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Amled School

Amled School

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Overview

Please note that the school has confirmed its closure.

Amled School in Dubai follows the Indian curriculum. It was established in 2015 as a joint venture between Sacred Heart CMI (from Kochi, India) and AMLED Facilities Management LLC upon the request of parents of students previously associated with the CMI province. CMI’s first school was established in 1846 and the organisation now operates many educational institutes.

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Teachers and Kindergarten students during a themed celebration (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

The school offers a CBSE curriculum from KG1 to Grade 9. There are more than 700 students, 70 teachers and 13 teaching assistants.

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES NEAR AMLED SCHOOL

There are many residential neighbourhoods near Amled School. The most popular ones include:

  • Al Safa
  • Umm Suqeim
  • Business Bay
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Al Manara

Al Safa enjoys a central location in Dubai and is home to the popular Safa Park. Divided into Al Safa 1 and Al Safa 2, the residential area is close to Al Wasl and Jumeirah. Residents of Al Safa enjoy an eventful lifestyle. Umm Suqeim is known for its eclectic cafes, shops and other entertainment options. Residential options in Umm Suqeim include villas and apartments.

Al Manara meaning “the beacon” in Arabic is a sophisticated residential community in West Dubai. It only offers villas making it especially ideal for families. Nad Al Sheba, on the other hand, has a mix of apartments and luxurious villas. Divided into four big sub-communities, it is also home to Meydan Racecourse and The Meydan Hotel. Business Bay is popular as a financial district but it has exciting residential options as well. In fact, it is one of the most popular areas for buying apartments in Dubai. One can find several high-end hotels, cafes and eateries in Business Bay.

Those interested in residential options near Amled School can check out:

  • Apartments for rent near Amled School
  • Apartments for sale near Amled School

CAMPUS OF AMLED SCHOOL

Amled School has a purpose-built campus in Al Quoz Industrial Area. The resources are adequate and the PE space features premium sports facilities. The Kindergarten section has an open as well as a shaded outdoor play area with high-quality play equipment for younger kids.

Some key features of Amled School Al Quoz campus include a well-stocked library with books for all age groups as well as online resources.

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A library inculcates reading habits in children (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

The broad and rich ICT curriculum is supported by ICT infrastructure that includes laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in every classroom.

There is an Art and Music studio where kindergartners can get involved in music activities. The multipurpose auditorium is used for indoor events and inter-house competitions. It has a seating capacity of over 600 people. There is a prayer room for students to offer prayer during school hours.

LOCATION OF AMLED SCHOOL

Amled School is situated in Al Quoz 4 behind Al Khail Mall. First Al Khail Road keeps it connected to the rest of Al Quoz. It is set among many residential neighbourhoods and is in proximity to Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) allowing easy access from other parts of the city. The nearest landmark is the Al Quoz Pond Park.

WHY AMLED SCHOOL?

Amled School operates under the CMI banner. The focus is to enhance the understanding of the cultural diversity and heritage of the UAE. Each student is treated as a valued member of the school. They are prepared to become intelligent, innovative and responsible individuals who place the welfare of others before themselves.

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Amled School ensures well-rounded social and personal development of students (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

The well-rounded development of students is the priority at Amled School Dubai. It not only pays attention to the academic progress but also works on the emotional, spiritual and social development of children.

Amled School teachers are professionally competent individuals looking to adapt as per the needs of students. They follow a collaborative approach so students can benefit from rich learning experiences. They are encouraged to observe and listen while focusing on research.

School’s motto is “Child-Centred, Family Focused and Community Oriented”. The ultimate goal is to groom students through a valued-based approach.

Amled School operates under the guidance of visionary leaders who believe that the school’s role is to facilitate the well-rounded development of its students. Providing safe and happy schooling for students is the prime responsibility of the school.

Amled School helps students become familiar with the Emirati culture. It aims to transform young students into future leaders who are intellectually competent.

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School Details

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The Government of Dubai has developed protocols for schools to follow until the pandemic is over. This is an accumulative effort and approach to keep everyone safe and healthy, including students, teachers, parents, and relevant third parties.

The KHDA has uploaded FAQs for schools on the official website for your convenience. Here’s an overview of the preventive SOPs in place.

