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The New English School

Founded by the late chairman, Mr. Tareq S. Rajab, The New English school was the first private, co-educational day school in Kuwait to offer the British curriculum from Kindergarten to A level. 

The New English School

Since its foundation, over 50 years ago, the New English School has continued to nurture and enable its students. A robust balance of strong academics, life skills and student well-being, allow NES alumni to go on to become leading lights in their field of choice.

Learning at Every Opportunity

Every situation is an opportunity to learn. Students at NES learn through investigation and inspiration, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and following their own curiosity to explore how the world around them works.

Pioneering In Education

The chairman comes from a family with a history of pioneering in education and he established the school at a time of change in Kuwait in which he foresaw the need for education with English as the medium of teaching.

Thriving from the Start

The first classes of NES opened in a villa in Shamiyah, actually starting at Secondary level and very soon after extending backwards to Kindergarten. It was soon apparent that this educational venture was outgrowing the original premises, so a purpose built campus was opened in 1974, and to date, improvements and extensions continue to maintain an environment that allows students to thrive.

Sports at the New English School

The New English School remains deeply involved in both the competitive and organisational elements of school sports in Kuwait and across the Middle East. Providing a wide range of sporting opportunities for our students allows them many chances to shine, develop new interests and learn new skills.

Student-led Initiatives

Enabling students to plan and execute projects and initiatives can help them to see that their actions can be wide-reaching and overwhelmingly positive. Developing leadership, teamwork, organisational and interpersonal skills through student-led events, such as our Sixth-Form's Macmillan Charity Coffee Morning, gives ownership to the students and an opportunity to achieve outside the academic.

Charitable Works

Raising funds for charity has always been a core value for NES - a responsibility that is taken seriously and always conducted with pride. We are privileged to be able to support Syria and Turkey in the wake of the recent disaster - one that has hit close to home for many of us in the school community.

 Students pplay violin at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

The school has a long history of supporting the performing arts, which are often celebrated through events such as the Gala Concert. The standard and dedication of the students are extremely high and are a great source of pride for the school community.

Students perform in the choir at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

The school has a long history of supporting the performing arts, which are often celebrated through events such as the Gala Concert. The standard and dedication of the students are extremely high and are a great source of pride for the school community.

Students play violin at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

Recognising the importance of music is one of the cornerstones of the philosophy of education at NES. Outstanding musical expertise, numerous opportunities and passionate professionals help to drive the development of our students' creativity.

Future Leaders

Students at NES work hard and show unparalleled motivation to become someone who can shape the future. Student-led initiatives such as the NES Model UN give our pupils the experience and skills they need to become future leaders.

Future Leaders

Students at NES work hard and show unparalleled motivation to become someone who can shape the future. Student-led initiatives such as the NES Model UN give our pupils the experience and skills they need to become future leaders.

The "I am an NES student" code is central to everything we do here at the New English School. We believe that instilling these key values in our students guides and enables them to become well-rounded individuals, with the skills to succeed as a respected member of the community. 

We encourage all members of our school community to measure themselves against these standards, with our staff leading by example.

Year 1 NES students work together to solve a maths problem involving money.

Highlights

Throughout the year, our students are exposed to a wealth of high-quality learning opportunities. Whether social, sporting or academic, our students apply their positive attitude to these opportunities, leading to some truly inspiring moments. Have a look below to see some snapshots of our students' experience here at NES.

Charitable Works

Celebrating Learning

Students celebrate book week by dressing as their favourite character, Harry Potter.

Excellence Through Opportunity

Students perform in the choir at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait

Supporting Others

Early Independence

A Community of Leaders

Latest News

Upcoming events and links to recent NES news can be found here.
NES Young Talent Shines in GCC-wide Innovation Contest

Year 3 student Amal Al Shami recently showcased her creativity at a GCC-wide competition in Kuwait. Organised by the University of Kuwait in partnership with "The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf," the event aimed to recognise innovative projects from schools across the region. Amal's project earned her the prestigious title of third-best innovative project in Kuwait, a testament to her creativity and problem-solving skills at a young age.

Congratulations to Amal on her remarkable achievement, and we look forward to witnessing her continued growth and success!

Year 7 Leaders Guide Year 6 Students Through Transition

At The New English School, leadership and mentorship are valued from an early age. Recently, 14 outstanding Year 7 form captains and vice captains visited our current Year 6 students, offering guidance and reassurance as they prepare for the transition to 'big' school. This initiative aimed to ease any nerves and provide insights into the exciting journey ahead.

NES Pianists Enjoy Masterclass from Thalia Myers

The Music Department and piano students had the privilege of having a Piano Masterclass with the renowned British concert pianist and teacher, Thalia Myers. Our pianists gratefully received her insight and experience to help us all in our musical practice. A big thank you from NES!

Author Bibi Salem Al Sabah Presents her New Book to Year 3

Visiting Kuwaiti author, Bibi Salem Al Sabah, presented her recent book "ABCs of Kuwait" to our Year 3 students. The book, which explores the culture, landmarks and history of Kuwait, is beautifully illustrated and captures aspects of culture that are familiar to many of our students. It was also a fabulous opportunity for our students to gain a deeper insight into the world in which they live, here in Kuwait.

NES Mathletes Achieve a Podium Finish

Our Year 6 NES mathletes competed at the annual Kuwait Mathletics competition, held at BSK. After a very close finish, including a tie-break, our team received bronze medals, placing third overall.