Our Al Hamra Campus is home to 1600 students from ages 3 to 18. Our youngest students follow the English Early Years Foundation Stage programme and students in Years 1 to 9 follow the English National curriculum, which is adapted and greatly enriched to reflect our local and International context. Students in Years 10 and 11 follow a two-year programme of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) subjects and our Year 12 and 13 students complete Advanced Level (A Level) studies. Students achieve well above average examination outcomes and go on to Higher Education Studies at prestigious Universities and Colleges around the world.
Our Al Hamra campus is built on a 7 hectare site with facilities for both Primary and Senior sections of the school. Most of the building is two storey and built around an attractive quad with Primary on the ground floor and Senior upstairs. Shared facilities include a school assembly hall, artificial grass playing field, swimming pool, large sports hall, two gymnasiums, a suite of music rooms and peripatetic music teaching rooms, and a well-stocked library. Primary classrooms are in clusters, with doors off the quad leading to year group bases. Primary has specialist cooking areas, an art room and DT rooms.
The Senior School facilities include design technology areas for food, textiles and resistant materials, art rooms, a drama studio, specialist science laboratories for Biology, Physics and Chemistry, as well as specialist English, Maths and Humanities areas. Additionally, the Sixth form students have their own study area.
ICT facilities are excellent, with dedicated ICT suites, a one-to-one iPad programme for Years 2-6 and a bring your own device programme for Senior School students. The entire school is wi-fi enabled, able to support a full one-to-one device programme.
The whole campus is attractively maintained, with a regular programme of facilities improvement to support changing learning needs over time. We work hard to ensure that we create an atmosphere conducive to learning.
In the final quarter of 2021, we signed a contract with a developer to build a new campus to replace our Al Hamra site, which will open in August 2024. The new campus is a short distance from the current school site and will significantly increase space from 28,000 sq metres to 50,000 sq metres. Learning spaces will be much larger in size, with a range of exciting features to support our learning, wellbeing and enrichment programmes.