  • Sterilising the school building, classrooms, laboratories and other facilities regularly, according to the recommendations of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management.
  • Assessing the temperature of everyone who enters the school building daily.
  • Maintaining physical distance guidelines as recommended by the relevant health authorities and reducing the headcount capacity in classrooms.
  • From this academic year, 1-metre distancing is recommended. Schools must take appropriate precautions to ensure that students and teachers stay physically distanced where possible.
  • Buses may run at full capacity provided they comply with health and safety protocols.
  • Schools shall reinstate Physical Education, swimming lessons and sports activities. Changing rooms and sports areas will be sanitised after each group of students
  • The canteen shall reopen and resume live cooking
  • School trips, excursions and holiday camps shall be resumed.
  • After-hours care, extra-curricular activities, performances, assemblies and other events at school or external venues are allowed.
  • Students older than six years, staff and visitors to schools must continue to wear face masks.
  • Vaccination is not compulsory. Unvaccinated school staff must submit a negative PCR test each week. Students are not obliged to submit negative PCR tests.
  • From October 3rd 2021, all teaching and learning at Dubai private schools will only be face-to-face. Students who wish to continue with distance learning after the stated date must provide a medical certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority.

YEARS OFFERED AT AMLED SCHOOL

Classes offered include KG1 to Year 8. These years are divided into three sections.

SectionGrades
Kindergarten KG-1 & KG-2
Primary School Grade 1 – Grade 5
Middle School Grade 6 – Grade 9

AMLED SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Amled follows the CBSE curriculum, which is well-balanced and imparts skill-based knowledge using sequential learning techniques. Throughout the school, the focus is to encourage inquiry. The School curriculum acknowledges the greater need for attention required by the students with special educational needs and the importance of acquiring literacy and numeracy skills.

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Students are encouraged to develop the habit of reading (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

An effective ICT programme is implemented to introduce students to the concept of information and communication technology. In Kindergarten, the curriculum is designed to develop the earliest sensor motor learning skills. Play-based learning works on five senses. Toddlers are encouraged to become active participants during lessons.

Seven core areas of learning and development at this level are:

  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

Core subjects include Music, Art and Physical Education. Subjects taught during Kindergarten are divided into Scholastic and non-scholastic subjects. Scholastic subjects include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • General Awareness
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer

Non-scholastic subjects are:

  • Physical Education
  • Art/Craft
  • Music Dance
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation is the assessment pattern followed at the school. Using CCE makes it possible to evaluate every aspect of the student’s progress. Through this system, marks are replaced with grades. Final grades are awarded considering a student’s skills, innovation, teamwork, communication and behaviour.

Scholastic subjects in Primary classes are:

  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies \Moral Science
  • Social studies (Indian and UAE)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer
  • Hindi/ French/ Malayalam

Non-scholastic subjects are:

  • Physical Education
  • Art/Craft
  • Music Dance
  • Club Activities
  • Swimming

The middle school curriculum is developed to nurture the student and turn him/her into a thoughtful citizen and responsible individual. Subjects in Middle-level classes are divided into scholastic and non-scholastic subjects. Scholastic subjects are:

  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies \Moral Science
  • Social studies(Indian and UAE)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer
  • Hindi/ French/ Malayalam

Non-scholastic subjects are:

  • Art / Craft
  • Physical education and games
  • Yoga
  • Martial Arts
  • Swimming

DISTANCE LEARNING AT AMLED SCHOOL

As per the instructions of The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), all schools across the UAE will discontinue distance learning from January 2022.

KHDA Rating

KHDA School Ratings
KHDA School Ratings

Amled School was inspected by KHDA from 21st to 23rd October in 2019 and secured a Good rating. The school was rated Acceptable during the KHDA inspection in 2017-2018. The ratings improved in 2017-2018 and remain consistent in 2019-2020.

In the detailed Amled School KHDA rating and report, the authorities state that students show good achievement in all important subjects. They have improved their performance in Islamic Education in both Primary and Middle phases. Students show acceptable attainment in Arabic as an additional language but it is weak in the secondary phase. Their attainment in UAE Social Studies is good throughout the school and learning skills are good during all phases.

Students show a good understanding of Islamic values and good social responsibility leads to a contribution in charitable activities.

Effective learning techniques and assessment methods are an important part of teaching, which is good in all phases. Teachers efficiently create tasks and activities that require students to be active. Assessment processes effectively analyse students’ attainment.

Amled School Dubai curriculum implementation, design and adaptation to meet students’ needs are good. The subjects offered are balanced and adapted well to meet the needs of all age groups.

