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  • A Global Family

    The world is full of opportunities. We give your child a place to grow so they can reach out and grab them.

  • Learning for Everyone

    Whatever your child needs, our curriculum inspires them to reach their full potential.

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  • Building The Whole Child

    Our students have the confidence to achieve, but also the character and values to become valued members of society.

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  • Teachers Who Care

    Our experienced teaching staff care about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

    Our Teachers 2017

  • Join Our Community

    Our close-knit community of parents, teachers and students is our pride and joy. We hope you can be a part of it.


  • A World of Excitement

    Our packed calendar of events and activities will make each day special.

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  • Helping Children Grow

    Your child can go anywhere. We aim to give them the confidence to get there.

    DCIS Proms 2016

Primary School

The DCIS Primary School Curriculum

  • Upper Primary Students Arrive at School
  • Upper Primary Students Study in Classroom
  • Upper Primary Student Climbing
  • Upper Primary Students Working on MACs
  • Upper Primary Students Music Lesson

Our Primary students follow the English National Curriculum appropriately modified to provide an international dimension using the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). English and mathematics are regarded as the foundation subjects and receive the largest time allocation from the class teacher, with daily lessons. Our teachers use the IPC to deliver the curriculum in science, history, geography, design technology and art in a thematic way.

In the classroom, our teachers use dynamic marking which happens live and provides students with instant feedback on areas of work to focus on. Our teachers are continuously assessing and tracking individual progress, ensuring that learning is personalised and opportunities are not missed.

It is important for us that our students are able to think globally, work well in groups and be confident enough to take their own path where necessary. Our curriculum gives students the skills and knowledge they will need for the transition into Secondary school and further education, as well as making a strong and positive contribution to society. As an all-through school, we benefit from opportunities to make the transition from Primary school to Secondary school smoother. In Year 6, specific transition days are held throughout the year so children can get a taste of what Secondary is like and feel confident and supported moving up.

Our students benefit from Mandarin lessons and the Primary Mandarin Programme provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge in both verbal and written communication. Our curriculum has been developed specifically for DCIS students and designed to incorporate the attainment targets in essential knowledge, key skills and breadth of learning in Mandarin. Our students in Year 5 and Year 6 are encouraged to take the Youth Chinese Test (The YCT language proficiency test from HanBan).

At DCIS we believe that music can play a transformational role in your child’s education, promoting cultural literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. At Primary level, our students enjoy weekly music lessons, delivered through the Juilliard Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme. Our computer science teachers teach ICT in our computer suites and Physical Education and swimming are taught by our dedicated PE teachers.