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About Gulf English School

Gulf English School provides the highest standards of British Education within an Arabic culture and international environment.

 

All staff at Gulf English School aim to create a safe, caring and happy community in which our children learn to meet, with confidence, the challenge of their future.

All of our Leaders and staff recognize the value of learning and have pride in, and are committed to developing high achieving learners. This is inspired through the culture of independent learning, everyone is expected to push the boundaries of their potential through dedication to personal best. We aim to instill in all our pupils a commitment to lifelong education and training so that they may acquire the knowledge, competencies and qualifications for working in a highly technological society.

Students will be happy and safe within a stimulating, well ordered and challenging environment, which promotes a community ethos. A climate of mutual respect, the desire to achieve, combined with excellent attendance will create confident, articulate young people determined to be creative, enterprising and to show initiative. The school promotes high standards of behaviour, good manners and honesty.

We teach them to communicate successfully and work both independently and within teams.  We believe that the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects of education are of paramount importance to our students and the community at large appreciation of the aesthetic, physical and cultural dimensions of life which promotes a stimulating and culturally aware environment.

Embracing change, we will enhance the achievement of our young people, creating a generation intent on lifelong learning and on making a difference to the quality of their lives and to the lives of others.

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School Campus

School Campus

Gulf English School is a large school that caters for students from Pre KG up to Key Stage 5. The School delivers the British National Curriculum and boasts a highly skilled dedicated staff. The school has a wide range of facilities offering a vast range of specialist subjects and extra-curricular activities.

  • Smart flat panels 

  • Interactive whiteboards in classrooms

  • 5  fully furnished ICT suites

  • 3 music rooms offering a wide range of instruments

  • A drama Studio

  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts and gymnasium

  • Indoor 25-metre heated swimming pool

  • Break out areas for practical delivery of the curriculum

  • School canteen offering a wide range of food and drink

  • 2 Libraries

  • A mosque

  • School clinic with 4 qualified first aiders

  • A large school hall for school productions

  • Fully equipped classrooms to deliver all aspects of the National Curriculum.

Calendar

Calendar

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care

We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students. As part of our commitment to their well-being, we have established general pastoral rules that promote a positive and inclusive school community. These rules serve as guidelines for students, teachers, and parents to ensure a harmonious and supportive learning environment.

  Respect for Others

Gulf English School believes in fostering respect for every individual within our school community. Students are expected to treat their peers, teachers, and staff members with kindness, empathy, and consideration. Bullying, discrimination, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. We encourage students to embrace diversity and embrace the unique qualities and perspectives each person brings to our school.

  Positive Behaviour

Our school promotes positive behaviour both inside and outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, show self-discipline, and demonstrate good manners at all times. We believe that cultivating positive behaviour not only enhances the learning experience but also helps students develop essential life skills.

  Punctuality and Attendance

Regular attendance and punctuality are vital for academic success. Students are expected to arrive on time for classes, ensuring they make the most of their learning opportunities. If a student is unable to attend school due to illness or any other valid reason, parents/guardians are requested to inform the school office promptly.

  Uniform and Dress Code

Wearing a school uniform fosters a sense of belonging and equality among students. Our school has a specific dress code that reflects our British values and standards. Students are expected to wear the designated uniform neatly and appropriately, following the guidelines set by the school administration.

  Digital Citizenship

In today's digital age, it is crucial to promote responsible online behaviour. Our school encourages students to be responsible digital citizens by using technology appropriately and ethically. We emphasise the importance of maintaining a respectful and safe online presence, avoiding cyberbullying, and respecting others' privacy.

  Confidentiality and Trust

At Gulf English School, we value confidentiality and trust. Students can expect their personal information and concerns to be handled with discretion. Our teachers and staff members prioritise maintaining a safe and supportive environment where students feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and challenges.

  Communication and Parental Involvement

Effective communication between the school and parents/guardians is essential for a child's academic and personal development. We encourage open lines of communication and strive to keep parents informed about their child's progress, school events, and important updates. We also welcome parental involvement in school activities, such as parent-teacher meetings, volunteering, and school committees.

By adhering to these general pastoral rules, we create an environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and the overall well-being of our students. Together, let us create a school community where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Our Accreditation

Our Accreditation

Gulf English School is accredited by the following bodies to ensure that both the school and staff are continually developing professionally and working at a high standard.

BSME
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Formed in 1982, British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers' Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter-school sports, music, arts and other events.

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In order for a School to offer:

NQT induction and for this to be recognized as valid by the UK government, and/or the “Assessment Only” route to QTS to unqualified, graduate teachers, It must be a member of BSME and have successfully completed a BSO inspection. The school then has to work with an "appropriate body". The Buckinghamshire Learning Trust is such a body and is BSME’s preferred partner. 

