Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
We have compiled a list of questions that parents are most likely to ask us in the early stages of the application process – we hope you find it useful.
Should you have any other questions, please get in touch with the Admissions team and we will be happy to help.
Ramadan School Timings
|Foundation Stage 1 and 2||Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
|Primary (Year 1 to 6)||Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
|Secondary (Year 7 to 13)||Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
1. How do I book the service?
To book meals for your child, you can follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Sunmarke parents can Log on to our parent communication portal, VLE, and click on ‘Dining Services’.
Step 2: The ‘Dining Services’ link will redirect to our caterer, Ansamble’s web portal where Sunmarke parents can use their credit/debit card to top up their child’s account linked to their student id.
Step 3: The top-up amount will automatically be reflected on their child’s student id.
Step 4: Their child can swipe their student id (lanyards) to avail of the catering services. This is applicable for dining, pre-packed food, and Grab & Go services.
As a summary, parents are encouraged to top up their child’s account using the Fortes VLE platform. Students are required to present their Student ID to make payments, due to COVID health and safety protocols the use of cash is discouraged. Students and staff can also make payments using their bank cards or Apple Pay.
2. What is the price for lunch?
The lunch buffet is priced at AED22. This includes a starter (variety of salads) and one main dish. The lunch buffet is available to Secondary students only. EYFS and Primary students can still enjoy the food, however, it will be delivered to their classroom. EYFS and Primary parents need to pre-book their order in advance, via the link below. Orders must be placed every Saturday by 5 pm for the following week’s order.
3. What is the menu?
Communication will be sent out to parents about menus at the beginning of term and/or after the half-term break. Menus are advertised in a 5-7-week cycle (one per half-term). For the current cycle, click the below link to view the menu. Each lunch menu includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as bakery items, sandwiches, and main courses.
4. Do you offer special meal plans?
As a nut-free school, all meals are prepared using nut-free products. We also offer bespoke menus for students with special dietary needs, including gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. For this request, please contact Ansamble’s catering team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a specialized price and to discuss the menu which can be offered.
5. Does your menu contain allergen information?
As per Dubai Municipality guidelines, we follow their standard of menu labels that includes the ingredients, allergens, and calorie content. The menu also has a specialized coding that identifies the contents of the meal, allowing our students to check if it contains something they are allergic to. Please communicate this to your child if they are in Secondary school.
|□||With Lactose||□||With Egg|
6. Can my child buy food at the Grab and Go counter?
This option caters to our Secondary school students and staff only are always on the go! The Grab and Go section of the dining services is exactly what it is – you grab the food, make the payment, and go on with your daily activity. View the standard menu by scanning the QR code below, please be aware that some items may not be available daily. However, we always ensure that there is a menu suitable for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
7. Who do I contact for any queries, suggestions, and clarifications?
The Ansamble catering team is happy to assist parents with their queries and for clarification. You can contact them directly via email@example.com or call them at 04 4238995 between 8 am to 3 pm Monday to Thursday. Alternatively, you can call their head office at 02 5514300 between 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.
8. What are the canteen timings?
The canteen is open from 9 am to 2.15 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 12:00 noon on Friday.
Please note that only the Grab and Go section of the canteen is open on Friday.
9. Is breakfast available in the canteen?
A healthy breakfast, via the Grab and Go section, is available daily from 9 am. Secondary students can only use the canteen at break time and lunchtime. They cannot go to the canteen during registration, in lesson time or in the moving time between lessons.
10. What time are the dining services available and when is lunch delivered to EYFS and Primary students?
The lunch period for various year groups is listed as per the below timetable. For EYFS and Primary students’ lunch will be delivered to their classroom prior to their scheduled lunch break. All the delivered lunches will have the names clearly labeled on them so that the teachers can easily identify and distribute them to the children during lunchtime.
|Mondays to Thursdays||Fridays|
|Secondary||Break||9.55am – 10.15am||9.45 am to 10:00 am|
|Lunch||1.55pm – 2.30pm||Not available|
Key Stage 1
|Lunch||11:15 am – to 12:15pm||Not available|
Key Stage 2
(Year 3- 6)
|Lunch||12:00pm – 01.15pm||Not available|
|EYFS||Lunch||12.15pm – 12.45pm||Not available|
PLEASE NOTE: EYFS and Primary catering will start from Monday the 28th of February 2022
11. What happens if my child loses their ID lanyard, will they be allowed to have a meal that day?
Ideally, students must present their cards for the purchase of any meals from the canteen. If a student loses their ID card, they need to report it to the School as well as the canteen in order to disable unauthorized use of the credit. A new ID can be issued to the student subject to the Student ID Policy of the School.
