School Life

Our school week at Edison International Academy, Al-Markhiya operates from Sunday morning until the afternoon on Thursday.

Unless one of our children has a doctor’s scheduled or there is an emergency, the parent is liable to provide the necessary documentation so that the child can have early dismissal from the classroom.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedure

Early Years:

Children in Preschool and Reception (EYFS) must be dropped off by a parent/guardian. The children in Preschool and Reception must not be left unattended by the parent/guardian before 6.50 am, by which time the teacher is in the classroom.

At the end of the school day, children in EYFS must be collected from the classroom by a parent/guardian.

Primary School

Children in Year 1 and Year 2 must be dropped off at the classroom supervised by a parent/guardian until the teacher is present at 6:50 am.

Children in Years 3 to 6, are to wait in the play area until 6.50 am, upon which time they should proceed to their classrooms independently.

At the end of the school day at 1 pm, children in Year 1 and Year 2 should be collected by a parent/guardian from the classroom. Children who are not collected on time, will be taken to a designated, supervised room or the playground, from where they must then be picked up.

Children in Year 3-6 will assemble in an area designated until they are picked up by a parent\guardian.

Late Arrivals to School

Children arriving after 7 am, are to report to the school’s main reception to collect a ‘Late Arrival’ pass. After this, they will then be allowed entry into the classroom. They will be marked as ‘late’ in the attendance records.

Early Departures from School

Children who need to leave school before the end of the school day, the parent/guardian picking up the child, has to:

· Provide the security at the main gate with a valid ID card and Green Ehterez

· Report to the school office, and explain the reason for the child’s early departure

· Obtain an ‘Early Leave’ permission slip, authorising pick up of the child from the classroom

· Hand the ‘Early Leave’ permission slip to the security officer at the main gate when exiting with the child