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The Junior department (Years 3 to 6) follows the English 2014 National Curriculum, adapted to suit the needs of our community. Children develop understanding and knowledge in a safe, secure and happy environment, so that by the time students leave us at the end of Year 6 they are independent learners who have a lifelong love of learning. Internationally qualified and experienced educators teach the children English, mathematics, science, history, geography and art. Subject specialists teach other subjects such as Music, PE and Computer Science.

Account is taken of our ‘host’ country and every pupil receives Arabic lessons. Special provision is made for pupils whose first language is not Arabic. Similarly, most pupils receive instruction in the Quran and Islamic studies. For those Muslims for whom Arabic is not a first language, again, special provision is made. For students who are not of the Muslim faith, a separate programme is available during those particular lessons. In Year 5 and 6 children follow a programme of Kuwait Social Studies which gives children a wealth of knowledge about Kuwait and its near neighbours.

The department teaches the academic but also fosters personal and social traits in all children. Everyone is expected to know and to follow the ‘I am an NES Student’ code. It is at the heart of everything we do.



Primary Admissions Policy

We maintain flexibility and breadth of provision, to enable us to receive pupils at any stage of their career and provide them with the highest possible standards of education. Children of all nationalities and religions are considered for acceptance. Children are assessed to evaluate their suitability for the provision at NES.

Process for acceptance

Parents are required to complete the appropriate application form and provide documents as stipulated by the Ministry of Education. Due to the high demand for places applications will be given priority from the following:

- Children with a brother or sister at NES

- Children of ex-NES alumni

- Children of families new to Kuwait

- Children from within Kuwait with an excellent report from their present school. (not applicable for KG)

It should be noted that none of the above guarantees admission into the school. All children are assessed and interviewed before acceptance. For more information, please refer to our Primary admission policy.  We are unable to accommodate children with specific learning or behavioural difficulties.