12. What happens to the account if my child is issued with a new ID card?
Parents can still use the same account; however, they must notify the canteen so that there will be no disruption to your child’s meal plan. During this time, the dining services team will log your child’s name and credit to your child’s account using student name or student SIMS ID.
13. What happens if I forget to top up my account on time, will my child be allowed to have a meal that day?
Parents are requested to ensure that their child’s account is always topped-up. We understand that parents are busy and can forget to do this, therefore, students who have pre-booked meals will still be able to avail of the catering services. The dining service team will note down your child’s name in order to charge the account once it is topped up. However, parents are requested to regularly check the account and top-it-up if necessary, this will ensure there is no disruption to the meal service for your child. During this time Grab and Go will not be available to students who do not have funds in their accounts. However, they can get a set lunch meal on that day. It is the Ansamble company policy that all accounts must be credited with funds within 24 hours, otherwise, the child’s meal plan will be disrupted.
|Foundation Stage 1 and 2||Monday to Thursday 7:45 am – 1:30 pm
Friday 7:45 am – 11:30 am
|Primary (Year 1 to 6)||Monday to Thursday 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
|Secondary (Year 7 to 13)||Monday to Thursday 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
School Transport Timings
Bus start times remain the same. For drop off, buses will leave from the school at the following times
Monday – Thursday
EYFS – 1:30 pm onwards
Year 1 to 13 – 3:30 pm onwards
Every Friday for all Year Groups – 12:15 pm onwards
Further communication on this will be shared by our transportation department.
1. If you have any member of your household as confirmed COVID 19 Positive:
- The positive case must remain in isolation away from the rest of the household
- The remaining household members are required to isolate for 7 days from the positive test date.
- Children revert to online schooling during their isolation.
- A negative test does not mean the children can return to school before the isolation period is complete.
- If the child develops symptoms during the isolation period then there is a need to test the child. (This is your choice as a parent. However, a child cannot return to school with any symptoms and must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms)
- If you have a member of your household, with symptoms, that is currently awaiting test results
2. The whole household must isolate until negative test results have been obtained.
Only when the household member has received a negative result can the child return to school
3. COVID Positive Students
- Please Email the school Nurse immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVID positive students must isolate along with their entire household for 10 days. Please do not send siblings to school. Even with a negative test.
- The school will identify the close contacts from seating plans and teacher knowledge and inform their parents.
- A letter will be sent to all parents in the bubble. In cases where there are multiple positives the class/ bubble will close for 2days to allow time for contract tracing.
4. Identified as Close Contact to a COVID positive person/student
- If a student is identified as close contact with a COVID positive case then they need to isolate for 10 days from last point of contact. (Please do not immediately test as contraction can take 3 to 7 days. Therefore, testing is futile)
- There is no requirement for other members of the household to isolate.
- If symptoms then develop there is a reasonable chance that the close contact person has contracted COVID and should take a PCR test. If the test is positive then revert to scenario 1.
5. If your child is sick
If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID 19 including: fever, cough, cold, headache or aches and pains then please keep your child at home. If symptoms persist for 2 or more days your child should take a PCR test (Younger children should isolate for 10 days from start of symptoms). If symptoms are no longer evident the child can return to school with a negative test. Please share the negative test with the child’s class teacher and school nurse (email@example.com)
1. What are the changes to the age requirements for entry to Sunmarke School?
Age requirements will change for new students enrolled into FS1, according to the UAE Ministry of Education Resolution no (24).
Children enrolling into FS1, starting in September, must be three years old on or before the 31st of August.
Children enrolling into FS2, starting in September, must be four years old on or before the 31st of August.
Similarly, children enrolling into Year 1, starting school in September, must be five years old on or before the 31st of August.
