Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, the third Kings’ school in Dubai, educates children from foundationstage to Grade 6. The school is situated in Nad Al Sheba and is similar in appearance to its sister schools.
Established in 2014, the school has leapfrogged tremendously to offer a top-notch education standard to its children. The school follows the National Curriculum of the UK and supports the learning of young students through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Currently, 36 teachers and 21 teaching assistants support the educational needs of over 300 students.
The school is considering expanding its years of education to the sixth form. In fact, the modern campus of Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba is future-proofed and has amenities suitable for sixth-form education. All these facilities make it a premium-priced school with a relatively high tuition fee. However, it is the only King’s School campus that offers sibling discounts to parents.
This guide on Kings School Nad Al Sheba reviews the detail, admission and fees, facilities and other vital information.
Residential Communities near Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Located at the heart of the Nad Al Sheba 3, the school is in proximity to many popular residential areas in Dubai. This makes it a highly accessible school for the following communities:
Nad Al Sheba 4, a sub-community of the greater Nad Al Sheba, is the closest residential community to the school. It consists largely of stand-alone villas ideal for bigger families. Those willing to move close to the school will find it an ideal place to live. Those preferring apartment-style living can opt for the Dubai Silicon Oasis and International City.
Campus of Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba campus
The Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba Campus mirrors the construction and facilities of the Al Barsha Campus. The main feature of the Nad Al Sheba campus is the separate buildings for foundation and primary stages. The classrooms are spacious, airy and paired with other classes for the same age group. Each of these classes either open to a playground area or first-floor balcony. All the classrooms have Apple TVs and other smart devices to aid learning. A library also exists in the foundation stage building. There is also an eco-garden at the front centre of the foundation building. In this space, the school plants a tree for every plastic item recycled by the students.
Despite being a British School, Nad Al Sheba campus attempts to familiarise their students to Emirati culture. For this purpose, it has an under-stair majlis area covered with carpets in the primary section building. To support the arts, dance and performance arts, the school has a spacious auditorium and theatre. The theatre is equipped with a full-production setup. Behind the stairs lies a fine motor activity area. The primary building also has an IT suite and music rooms.
Other facilities available in this school include a language hall, STEM laboratory, Black Box theatre, sports hall, dance studio and specialist classrooms for performing and creative arts.
To cater to the athletic needs of children, the school offers several sports opportunities. The facilities include basketball and netball courts, multi-sports Astroturf pitch, grass fields for rugby, football and hockey, a gymnasium and a multi-purpose hall.
Kings’ School Dubai campus
It is the first Kings School in Dubai. Established in 2004, it is a hallmark of exceptional facilities and high-quality education. The Kings’ School Dubai campus consists of airy classrooms, open spaces for young students to play, a library and science laboratories. For school events, music, art and drama activities, it also has a spacious auditorium with an audio-visual system and a proper lighting setup.
Kings’ School Al Barsha campus
Kings’ School Al Barsha is the second campus of Kings School in Dubai. With ultra-modern facilities and spacious building, the Al Barsha campus offers education from kindergarten to the sixth form. The purpose-built campus encompasses interactive whiteboards and technological gadgets in airy and spacious classrooms, food and design technology rooms, an auditorium for performing arts, black theatres, music studios, two libraries and an extensive piece of land for sports activities.
Location of Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
The school is located at Nad Al Sheba 3, a community famous for some high-end schools in Dubai, near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.
Why Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba?
One of the main reasons why parents opt for Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba is its quality of education. All the kings’ schools, including the Nad Al Sheba campus, offer the best British education in Dubai. This campus serves as an opportunity for parents to enrol their kids in a school that has not rested on its sister schools’ laurels. The school’s leadership is striving to make amendments to further improve the quality of education.
The school offers high-end facilities to its students to support its mission. These facilities bolster the experience offered and help in meeting all the scholastic and non-scholastic needs of its students. The school embedded technology within their classrooms and laboratories to aid in students’ learning.
