RAK Academy BSK, Dubai

About RAK Academy BSK, Dubai

The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Academy comprises 5 international schools in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, out of which the RAK Academy BSK is one of the most prominent schools. The RAK Academy was established in 1975 with a primary aim to teach the children of British expatriates in the Emirates.

The school has been accredited by Edexcel, the British Schools in the Middle East, the International Baccalaureate, the Council of International Schools, and the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

The Ras Al Khaimah Academy British School Khuzam, popularly known as the RAK Academy BSK, follows the British curriculum for local and international children aged 3 to 12 (grades FS 1 – grade 5). Besides BSK, another popular branch of the school is the RAK Academy, which follows the International Baccalaureate. Both campuses are next to each other and share many facilities. The BSO inspection has given an ‘Outstanding’ rating to both campuses, which are approximately 22-24 acres in total.

Based on its exceptional parent engagement services and provision of world-class assessment structures, the RAK Academy is officially a Learning Ladders ‘World Class Assessment Member School.' Parents are assisted with essential resources that can support their child’s learning at home, while children are given thorough feedback on their performance, areas of improvement, and levels of progress under this system.

The RAK Academy BSK has managed to create a strong, innovative, and creative academic base. As soon as students complete their Grade 5 from this school, they are ready to step into the international secondary RAK campuses.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at The RAK Academy BSK

The RAK Academy BSK was officially established in 2008 to provide world-class education based on an excellent British-based education pathway. It has well-designed age placement regulations, which make every grade suitable for the right age group. Parents must consider the following phases when applying for admission:

SECTION

YEAR

Foundation Stage

FS 1 and FS 2

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 to Year 6

The RAK Academy BSK Syllabus

The RAK Academy BSK follows the (British) National Curriculum of England. Various other subjects are added to the curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 as suggested by the Ministry of Education (MOE) framework. These additional subjects are Arabic Education, Islamic Studies, Moral Sciences, and Social Studies.

All the classes thoroughly follow the assessments and MAP test modules to ensure that children are challenged, assessed, and given appropriate feedback at every stage. One of the key benefits of this curriculum is the constant involvement of parents through conferences and meetings. The school ensures that there is consistent involvement of parents in assisting students in maintaining quality education.

Key Stage 1 - The Foundation Stage

This period follows the (Pre KG - KG2), which is also called the Early Years Foundation Stage. It encompasses the following:

  • The curriculum focuses more on activities that are initiated and created by students and led by teachers.
  • Special attention is given to the development of numeracy skills as these years form the foundational years for excellence in mathematics.
  • Besides numbers, children are exposed to the learning of basic literacy skills and an introduction to writing.

Key Stage 2 - Year 1 to Year 6

The RAK Academy BSK curriculum revolves around how the lessons are taught, grasped, and comprehended.

  • During these academic years, children are given advanced lessons on numeracy and literacy that brush up their language and mathematical skills.
  • Children develop their speaking and listening skills with key language lessons.
  • Teachers focus on special modules for advanced numeracy according to age group and curriculum.

Subjects offered in Key Stage 2 are:

English as the first language

English as a second language

English Literature

Global Leadership

Media Studies

Arabic as the first language

Arabic as a second language

French

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Business Studies

Physiology

Geography

History

Arts

Graphic products

PE

Music

ICT

Spanish

Computer Science

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for The RAK Academy BSK - Step-by-Step Process

The RAK Academy schools offer GCSE, IGCSE, AS, and A – Level and IBDP curriculums, which incorporate world-class education to students of all nationalities and abilities. The RAK Academy BSK is a British primary school that offers classes until Year 6. To seek admission for your child, you must follow these steps:

Step 1 – Online Application

You can start by filling out an online or offline application form. Fill in the right details as asked, and submit the form to the admission office, either by hand or through an email to the admission mail inbox.

Step 2 – Submit the Necessary Documents

The next step is to submit the necessary documents along with the application form. You must have all the below-listed documents handy before you submit the application form:

  • The child’s recent academic report
  • Photographs (3)
  • Medical report
  • Birth certificate
  • Parents and child/children’s passport copy, Emirates ID copy, and visa copy (For ex-pats only)
  • Family book to be submitted only by the UAE Nationals

You can manually hand over these documents to the admission helpdesk within the premises. Alternatively, you can scan and upload all these documents online and mail them to the admissions.

