The academic year of the school commences on 1st April and ends on 31st March of the following year. The school remains closed for summer vacation for approximately two months i.e. July and August.
The Scheme of study/curriculum, is strictly based on the guidelines provided by the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E)and the ministry of Private Education ,Dubai
The subjects in the course of study is as follows (Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School Section.)
K.G.-I & K.G. II :
English, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Environmental Studies, Art & Craft.
Grades I to VIII :
(Compulsory Subjects):English, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies/ MoralScience
(Elective Second Language):Hindi/ Urdu/Bengali/Tamil(Work Experience Subject):Computer Science
Grades IX & X:(Secondary School Section)
(Compulsory Subjects):English, Mathematics, Social Science, Science with practical . (Elective Second Language):Hindi/Urdu/Bengali(Subjects of Internal assessment):computer Science/Art &Craft ;Physical & Health Education; General Studies
The school is affiliated to the CBSE, Delhi. We prepare children for C.B.S.E (class 10) exams and for A.I.S.S.C exams (class 12). The school offers the following groups of study for class 11 and 12 students
|Compulsory Subject||English core,Physics,chemistry,biology||compulsory|
|english core,accounts,business studies,economics||english core,Marketing ,business studies,Salesmanship|
|Electives||Maths/Home sc/Computer sc/IP||Electives||Maths/Home sc/Computer sc/IP||Home Science / IP|
|Compulsory Subject||English core,Physics,chemistry,Maths||compulsory|
|English core,Accounts,Business Studies,Economics||English core,Marketing ,Business Studies,Salesmanship|
|Electives||Biology/Computer sc||Electives||Political Science/ IP||Political Science/ IP|
Central School Dubai is a private school providing education for children aged 3 to 18 years of age. It is based in Al Nahda, Dubai and follows the Indian-based National Council for Education and Research and Training syllabus (NCERT) until Grade 9 and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination syllabuses until Grade 12.
Currently, there are 3,215 students registered in Central School. It operates on a split shift time schedule where morning sessions are allotted for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Grade 2 and for girls from Grades 3 to 12; while the afternoon session consists of boys classes from Grades 3 to 12.
Moreover, there are 182 qualified teachers and 13 teaching assistants employed by the school (1:18 teacher-student ratio). Central School received an ‘Acceptable’ rating from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
The three previous inspections have acknowledged strengths in students’ personal and social development, the curriculum in Islamic education and students’ understanding of Islam and its influence on life in Dubai. More recently, inspections have also acknowledged improvement in the learning environment in Kindergarten.
The student population is made up mostly of students from Indian and subcontinent expat families. The school is under the NIMS Group of Schools, which includes the New Indian Model School, Dubai, New Indian Model School, Sharjah, New Indian Model School, Al Ain and The Model School in Abu Dhabi.
A range of facilities are available for students including laboratories, a library, various sports grounds, a school clinic, canteen, and store.
Summary of KHDA Inspection
The Central School was inspected by DSIB from 24 to 27 October 2016 . The overall quality of education provided by the school is acceptable. The section below summarises the inspection findings for each of the six performance indicators described in the framework.
- Attainment is good in Islamic education across the school. It is also good in secondary science. In Arabic it is weak in middle and secondary phases and in most other subjects, attainment and progress are acceptable in each phase. Students make good progress in Kindergarten and secondary science and weak progress in Arabic in the middle and secondary phases.
- Students’ personal and social development is a strength of the school and good or better outcomes are achieved. Students are well behaved and ready to learn when they arrive in school. They have a good appreciation of Islam and a few are involved in a range of projects which enable them to exercise initiative.
- The quality of teaching and students’ learning skills are good in the Kindergarten and the secondary phase. Teachers do not use assessment well and it is weak in primary, middle and secondary phases.
- The curriculum is better in secondary than in other phases although the adaptation to meet the needs of different groups of students is weaker for those with SEND and acceptable for other groups.
- The school provides a safe and caring environment for students. The provision for students with SEND is weak.
- Leadership is acceptable across the school. Senior and middle leaders have not been able to identify and improve the weaknesses evident in teaching. The links with parents, impact of governors and management and resourcing of the school are acceptable.
- Students have a positive attitude to the school, are well-behaved and have respectful relationships with staff and each other.
- Students respect each other’s culture and have a secure understanding of Islamic values and how they influence life in Dubai.
School Fees (AED)
|Latest Rating||Acceptable (KHDA) View Report|