List of School Facilities
All the Class rooms are equipped with overhead projectors, Promethean/Pull down screens. Internet connection is available in all the class rooms. ICT is a key component in lesson delivery. All Primary and Secondary class rooms are equipped with lockers to store books and bags (No trolley bags are allowed).
The spacious state-of-the-art, air-conditioned, multi-purpose auditorium is a superb indoor facility for students to play numerous indoor games as well as develop their public speaking and theatrical talents all through the year.
In addition to a large multi-purpose auditorium, The School has a variety of sports fields to encourage specialized learning in different outdoor games. The outdoors and indoors sports fields have been refurbished with new sports flooring to maximise the sporting experience with optimum health and safety.
Music and Art & Craft Rooms
The School believes in bringing out the creative best in its pupils. Well-equipped Art & Craft and Music Rooms promote encouragement and support for talented young artists and musicians in every age - group, while encouraging everyone to develop these skills.Art Cafes – Carte Blanche areas– led by students, are available in Primary and Secondary buildings to encourage free art expression and development.
The School provides well-equipped Science Laboratories to encourage the practical application of the science subjects, in both the primary and secondary sections.
The School has Six Computer Laboratories with the internet connection and multi-media facilities. ICT is a compulsory component of the curriculum up to Year 9. ICT & Computing are offered as optional subjects from Year 10 to 13.
The School has two well-resourced libraries stocked with books, periodicals and a variety of other resources catering to all age groups. A love of reading is encouraged from a very young age, as an independent way to enjoy learning and to gain knowledge.
The School has two STEAM Cafes, one each in Primary and Secondary, equipped with the latest technology like LEGO, Robotics, 3D Printers and Doodlers. STEAM is an integral part of the curriculum across the school with dedicated lessons in the STEAM café from Year 4 to Year 9 as well as the incorporation of STEAM in lessons in most subjects across all year groups.
The school has one BTEC lab equipped with latest computers. BTEC is a career-based qualification designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education. BTEC develops a range of practical knowledge and skills, which help learners to prepare for life skills and progress in their chosen career.
More employers and Higher Education institutions than ever before are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their academic and practical knowledge and skills
BTEC is a two-year programme and is designed to be of the similar level of demand to A levels.
At Winchester School, we offer the following 3 subjects
- BTEC National level 3 Diploma in Information technology
- BTEC National level 3 Diploma in Business Studies
- BTEC National level 3 Diploma in Applied Science
BTEC qualifications have been designed to help build critical and transferable skills that will help the student to succeed in the workplace and develop their career. Enhanced specification content help students to develop their practical and application skills.
Food and Nutrition
The school has one Food and Nutrition lab equipped with modern amenities. Food and nutrition are offered as an IGCSE subject. It is a two-year course. Students are encouraged to develop their culinary skills through break time club and after-school activities.
The School has a dedicated 3D room with a 3D projector and 3D glasses to view educational 3D videos for Science and Mathematics for Primary and Secondary from EUREKA by Designmate.
Air-conditioned Play Area for Foundation Stage
Air-conditioned play area for the Foundation Stage students provides a safe and secure environment for physical activity all through the year.
Outdoor Covered Play Areas
There are outdoor covered play areas too for the older students as well as for the Foundation Stage students.
The School has a fleet of air-conditioned buses. This facility is provided to help students reach school in comfort. The bus routes cover all parts of Dubai.
The school has two well - equipped infirmary with two permanent doctors and four nurses. All cases of injury or illness receive preliminary medical attention. All students receive a regular medical check-up, Dental check-ups and our infirmary work in close conjunction with the Government of Dubai, Department of Health and Medical Services, Primary Health Care Section.
The School Store
Prescribed textbooks, workbooks and stationery are available at the School store.
A School Uniform helps in creating a certain identity with the school. Students wear their uniforms with great pride. The Uniform is simple but smart and distinctive. Please visit Threads warehouse in Times Square to purchase any Winchester Uniform.
We do not allow trolley bags as they are a Health & Safety concern. They are heavy even when empty, children have to pull them with one hand and it impacts strenuously on that hand when they pull them and also has an extra strain on the hand on the stairs. It creates noise and also jerks the hands as they carry them. It is very unsafe when children walk around in the very busy morning and end of day timings, this leads to tripping and falling hazards.
A clean and well-stocked canteen sells healthy snacks and drinks during break times. Hygiene and strict quality control of food are a priority. Menus are revised termly.