Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai (RIS)

  • Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, Jumeirah, Emirate of Dubai, UAE
  • Contact Info
  • 31 reviews
  • GradesNursery - XII
  • CurriculumCIE, British Curriculum
  • TypePrivate School
  • Gender - BoardingCoed - Day School
Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3
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School is upto Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from Nursery to XII. It is an English Medium school.

About School

Know about Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum). The School is a Coed Day School, with classes from Nursery to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Umm Suqeim 3 area of Dubai. Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 was established in 2007. It is a Private School and is managed by Innoventures Education Group.

Basic facts about Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3:
Year Established
2007
School Type
Private School
Management
Innoventures Education Group
Gender
Coed
Boarding
Day School
Grades
Class Nursery - Class XII
Student / Teacher Ratio
8:1
Admission Period

Curriculum

  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum)
  • Montessori (Montessori)

School Level

Pre Primary School (Pre School) - Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The motto of Raffles International School Umm Suqeim 3 Jumeirah is ‘Towards Excellence’. It is a Coed Day School, which services the educational need of over 1740 students from Nursery through XII. The classes in Raffles International School for every academic year starts from September to June.

 The school has close to 1,740+ students from more than 75 nationalities.

School Awards and Recognitions

RIS is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). Raffles International School is recognised (accredited by the UK Department for Education) as a school meeting the Standards for British Schools Overseas.

Raffles International is accredited by British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)

Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai is one of the best Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum) schools in Umm Suqeim 3 Jumeirah area of Dubai and ranks among the top schools in Dubai. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum) school in Dubai. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Al Baghla Street (formerly Street 20), Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, U.A.E. P.O. Box 122900

School Chairman & Principal

  • Chairman: ABDULLA MAJED AL GHURAIR
  • Principal: Tim Richardson Poonam Bhojani CEO

School Contact Person

Phone Number

+971 4 4271200

Email Address

School Website

http://www.rafflesis.com/

Admission Details

Academic Year

September to June

Admission Period

Admission Contact Details
Contact Person

Phone: +971 4 4271205, +971 4 4271206, +971 4 4271207, 04 427 1261, 04 427 1262
Email: admissions@rafflesis.com, nurseryadmissions@rafflesis.com

The School has students enrolled from Nursery to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, Contact Details, documents required and instructions for parents for Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai Admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is their any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai for the upcoming academic year?

Admission Criteria

The assessment test is in

  • English and Mathematics (Year 2)
  • CAT4 digital testing (Year 3 - Year 13)
  • For FS2 and Year 1 it would be a general assessment test and non-verbal clues may be used.

Procedures for Application

  1. Please complete the application online at Online Application 
  2. Admissions team will contact parents to arrange an assessment for your child(ren) FS2  to Year 13. Please note that this will be dependent on the availability of places.
  3. There is an AED 1000 assessment fee which is non-refundable.
  4. Post Assessment and once student's previous 2 years' school reports are received, school will evaluate the application

The following documents are also required for each child before the student begins at RIS

  • 1 x copy student's and parents passports
  • 1 x copy of student's and parents valid UAE residency visa pages in passport - 1x copy of Student's as well as Parents Emirates
  • 1 x copy of student's birth certificate (English or Arabic)
  • 3 x passport photographs
  • 1 x original Transfer Certificate (for students joining Year 2 and above at the start of the academic year, and for students joining FS2 to Year 13 during the academic year). No TC required for transfers within Dubai
  • 1 x copy of previous two years of student's school reports in English
  • 1 x copy of immunization records

Please note that to complete KHDA registration of each child, parents are requested to present the child's original Emirates card and swipe it along with one of the parents at School's readers/swiping machines.

Age Requirements

Typical Age for Student Grade System Year System (followed by RIS)
17-18 12 13
16-17 11 12
15-16 10 11
14-15 9 10
13-14 8 9
12-13 7 8
11-12 6 7
10-11 5 6
9-10 4 5
8-9 3 4
7-8 2 3
6-7 1 2
5-6 KG2 1
4-5 KG1 FS2

Fees Details

Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai fee structure and current fees.

