Admissions department


"Our school seeks to provide a learning environment which is caring, motivating and supportive allowing all cultures within the IES community".

Vision Statement

"Our school seeks to provide a learning environment which is caring, motivating and supportive allowing all cultures within the IES community to achieve their personal best and to become responsible global citizens".

Mission Statement

The Ideal English School aims to develop in each student an awareness of his or her intellectual, artistic and recreational potential and an understanding of his or her history. The school believes in the development of each student's intellectual curiosity and is committed to academic excellence. To fulfill these aims, the objectives of the school are:

What we do to achieve our Mission?
  • The process of learning should be enjoyable, active and dynamic.
  • We acknowledge that students come to us with a wide variety of learning styles, academic abilities, and linguistic and cultural experiences.
  • An explicit commitment is made to continuing professional development to encourage teaching methods that are creative, varied and flexible.
  • We endorse the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
  • We promote community service throughout the school.
  • Problem solving, discovery, creativity and self-direction characterize our work at all levels.
  • IES's mission and vision is the main drive for the whole school development plan, improvement plans, policies and decisions. Our vision and mission is our announcement to parents on where IES is heading. At IES all staff members recognize the vision and mission as our common direction of growth, something that inspires IES community to become better.
    The Ideal English School opened in 1993 to meet the need for an educational facility which would provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and also offer an Arabic Language and Islamic Studies programme for Arabic students as authorized by the Supreme Education Council. The school is housed in modern, purpose built facilities.

    IES is a fully accredited school by the Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate organization. We are also an accredited center for the IGCSE/AS and BTEC examinations, by the examination boards in the UK, this includes CIE, Edexcel and AQA.

    Our entrance requirements are:

    • Age (age chart available on Admissions section on our website)
    • Entrance assessment conducted by Admission's coordinator or Early Years teachers (For Early Years students) for all year groups except AS-level and IB entrance is based on the IGCSE results and an interview with the programmes coordinators.
    • Reference form (for students moving from other schools to IES)
    • Parental interviews
    • The above is to ensure that IES is the right school for each child enrolling at IES.

    Recruitment begins in October of each year for the following academic year. Initial interviews are held through telephone and Skype. Personal interviews are required and are generally conducted in the CIS recruitment fair in London in late January.

    In the Infant school at IES children start their learning journey in the Early Years department. In Pre-school and Reception years we follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum (EYFS) which precedes the National Curriculum of England and Wales which starts in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2). The Junior Curriculum (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) is based upon the National Curriculum of England and Wales and has been adapted where necessary to meet the needs of our students.

    Teacher assessment forms the main part of assessment in the Early Years foundation stage. This means that teachers observe children during play in pre-school and work with children in small groups in reception to gain a better understanding of the level your child is working at. Children are also assessed according to the Early Learning Goals, which are clearly defined developmental staIES that all children need to achieve by the end of this phase. The EYFS curriculum and assessment is broken up into 6 learning areas which are: Communication Language & Literacy (CLL), Problem Solving Reasoning & Number ( PSRN), Personal Social & Emotional (PS&E), Knowledge and understanding of the world (K&UW), Creative development and Physical development.

    At IES we follow an open door policy, however, due to timetable restrictions it is advisable that parents schedule appointments with teachers a week ahead. As a parent, you should activate your account on the Parent Portal-for more information on activation please contact MIS coordinator. You could schedule appointments through the Parent Portal, by telephone or at the reception of each school. You could also schedule appointments with Leadership Team members through the Parent Portal or by telephone.

    The Ideal English School communicates with parents in a variety of ways. One of the most important communication tools is the Parent Portal. On the Parent Portal, information is updated regularly and you will be able to see important information on the home page from here you can see the Notices, any Documents and the School Calendar.

    • View your child's timetable
    • See your child's schedule
    • Monitor your child's attendance
    • Communicate with your child's teachers
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