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Springdales School Dubai

Springdales School Dubai

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Overview

Springdales School in Al Quoz, Dubai, is managed by Goldline Education. Its sister school in Delhi, India, is rated amongst the top 10 outstanding schools in the country. The Springdales School in India is a 60-year-old institution that offers quality education with the help of innovative teaching practices and a holistic approach.

Springdales School Dubai opened in 2015. It offers the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum; however, a mix of British and Indian curricula is taught at the kindergarten and primary levels. Secondary level students appear for CBSE examinations.

Presently, the school has over 1,200 students. There are 114 teachers and 25 teaching assistants, making the teacher to student ratio 1:11, which is impressive. This ratio indicates that each student receives high-quality attention from their teacher inside the classroom. Since Springdales School adheres to the Dubai Inclusive Framework, you’ll find students of determination receiving quality education too.

Springdales School places students in the four different ‘House Systems’ – Forward House, Freedom House, Unity House and Peace House. Recently, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) ranked the school ‘Good’ in its academic and non-academic performance review for 2019 – 2020.

Residential Communities near Springdales School Dubai

Family-friendly residential communities surround Springdales School Dubai. Families residing in the neighbourhoods listed below can send their children to school to receive a quality education. The closest residential neighbourhood housing a wide range of elegant villas is Al Safa.

Parents searching for villas, apartments for rent and sale near the Springdales School Dubai can check out:

Campus of Springdales School Dubai

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The school boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)

The 10-acre campus has 110 classrooms with audio-visual facilities and internet. There is a well-stocked library with digital resources and thousands of books for extensive reading and writing for educational purposes. State-of-the-art science laboratories are present besides a digital learning centre. The school has facilities for students interested in art, dance and music.

The school has built an athletic track and indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and tennis for recreation and physical activity. Students can use the soccer field and the cricket training ground named after the famous Indian cricketer MS Dhoni. One can find an Olympic size swimming pool, a kindergarten splash pool, cafeteria, parking pay and a playground for kindergarten students.

Location of Springdales School Dubai

Springdales School is located in Al Quoz 4, a sub-community of Al Quoz near Jumeirah University.

Why Springdales School Dubai?

Several school policies and practices portray its sincerity when it comes to the education and development of its students. What sets the school apart is its alliance with Springdales School, Delhi that has been in the education business for the past 60 years and has garnered a name for itself. The campus back home is rated among India’s top 10 outstanding schools, which says a lot about its academic excellence.

The board of governors at Springdales School Dubai strives to maintain the quality of education. Measures that cater to the changing needs of students in this technological era are implemented. The governors invest additional time to ensure that the school reaches its fullest potential.

Adding to these distinctive features is the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). Under this initiative, a Teacher’s Resource Centre has been built to provide training, development sessions and mandatory seminars to hone their skills even further.

Similar to the TEP is the Pupil Enrichment Program (PEP). This initiative allows students to engage in extra-curricular activities to pursue their interests and passion unconventionally. Likewise, the school places heavy importance on contributing to society. Students have to carry out mandatory community service and arrange events that lead to the betterment of society.

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Teachers attending a training session at the school (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)
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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

Grades Offered at Springdales School Dubai

The school offers the Indian Curriculum based on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Springdales School Dubai is a private school offering education from Pre KG to Grade 12 for children aged 3 to 18.

PhasesGrades Covered
Nursery Pre-KG
Kindergarten KG 1 and KG 2
Primary School Grade 1 to Grade 5
Middle School Grade 6 to Grade 8
Secondary School Grade 9 to Grade 12

Springdales School Dubai Curriculum

Springdales School Dubai follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) governed Indian Curriculum. However, the Kindergarten school follows a modified Early Years Foundation (EYFS) curriculum with Indian and UAE culture.

The school offers the British Curriculum at the primary level and prepares students for the CBSE examination at the secondary level. Secondary level students must choose their subjects for the CBSE examination in Grade 11 before entering Grade 9. The school also seeks KHDA approval to provide Cambridge (CIAE) IGCSE, AS/A2 and vocational pathways.

