\n\nContext of the school
\n\nKings’ Dubai is a private school located in Umm Suqueim. It provides education for boys and girls aged three to 12 years in the Foundation Stage, primary phase and secondary (Year 7 only). Plans were in hand to return to providing only for Foundation Stage and primary students in the next session. The school \nfollows the recently reformed Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for Foundation Stages 1 and 2. At the primary and secondary phases it follows the English National Curriculum. Students are assessed at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 using National Curriculum standard assessment tests.
\n\nAt the time of the inspection, there were 765 students on roll. This was a significant increase of 58 per cent since the last inspection. Twenty-nine nations were represented in the school, with the largest group of students, 63 per cent, coming from the United Kingdom. There were 61 teachers and 20 learning \nassistants on the staff. This showed an increase of 31 teachers new to the school, but all had prior teaching experience. Teachers were appropriately qualified. There were 25 Emirati students, representing approximately three per cent of the school roll. The school had identified students with special educational needs and they were supported in classes and tutorials. Data for the last academic session reported by the school indicated outstanding levels of attendance.
\n\nIn order to cater to the large increase in student numbers, accommodation had expanded with the opening, in September 2012, of a new building. The enlarged campus, increased student roll, new secondary department, doubled teaching staff and an expanded senior management team all posed significant challenges for the school. The staff, students and parents had addressed these challenges extremely well.