The MOE resolution stipulates that all students currently enrolled at private schools in the UAE are not affected by the change. This includes students who enroll for the final term of the 2020/21 academic year.
Schools that start the academic year in September, in line with MOE Resolution no (24).
|Year Group||Age requirement|
|Foundation Stage 1||3 years old by Aug 31|
|Foundation Stage 2||4 years old by Aug 31|
|Year 1||5 years old by Aug 31|
|Year 2||6 years old by Aug 31|
2. When will this change come into effect?
This change will be applicable from the start of the 2021/22 academic year in September 2021.
3. Why was this change made?
This decision was made to bring more consistency to the cut-off dates used by schools in the UAE with those used by schools abroad. For example, UK schools in the UAE will now have the same cut-off date as schools in the UK, and international British schools.
4. Who will this change impact?
This change will impact children up to six years old who are enrolling in school for the first time.
5. Will the new cut-off date apply to all year groups?
It will apply to new students enrolling in FS1, FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 in all schools in the UAE, as stipulated in the MOE resolution.
6. My child was born in October and is now in FS1 – I want to enroll him in another school for FS2. Can I do this or does he have to repeat the year?
Because your child is already enrolled in school, the new cut-off dates in the MOE resolution do not apply. He does not have to repeat the year.
7. My son was enrolled in FS1 this year but I withdrew his enrolment due to COVID-19. He’ll be 3 years old in September. Can I still enroll him in FS2 next year?
Your child must have formally finished the previous academic year in order to enroll in the next one. Since he does not meet the age requirement for FS2 for next academic year, he must enroll in FS1. According to the MOE resolution, he can enroll in FS2 next academic year only if he completes FS1 this academic year.
8. My daughter will be 4 years old in December. If I enroll her in FS2 for the last term of this year – before the changes come into effect – will she be able to start Year 1 next year?
Yes. The new age requirements will apply for new students from the start of the next academic year only. The MOE resolution stipulates that all students currently enrolled at private schools in the UAE are not affected by the change.
9. I’ve already registered and paid the deposit for my daughter to start school in FS2 in September. She will be four years old in November. Is she affected by this?
According to the new cut-off dates in the MOE resolution, your daughter will not be able to start in FS2 in September.
Alternatively, we would be happy to transfer your child’s application to their age-appropriate year group (FS1) and register your child for this year group instead. Parents whose children are affected by the new cut-off dates and who have already paid deposits for their children’s enrolment are entitled to a refund if they wish.
10. My child was born one day after the cut-off date. Is there some leeway given?
No exceptions to the cut-off dates will be given under any circumstances.
1) Can I come in for a school tour with my family?
We are now able to conduct School tours to prospective students and their parents.
Physical distancing and other health and safety requirements must be followed when arriving at our school, for a tour.
Please complete the Travel Declaration Form before requesting for a school tour: https://bit.ly/3ghOOdv
- Temperature check upon arrival to the school
- Face Mask must be worn during your school tour
- Physical distance of 2 meters must be maintained
2) KHDA Parent School Contract
To prepare for enrollment into the new academic year 2021-22, please note that:
Students can only attend school in the new academic year if they are registered in the KHDA School System and parents have signed the Parent-School Contract. Please download the Dubai Now App which will enable you to sign the Parent/School Contract online. This only needs to be signed by parents of students who are new to the school.
3) Documents for Registering at Sunmarke School
If you are a new family, joining the school for 2021-22, please ensure that all pending documentation for your child is submitted to the Admissions department at Sunmarke School.
Documents that should be submitted to the school are:
- Letter of current enrolment at school (Year 2 Up)
- Transfer Certificate (Attested by UAE Embassy)
- School reference letter (Year 2 Up)
- School Reports – 2021-22 (Year 2 Up)
- 1 Passport Size Coloured Photo ( Student and both Parents)
- Student Passport Copy
- Student UAE Visa Copy
- Sponsoring Parents Passport and UAE Visa Copy
- Birth Certificate (in English or Arabic)
- Students Emirates ID Card (back & Front)
- Sponsoring Parent Emirates ID card (back & Front)
- Vaccination & Immunisation Record Copy
- DHA Medical & Immunisation Consent form
4) Age Cut Off Dates
New students must be enrolled in their respective age groups as per the ministerial decree (820) of 2014.
