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Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School

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Overview

Established in 1975, Sharjah Public School (SPS) is a K-12, British curriculum school in Al Jazzat, Sharjah. It offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and the subjects made mandatory by the Ministry of Education.

His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Khalid Mohammed Al Qasimi is the chairman of Sharjah Public School. Students who successfully graduate from school are awarded the High School Diploma attested by the Ministry of Education after Grade 12.

The school prides itself on providing high-quality education in a nurturing atmosphere. It employs experienced, friendly and highly-trained staff to achieve this purpose.

Read this guide by Bayut to learn more about the campus, facilities, admission process and fees of Sharjah Public School.

Residential Communities near Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School is in Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi Street, Al Jazzat, Sharjah. A number of family-friendly communities surround the area, such as:

Al Azra is a family-oriented community with mostly villas. It is set away from the city centre but allows easy commute within Sharjah.

Al Sabkha is part of the Al Riqa suburb. It is a peaceful neighbourhood from where malls and beach are reachable.

Al Ghafia is between Al Azra and Al Sabkha. It is a popular area for renting villas and for its easy access to Ajman.

Al Falak is a well-established neighbourhood with villas. It also has commercial centres and educational institutes.

Parents looking to move closer to Sharjah Public School can consider these properties for rent in the vicinity:

Campus of Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School is home to multiple state-of-the-arts facilitate to ensure all-round learning of students. Some of the amenities are:

  • Library: The school has a well-stocked library with a variety of books, periodicals and papers.
  • Laboratories: The school has separate laboratories for departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Home Science. These labs have the necessary provisions for demonstration, experimentation and project work.
  • Medical Facility: SPS has a clinic that provides medical care for students and conducts regular medical check-ups.
  • School Store: The school’s on-campus store provides students textbooks, stationery items and school bags. The school uniform is also available at the store.
  • Computer Lab: A high-end computer lab is part of the campus.
  • Art Room: The school has a dedicated art room where students can practise and develop their talents.

Location of Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School is on Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi Street, Al Jazzat, Sharjah.

Why Sharjah Public School?

Sharjah School is from Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12 and follows the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and AS qualifications of Cambridge University. SPS also teaches the mandatory Ministry of Education subjects of Islamic Studies, Arabic and Social Studies. Students can choose to learn Social Studies in either English or Arabic from Grades 1 through 9, then becomes mandatory to learn in English. The school also offers French as a third language.

Upon completion of their academic studies, students get the High School Diploma attested by the Ministry of Education.

Under the support and guidance of the school’s chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Khalid Mohammed Al Qasimi, the school strives to provide its children with a top-tier education in a caring and nurturing environment.

Students at Sharjah Public School
The school provides its students with a caring and nurturing environment (Image Credits: SPS Facebook Page)

Sharjah Public School is highly selective when it comes to its faculty– all teachers are registered by the UAE government and undergo a rigorous selection process. The teaching staff of SPS have the required skills and knowledge to encourage and instruct its students towards excellence. In addition to experienced teaching staff, the school has a pastoral care team which includes well-trained teachers, assistants, supervisors, Heads of Departments, a nurse and a doctor. Students of SPS are supported in every step of the way to develop academically, physically and socially.

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School Details

Covid-19 Protocols

To minimise the spread of coronavirus, the government of UAE decided to reopen schools in August for the academic year 2021 – 2022 with safety guidelines. Similarly, keeping in mind the health and safety of students and staff members, the Ministry of Education has designed strict SOPs for schools to follow while they are open.

  • No student, teacher or staff member will join the school before testing negative for COVID-19.
  • All students and teachers must get their body temperature checked in the morning before entering the school premises.
  • Classrooms will be set up to accommodate reduced capacity. Student desks will be set at a safe distance (1 meters); classrooms will use physical markings to ensure desks remain in the correct locations.
  • Lockers are permitted as long as physical distancing measures are not compromised and in such a way that each locker is designated to a specific student (alternated and not shared).
  • Certain play sections/areas should be closed (i.e. dress up sections, indoor soft play areas, reading corners with soft furniture). Open spaces should include furniture and equipment that is easy to clean.
  • Students below 6 years (below Grade 1) are not required to wear masks.
  • Students of Grade 1 and above, teachers and school staff members are required to bring a minimum of two (2) masks to school each day.
  • Buses may run at full capacity but with safety measures in place.
  • Seating arrangements will be clearly marked out in canteen areas; no students will be permitted to sit directly adjacent or next to one another. A physical distance of 2 meters should be kept in canteen areas.
  • Schools can operate a pre-selected and pre-packed lunch service, with no live cooking taking place at school.
  • School events, extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and activities are allowed with approved protocols in place.
  • Schools shall resume field trips, holiday camps and sports events according to the approved protocols.
  • Physical education will continue, including access to swimming pools**.**

Years Offered at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School is an all-through school that has classes from Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12.

Sharjah Public School Curriculum

Sharjah Public School offers the British Curriculum and prepares students to take IGCSE, A.S. and A-Levels examinations. Evaluations and gradings for these exams are done by Cambridge University, Britain.

Subjects made mandatory by the Ministry of Education such as Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies are taught at the school. SPS employs Arabic teachers to serve this purpose. Students get their High School Diploma on completion of Grade 12.