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fee

After submitting the application form and the necessary documents for admission, parents need to pay an application fee of AED 400. This amount is non-refundable. 

Step 4 – Entrance Exam

On paying the application fee, your child is required to sit for an entrance exam followed by an interview. You will get the result of the exam within 48 hours through a call or an email.

Step 5 – Admission Process

Once you get a confirmation call that your child has cleared the entrance exam, you must confirm the seat by depositing the registration fee within fourteen days of receiving the admission confirmation letter.

Parents should learn about the age criteria before entering into the admission process. Given below is the required age for each class in the tabular form:

YEARS

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE

MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE

MINIMUM ENTRY AGE (OVERSEAS TRANSFERS)

FS 1

3

FS 2

4

Year 1

5

Year 2

6

Year 3

7

9

6

Year 4

8

10

7

Year 5

9

11

8

Year 6

10

12

9

Fee Structure at RAK Academy BSK

The fee structure of the RAK Academy BSK has been given below for your reference:

GRADES

ANNUAL TUITION FEE IN AED

FS 1 / Pre-KG

AED 17,000

FS 2 / KG 1

AED 22,500

Year 1 / KG 2

AED 28,250

Year 2 / Grade 1

AED 30,400

Year 3 / Grade 2 – Year 4 / Grade 3

AED 30,900

Year 5 / Grade 4 – Year 6 / Grade 5

AED 33,000

Parents will have to use either of the following modes of payment:

  • Online fee payment
  • Bank transfer payment
  • Cash or Cheque payment

Parents must provide the name of the student and year group when making the transfer so that the payment can be easily traced. They should include all bank charges in the total so that the school receives the correct payment. Finally, they must email a copy of the bank deposit slip to [email protected].

There are some additional fees as well:

FEE TYPE

ANNUAL FEE

Application Fee (New Students)

AED 400 (non-refundable and non-deductible)

Registration Fee (Returning Students)

AED 5,000 is to be paid if the student clears the entrance requirements. This amount will be deducted from the first-term fees.

Re-Registration Fee (per student for two siblings)

AED 4,000 should be paid to secure a place in the school for the next academic year. This will be adjusted against the Term 1 fee.

Re-Registration Fee (per student for three or more siblings)

AED 3,000 should be paid to secure a place in the school for the next academic year. This will be adjusted against the Term 1 fee.

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at the RAK Academy BSK

RAK Academy BSK offers transport facilities, subject to availability, with charges based on different areas. You are encouraged to consider the transport fee chart and accordingly fill out the transportation form available at the school.

DISTANCE

ANNUAL FEE IN AED

0-5 km                             

AED 3,500 per year both ways / AED 2,600 per year one way

Above 6-15 Km                

AED 4,500 per year both ways / AED 3,300 per year one way

Above 16-25 Km             

AED 5,500 per year both ways / AED 4,000 per year one way

Above 26-35 Km             

AED 6,500 per year both ways / AED 4,700 per year one way 

Sports Facilities at The RAK Academy BSK

The RAK Academy BSK shows a winning streak in its outstanding sports culture. The school organises several inter-school tournaments and events, and students are encouraged to frequently participate in sports like cricket, basketball, swimming, netball, football, and athletics.

The campus is well-equipped with a champion-sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, a grass soccer field, a gymnasium, and two tennis courts.

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971 (0)7 2363995  Ext: 101; +971-7-236-2441 (Ext: 226/331)
  • E-mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.RAK-academy.org
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAK.Academy
  • Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/academy_RAK/status/1605529208590958592

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The school is operational from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon. On Friday, the school gets over at noon.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Children get the chance to participate in several extracurricular activities of their interest. The activities are based on sports, science, creativity, performing arts, and various other fields of interest.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

RAK Academy BSK offers education from FS 1 until Year 6.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

The RAK Academy delivers world-class education to more than 3500 students (including students from other campuses) of 97 different nationalities, the majority of them being Emirati.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of the RAK Academy BSK?

The academic year starts anywhere between the last week of August and the last week of June.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by the RAK Academy BSK?

The school’s annual fees range from AED 17,000 to AED 33,000.

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

The school has a cafeteria that offers fresh and healthy foods to students every day. However, junk food is prohibited, and parents are requested to abide by the rules.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

The school organises several educational and recreational trips throughout the academic year.

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

The school has more than 90 experienced teachers, and the student-teacher ratio is 1:12.

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