The cut-off date is December 31 without exception.
The table below shows the age/year-group information of students aged 3 to 6. Sunmarke School is required to comply with the age/year-group criteria and the cut off date as per the ministerial decree.
|Year||FS1||FS2||Year 1||Year 2|
|Age by 31st December||3||4||5||6|
This is a federal law and we are not able to consider any exemption requests.
We understand that your child’s education is one of the greatest personal investments you will make and we guarantee an outstanding education in a worldclass IB and British curriculum school.
|Year Group||Sunmarke School Actual Tuition Fees for 2022-2023 (AED)||Sunmarke School Discounted Tuition Fees for 2022 – 2023 (AED)|
|Foundation Stage 1||46,700||46,700|
|Foundation Stage 2||51,900||51,900|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Year Group||KHDA Approved Tuition Fees for 2022 – 23 (AED)||Sunmarke School Actual Tuition Fees for 2022-2023 (AED)||Sunmarke School Discounted Tuition Fees for 2022 – 2023 (AED)||Tuition Fee for 2022-23 (AED)||Tuition Fee for 2022-23 (AED)||Tuition Fee for 2022-23 (AED)|
|Foundation Stage 1||56,992||46,700||46,700||18,680||14,010||14,010|
|Foundation Stage 2||62,174||51,900||51,900||20,760||15,570||15,570|
Application & Assessment Fee: A one-time application fee of AED 525 for new students (this includes the Assessment Fee) – Non-refundable & due on submission of Application.
Acceptance Fee (New Students): 10% of Tuition Fee – Non-refundable & payable within 5 days from the date of Offer. This fee is deducted from the Tuition Fee due in the term of joining.
Re-enrolment Fees (Existing Students): 5% of Annual Tuition Fee or AED 500 (whichever is higher) – Non-refundable and due at the start of Term 3 of the current academic year.
Sibling Discounts: No discount is offered for 1st Sibling, 5% discount is offered for 2nd Sibling , 10% discount is offered for 3rd Sibling, 4th Sibling and 5th Sibling each. The sibling discount scheme is available to those siblings from the same family who enrol at the school for one full academic year. The sibling discount is applicable to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th child from the same family. The amount of the discount is calculated off the actual Tuition Fee paid of the child who pays the lowest tuition fee amongst the siblings enrolled at the school. The maximum discount per family cannot exceed 35% of the lowest paying sibling’s Tuition Fee.
Payment of Fees (Tuition, Transport, Exam, Activity & Uniform Fees):
For your convenience, we offer parents multiple ways to pay fees. Parents can pay by credit card via the School’s secure Desktop Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or VLE Mobile App which can be downloaded from the Google Playstore for Android phones or Apple App Store for iPhones. Once a child is admitted, the Admissions team provides parents with their login credentials, i.e., username and password.
Parents can also pay fees by (a) Bank Transfer to the bank account given below, or (b) by Cash, Credit Card or Cheque (in favour of Sunmarke School) at the School’s Account’s Office.
Uniform fees are to be paid separately at the School’s Uniform Shop.
Fees for field trips, events and fund-raisers must be paid online, (as and when the activity takes place), via the School’s secure Desktop Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or VLE Mobile App.
|SCHOOL ACCOUNT DETAILS
Payment can be made via wire transfer to the following account:
|Account Name||Sunmarke School LLC||Tuition Fees – Due Dates
Autumn Term: 01st August
Spring Term: 15th November
Summer Term: 15th February
Re-enrolment: 01st day of Term 3
|Bank Name||National Bank of Fujairah PJSC|
|Remarks||<School / Nursery> | <Student First & Last Name> | <Year Group> | <Academic Year> | <Term 1,2,3>|
Please email proof of all payments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Fees (charged separately from Tuition Fee):
- Optional Transportation Services via 3rd Party Service Provider
- Optional Dining Services via 3rd Party Service Provider
- Optional After-School Activities provided by 3rd Party Service Providers
- School Uniforms
- Educational Visits
Please note, the School’s Tuition Fees are subject to change in accordance with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Fee Framework.