For your convenience, below is a summary of the curriculum taught at all levels.

Kindergarten School

Kindergarten school adopts the learning-through-play model to nurture learning in children. The model is also helpful for cognitive and motor skills development in children through kinaesthetic, problem-solving and creative activities.

The key area of focus and development for young students are numeracy, literacy, language, discovering and understanding the world, physical development, creativity and performance, social skills and customs of different countries.

The curriculum offered at this stage is further facilitated through toys, audio-visual tools and the internet in the classrooms.

At Springdales, specialist staff facilitates and supports students in Arabic, Arts, Music, Dance and Swimming. The school provides ample opportunities for students to display their learning through story-time, field trips, themed Assemblies and Open House events.

Primary School

The curriculum taught at primary school seeks to inculcate confidence in children and polish their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, problem-solving, observation and measurement.

Subjects offered at the primary level include English, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, a second language, Physical Education, Computer Science, Computer Studies, Art and Craft and Music. Only Muslim students study Islamic Studies while others study Value Education.

Middle School

The curriculum followed in middle school allows students to create links between the different subjects and create an understanding of the world and their classroom teachings. The courses enable children to question, evaluate, and think critically, which leads to building intercultural awareness and communication skills.

Subjects offered at this level include English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, 2nd Language (Hindi/French), Arabic, UAE Social Studies, Computer Studies, Robotics with Art, Music, Dance, Physical Education and Life Skills.

As per the CBSE examination assessment criteria, the secondary school focuses on 80% summative and 20% formative assessment of the student. Also, students can take part in the Model United Nations (MUN) and Pupil Enrichment Program (PEP).

Secondary School

The secondary school includes Grades 9 to 12. The curriculum design at this stage prepares students for the CBSE examination. Group discussions, field trips, presentations, and community services are a big part of the secondary school curriculum. Additionally, students can participate in the Model United Nations (MUN) and Pupil Enrichment Program (PEP).

As per the assessment criteria of the CBSE examination, the secondary school focuses on 80% summative and 20% formative assessment of the student.

The core subjects offered in Grade 10 include English, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Hindi/French language, Physical Education, Computer Studies and Arabic. Islamic Studies is compulsory for Muslim students.

Students in Grade 11 can choose from a pool of subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Hindustani Vocal Music and Physical Education.

The curriculum offered at Springdales includes a unique work education programme. In this program, subjects such as Robotics, MATLAB, Python and Tally are offered. Secondary level students also receive career counselling.

Distance Learning at Springdales School

As per the new COVID-19 protocols issued by KHDA, schools are discontinuing the distance learning programme from October 3, 2021. Those wishing to continue their education via distance learning have to show a relevant health certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Schools may revert back to distance learning if COVID-19 cases are detected in a class or a group in a class.

KHDA Rating

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) helps private schools in Dubai achieve outstanding growth and deliver quality education. The authority regulates and evaluates all private schools based on several parameters, including curriculum, facilities, extra-curricular activities, leadership and more. The rating ranges from ‘Outstanding’ to ‘Very Weak.’

KHDA School rating
KHDA rating for private schools in Dubai explained

Springdales School Dubai KHDA rating had been consistently ‘Good’ ‘

The report highlighted key strong and weak areas of the school. The report appreciated that:

  • The school provides a safe and inclusive environment significant for the well-rounded development of students.
  • Students are independent and are inclined towards self-learning. Also, they share high aspirations and motivation to become well-rounded individuals.
  • Facilities, resources and tools provided by the school to supplement education are more than adequate.
  • The school is gaining the best of everything because of the partnership with parents and constant supervision from the governing body.
  • School leaders are fully committed to seeing that the school prospers in every aspect, which ultimately will assist the UAE in achieving its potential to the fullest.

Areas that need work include:

  • Students need to improve their attainment in the Arabic language. The school needs to focus on supporting the teacher’s progress in the subject through evaluation, planning, and strategies required for additional languages.
  • The school should integrate digital technologies into everyday learning to develop thinking skills in the students.
  • Students should be extensively assessed at the start of each phase to help them reach their full potential.