A striking feature of the Nad Al Sheba campus is the value offered by the school. It is the best-valued Kings’ school in Dubai. The school matches the facilities of Al Barsha campus yet charges less. Also, it is the only campus that offers sibling discounts to parents.
Besides the quality of education, facilities and value for money, it is an inclusive school that accepts students from different backgrounds. Students belonging from 39 different nationalities co-exist at the campus. The school also has students with learning difficulties that are managed by an experienced pool of teachers and the learning support team.
The Ministry of Education has allowed the schools to re-open for the academic year 2020-2021. The schools in Dubai and the rest of the emirates have to follow COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe learning environment for students. The COVID-19 protocols require the school to regularly spray disinfectant to sterilise the campus and school facilities. Students and staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
Additionally, the staff must check the temperature of anyone entering the school facilities. No one with temperature above 37.5 degrees must be allowed to enter the school premises. Furthermore, students and staff members must practice social distancing at all times. A safe distance of 1.5 metre among students is recommended
Schools must suspend all activities resulting in large gatherings as it may accelerate the spread of the virus. They are also required to reduce the school bus capacity to 50% to 30%.
Years Offered at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Currently, the school only offers education from the Foundation stage to Grade 6. The plans include extending the years of education to the sixth form.
FS1 and FS2
Year 1 to Year 6
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba Curriculum
The educational programme designed by the school revolves around the British curriculum. It is one of the most profound curriculums practised all over the world. It allows the school to integrate current issues by accessing local opportunities for developing skills necessary to compete in the 21st century. The teaching strategies involve cross-curricular approaches to help students understand complex concepts.
Foundation Stage Curriculum
In the foundation stage, the school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework of education. It is a popular framework that is extensively used by British schools to prepare students for the primary stage. The educational programme for FS1 and FS2 is based on the ‘learn and play’ approach.
The EYFS curriculum targets the following seven areas of learning:
- Physical Development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and Language
- Expressive arts and designs
- Understanding the world
Predominantly, class teachers conduct the classes. However, specialist teachers deliver the following subjects:
- Creative and performing arts
- Islamic education
- Physical education
Primary Stage Curriculum
In the primary stage, Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba follows the National Curriculum of the UK. They split the primary education programme into KS1 and KS2.
The school meticulously planned the KS1 curriculum to ensure a smooth transition from the foundation stage to the primary stage. They shape the imagination and interest of students by gradually introducing them to formalised learning.
In this stage, most students learn through class-based units, interlinking concepts from various subjects.
The subjects taught by class teachers are:
The school further enhances the effectiveness of the KS1 syllabus by the following specialised subjects:
- Design technology
- Islamic studies
- Physical education
In KS2, the school follows a more challenging educational programme. The syllabus for KS2 specifically focuses on personal development and citizenship. The enriched curriculum allows students to work on their imagination, collaboration, thinking skills, leadership and self-confidence.
Subjects taught in Grade 3 to Grade 6 are:
The subjects covered by specialist teachers are:
- Design technology
- Islamic studies
- Physical education
- Spanish (In Years 5 and 6)
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is an education regulatory body established by the government of Dubai. The purpose of KHDA is to oversee and improve the quality of education offered by the private educational institutes in Dubai, including schools. Every year, KHDA inspects all the schools in Dubai and judges their performance based on a 6-point scale. The scale ranges from outstanding to very weak.
In its latest inspection for the year 2018-2019, KHDA rated Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba as very good. The school was first inspected for the academic year 2016-17 and was rated ‘Good’ by the KHDA. Here is the history of rating for Nad Al Sheba campus:
Based on KHDA reports, the following are the positives in Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba:
- The role of governors’ and Kings Group’s vision and successful planning in maintaining the strengths of the school.
- The role of an experienced new principal and senior management in engaging parents and the wider community with the school.
- The foundation stage students demonstrated outstanding achievements, and the school has made improvements in the achievement of primary students.
- The students showed excellent behaviour, attitude to learning and positive relationships with teachers and peers.
- The school has made eminent improvements in assessment, curriculum and quality of teaching to become successful learners.