For full details of fees and any applicable discounts, please contact the Admissions Office telephone +971 (04) 423 8900 or email: email@example.com.
Fee Structure – Transferring students from Regent International School to Sunmarke School
At Sunmarke School, we understand that your child’s education is an investment and we strive to provide the highest quality education at an accessible price for a Premium School.
|Application Fee||Dhs.525/-||– Not chargeable|
|Re-enrollment Fee (Existing Students)||5% of Tuition Fee||– Non-refundable, adjusted against the 1st Term’s Tuition Fee, 1st day of Term3|
|Transferring RIS Students Phase Tuition Fees|
|Year Group||Discounted Tuition Fees for students transferring from Year 6 at Regent||KHDA Approved Tuition Fees 2020-21|
* From 2019 onwards
From Academic Year 2019-20 and onwards, the School will implement “Early Bird” payment discount schemes for its families, to ensure that:
- our Tuition Fees will continue to remain affordable, and increments will follow a similar pattern as in the “Founding Years” (i.e. AY 2016 – 2019); and
- our families have the financial clarity to plan and budget for their child’s education at Sunmarke School.
- In the first 3 years of operation, (i.e. AY 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20), a secondary child’s Tuition Fee will include Learning Packs; and
- In the first year of operation, (i.e. AY 2016-17), the school will provide 1 no. free Uniform Basic Set consisting of 1 no. trouser / shorts / skort / skirt, 1 no. shirt, 1 no. tie and 1 no. Blazer), to each student. Additional uniform items are chargeable as per the uniform provider’s tariff card; and
- Sibling Discounts: 1st Sibling 5%, 2nd Sibling 10%, 3rd Sibling 10%, 4th Sibling 10%. The sibling discount scheme is available to those siblings from the same family who enrol at the school for one full academic year. The sibling discount is applicable to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th child from the same family. The amount of the discount is calculated off the actual Tuition Fee paid of the child who pays the lowest tuition fee amongst the siblings enrolled at the school. The maximum discount per family cannot exceed 35% of the lowest paying sibling’s Tuition Fee.
|SCHOOL ACCOUNT DETAILS||TUITION FEES – DUE DATES|
|Payment can be made via wire transfer to the following account:||Re-enrolment||15th December|
|Account Name||:||SUNMARKE SCHOOL LLC||Autumn Term||01st August|
|Account Number||:||12000921414||Spring Term||15th November|
|Bank Name||:||National Bank of Fujairah PJSC||Summer Term||15th February|
|Remarks||:||<Student Name> <Year Group>|
Additional Fees (charged separately from Tuition Fee):
- Optional Transportation Services via 3rd Party Service Provider;
- Optional Dining Services via 3rd Party Service Provider;
- Optional After-School Activities provided by 3rd Party Service Providers;
- School Uniforms;
- ·Educational Visits;
School Fees are subject to change in accordance with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Fees Framework
Where the eldest sibling transfers to secondary phase at Sunmarke School, but where the FS and Primary Phase siblings stay at RIS the following discount policy will be applied on full year attendance:
- Eldest Child (1st Child in the family) – Attending Sunmarke: No Discount
- 2nd Child from the same family (Sibling 1 at SMS): 5% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition fee as per SMS Policy
- 3rd Child from the same family (Sibling 2 at SMS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition fee as per SMS Policy
- 4th Child from the same family (Sibling 3 at SMS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition Fee as per SMS Policy
- 5th Child from the same family (Sibling 4 at SMS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition Fee as per SMS Policy
- Eldest Child (1st Child in the family) – Attending Sunmarke School: No Discount
- 2nd Child from the same family (Sibling 1 at RIS): 5% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition fee as per RIS Policy
- 3rd Child from the same family (Sibling 2 at RIS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition fee as per RIS Policy
- 4th Child from the same family (Sibling 3 at RIS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition Fee as per RIS Policy
- 5th Child from the same family (Sibling 4 at RIS): 10% deducted from 3rd Term Tuition Fee as per RIS Policy
*Please note, that these discounts will be applied to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th siblings 3rd Term of joining actual Tuition Fee. The maximum discount per family is equal to 35% of the lowest sibling’s tuition fee.
