Hartland International School
United Arab Emirates
About Hartland International School
Located in the heart of Dubai in a developing residential community, Hartland’s unique vantage point is the iconic landmark of the Burj Khalifa and the downtown business and financial area of the city. Hartland International School is in its seventh year of operation and is already an established name on the educational landscape of Dubai.
Our student body consists of just over 1,600 students from over 100 nationalities, making Hartland a truly international community where a strong blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support for all, targets and inspires excellence. All that we do is underpinned by a values-based family community of teachers, children and parents providing the best possible education for every child in our care.
We offer the Early Years Foundation Stage programme, followed by the National Curriculum for England across primary and Key Stage 3, with a full and wide range of GCSEs and A Levels in the upper secondary. The school is an accredited COBIS member, has received The Challenge Award from NACE and is a member of BSME.
The vision at Hartland is to create a leading British international school, through a unique blend of traditional values and innovative approaches to education. Our aim is that our students are fully prepared for life in a global society and are empowered to embrace their role as good citizens who are able to make the best possible contributions to said society. We teach the importance of this by going much deeper into the meaning of what it is to live a good life. We also highlight to our students the values that we take for granted that some people are campaigning to achieve in other parts of the world. We call this rich blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support “The Hartland Way” which is the bedrock of our strong values-driven education
Modelled on the richness of the best international approaches to education, some of our unique features include:
Specialist subject teachers across all year groups
Hartland opens pathways to learn from specialist subject teachers such as art, design and technology, computing, languages and music across the primary phase of the school. This enriches the learning experience for each child and ensures that the secondary transition is seamless.
An inclusive school
With over 100 nationalities, Hartland is truly an International School and a microcosm of the very fabric of the Dubai international community landscape. We are proud that we are bringing a new and diverse global community together.
Exclusive performing arts curriculum
We are committed to the delivery of the arts across our curriculum and believe that it has a crucial place in the timetable. With specialist teachers delivering Drama and Music across the primary phase, and with external specialist partnerships for Dance and instrumental lessons, we offer a unique access to our children to experiment with expression through the arts. Our curriculum philosophy supports our aim to unleash a child’s potential through expression and creativity helping build confidence and social skills necessary for future success.
Unique language immersion programme
To help students shape, retain and connect with the world, Hartland offers multiple language learning opportunities with a unique language immersion programme and an option to choose from 4 languages in the primary phase: Spanish, French, German and Mandarin. In Year 7, we add Italian to the language options available.
Commitment to digital innovation
Embedding digital technology into the classroom to inspire creativity, collaboration, sharing and innovation is a key component of the core curriculum. With Computing and Computational Thinking delivered from Year 3, providing the right environment that will encourage innovated thinking is an intrinsic part of our philosophy. A BYOD Policy operates also from Year 5.
A purpose-built campus with smaller class sizes and specialised learning spaces encourages students to thrive academically, physically, socially and creatively. Our 650 seat professional theatre provides a platform for our students and our community and whether through our LAMDA courses or our musical performances, this space allows all children to use and access state of the art facilities through their normal everyday learning.
A high level of challenge and support to fit a wide variety of learning styles is a non-negotiable as we expertly build the knowledge foundation that students need with our holistic approach to education. We aim at all times to ignite a passion for learning through intellectual challenge, innovative approaches to both learning and teaching and a stimulating enrichment programme beyond the confines of the classroom.
Our commitment to sport and fitness is thriving and our facilities ensure that all interests are catered for. With over 160 different enrichment opportunities every week, whether a child’s passion lies in rugby, football, netball, rounders, karate, yoga, skiing, swimming or sailing, there will be a sport that fits their profile. This is reflected in our student, staff and parent wellbeing programme and all are welcome to participate.
A Hartland education cultivates and nurtures a supportive and compassionate environment that encourages and celebrates high aspirations and levels of achievement for all. It empowers our children to think creatively, analytically, collaboratively and also independently, in a safe and happy environment with state-of-the-art new technologies. We commit to enriching the lives of children with a sense of confidence, integrity and courage, and a deep understanding of their role in global society and of the culture in which we are privileged to live. The “Hartland Way” supports and encourages each child on this journey to success.
Safer Recruitment Statement
Policies for safer recruitment are aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. At Hartland International School we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices in relation to child protection and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to various background checks including, receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification and police checks, including overseas checks.
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Which School Advisor ranking of September 2023
Copies of all school inspection and review reports are available on our school website on this link: https://www.hartlandinternational.com/inspection-reports/