However, Nad Al Sheba campus can work on the following recommendations drawn by the KHDA:
- The school needs to align the expectations of teachers with curriculum standards to improve progress in Arabic as an additional language.
- Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba must encourage its teachers to allow students to be creative and discover new things.
Academic Calendar for Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Like other sister schools by Kings Group, Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba also follows a three-term academic year. The academic year starts in August and ends in July.
- The first term starts in the last week of August and ends in the second week of December. Students expect a half-term break in the fourth week of October.
- After a 3-week winter break, the second term starts in the first week of January and ends in the last week of March. The mid-term break for the second semester is in the third week of February.
- After a 2-week spring holiday, the final term starts in the third week of April and ends in the second week of July. Because of Eid holidays, the final term does not have mid-term breaks.
Please note that holidays are subjected to change as per moon sighting. For more information, visit the academic calendar for Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba.
Admission and Fees
How to Apply to Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba?
To apply to Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, follow the following four easy steps:
Before starting the application process, the school encourages parents to visit the school. To book a school tour, send an email to email@example.com. To apply to Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, fill the online registration form. After submitting the form, parents will receive an automatic response confirming the submission of the application. The school responds with further instructions for admission within 2 working days.
After receiving the login credentials to the parent registration portal, parents need to pay the registration fee of AED 500 (exclusive of VAT) and submit the following documents:
- A copy of the candidate’s previous academic record
- A copy of the candidate’s passport
- A copy of the candidate’s birth certificate
- A copy of the candidate’s residence visa
- A copy of both sides of the candidate’s Emirates ID card
- A copy of the parents’ passports (in colour)
- A copy of the parents’ residence visa
- A copy of both sides of the parents’ Emirates ID cards
- 4 recent passport-sized photographs of the candidate
- Learning support documents (if applicable)
- Transfer certificate
Please note that the transfer certificate is mandatory for admission in Grade 2 and above. The requirements for the transfer certificate are as follows:
- Those students applying from Australia, Canada, UK, US, Western Europe and New Zealand need to submit a transfer certificate with the school stamp and principal’s signature.
- Those applying from Africa, Middle Eastern countries other than GCC, Russia, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe countries must get their certificate attested by the Ministry of Education, UAE Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Those applying from GCCcountries must get their certificates attested by the Ministry of Education of that country.
- Those applying from other emirates of the UAE must get their certificate attested by the Ministry of Education of that state.
After uploading the documents, the school contacts the parents to bring their child for an assessment test. The assessment test varies depending upon the selected age group.
- For admission in the foundation stage, teachers evaluate interaction, communication and ability to follow teacher’s instruction through play-based assessment.
- For admission in KS1 grades, the school uses teacher-led assessment.
- For admission in KS2 grades, the school uses computer-based Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) for assessment.
Successful candidates receive a formal offer letter valid for the next 10 days. Parents need to submit the required deposit within 10 days from the date of admission to secure a seat. If no seats are available, the school places the candidate’s name on the waiting list.
For more information, read the admission process for Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba.
Fee Structure at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
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To learn about the school’s refund policy, view the fees structure by Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba.
Scholarships at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
In kings’ schools, scholarships are only available for secondary and sixth form students. Since Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba is a primary school, they do not offer any scholarship to its students.
Lunch Options at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
The school has an on-site parent café that serves both hot and cold food items to the students. They have collaborated with Mastercook Catering Service to provide healthy and nutritious meals to students. The meal includes sandwiches, soups, salads and other healthy and nutritional items. Since the cafeteria is only available at lunchtime, students should bring a water bottle and snack.
The school prohibits students to bring chocolate, crisps, sweets, nuts and fizzy drinks. Currently, the school has closed its catering operations to comply with COVID-19 regulations.
School Transportation at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba understands the importance of safe, comfortable and reliable transportation service at an affordable price. Therefore, the school with COVID-1offers subsidised door-to-door transport services to students of all age groups.
For this purpose, the school has outsourced its transportation service to School Transport Services (STS) LLC. Known for its safe and comfortable transport facilities, various schools in Dubai trust STS as their transport service provider. The staff, including the bus drivers and bus attendants, are certified as per Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) regulations.
