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|www.safabritishschool.com||From 3 to 11||Yes||Yes||No|
|PO Box 71091
UAE - Dubai
Tel: (+971 4) 3884300
|Principal||Mr Dan Sutton|
|Vice Principal||Mr Phillip Morris|
|Assistant Vice Principal||Mrs Carole Ansell|
|63 FTE||National Curriculum for England|
|Total: Circa 850||Please contact us for fee information|
|Special Needs Provision|
|Founded in 2004, Safa School follows the National Curriculum for England. The school has grown in recent years to seven form entry with 24 children in each class. Although larger than most Primary schools, Safa has retained a small school feel with a family atmosphere where every child is treated as an individual.
English speaking children between the ages of three and eleven of all nationalities are welcomed, thus creating a wonderful multi-national environment, where children learn to respect, appreciate and enjoy each other’s cultures.
In November 2014, Safa School achieved British Schools Overseas status. The Inspection report is listed on the Department for Education website in the UK, showing that the school has met or exceeded the highest standards of UK education in an overseas setting.
All class teachers are UK qualified, highly experienced and attend regular in-service training to ensure that they keep up-to-date with curriculum changes from the UK. Regular specialist lessons in Music, Computing, Arabic, Islamic, Physical Education, Swimming and French are offered as part of the curriculum. Specialist teaching for Art has recently been introduced and older children will start lessons in Spanish from September 2015. The two new computer suites and the Music rooms are exceptionally well equipped. Support is available for children who require long or short-term intervention to ensure that they attain the expected level of achievement. The school has a gifted and talented programme which celebrates the highest achievements in all curricular areas. In addition to this, the school offers a very comprehensive after-school activity programme for years one to six, including a Prep Club where children complete their homework.
The school follows the EYFS curriculum from England for its Foundation stage learners and the accompanying assessments are completed over a two year period in an electronic format.
For children from Year one to Year 6, regular assessments include NFER reading, spelling and Mathematics with SATs for Years 2 and 6 at the end of the academic year. Data is analysed and next steps for individual children are planned.
The school has a brand new Astroturf pitch, a 25 metre swimming pool, a learner pool, dance studio and an auditorium with tiered seating.
The school participates in all inter-school leagues for sport within Dubai with teams for swimming, football, netball, cricket, basketball and from September 2015 for rugby.
An enthusiastic and supportive group of parents organise a variety of family orientated events throughout the year such as cake sales, fundraising, National Day, International Day, sponsored events, etc. New parents are encouraged to join this group.