The school ensures students’ safety and health and provides care and support across all phases. School leadership and management are good. Senior leaders work under the guidance of the principal and provide suggestions to the management and other staff. This results in better outcomes for students.

The best features of the school according to the KHDA are:

  • Very good sense of responsibility and major contributions made by students in maintaining an ideal atmosphere for learning
  • A very good partnership with parents that support’s child’s learning and personal development
  • The readiness of students for learning and their good progress in Islamic Studies, Mathematics, English and Science
  • Good educational leadership to support continuous improvement

Key recommendations by KHDA are:

  • Improve achievement in Arabic as an additional language in Middle school. It should at least be acceptable
  • Ensure school leaders and teachers make effective use of assessment systems and processes to come up with accurate measures of students’ progress
  • Develop teaching strategies for improved progress and attainment by asking challenging questions
  • Create opportunities for learning and developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students
  • Review curriculum provision for identifying and implementing new opportunities and enriching activities in the lesson

AMLED SCHOOL ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The school follows the KHDA approved academic calendar. The academic year starts on 1st September and students go on winter break on 15th December. Students return to school on 5th January.

Spring break starts on 29th March. Students return to school on 12th April. The academic year ends on 2nd July.

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Admission and Fees

HOW TO APPLY TO AMLED SCHOOL?

Amled School admissions are fair and open. The school welcomes students from all backgrounds. Interested parents can fill the Amled School admission form available on the official website.

Here’s an overview of the age placement guidelines to give you a better idea.

GradeAge
KG-1 4 Years
KG-2 5 Years
Grade 1 6 Years

This is based on the age of the students on 31st July (for schools beginning in April) and 31st December (for schools beginning in September). Source: ADEK

Underage applicants are not granted admission in Amled School as the school follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Education for admission.

The final selection for KG-1 depends on the student’s performance during the entry test. The purpose of this entrance exam is to determine the degree of independence, speech and physical development to attend preschool.

Admission from KG2 to Grade 9 is based on the performance in the entrance test, availability of seats and the interview with the school principal.

Parents also need to submit some mandatory documents at the time of admission. The non-refundable registration fee of AED 500 is also payable at this stage.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Completed admission form
  • Copy of student’s passport with visa page
  • Six passport size photographs of the student with a white background
  • Original Emirates ID and a copy for both the student and parents. The original ID card will be returned immediately after it has been scanned.
  • Transfer certificate/school leaving certificate from the previous school.
  • In case of transfer from a local school, the transfer certificate must be attested by the relevant government bodies.
  • Photocopy of original mark sheet of the last examination cleared at the previous school
  • One copy of the municipal birth certificate or an affidavit duly attested by the counsel general of the respective country.
  • Two copies of the health insurance certificate
  • Vaccination card of student

FEE STRUCTURE AT AMLED SCHOOL

Amled School fee structure is as follows:

GradeAnnual Tuition Fee
Pre-KG AED 10,000
KG-1 & KG-2 AED 11,500
Grade 1 – Grade 2 AED 13,000
Grade 3 AED 14,000
Grade 5 – Grade 7 AED 16,000
Grade 8 AED 18,000

The above mentioned Amled School fee does not include:

  • Activity charges
  • Medical fees
  • Uniform charges
  • Textbook charges
  • Transportation fee

The tuition fee is collected by the school in 10 instalments excluding the fee for July and August. The registration fee is payable at the time of admission and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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School Facilities

LUNCH OPTIONS AT AMLED SCHOOL

Amled School ensures food safety and instills healthy eating habits in children. Excellent hygiene is maintained at the school.

Students can access the school canteen during recess. All food items are approved by the municipality and the food and health department.

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION AT AMLED SCHOOL

School transportation is provided according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) guidelines. This ensures the safety of children during the journey. Other than Dubai, school buses also shuttle through Sharjah.

The school transportation fee is as follows:

AreasMonthly FeeYearly Fee
Areas
Al Khail, Al Quoz
Monthly Fee
AED 400
Yearly Fee
AED 4,000
Areas
Burdubai, Karama, Jafilya, Zabeel, Jumeirah, Satwa, Business Bay, Sheik Zayed Road
Monthly Fee
AED 450
Yearly Fee
AED 4,500
Areas
Deira, Gardens, Springs, Greens, Rashidya, Al Warqaa, Hamriya, Mamzar, Barsha, Discovery Gardens, Hor Al Anz, Al Awir
Monthly Fee
AED 450
Yearly Fee
AED 4,500
Areas
Al Qusais, Al Nahda, Muhaisinah, Al Tawar, International City, Mirdiff, Silicon Oasis, Al Mizhar, Nad Al Hamer
Monthly Fee
AED 500
Yearly Fee
AED 5,000
Areas
Sharjah, Al Nahda, Al Tawun
Monthly Fee
AED 550
Yearly Fee
AED 5,500

SPORTS FACILITIES AT AMLED SCHOOL

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Students during a yoga session (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

Physical Education is also important as it improves health and fitness. Students get to participate in a range of sports at Amled School. Sports are incorporated into the curriculum in a balanced manner.