The annual subsidised transportation fee is AED 4,500, which is payable in three terms:
- First term – AED 1,800
- Second term – AED 1,350
- Third term – AED 1,350
To apply for school transportation services, contact the school’s administration.
Please note that Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba has reduced the school bus capacity to comply with COVID-19 protocols. For further information, read the details on the transport service by Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba.
Boarding Facility at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
The school does not offer any boarding facility to its students.
Holiday Camps at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba considers holidays as an opportunity for children to learn exciting things. The school collaborated with Ecoventure, an outdoor educational service provider in the UAE, to arrange holiday camps for its students. Currently, the school offers 2 different holiday camps options to its children:
The multi-activity camp is the most popular holiday camp at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba that includes a plethora of activities to keep participants entertained. It is suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Students engage in the following activities:
Arts and crafts
Mixed sports and games
Engineering and multi-activity camp
As the name suggests, it includes activities of the multi-camp activity along with additional engineering projects. Engineering projects help in sparking students’ interest in different engineering fields to solve the world’s problems. Students aged 5 to 12 years old will work on an engineering project from designing to testing. In addition, students will also take 2 multi-activity sessions each day.
Currently, holiday camps are unavailable to students because of COVID-19 regulations. The school will let you know regarding the status of the holiday camps on its official platforms.
Sport is an important part of the extra-curricular programme at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba. The high-end sports facilities on the campus help the school meet the athletic needs of students. These facilities include:
Two swimming pools
Multi-sport Astroturf pitch
Multi-purpose sports hall
Grass field for hockey, rugby and football
Hard courts for basketball and netball
As a member of DASSA and BSME associations, the school participates in many sports competitions in Dubai. The school offers a competitive sports programme where students are given trained based on a two-term training model. Students from Year 2 onwards actively take part in sports activities.
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba has closed some of its sports facilities, such as swimming pools, to comply with COVID-19 protocols.
Extra-curricular Activities at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
To support the personal and social development of students, they offer a plethora of extra-curricular activities. Students from Year 2 onwards can take part in activities that take place both during and after school timings. One of the main sources of participating in the extra-curricular programme is through school clubs.
The extra-curricular programme at Nad Al Sheba campus covers a wide range of students’ interests. Students must join 2 internal clubs and unlimited external clubs every term. The extra-curricular activities at King’s’ School Nad Al Sheba are:
Dragon den business club
The school has currently suspended some of its extra-curricular activities to avoid large gathering. This is to ensure that the school complies with COVID-19 protocols. Kings’ School will inform you regarding the status of these activities on its official platforms.
Field Trips from Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
It enriches its curriculum by arranging school trips. These trips target students’ learning beyond the classrooms. The campus has a history of arranging school trips ranging from testing aerodynamics of racing cars at Yas Marina to cleaning beaches.
Field trips are currently not planned because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, the after-school care offered by the school is in the form of extra-curricular activities. The external clubs at school usually operate after-school timing.
After-school care is also unavailable for the current academic year because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical Care at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba
The school also has a clinic with staff and the necessary equipment to treat minor injuries and illnesses.
Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents
There are several modes of communication offered by this school. The main source of communication with parents is The Kings’ Communicator. The free digital is available in mobile phones and desktop versions. To download the app, visit Six-delta.
Parents can also access key information such as attendance sheets, school reports, feedback, fees information and updates of upcoming events on Kings’ Parent Portal.
Besides the aforementioned, another source of communication is the student’s Communication Book. Teachers can write important instructions for parents on the Communication Book to keep them updated about their child’s progress.
Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba Contact Information
- Kings School Dubai Nad Al Sheba location: 26th Street, Nad Al Sheba 3, PO Box 38199, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Telephone: +971 4 237 5555
- For general enquiries (Foundation Stage):firstname.lastname@example.org
- For general enquiries (Primary Stage): email@example.com
- Accounts department:firstname.lastname@example.org
Official website and social media
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