International Community School Branch 1 is a Primary School which follows the English National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are based in the heart of Abu Dhabi in Najda and have pupils from a wide range of countries including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. The school has been open for four years, and we are part of a growing family of ICS schools. Our main branch is an American Curriculum K-12 school in Al-Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. Foundation Stage 2, for children aged between 4 and 5 years, Key Stage 1 for children aged between 5 and 7 years (Year 1 and Year 2), and Key stage 2 for children aged between 7 and 11 years (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6). Each of our year groups have 4 classes, with maximum class sizes of 25 in the Foundation Stage and Year 1 and 30 across the rest of the school.
Our English Curriculum teachers are all fluent English speakers and come from a range of countries including England, Ireland, America, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria and South Africa. These teachers teach the core subjects Mathematics, English and Science. We also have English speaking teachers for our other English Curriculum subjects ICT, Music, Art, PE and French.
We follow the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum for Arabic, Islamic Studies and Arabic Social Studies. These subjects are taught by our Arabic speaking staff.
Summary of ADEC Inspection
The overall performance of International Community School Branch1 is good. At both phases, students’ attainment is acceptable and broadly in line with the age related expectations of the English National Curriculum (ENC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) standards for Arabic, Islamic Education and social studies. In science most students show good attainment throughout the school. Students’ progress is good in most subjects; it is acceptable in Islamic Education and Arabic in KG. Teaching is good in the large majority of lessons. There is a high turnover of teachers with 29% having changed in the last year. The school has minimised the impact of these changes through effective professional development and training. Students behave very well. They treat adults and one another with respect. They, in turn, are highly valued as individuals and looked after very well. Staff, parents and students are supportive of the school’s aims and education vision. Leadership of the school is good and it is well managed. School self-evaluation is accurate and guides appropriate priorities for improvement.
- The principal’s strong sense of purpose that motivates staff, students and parents
- The improvements that have been made to provision in KG
- High standards of health, safety, care, support; a positive school ethos and harmonious relationships between students and staff
- Attainment and progress over time in science
- Well-structured lesson planning and teaching that meets the needs of less able students
School Fees (AED)
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