Year Level Tuition Fee Annual
FS2
30,384
Year 1 36,461
Year 2 47,156
Year 3 47,156
Year 4 47,156
Year 5 56,878
Year 6 56,878
Year 7 56,878
Year 8 64,171
Year 9 64,171
Year 10 64,171
Year 11 68,181
Year 12 78,408
Year 13 78,408

Note for returning students:

Re-registration Fee : 10% of the fees (non-refundable but adjustable against Semester 1 fee )

Sibling discount of 5% is applicable for third child and 10% for the fourth child onwards

Note for new students:

Assessment Test Fee AED 1000 (non-refundable)

Registration Fee : AED 9,000 for FS2 and AED 10,000 for Year 1-13 (non-refundable but adjustable against Semester 1 fee if admission is confirmed)

Sibling discount of 5% is applicable for third child and 10% for the fourth child onwards

Infrastructure & Facilities

The Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 campus is spread over 7.413 acres of land in Umm Suqeim 3 area of Dubai, Emirate of Dubai. The School is a K-12 Day School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

Sports Facilities(8/41)

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Covered Play Area
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Netball
  • Play Area
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Splash Pool
  • Sand Pit
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Education Facilities(2/6)

  • Library
  • Digital Library
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • Test Center

Classroom Facilities(0/3)

  • AC Classrooms
  • AV Classrooms
  • Lockers

Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(4/4)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music

Laboratories Facilities(3/6)

  • Laboratories
  • Language Labs
  • Maths Labs
  • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
  • Computer Labs
  • Robotics Labs

Transport Facilities(1/2)

  • Transport Facility
  • AC Buses

Boarding Facilities(0/2)

  • Hostel
  • AC Hostels

Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

  • Accessible Parking
  • Ramped or Level Entrances
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

Digital Facilities(0/4)

  • AV Facilities
  • Interactive Boards
  • School App
  • Wi-Fi

Food and Catering Facilities(1/3)

  • Canteen
  • Meal Served
  • Kitchen & Dining Hall

Safety and Security Facilities(0/11)

  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Security Guards
  • Boundary Wall
  • Fenced Boundary Wall
  • Speedometer In Bus
  • GPS In Bus
  • CCTV In Bus
  • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
  • School Bus Tracking App

Medical Facility Facilities(1/7)

  • Medical Facility
  • Medical Room or Clinic
  • Resident Doctor
  • Medical Staff
  • Isolation Room
  • ICU
  • Dedicated Ambulance

Other Infra Facilities(0/6)

  • Kids Play Area
  • Activity Center
  • Toy Room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Day Care

Raffles International School covers a total area of over 30,000 square metres, with ample capacity for up to 2000 students. School has Pre-school facilities for up to 250 children

Safety & Security Measures at the School
  • There are two nurses and a doctor who work full time at the school and are CPR trained. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones. The Clubs are:

  • Art and Craft
  • Dance
  • Dramatics Theater
  • Music
  • Science Club
  • Sports

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in Shift 1 (Morning).

The School timings are:

Nursery - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM FS - 7:40 AM to 2:30 PM Year 1- 6 - 7:40 AM to 2:30 PM Year 7 -12 - 7:40 AM to 3:25 PM (2:30 PM on Thursday)
Language of Instruction
  • English
What is the typical school vacation schedule?
The School holidays are from
HolidaysThe academic year is divided into 2 Semesters of approximately equal length. Semester 1 runs from September to January; Semester 2 runs from February to June
Number of Students
1740
Number of Teachers
200
Students to Teachers Ratio
8:1
School Senior Secondary Streams
    School Level & Classes

    Which grades will you have in the new session?

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is a Pre Primary School (Pre School) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for both boys and girls and has following grades/levels
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    XIXII
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    IXX
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    VIVIIVIII
    Primary School (I-V)
    IIIIIIIVV
    Pre Primary School (Pre School)
    NurseryKG

    Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

    The Academic session at Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 starts from September to June. The School provides education to students from Nursery to XII.

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is a Coed English medium Day School which offers the International curriculum CIE, British Curriculum, from Nursery to XII.The School offers its students a choice of 3 boards Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum).