Academic Calendar for Springdales School Dubai

The 10-month long Springdales School Dubai academic calendar is divided into three terms.

  • The first term starts in April and ends in June, followed by a two-month summer break.
  • The second term starts in September and ends in December, followed by the winter holidays.
  • The third term starts in January and ends in March. It is followed by a spring break.
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Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Springdales School Dubai?

The application process at Springdales School starts with online registration. Once the online form is submitted, parents will receive an email at the provided address only if a place is available. If there is a seat available, the email will contain a schedule for the assessment, including the day and date.

Please note that assessment determines whether the student can handle the curriculum and the grade suited to their current learning level. Assessments are done for the following year groups:

  • Students from KG2 to Grade 2 will be assessed on their understanding of literacy, language and numeracy.
  • Students from Grade 3 and onwards will be tested on grade-appropriate English and Mathematics.

The school charges a non-refundable registration fee of AED 550, which must be paid before the assessment.

Parents and guardians are requested to provide these mandatory documents at the time of registration.

  • Two copies of the student’s passport with a valid residence visa
  • Two copies of parents’ passport with a valid residence visa
  • One copy of the Emirates ID card of the student
  • One copy of the Emirates ID card of the parents, guardians or sponsor(s)
  • Four passport size photographs of the students
  • One copy of the Birth Certificate(for KG 1, KG 2 & Grade 1 Students)
  • Copy of mark sheet of the final/ latest examination passed in current Grade/ previous school
  • Original attested Transfer/ School Leaving Certificate of the last school attended (to be submitted after the confirmation of admission.)
  • Students from Grade 2 onwards need to provide an original Transfer Certificate of the last school attended. The Ministry of Education must attest this certificate if the student is coming from any emirate other than Dubai. Attestation from the Ministry of Education is mandatory if the student is coming from Oman.
  • For students from India, the Transfer Certificate must be stamped by the Education Officer of the Zone/ District/ Area from where the Transfer Certificate was obtained. The certificate will also have to be attested by the Indian Consulate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai.

Refund Policy

In case parents want to withdraw their child from Springdales School, they need to inform the administration at least 7 days before the withdrawal so that the school can carry out the exit formalities and arrange for a refund, if applicable.

The admission withdrawal rules are:
  • A one-month fee is charged if a student has attended school for less than 2 weeks.
  • A two-month fee is charged if the student has attended school for more than 2 weeks but less than 1 month.
  • If the student has attended school for more than a month, the school will charge the entire term’s fee.

Please note that refunds are made only via cheques.

Re-registration/ Existing Student Policy

The school will charge 10% of the tuition fee as the registration fee to ensure that the students take the offered place for the next academic year. This re-registration fee is non-refundable.

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Kindergarten students enjoying their first day at the school (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)

Parents must ensure that their child meets the following age placement guideline before initiating the admission process.

GradesMinimum Entry AgeMaximum Entry AgeMinimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
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). Source: KHDA

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

Fee Structure at Springdales School Dubai

Here’s the Springdales School Dubai fee structure for the current academic year:

GradesTerm 1 FeeTerm 2 FeeTerm 3 FeeTotal Fee
Grades
Pre-KG
Term 1 Fee
AED 4,233
Term 2 Fee
AED 5,644
Term 3 Fee
AED 4,233
Total Fee
AED 14,111
Grades
KG 1
Term 1 Fee
AED 4,733
Term 2 Fee
AED 6,310
Term 3 Fee
AED 4,733
Total Fee
AED 15,776
Grades
KG 2
Term 1 Fee
AED 5,916
Term 2 Fee
AED 7,888
Term 3 Fee
AED 5,916
Total Fee
AED 19,720
Grades
Grade 1 and Grade 2
Term 1 Fee
AED 6,573
Term 2 Fee
AED 8,764
Term 3 Fee
AED 6,573
Total Fee
AED 21,910
Grades
Grade 3 to Grade 5
Term 1 Fee
AED 7,559
Term 2 Fee
AED 10,079
Term 3 Fee
AED 7,559
Total Fee
AED 25,197
Grades
Grade 6 to Grade 8
Term 1 Fee
AED 8,216
Term 2 Fee
AED 10,955
Term 3 Fee
AED 8,216
Total Fee
AED 27,388
Grades
Grade 9
Term 1 Fee
AED 8,780
Term 2 Fee
AED 11,706
Term 3 Fee
AED 8,780
Total Fee
AED 29,266
Grades
Grade 10 and Grade 11
Term 1 Fee
AED 9,186
Term 2 Fee
AED 12,248
Term 3 Fee
AED 9,186
Total Fee
AED 30,621
Grades
Grade 12
Term 1 Fee
AED 9,600
Term 2 Fee
AED 12,800
Term 3 Fee
AED 9,600
Total Fee
AED 32,000

