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Gulf English School Kuwait

Website Age     Infant Junior Senior
www.ges.edu.kw From 3 to 18 Yes Yes Yes
Address Admissions
PO Box 33106
25562
Rumaithiya
Kuwait
Kuwait

Tel: (+965) 5757022 / 5757952

Fax: (+965) 5737886

Email: gesadmin@ges.edu.kw

Position
Principal John Taylor
Secondary Head Karen Stockton
Primary Head Monica Berto
Faculty Curriculum
75 male, 115 female F/T British Curriculum
Qual/Exam Types Nationalities
IGCSE, A/S Level, A Level 32
Enrolment Fee
Primary: 1600 students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary: 800 students
Kindergarten: KD 1,364Primary: KD 2,006Secondary: KD 2,245
Special Needs Provision
Comments/Description
The Gulf English School is a well-established international school for the children of the large expatriate community and Kuwaiti children. The school is housed in new, purpose built premises in Salmiya. The school’s 2400 pupils follow a modified National Curriculum of England and Wales from the Foundation Stage through to university entrance. Arabic and Islamic studies are also taught throughout. Parents of primary years children receive regular communication on the curriculum and their child's progress. Children are regularly assessed and new targets set. Students take targets home and parents are encouraged to help their children achieve these. All students receive a formal written report at the end of terms One and Three. A distinctive feature of the Secondary school is an accelerated programme for gifted and talented children leading to A/S and A levels in Year 11. Students can follow a one year or two year A/S and A level programme.
Daily after school activities include ice-skating, karate, swimming and many other sports, instrumental lessons with various ensembles and choirs, chess and fine arts. Sports teams take part in inter-schools competitions and students are encouraged to take part in as many extracurricular activities as possible. Students elect their representatives on to a Student Council which organizes social and other activities at the school. The school is working towards the prestigious 'International Schools Award' in conjunction with the British Council and students are encouraged to develop their life skills by taking part in the International Award Scheme. The vast majority of teachers are recruited in the United Kingdom. Highly qualified teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies are recruited locally. In an atmosphere of high expectations, teachers employ a wide range of teaching strategies and resources. (The school is particularly well resourced with the latest educational technology as well as more traditional materials.)
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