Q. Where is KICS located?
A. KICS is located on the southern edge of Khartoum, just off the Medani Road and adjacent to Hai Al Raki (please view location map on website).
Q. What is the maximum number of students per class?
A. The maximum number of students per class is: 24 in Little KICS (two classes), 18 in Reception Class, Year 1- Year 2, 20 in Years 3- 11 and unlimited for the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13).
Q. what is the percentage of local to expatriate students in the school?
A. 50% of the places are reserved for expatriate students and up to 50% for local students. In order to preserve and promote the school’s international composition and outlook, no single national group can exceed 50% of the available places in any class. This restriction does not apply for the IB Diploma Programme.
Q. What is the curriculum taught at KICS?
A. KICS offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme (PYP) curriculum in Little KICS- Year 6 (3-11 years), a school-based curriculum for the Middle School in Years 7-9 (11-14 years) which is modeled in part on the IBO’s Middle Years Programme, melding traditional school subjects with an interdisciplinary approach in order to relate school work to the real world, the IGCSE curriculum in Years 10-11 (14-16 years) and culminates in the rigorous IB Diploma Programme in Years 12-13 (16-18 years).
Q. Does KICS offer any other language besides English?
A. Yes, KICS offers Arabic Language at three levels in the Primary Section (Years 1-6) and Arabic and French at the Senior Section(Years 7-13). Spanish ab Initio is also offered at the IB Diploma Programme (Year 12-13).
Q. What are the nationalities of the KICS teachers and what are their qualifications?
A. KICS faculty comprises a qualified team of teachers with considerable teaching experience in international schools and many with experience in IB schools and as IB workshop leaders or examiners. Their diverse backgrounds offer extensive skills in sports, languages and arts, facilitating the provision of a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme to our students. KICS faculty comes from different countries: UK, Sudan, US, Canada, Kenya, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Ireland, Palestine and South Africa.
Q. What are the school hours?
School starts for all students at 7:30am and finishes at 1:00pm for Little KICS and Reception Class students. Year 1- Year 13 students finish at 2:25pm.
Q. Does KICS offer any after school activities?
A. Yes, KICS offers a wide range of Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) after school hours for Years 1-13 throughout the academic year. These activities include: Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water Sports, Horse Riding, Golf, International Award, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Arts and Crafts, Sewing, Production, Theatrical Design, Acting and Directing, MUN, Debating, Science Club, Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Silver/ Bronze Band, Voice, Instrumental Tuition Programme (ITP), Games and Puzzles and Judo.
Parents register their children for ECAs online through the school's Parental Portal (log in details and passwords are provided by the school).
Q. When can I submit an application to KICS?
Q. What documentation do I need to submit in order to apply?
A. To apply to KICS, the following application requirements must be submitted:
1. Completed KICS application form- which can be collected from the Registrar’s Office or downloaded from the website.
2. Copy of student passport.
3. Two photos of applicant.
4. Application fee.
5. Recent school report.
For Little KICS entrants the Online LK Admissions Form is also required. You can access it by clicking here.
For entrants to Year 10/11 and 12/13 options forms must also be submitted. These can either be collected from the Registrar’s Office or sent via email.
Once the complete application file is submitted to the Registrar, and if a vacancy is available, the applicant will be invited to take the KICS admissions assessments before a confirmed place at KICS can be offered.
Q. Do all applicants need to take the admissions assessed?
A. Yes, all applicants to KICS must be assessed prior to being offered a confirmed place at KICS. This is a standard procedure for all year groups to reconfirm class placement and ensure appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy that will enable the student to benefit from the educational programmes that KICS offers.
Q. What is the nature of your assessments?
A. Please refer to the Admissions Assessments under Admissions by clicking here
Q. How are overseas applications processed?
A. Upon submition of the complete application file, overseas families who wish to guarantee confirmed places for their children at KICS before their arrival in Khartoum may elect the option of overseas admissions assessments. This option is offered for students applying for Years 3-12. Families can provide contact details of their children’s current schools and the Registrar will arrange to send the assessment papers via email provided that the schools are willing to administer and return the completed papers via email or courier.
Q. How long does it take for parents to be informed of the school’s decision?
A. Generally the decision is communicated to the family within one week, however in some cases, this period can be extended if more information is needed and parents will be advised accordingly.
Q. Does KICS have a Uniform Policy?
A. Yes, KICS uniform is intended to offer a practical way of ensuring that children arrive at school looking smart and neat, whilst also ensuring that there are no opportunities for flamboyant or unnecessarily ‘fashionable’ clothing. There remains some choice in what is to be worn, which offers a degree of latitude for individual preferences. Please refer to the KICS Student Dress Code which can be found under Admissions/Applications Downloads.
Q. Does KICS have a bus service?