Learning For Life At Dubai’s Arcadia School

Arcadia unveils its unique enrichment programme comprising a wide choice of extra- curricular activities including homework clubs to ease the pressure of home-based study

Dubai, UAE The Arcadia School is set to revolutionise Dubai’s educational landscape by offering its students an innovative programme of curriculum-based learning delivered in harmony alongside a stimulating selection of extra-curricular activities such as coding and robotics, animation, music and photography.

The unique Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP) is a forward-thinking and all-inclusive programme delivered as part of the extended school day. It is designed to enhance and extend the school’s core National Curriculum for England as well as provide exciting and vibrant additional learning opportunities for students.

What’s more, the ELP is provided at no additional cost to parents of children in Years 1 to 6 and is further testimony to the school’s unwavering commitment to nurture lifelong learning amongst its students.

“A richly rewarding school life is more than simply sitting behind a desk – I believe that in order to develop confident and inquisitive learners, youngsters should have the chance to try out the broadest spectrum of activities possible, whether that’s gymnastics, chess, cricket or cookery, Mandarin Chinese or outdoor survival skills,” says Graham Beale, Principal of the school.

Each of the ELP learning experiences will be provided by fully qualified external experts as well as Arcadia School’s own teachers and will feature a wide-ranging list of options from which students can choose as well as dynamic opportunities provided for all children. .

In what’s surely music to parents’ ears the ELP offering will also include in-school homework support sessions run by the school’s teachers.

Parents will be all too familiar with the scenario of having to juggle endless tasks once children arrive home from school, including preparing the evening meal and completing chores alongside dealing with youngsters’ homework queries – all on top of trying to find a moment in which to relax, unwind and enjoy quality time together as a family.

“By offering our students the option of attending teacher-led homework clubs as part of the ELP we aim to alleviate some of the hectic after-school rushing around, something I’m sure will be appreciated by ultra-busy working parents in particular,” adds Graham.

In recognition of Dubai’s linguistically diverse environment, The Arcadia School will also be making special provision for its non-native English speaking students who may require additional support in order to optimise their learning journey. Specific classes will be held for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) to foster inclusivity. Classes will be small with a maximum of 12 students and will provide targeted teaching to enable EAL learners to make rapid progress in mastering English fluency – again at no extra cost to parents.

“It’s all part of our commitment to offering parents the very best British-style education for their children via a unique, all-inclusive price package which includes uniforms, text books and extra-curricular activities – alongside all academic tuition – in one single yearly fee.”

The Arcadia School is set to open in August 2016 in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle and will offer the National Curriculum for England to students studying from Foundation Stage One to Key Stage Two.

About The Arcadia School

The Arcadia School, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, offers the National Curriculum for England to students studying from Foundation Stage 1 (nursery) to Key Stage 2 (year 6). Due to open in August 2016, the community-focused school aspires to be one of the leading British primary schools in the world by instilling into students a lifelong passion for learning, and by nurturing innovation and the pursuit of excellence amongst the teaching staff.

The Arcadia School is the first in a series of community-based schools delivering the vision of Mohan Valrani and the Al Shirawi Group. As the Chairman of the school, Valrani is an avid believer in providing the very best education for future generations.

Believing that a school’s greatest asset is its teachers, the group is building The Arcadia House, a dedicated accommodation facility within JVT for school staff. By offering the enhanced benefit of quality housing, the school is investing fully in its teachers’ happiness and wellbeing thereby encouraging them to aspire to excellence within the classroom.

The Arcadia School’s curriculum includes a unique Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP) – an all-inclusive programme, based on an extended school day – that complements the core curriculum, providing dynamic and diverse activities and rich learning opportunities for students, including in-class homework support. The ELP is provided at no extra cost to parents and is a core aspect of the school’s values and ethos, where lifelong learning is nurtured. In addition, the school is offering specialist support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) as part of the core curriculum for those students whose native language is not English.

Future Dubai-based schools for Arcadia Group include The Arcadia Senior School, also in Jumeirah Village Triangle; and The Arcadia Primary and Secondary School in Jebel Ali.

Address: District 9 Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai
Phone number: 04 558 5010
Twitter: @Arcadiasch