 

The best, current information with regard to BSME schools that have completed a BSO, is shown on the BSME website. Gulf English School has successfully undertaken a BSO Inspection and is authorized to offer NQT induction and the Assessment Only route to UK Qualified Teacher Status.

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​Gulf English School is proud to be recognized as a member of the ECIS (THE EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS), a vibrant network of thoughtful doers and change-makers. To be part of the ECIS member community, representing over 425+ schools at every level of education, we know we are privy to an abundance of strategy, inspiration and daring innovative projects that would help us shape and enhance our own objectives.

AOBSO
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AoBSO is a not-for-profit membership organisation of British Schools Overseas, which strives to connect the best in educational thinking and practices in British Schools Overseas around the world.... British Schools Overseas (BSO) have been inspected under the Ofsted quality-assured, DfE-recognised BSO regulations, which are based on the standards used to inspect British Independent schools in the UK.

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​The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people. And although the Award’s framework remains the same wherever it is delivered, no two Awards are the same. Instead, each young person designs and creates their own bespoke programme, unique to them. There are currently more than a million young people doing their Award around the world, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.

Founded more than 60 years ago, the Award is available to all 14-24-year olds and equips young people with the skills they need for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability or interests. On an individual level this can make a transformational difference to a young person’s life; on a collective basis, it has the power to bring significant change to wider society.

Pearson edexcel
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Pearson Edexcel is a British multinational education and examination body formed in 1996 and wholly owned by Pearson plc since 2005. It is the only privately owned examination board in the United Kingdom. Its name is a portmanteau term combining the words education and excellence.

Edexcel regulates school examinations under the British Curriculum and offers qualifications for schools on the international and regional scale. It is the UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. It is also recognised internationally. In 2019, Edexcel was the focus of significant controversy following a leak of an A-level examination.

Cambridge
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Cambridge Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge and was founded in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. It would later on become known as (University of) Cambridge International Examinations, or simply CIE. As part of a restructuring process of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press were merged to form Cambridge University Press & Assessment and CIE eventually became CAIE: Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Cambridge Assessment International Education (informally known as Cambridge International or simply Cambridge and formerly known as CIE, Cambridge International Examinations) is a provider of international qualifications, offering examinations and qualifications to 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries. It is a non-profit and non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge.

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The general education system consists of four levels: kindergarten, or nursery (lasting for 2 years), primary (lasting for 5 years), intermediate (lasting for 4 years), and secondary (lasting for 3 years). Schooling at the primary and intermediate level is compulsory for all students aged 6 – 14. All the levels of state education, including higher education, are free. There are two main ministries involved in the development of the education sector: the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education.

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COBIS
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The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) serves British International Schools around the globe, representing over 450 Member Schools in 79 countries and over 150 Supporting Associate organisations.

COBIS exists to serve, support and represent its member schools – their leaders, governors, staff and students by:

  • Test member schools with the British Government, educational bodies, and the corporate sector.

  • Providing effective professional development for senior leaders, governors, teachers and support staff.

  • Facilitating, coordinating and supporting professional networking opportunities for British International schools.

  • Providing access to information about trends and developments in UK education.

  • Promoting career opportunities within the global COBIS network.

  • Brokering a cost-effective consultancy service between schools and approved educational support service providers.

GES History

The Gulf English School (1980) in Kuwait is a renowned educational institution dedicated to providing high-quality education and fostering a positive learning environment for its students. Located in Kuwait City, the school offers a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum that combines academic excellence with character development.

 

At the Gulf English School, students benefit from a student-centred approach to education, where their individual needs, strengths, and interests are valued and nurtured. The school is committed to offering a diverse range of learning opportunities that promote critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.The faculty at the Gulf English School consists of highly qualified and experienced educators who are passionate about their profession. They strive to create engaging and dynamic classrooms that inspire students to explore, discover, and achieve their full potential.

The school boasts excellent facilities, including modern classrooms, well-equipped science and computer laboratories, a library, a sports complex, and recreational spaces. These resources contribute to a comprehensive learning experience that encompasses academic, physical, and social development.

 

The Gulf English School places great emphasis on character education, promoting values such as respect, integrity, and responsibility. The school actively encourages students to be compassionate, open-minded, and globally aware, preparing them to become responsible citizens and future leaders.

 

Overall, the Gulf English School in Kuwait stands as an outstanding educational institution that prioritises academic excellence, character development, and a supportive learning community. By providing a well-rounded education, the school prepares students to become confident, compassionate, and successful individuals in an ever-changing global society.

GES History
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