For Grades 9 and higher, students can choose their subjects in addition to the compulsory subjects. Compulsory and optional subjects at Sharjah Public School for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 are as follows:

Grade 9

  • Compulsory Subjects: Islamic Studies, Arabic, English, Mathematics, History and Geography
  • Optional Subjects: Physics/Economics, Chemistry/Business, Biology/Accounting and Environmental Management/Computer

Grade 10

  • Compulsory Subjects: Islamic Studies, Arabic, English and Mathematics
  • Optional Subjects: Physics/Economics, Chemistry/Business, Biology/Accounting and Environmental Management/Computer

Grade 11

  • Compulsory Subjects: Islamic Studies, Arabic, English and Mathematics
  • Optional Subjects: Physics/Economics, Chemistry/Business, Biology/Accounting, Environmental Management/Computer and French

Grade 12

  • Compulsory Subjects: Islamic Studies and Arabic
  • Optional Subjects (students can pick any 2): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business and English

The school also ensures regular educational trips so that learning is not limited to classrooms and books, and students get enough exposure for all-rounded development.

Distance Learning at Sharjah Public School

The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management team in Sharjah, in coordination with Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), has allowed all private schools in the emirate to resume 100% in-class learning from October 31, 2021. However, students who are sick can get an exemption; they must submit a relevant health certificate to continue with remote learning.

Academic Calendar for Sharjah Public School

The academic year at Sharjah Public School is split into three semesters and take place as follows:

  • The first term starts in the last week of August and ends in the second week of December, followed by a 3-week winter break.
  • The second term begins in the first week of January and ends in the last week of March, followed by a 2-week spring holiday.
  • The final term commences in the second week of April and concludes in the last week of June/first week of July for a 2-month summer vacation.

School begins at 07:45 am and ends at 01:30 pm. For Kindergarten section, school ends at 12:30 pm.

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Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Sharjah Public School?

The admission process at Sharjah Public School is straightforward. Prospective parents can follow these steps to secure admission for their children in SPS:

  • Fill up the admission form with the required information.
  • Submit the form to the school administration.
  • Parents can also approach the school directly to obtain the form.
  • Ensure to keep handy the mandatory documents at the time of submission and admission.

Documents required during the admissions process:

  • Original and 2 copies of the student’s passport
  • Original and 2 copies of the father’s passport
  • Original and 2 copy of students’ birth certificate
  • Original and 1 copy of attested Transfer Certificate (TC)
  • 4 Passport-size photographs
  • Original and 1 copy of Statement of marks/ pass certificate
  • Conduct Certificate from the previous school (admissions for Grade 7 and up)

Transfer Certificate (TC) should be attested by the following authorities:

  • From Outside the UAE:
    • Education Ministry of your country
    • UAE Embassy/ Consulate in your country
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country
    • Consulate General/Embassy of your country in the UAE
  • From within the UAE:
    • Respective zone’s Ministry of Education

Before starting the admission process, parents must ensure that their child meets the following age placement criteria.

GradesMinimum Entry AgeMaximum Entry AgeMinimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
5
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
6
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
8
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
6
Grades
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
7
Grades
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
8
Grades
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grades
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
10
Grades
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
11
Grades
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
12
Grades
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
13
Grades
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
14
Grades
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
15
Grades
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
16

This is based on the age of the students on 31st March (for schools beginning in April) and 31st August (for schools beginning in September).

* This is to cater to students transferring from systems that admit students of a younger age)

Fee Structure at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School fees for each grade is mentioned here.

GradeFee
KG-1 and KG-2 AED 6,300
Grade 1 AED 7,400
Grade 2 – Grade 3 AED 7,700
Grade 4 – Grade 6 AED 8,000
Grade 7 – Grade 8 AED 9,200
Grade 9 AED 9,700
Grade 10 – Grade 11 AED 10,900
Grade 12 AED 12,100
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School Facilities

Lunch Options at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School has a canteen that serves healthy snacks and drinks. Students are, however, encouraged to bring packed lunches from home to encourage balanced eating habits.

School Transportation at Sharjah Public School

The school manages and operates its own fleet of buses to provide transportation for students to and from the school. These buses cover routes in both Sharjah and Ajman. Transportation fees at Sharjah Public School are:

  • One-way: AED 1,800
  • Two-way: AED 3,000

Holiday Camps at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School organises a summer camp where students take part in various activities such as table tennis, badminton, chess, carom, etc.

Students participate in friendly matches in football, basketball and cricket.

Sports Facilities at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School provides physical training in various sports to promote physical fitness and health amongst students.

Football, basketball, volleyball and cricket are played on the spacious ground of the school built mainly for this purpose. The school also organises an annual Sports Meet in January where students take part in various athletic activities and competitions.

Extra-curricular Activities at Sharjah Public School

The school conducts various co-scholastic activities and events to keep students engaged beyond textbook learning and academia. This ensures that students also learn outside the classroom and receive a forum to develop their talents and invest in their passions.

Fruit Day at Sharjah Public School
Kindergarten students celebrate ‘Fruit Day’ (Image Credits: SPS Facebook Page)
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National Day Basketball
Annual Sports Day Football
Science Fair Badminton
Fruit Day Chess
Children’s Day Carom

Students at the school are divided into two houses- Zayed House and Falcon House. The students from these houses take part in friendly competition during events such as their Annual Sports Day.

Field Trips from Sharjah Public School

SPS regularly organises picnics and field trips to spots that possess educational value and are relevant to the students’ area of study at that time. All excursions are arranged and supervised by experienced teachers. Students have visited Legoland, Kidzania, Sharjah Aquarium and much more.

Medical Care at Sharjah Public School

Sharjah Public School runs a medical facility on-campus that conducts regular health check-ups and tends to medical needs of students.

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Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

SPS firmly believes that parental engagement is pivotal in achieving academic excellence. According to SPS, education is a team effort that involves child, teacher and parent. The school, therefore, has a working relationship between parents and staff.

Sharjah Public School regularly conducts parent-teacher meetings to ensure every parent is kept updated about student’s progress as well as the school’s.

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