Parents can pay Springdales School Dubai fees through cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Sibling and Single Parent Discount
  • First sibling discount amounts to 10% of the tuition fee
  • Second sibling discount amounts to 15% of the tuition fee
  • Third sibling discount amounts to 20% of the tuition fee
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School Facilities

Lunch Options at Springdales School Dubai

The school canteen provides nutritious, healthy food to students.

School Transportation at Springdales School Dubai

The transportation facility at Springdales School, Dubai, is outsourced. All buses provided by the Gulf Pinnacle Transport (GPT) have experienced, well-trained drivers and nannies to look after children during the commute. These vehicles are also well-equipped in terms of safety and security.

To know more about the routes and transportation charges, please click here.

Sports Facilities

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Students playing football (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)

Springdales School provides state-of-the-art sports facilities for children to pursue their interests further. The school has an indoor basketball, badminton, tennis and volleyball court. You will also find an Olympic size swimming pool and a kindergarten splash pool. Students will also find a cricket pitch, a soccer field and an athletic track.

Kindergarten students can make the most of the outdoor play area specially designed for them.

Extra-curricular Activities at Springdales School Dubai

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Students enjoy painting as a part of their cultural activities (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)

Extra-curricular activities at Springdales School are conducted under the Pupil Enrichment Program (PEP). The main aim of this program is to work on students’ physical, social, and intellectual skills.

The activities are divided into three categories, namely cultural, sports and language.

Cultural ActivitiesSports ActivitiesLanguages
Cultural Activities
Classical dance
Sports Activities
Cricket
Languages
French
Cultural Activities
Western dance
Sports Activities
Aerobics & Yoga
Languages
German
Cultural Activities
Vocal Music
Sports Activities
Basketball
Languages
Spanish
Cultural Activities
Instrumental Music
Sports Activities
Football
Languages
Arabic
Cultural Activities
Painting
Sports Activities
Volleyball
Languages
Cultural Activities
Dramatics
Sports Activities
Badminton
Languages
Cultural Activities
Debating
Sports Activities
Swimming
Languages
Cultural Activities
Public Speaking
Sports Activities
Lawn Tennis
Languages

Field Trips from Springdales School Dubai

The school arranges field trips for students so they can experience learning outside of classrooms. Also, students look forward to spending time with friends. Recently, the school took Grade 1 and 2 pupils to KidZania and VR Park in Dubai Mall for a field trip.

Trip to Dubai Aquarium
Students visited Dubai Aquarium on a field trip (Image Credit: Springdales School Dubai)

After-school Care

The after-school care facility is provided for students to engage in PEP. The program allows students from Grade 3 to Grade 9 to participate in activities on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm.

Medical Care at Springdales School Dubai

The school has a well-equipped medical centre on-site to deal with injuries and emergencies. There is a full-time registered nurse to administer first-aid to students.

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Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

The major mode of communication between teachers and parents is the parent portal especially designed for parents and guardians’ convenience. This portal enables parents to view upcoming school events and the progress and attendance of their children. The academic calendar is also available on the portal.

Parents can also request the teachers and staff members to add them to the relevant WhatsApp group for each grade to receive instant notification regarding school events.

As for conventional methods, parents and guardians can email the school. They can also visit the school’s official social media pages for more information or use Springdales School Dubai’s contact number given below.

Springdales School Dubai Contact Information

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