    Affiliations

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is authorised to offer the following

    CIE Cambridge International Board
    Cambridge International Examination (CIE)

    Cambridge CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. CIE offers education for learners aged 5 to 19 years. CIE has 4 stages of education - Cambridge Primary for 5 to 11 years, Cambridge Secondary 1 for 11 to 14 year, Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) for 14 to 16 year and Cambridge Advanced (AS & A level) for 16 to 19 years.

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is affiliated to CIE since with CIE affiliation number .

    The Schools offers following Cambridge programs

    • Cambridge Primary
    • Cambridge Secondary 1
    • IGCSE Level
    • Cambridge Advanced A Level

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    Curriculum offered in Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade
    Curriculum
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    • Cambridge Advanced A Level program is highly recognised program. Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 offers Cambridge A & AS Level in Senior secondary classes, class XI & XII.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 follows Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum in Secondary level classes, Class 9 and Class 10. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year curriculum with wide range of subjects available to choose from. Know more about IGCSE.
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    • School offers Cambridge International Curriculum (CIE) - Cambridge Secondary 1 programme in Middle level classes i.e. Class/Grade 6 to 8. Cambridge Secondary 1 also provides an excellent foundation for the next level CIE programme Cambridge IGCSE.
    Primary School (I-V)
    • School follows Cambridge International Primary Program from Class 1 to Class 5.
    Pre Primary School (Pre School)
    • The school follows the Montessori method of teaching at Pre Primary Level. The Montessori curriculum helps in holistic development of kids.

    • The School follow Montessori curriculum in Pre School.

    In primary and secondary school, students study Arabic with either a choice of French or Mandarin, starting in Year 3. Native Arabic speakers must study Arabic A (advanced) and non-native speakers will study Arabic B (basic).

    RIS offers mother tongue programmes in French, Spanish, Russian, Hindi and German. The mother tongue programme is offered during school hours, at an extra cost, for native speakers only.

    School Rating & Reviews

    3.9out of 5

    based on 31 ratings

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    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Reviews

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    Pandamanxd PandamanxdCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on April 23, 2019 12:50 PM
    its terrible the teachers are completely terrible they are too strict and are terrible at teaching some of the students are cheap druggies who are rejects.
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    Gaming Hd:Current student of the schoolwrote a review on February 24, 2019 3:32 AM
    Love the school, Very good Teachers, Big enough, a bit more expensive than others, By the way, I am a student in this school XD
    NC
    Nancy CebualaCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on November 18, 2018 2:42 AM
    unorganized school and administration. There are not enough secondary teachers and students are lacking necessary lessons due to the lack of stuff. Its overly priced but still has a small gym, not enough classrooms and offers minimal subjects for students entering IGCSE and A-level. The lack of organization brings the school down more and more year after year, its more of a business than a school.
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    Hassan AlshaikhCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on August 31, 2018 3:14 AM
    It is so nice I put my son he learned British really well
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    Hamad AlhashemiCurrent student of the schoolwrote a review on June 20, 2018 9:17 PM
    I used to like the school the cafeteria is sooooo wide even this is my school so I'm a student.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is affiliated to which board?

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai is affiliated to the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum).

    What is the process of getting admission into Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai?

    The Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 has students enrolled from Nursery to XII. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

    What are the school timings?

    The Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 works in Shift 1 (Morning). The School timings are:Nursery - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM FS - 7:40 AM to 2:30 PM Year 1- 6 - 7:40 AM to 2:30 PM Year 7 -12 - 7:40 AM to 3:25 PM (2:30 PM on Thursday)

    Is this school a co-educational school?

    Yes The Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is Coed school.

    What is the curriculum offered at Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai?

    Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai offers the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK National Curriculum of England (British Curriculum) at various levels of education.

    Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

    The Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 is rated 3.9 out of 5 based on 31 reviews on SchoolMyKids.com, largest school reviews and rating platform.

    Does Raffles International School, Umm Suqeim 3 offer Hostel facility to students?

    No, The schools does not have any boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Day School .