Regent International School, (RIS), is an international day school offering the National Curriculum (UK) from the Early Years Foundation Stage to the 6th Form. The IGCSE/GCSEs are offered at Years 9 to 11 and the A/AS Levels at Years 12 and 13. We are a well-established all-through school, delivering consistent results in the classroom to over 1,400 students.
Education for life
Learning at RIS is an exciting adventure, full of opportunities for personal development, achievement and enjoyment. We offer an education for life, giving our students the knowledge, skills and values they need to create their own success as thoughtful and confident individuals in the world.
We are a forward-looking and dynamic school, embracing the new whilst retaining great pride in our ethos of academic excellence, and breadth of activity and care. We are committed to enabling our students to develop their strengths and realizing their ambitions.
We provide students an academically rigorous education, supported by a broad and balanced range of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Our curriculum is enriched through the integration of a holistic “Education in Human Values” (EHV) program which develops character and emotional intelligence. We aspire to maximize academic achievement but also to nurture our children, so that they become independent learners, confident individuals, responsible young adults who have the necessary qualifications, skills and values to flourish and excel an ever-changing world.
Regent International School is situated in The Greens which is part of Emaar’s Emirates Living Community, a flagship residential communities set in green belts, lakes, golf courses and retail developments.
RIS is located off the 5th interchange on the Sheikh Zayed Road and is also adjacent to the world-famous Emirates Golf Club. (The Greens is next to other Emaar communities of the Springs, Meadows, Hattan, Views, Lakes, Hills).
The School is 5 to 10 minute drive from Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Internet & Media Cities, Tecom, Knowledge Village, Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah. The school is 20 minutes away from Emaar’s Downtown Dubai community and 15 minutes away from Emaar’s Arabian Ranches community.
With easy access from the Sheikh Zayed road, the School is also patronised by families living in Dubai’s traditional neighbourhoods of Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Barsha, Jebel Ali, and Bur Dubai.
At RIS, we impart an all-round quality education through an inspired delivery of the National Curriculum for England and Wales leading to the IGCSE at the end of Years 10 and 11 and the A-Levels at Senior School (Years 12 and 13). Our education emphasises internationalism and creativity, fosters positive self-esteem, and encourages the pursuit of excellence all within an enlightened environment.
Our approach to learning is innovative, enriched, flexible and inquiry-based. Our curriculum model teaches the subject areas of Mathematics, Languages, Science, and the Humanities providing for differentiated learning to suit students’ individual needs. Our curriculum incorporates innovative teaching methodologies, regular assessments and consistent reporting strategies, while constantly recognising and rewarding student achievement.
While students at RIS are encouraged to excel academically, this is not the only measure of success. Learning at RIS prepares students for life. We enable students to identify and develop their interests, appreciate cultural diversity, and become life-long learners and global citizens.
Regent International School welcomes applications from students of all nationalities who demonstrate that they can successfully cope with our academic programme and contribute positively to the school. Priority is given to residents of Emaar’s communities and to students who have a sibling at the school.
We encourage prospective parents and students to tour our school (for which an appointment must be made). Parents seeking admission for their child are encouraged to apply early due to space constraints.
Foundation Stage 1 & Foundation Stage 2
An informal assessment will be held with the child to assess suitability and readiness to start school.
Year 1 - Year 13:
Admissions are subject to an interview and successful completion of the School’s Assessment Tests in English and Maths. Where applicable, review of records from the student’s previous school(s) are also considered.
Learning for life
Empowered, independent learning is a hallmark of RIS’ educational programmes. Our students think for themselves, ask questions and solve problems with a keenness to learn. They are bright, free-thinking individuals who apply their knowledge and skills to the real world through inquiry, interaction and practical activity.
Regent International School is divided into three sections: the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Primary School, and the Secondary School (which is further sub-divided into Middle School and Senior School). Emphasis is placed on academic continuity through each section.
RIS provides a rigorous all-round education within an innovating and enlightening environment using both the traditional, tried and tested as well as the modern forms of education strategies.
Our National Curriculum for England and Wales (UK Curriculum) includes nine areas of learning:
English Language (Literacy and communication), & English Literature
Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Modern Foreign Languages. Arabic & French
Humanities – History, Geography, Economics
Information & Computer Technology
Design & Technology
Art & Design
Students are provided a wide choice of subjects. The Curriculum centres round a group of core life-skills in the areas of English, Maths, coping with the world of work, adaptability, skills and leadership. Information Technology is introduced to students aged 5 years onwards.
Effective assessment enables students to make smooth progress through school. We use assessment to adapt our curriculum around the needs, capabilities and aspirations of our students, to fulfil the objectives of the short, medium and long term plans (based on the National Curriculum, National Strategy and the QCA Guidelines) and to plan and strengthen learning.
A student will be assessed throughout the year, both formally and informally. All student work is marked at the school and guidance is given to each student on strengths and areas for development.
Types of Assessments
a) End of Unit Assessments
Students take a summative assessment at the end of every Unit of Learning in all subjects. Students sit for these unaided school assessments which gauge if students have met the learning objectives for that Unit of Learning.
b) End of Term Tests
Students from Year 1 onwards take an unaided school-made End of Term Assessment (i.e. test) in all subjects at the end of every term. Students in Years 10 & 11 sit for mock IGCSE exam papers in the subject (which they have chosen) at the end of every term. At the end of each term, teachers award each student in class a National Curriculum Level from Year 1 to 9 and an IGCSE predictive score in years 10, 11.
c) End of Year Tests
Students in Years 1 - 9 take school devised assessments in other subjects
Students in Years 2 - 9 take standardized assessments (SATs) in English, Maths & Science
Students in Years 10 & 11 take mock IGCSE exam papers in the subjects which they have chosen
At the end of every year term, teachers award each student in class a National Curriculum Level, and an IGCSE predictive score in Years 10 and 11.
Students in Years 12 take AS level / IBDP exam papers (to be introduced at a later date).
Students in Years 13 take the A’ Level / IBDP exam papers (to be introduced at a later date).
d) Reading Assessments
The school uses diagnostic assessment (PM Benchmark) to determine a student’s National Curriculum English attainment in reading. These provide:
Reading Recovery Levels
Book Bands and Reading Targets for Guided Reading
National Curriculum Levels
As a policy, all non-fluent readers are assessed at least once per term.
Reporting to Parents & Students:
There are five sets of reports each year:
Interim Report 1 (October)
End of Term 1 Report (December)
Interim Report 2 (February)
End of Term 2 Report (March/April)
End of Year Report (June)
Teachers share and discuss the Assessments results with students individually.
Parents are informed of Assessment results via Reports at formal Parent-Teacher meetings.
At the end of term, the School provides parents their child’s level of attainment in the National Curriculum in each subject in the End of Term Report.