Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Aldenham Prep Riyadh: Curriculum Uncovered

Bringing together the best of academia, creativity and sports, our varied curriculum ensures pupils receive an all-round education. At Aldenham Prep Riyadh, our pupils are challenged and supported as they journey through gaining understanding, knowledge and skills across our British curriculum. 

The key to our innovative approach to learning is getting to know each individual pupil. We understand what works best for each pupil so they are content in their learning, feel secure and make excellent progress. 

Developing Core Skills 

From Reception onwards, our pupils are introduced to a more formal and structured style of learning, whilst still keeping it fun and engaging. It’s important for our pupils to not only develop core skills in subjects like mathematics and English, but also to develop their love for learning. 

We have ensured that all our pupils regularly participate in reading, whether in groups or as a solo activity. At Aldenham Prep Riyadh, we consider reading to be the key to learning and life, and use the Oxford Reading Tree (a scheme of books tailored to teach reading through phonetics) to help our pupils establish this fundamental skill. As further encouragement, we have also integrated reading nooks throughout the school building, as well as a library filled with a variety of books to spark inspiration within our pupils. 

Culture and Heritage 

As a school in Riyadh, we have paid special attention in ensuring the curriculum we deliver fits within the context of being a school in Saudi Arabia. Although based on the British curriculum, Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Social Studies are central components to our pupil’s learning. Leading our Arabic and Islamic Studies department is Mr Mohamed Aljouma, who has worked across schools in Saudi Arabia for 13 years focusing on global education. 

It’s essential that pupils develop a strong and meaningful understanding of their culture and heritage, whilst following a curriculum that develops them as a whole. In addition to being part of the core program, pupils also have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Arabic language through our co-curricular classes. We also offer a choice of other activities, including Spanish, Drama and STEM. 

The central focus of our all-round approach to education is to bring forth the necessary building blocks for your child to excel in their learning. By providing a nurturing start to their schooling, pupils gain the curiosity, confidence and capability to succeed in all aspects of our varied curriculum.  

To discover how we can help facilitate your child’s education, book a visit to our school today!

Aldenham UK

Founded in 1597, Aldenham UK is the flagship of the Aldenham Foundation and is steeped in history, with over 425 years of academic excellence. Aldenham UK - and all of our schools - embodies the best of timeless traditions and universal values, along with a documented history of a forward-thinking culture that’s served to differentiate us from our peers.

At Aldenham, we remember that achievement is an individual matter - whether that’s entry to an Oxbridge college, a sporting or cultural goal, or simply growing up into a well-balanced individual. Dedicated teaching is at the heart of everything we do. While we help our pupils to focus on their own plans, our teachers focus on our pupils.

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