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Parent's Review of Cambridge English School in Hawalli, Kuwait

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Cambridge English School

In what town or city is this school located?

Hawalli

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

British

What grade levels are represented at this school?

KG - IGCSE

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus and car

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Some of the classrooms are a little small but there are improvements being made all the time to rectify this. The school has only been open about 4 years I think so it takes time. 2 days a week there are after schools clubs offered. everything from sports, martial arts to extra language tuition

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

The curiculum is a little behind that in England but again this is improving with the new heads of secondary and primary. Also some of the poorer teachers have been routed out and are being replaced with more qualified and informed teachers from the UK

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

There are no official parent teacher associations but parents wherever possible are kept well infomed as to progress and/or difficulties

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

This is not the best school in Kuwait but they are providing a good education to the majority of students. There has been some malicious gossip about this school in the past but the senior management team ARE well qualified (with genuine earned qualifications)and are trying to lead the school in a new direction which should give some good results

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guest
Nov 9, 2010 08:36

this school is improving everyday as it is getting mor serious and more space everyday i think it a great school

eugenej
Mar 14, 2011 11:58

I think this report was written by the company. It seems overly positive. It leaves out some crucial information, like that the kids' buses spell of cat urine. My son is now at New English School and its much better. The teachers are native English speakers!

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