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|www.walesschool.com||From 3 to 12||Yes||Yes||No|
|PO Box 6178
Al Shamkha City
UAE - Abu Dhabi
UAE - Abu Dhabi
|28 FT||National Curriculum of England and Wales|
|Special Needs Provision|
|Wales International School is situated in Al Shamkha City Abu Dhabi.
It is a privately owned school, which opened its doors in August 2016. It was set up to provide a high quality British curriculum education for children in the local area. Wales International School is still very much a ‘local’ school, catering for a predominantly Emirati clientele, which now caters for the 3 – 12 age group (girls and boys).
We adhere as closely as possible to the National Curriculum of England, within certain cultural and religious constraints, which will eventually culminate in IGCSE and AS & A2 level examinations. All lessons are taught in English, apart from Arabic and Islamic Studies, which comprise approximately 20% of lesson time, as prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
Nearly all our students are native Arabic speakers, but English is the official language of the school and it is not necessary for the teachers to have any knowledge of Arabic. Although we have students of quite a broad ability range, prospective students are admitted, based on performance in English, Arabic and Mathematics entrance tests. The curriculum has been brought closely in line with the ethos and pedagogy of the NC, with emphasis, for example, on independent, differentiated learning, cohesive assessment and AfL strategies and tracking procedures.
The school is funded solely through the fees, which are in the middle bracket for Abu Dhabi private schools. Fee levels, as well as many administrative and curricular areas, are subject to the approval and licensing regulations of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) www.adec.ac.ae.