International Education

Kuwait English School

PO Box 8640, Salmiya, Kuwait City, 22057, Kuwait
Tel: (+965) 2 565 5216
Fax: (+965) 2 562 9356
Email: kw
Web site: http: // kw


Director - Rhoda Muhmood
Senior High School Principal - John Sherwood
Headteacher, Primary (yrs 1-6) - Anne Gurnett
Head Teacher/KG Reception - Helen Searle
Owner - Mohamad Jassim Al Saddah

Full time:   80 men, 120 women
Part time:   0 men, 0 women
Nationalities:  20   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   National, UK,

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 2432
Nationalities: 64
1320 boys, 1112 girls
Infants/Prep: 743
Junior: 681
Senior: 785
Sixth Form: 128
SEN: 95

Day only: KD 1630-KD 4160
Learning Support Programme
The Kuwait English School was established in 1979 and exists to provide a British-type education, using English as the language of instruction, to boys and girls of all nationalities from KG to IGCSE, A/S and 'A' level. The school is a member of BSME.
The school is divided into three departments, Prep, Primary and Senior High School, each with its own headteacher and internal administrative structure. Students of years 12 and 13 undertake their studies in their own purpose-built area, 'The Millennium Centre', which accommodates labs, teaching and computer rooms and their own Common Room.
Sixty-four nationalities are represented in the student population. Students who complete their education in the Senior High School enrol in universities throughout the world: Kuwait, Cairo, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, the UK, USA and Canada. The KG and Primary Departments' curriculum is adopted from the British National Curriculum guidelines for foundation level key stage 1 and 2 in Numeracy, Literacy and Science. History and Geography are based on QCA guidelines. Senior students work towards IGCSE set by CIE and 'A' levels set by EDEXCEL. Arabic is taught in accordance with the Ministry of Education Private Education Guidelines.
The school is housed in a purpose-built facility and is fully equipped with libraries, science laboratories, computer, a theatre/gymnasium, music and drama rooms and an indoor swimming pool. Many Senior High students participate in the International Award Scheme (Duke of Edinburgh in the UK) at bronze, silver and gold levels. The academic programme is complemented by a full recreational programme, covering sports and arts, so that students are encouraged and equipped to make the best use of their leisure time.
Tuition is given in a wide range of musical instruments - wind, brass and strings - with opportunity for participation in the school's bands and orchestra.
The school year is from September to June with breaks in December and in March/April. Applications should be made directly to the appropriate headteacher; there is an entrance examination in English and mathematics for Junior and Senior students and an up-to-date report from previous schools must be submitted. KG and Infant pupils are required to have an informal interview.