School Description

RIS is proud to be part of the Innoventures Education group of schools and nurseries which provides high quality international education to almost 8,000 young learners across five schools and eleven nurseries.

In 2010, Innoventures Education took on the management of Raffles International School and since that time, has extended RIS Secondary to include a vibrant Sixth Form offering ‘A’ Level and BTEC pathways to further education, along with Duke of Edinburgh awards and opportunities for local and international work experience to ensure school leavers have every opportunity for further success.

While the school has always enjoyed strong links with our local Emirati community, RIS also has strong international connections and currently has learners from 86 different countries worldwide, speaking more than 30 different languages. English is the language of instruction and alongside a strong Arabic programme, French, Mandarin and for 2021, Spanish MFL options from Year 3 compliment mother tongue programmes in Hindi, Russian, French and Spanish for native speakers.
Summer 2020, 87% of Year 11 students achieved A*-C IGCSE grades across all subjects, with 75% of Year 12 achieving A or B grades at ‘AS’ Level English Language or Literature.

Our youngest learners attend Raffles Umm Sequeim Nursery for children from 6 months to 2 years of age. These children follow the EYFS ‘Development Matters’ curriculum.

Key Stage 1 children attend Foundation Stage and continue with EYFs and continuous provision.

Primary pupils  follow the National Curriculum in England and Wales, culmination in SATS in Year 6 and our transition programme into Secondary School.

Secondary School in Years 7-11 culminates in IGCSE examinations and an enriched BTEC option, leading into

Sixth Form with AS and A Level or BTEC options as pre-university or college qualifications.

In addition to our academic programmes (and local protocols permitting), the school offers a comprehensive range of Co-curricular activities free of charge and an extensive and competitive inter-school sports programme with particular strength in football, volleyball and swimming.

School Contact Information

Umm Suqueim 3

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    Steven Llewellyn Giles
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IGCSE, A Level,

Extra Curricular Activities

RIS provides comprehensive CCA/Sports programmes after school Mondays to Thursdays subject to KHDA and DHA permissions. These programmes are optional curriculum enrichment and are provided free of charge.

Students have many opportunities to excel beyond the classroom. The wealth of co-curricular opportunities is dynamic and responds to the needs and interests of the students. Students are able to experience new activities and to develop as individuals with a range of teacher led opportunities before, during and after school.

With over 100 clubs there is something for everyone with a range of exciting sporting, creative, cultural and aesthetic activities that will help all of our students to develop their talents. We hope that that all of our students will participate in at least one CCA per term

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