Students transferring to Sunmarke School from Regent International School, will not be required to pay additional Assessment or Registration fees. Transferring students are only required to complete the RIS Re-Enrollment Form and pay the 5 % re-enrollment fee by the Start of the 3rd Term each year to secure their seat.
If an RIS or Sunmarke student leaves the school but returns to the School before the end of one (1) academic term, they will keep their entitlement to the RIS Transfers to SMS Tuition Fee Structure. If more than one Term passes, then the student will be considered as a New Student and will be required to pay the New Students Fee Structure as applicable to their group of re-entry.
Tariff for the following KHDA services as stipulated by KHDA:
- Request for student Education Continuation Certificate for visa renewal (AED 120)
- Request for student leaving form for the students who are leaving Dubai (AED 120)
- Request for student transfer between private schools (within the stipulated time frame)-Student transfer (AED 120)
- Request for student transfer between private schools (after the stipulated time frame)-Student transfer (AED 520)
- Request for attestation of student certificate or report card (120 AED).
- Issuance of ‘To whomsoever it may concern’ certificate for matters related to School – Attestation (AED 120)
- Issuance of ‘To whomsoever it may concern’ certificate for matters related to Students – Academic History (AED 120)
- Request to change student data at the Authority – Student exam grade amendment (AED 120)
In case any of the above services are required, please make payment of the respective amount with our school accounts office before collecting the document listed above.
Please see the table below for the dates that Term Fee Payments are due.
Letters and invoices are typically sent out at least a month in advance of the due date.
|Tuition Fee and Re-enrollment Dates||Due Date|
|Term 1||1st Aug 2021|
|Term2||15th Nov 2021|
|Term 3||15th Feb 2022|
|Re-Enrollment – to Secure Seat for next Academic Year||11th April 2022|
Admissions are now open for applications for 2021-22 & 2022-23 AY* entry.
The 2021-2022 Assessment Diary is Open – We are now booking assessments for year groups FS1 & FS2, Year 1 to 10 and Year 12.
Please contact the Sunmarke Admissions Office to confirm your child’s assessment date.
For students currently Overseas: For students in current Year 6 and above we can offer Assessment at the current school attended.
Please contact us to find out more. Students transferring from UK schools in all years please contact us directly for more details.
* 2021-22 Admissions: Foundation Stage 1 & 2 assessments will commence in the Autumn of 2022 – We will be in touch with all applicants once dates have been confirmed. All other Year groups will commence in January 2022.
For Students entering Year 7 and above assessment can be offered at the current school attended if that school is willing to administer the test under examination conditions.
The assessment will be the same as that taken by our local students with the addition of a Skype interview.
You will need to provide Registration, a letter of enrollment, latest school report and recommendation form by the date of assessment.
For Students transferring from UK schools please contact admissions directly to discuss your application.
We have state-of-the-art facilities on offer with special attention paid to athletics, the arts and the latest technological advancements. Below is an idea of what our facilities will include:
- IFA- 18 Sized Football Pitch
- 200 Meter Athletics Running Track
- Two Swimming Pools
- Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball and Netball Courts
- Two Expansive Multipurpose Halls
Creative and Performing Arts
- Three Fine Arts Labs
- Dedicated Drama Studio
- 600 Seat Auditorium
- Four Music Labs
- TV & Radio Production Studios
- Nine World-Class Science Labs
- Five Design Technology Labs
- Three Libraries with Media Centres
Class Sizes for Academic Year 2021-22 (Covid-19):
At Sunmarke, we have ensured that the learning spaces for our students within the campus are compliant with 1.5 m social distancing. Below is the breakdown of our class sizes per year group:
|Year Group||Class Capacity|
|FS1 – Y1||20 per class|
|Y2 – Y13||24 per class|
Normal Class Sizes:
To ensure each student receives the individualised care he/she deserves, we cap classes based on the year. Below is a breakdown of student to teacher ratios by year:
|Year Group||FS1||FS2 – Y2||Y3 – Y6||Y7 – Y9||Y10 – Y11||Y12 – Y13|
|Maximum number of students||22||24||26||26||26||26|
At the end of each academic year, it is the school’s policy to mix and reallocate all classes throughout the school. This process is undertaken to ensure the even spread of age, gender, nationality and ability across the classes.
