Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How can we register our child in Capital School?

    Complete the application form available on our website under ‘admission structure’ and come by our office to complete the registration process or complete the online registration, which you may also find on our website under ‘admissions.’ For online registrations, parents/guardians will need to communicate with a member of our admissions team for Capital School Bank Details.

  • 2. Who is the Principal; who are the Teachers

    British Principal, Mr. William Johnston, formerly Principal of Dubai English College Primary in Jumeirah for the past 8 years. Our teaching team has significant knowledge and experience in teaching the English National Curriculum and meeting the learning needs of young children. For more details, you may find under ‘about us.’

  • 3. What will the Curriculum be for higher grades?

    UK National Curriculum from FS1 to Year 9. From Year 10, students will follow examination courses leading to Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. Years 12 & 13 will follow a programme preparing students for AS and A level examinations. English programme leading to IELTS examinations for years 11 to 13. For more details, you may find under ‘curriculum’.

  • 4. Will there be a Siblings Discount?

    Yes. 5% discount for the second child and 10% discount for the rest of the siblings.

  • 5. What are the Extra-curricular activities?

    Sporting, Musical, Dramatic, Cultural, Creative & Adventurous activities. Our intention is to have one school day each week ending slightly earlier than other days and running a full sports and enrichment programme for an additional ninety minutes and school transport running later on that day. For more details, you may find under ‘curriculum’. Note: Extra-Curricular activities start from Year 1, after school hours, and may be at extra cost.

  • 6. Lunch for Foundation Stage? Where will it be held?

    Children will need to bring their own lunch/snacks from home. Lunch will be held in their Classrooms.

  • 7. HOW MANY STUDENTS IN EACH FOUNDATION STAGE (FS) GROUP?

    20-25 students.

  • 8. HOW MANY STUDENTS IN EACH PRIMARY GROUP (YEAR 1-YEAR 6)?

    Maximum 25 students.

  • 9. Arabic and Islamic Studies in Foundation Stage 2 (FS2)?

    No. Arabic and Islamic Studies are offered from Year 1 and onward.

    Note: There will be two sets of Arabic (Islamic Studies)

    • Arabic A for Muslims, taught in Arabic
    • Arabic B for non-Muslims, taught in English.

    Curriculum of Islamic Studies is set by KHDA. Note, for non-Arab Muslims, they have the option to choose between Arabic A and Arabic B.

  • 10. SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN FOUNDATION STAGE (FS)?

    FS curriculum will follow a curriculum built around the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS). It will be modified and enhanced to provide an international dimension and will be adapted to ensure that local culture and heritage are integrated within the learning programmes. For more information click this link http://www.foundationyears.org.uk

  • 11. WILL THERE BE TEACHER ASSISTANTS?

    Yes, there will be one teacher assistant for each group. Full-time from FS1-Year 4, and Part-time in years 5 and 6.

  • 12. Pool depth?

    There are two Swimming pools. One is for Secondary students (Depth is 2.5m), and one for Foundation and Primary Students (Depth is 1.5m). When the students are believed to be ready to take swimming lessons, only then will they start to use the swimming pool.

  • 13. Where will parents Drop Off-Pick Up their children?

    Parents/Guardians drop off/pick up their children at the gate next to the Primary Reception where there will be teacher assistants greeting the students.

  • 14. BOOKS FOR FOUNDATION STAGE?

    Foundation Stage students will not be bringing books home. They will be using books/resources in class with teachers.

  • 15. PARENTS/TEACHERS COMMUNICATION?

    Parents and teachers will be able to communicate through a diary which will be updated on a regular basis by teachers and parents. Note each teacher will have an Email Address where they can be reached.

  • 16. FRENCH COURSES FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS?

    French will be offered as a third language.

  • 17. SEN-SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS?

    There will be a personalized additional support for children who require support. SEN students will have to meet one of our Specialist Teacher, in order to be assessed before the school can accept the child.

  • 18. How are students assessed during the Year?

    Foundation stage: Assessments will be continuous and be undertaken in line with EYFS guidance across all areas of learning including how young children are developing in confidence, in their ability to co-operate, show initiative and increasing independence and curiosity in their learning.

    Primary (Years 1-6): Students will be assessed against the attainment targets and level descriptors incorporated within the National Curriculum programmes of study in English, Mathematics and Science and progress made by students will be tracked and used to set targets. Student’s acquisition and confidence in using their learning skills including e-learning and ICT as a tool to support learning will be assessed and used to inform teaching and curriculum provision.