Football, swimming, basketball, athletics and gymnastics are a few sports offered at Amled School Dubai.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT AMLED SCHOOL

Amled School has several curricular and extracurricular activities to keep the students busy. Students get involved in activities, projects, presentations and assignments apart from formal education.

Outdoor, indoor games and play areas are present on campus. Activities at the school include these:

Drama & Music Gymnastics
Swimming Role Play

Students also participate in theatre, Indian music, speech, yoga, dance and fine art. These are offered as part of the regular curriculum and co-curricular programme. All activities are offered in small groups as well as on an individual basis.

FIELD-TRIPS AT AMLED SCHOOL

Age-appropriate educational field trips are organised by the school.

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Students during a field trip (Image Courtesy: Amled School)

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE AT AMLED SCHOOL

After-school activities are offered to students. Students can choose from sporting and non-sporting activities as per their interests or talents. They are prepared for competition during the after-school programme.

After-school activities are offered from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM three times a week for students of Grade 6 to Grade 12. These are optional for Primary level students.

The after-school programme also caters to the educational needs of students. Academic support and enrichment offered after the school dismissal includes:

  • Homework Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Math, Literacy, and Science Programs
  • Technology

MEDICAL CARE AT AMLED SCHOOL

The school clinic is responsible to provide health-related services, including medical assistance, taking care of students who fall sick during school hours. The school clinic has a full-time nurse and a part-time doctor who is licensed by DHA and registered. The medical team provides first-aid services whenever needed and administers medicine. It is necessary, they can also refer students to emergency services or hospitals.

School nurse has the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting health and fitness-related screenings including height, vision, weight, scoliosis and hearing
  • Providing first-aid services
  • Dental checkup
  • Assessing students’ health-related needs
  • Providing counselling related to chronic diseases, nutrition and positive
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with immunisation related laws
  • Working as a part of the special education team
  • Developing Individual Educational Plans

The school doctor visits the school and provides a free consultation to students. Parents are also welcomed to discuss medical related issues concerning students. They can also book an appointment for their child.

If any student needs medication during school hours, a written order from the doctor is required for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The rule also applies to herbal supplements. Medicines to be taken during school hours should be properly labelled and must be in their original container. Parents should also send a written request for the administration of the medicine.

The school clinic meets the guidelines set by DHA and KHDA. Students’ medical records are updated and maintained at the school clinic. This record is kept confidential. However, parents can review it upon request.

The school clinic can be reached at +971-4-338-6756 or healthcare@amledschool.com. The working hours of the school clinic are 08:00 am to 03:00 pm on all working days.

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Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Amled School develops a strong relationship with parents. The most important source of communication is the school website which is updated regularly.

Amled School teachers call parents once a month. These calls are known as Sunshine Calls and are recorded. The discussion is used to improve school performance and students’ progress. The record of sunshine calls is maintained in a book for review.

Parents can also book appointments with teachers. If they wish to meet the heads of the school, they can book an appointment at the school reception or contact the class teacher. For meeting the school principal, parents should contact the principal’s secretary.

Amled School has an active parent forum represented by a parent representative. This forum discusses school-related issues as well as the ideas and concerns of parents. The forum meetings are led by the parent representatives who discuss and reach out to school authorities to come up with a workable solution.

Parents can also log on to the parent portal where they can contact the teacher personally. Students have a school calendar that ensures easy communication every day. Amled School also arranges three formal parent-teacher meetings every year to discuss the academic progress of students.

Amled School also has a Parent-Teacher Association to help implement the objectives mentioned on the official website. Parents of all enrolled students are members of the Parent-Teacher Association. Teachers are also part of the association. The executive committee includes:

  • 2 parents from each section
  • A teacher representative
  • Senior leadership team
  • A management representative

The association meets once every term. Special meetings can be called by the principal or upon the request of PTA executive committee members.

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