Sunmarke is a truly international school with a focus on fostering diversity and nurturing talent. Sunmarke continues in Regent International‘s tradition in regards to enrollment with 80+ nationalities represented, the largest percentage hailing from the U.K.
A bus service is in operation at Sunmarke School. The details of this service, route and fees, are now available from the Transport Manager’s Office on the Ground Floor. For more information on bus fees, please click here.
For more information on our routes and the COVID-19 health & safety protocols for our buses, please click here.
Sunmarke has two state-of-the-art dining halls offering outside catering services at an additional charge. One dining hall for Primary and the other exclusively for Secondary. Foundation years typically have two snack breaks a day which are taken in the classrooms.
Academic Year 2021-22: Term 1 –
Social distancing is a necessary measure to prevent the spread of the virus, therefore strict health and safety measures will be followed to ensure mealtimes are safe for all members of the Fortes community. In order to create a safe environment and ensure compliancy with the directives issued by the authorities, the following measures will be taken during break times:
- All students will eat lunch within their designated Zone or Social Bubbles.
- Our catering provider, Keita, will offer a packed lunch option which will be delivered to the student’s zone. (Parents can sign up to Keita via the VLE).
- Alternatively, students can bring a healthy packed lunch.
- As per the Ministry of Education (MOE) guidelines, water fountains are not permitted at present.
For Keita Customer Support or assistance, please call 800 – KEITA (53482) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By accepting the cards, you and your child hereby agree to the below terms and conditions.
1. Users must wear the ID around their neck at all times whilst on school premises.
2. Validity of each card is subject to student payment of full tuition fee.
3. Students with valid ID card can use various services within the school during the academic term/year duration such as Library book borrowing or subscribed optional services like bus or catering services.
4. To ensure student safety, please wear this card around your neck when collecting students during school hours & present upon request.
5. ID Cards are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable. Please ensure that the ID cards are kept secure, and are not deliberately or inadvertently made available for use by any other person.
6. Users must return all ID Cards and lanyards on expiry or when a student withdraws from school.
7. Lost cards must be immediately reported to the Administration Office.
8. Replacement of lost card is subject to AED50/- and for lost lanyards at AED30/-.
9. It is the duty of the parent/guardian to return all ID cards if there are any changes in the status of a student’s legal custody. Please notify the School Administration so that we can issue you an updated card free of charge. Subject to documentary evidence.
10. Alteration, falsification, copying or misuse of the ID card is a violation of the school’s regulations and will be subject to disciplinary action which may include reporting to competent government authorities.
At Sunmarke, we exercise a positive and inclusive admissions policy. Candidates will each be given due consideration on a case by case basis, and we will take into account the capacity of the premises, staff and curriculum pathways to effectively meet the needs of the individual. Our Achievement Centre offers a broad range of additional support for students with SEND, including targeted support in language, maths, literacy, and functional independence. We are currently working to develop our range of alternative curriculum pathways for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 so that, in time, we can offer an appropriate pathway for every learner.
1. Is it approved by the Ministry of Education?
- It is a mainstream curriculum, supplemented by ASDAN modules. As it is a supplemented curriculum which focuses on reduced teachers, KHDA informed us there is no need for permission for this pathway as it falls under our current education licence.
2. What are the timings if my son is enrolled in this program?
- The timings are that of the normal school day, unless the student has additional needs or commitments outside of school that need to be met. As a KHDA accredited Rahhal provider, we can review timings to meet the student’s needs.
3. What are the timings if my son is enrolled in this program?
- The timings are that of the normal school day, unless the student has additional needs or commitments outside of school that need to be met. As a KHDA accredited Rahhal provider, we can review timings to meet the student’s needs.
4. What is the cost for LSA?
- Costs are an estimate range until all students are enrolled.
5. What would be mentioned in the invoice for this program? Is it “Tuition fee”?
- School fees are billed as normal. Parents will then have to sign a KHDA Individual Service Agreement for the LSA cost. This will then be a separate invoice.
6. How will I enroll my child?
- Our SENCO will assess the student before we can accept to ensure we can meet their needs in this class. It is a pathway that supports access to mainstream and we can’t cater for severe needs.
For more information on the pathway, please click here
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