also teacher and pupil exchanges between Kent College Dubai and its sister school in Canterbury, as well as other opportunities to create close ties between the two schools, including a daily routine that allows joint lessons to take place in both schools.
The vast majority of the teachers at Kent College Dubai have trained and taught in the UK and Ireland, so they are completely familiar with the British curriculum and best teaching practices. Small classes of no more than 20 pupils, a carefully-developed tutoring system and individualized learning pathways allow each pupil to be him or herself within the school community.
We offer small class sizes: there is a 20-pupil cap for classes in the Senior school, to allow for individualised teaching and learning in our spacious and well-equipped classrooms. Pupils have access to specialised facilities for music, drama, art and Design & Technology, as well as a 458-seater auditorium, two-storey library, large sports hall, and climate controlled swimming pool. Lunch is eaten in the school dining room.
More information about our Senior School can be found in the Senior School Parent and Pupil Handbook here.