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Kuwait English School

PO Box 8640, Kuwait +965 256 55216 +965 256 29356 www.kes.edu.kw
Kuwait English School is an independent and private international school in Salwa, Kuwait. It provides a British curriculum education from Kindergarten to A levels.
Kuwait English School (KES) is one of the most well-established, well-reputed and highest quality school located in Kuwait. The school was established in 1978 by Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah, at that time serving as Kuwait’s Ambassador to Spain and the current Founder/Director, Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood; both shared a passion for education.

Following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Kuwait English School was honoured to receive a visit from HRH Princess Anne who was most impressed by the rapid recovery the school had made in such a short period of time. KES was the first Educational Institute to reopen after the invasion in the whole of Kuwait. At that sensitive time of Kuwait’s recovery from occupation, KES staff and students welcomed member of the British Military personnel as a gesture of appreciation for their contribution to the liberation of Kuwait.

The school naturally divides into four main areas each one supervised and continuously overseen and developed by four Head Teachers who, along with their staff teams, care deeply about education and the quality of life from which the pupils benefit both in and out of school.

• Preparatory and Infant Departments
3 to 5 years – Enrollment: 377 students
Years 1 & 2 (5– 7 years) – Enrollment: 392 students

• Primary Department
Years 3 to 6 (7 – 11 years) – Enrollment: 715 students

• Senior High School Department
Years 7 to 11 (11 – 16 years) – Enrolment: 785 students

• Sixth Form
Years 12 & 13 (16– 19 years) – Enrollment: 110 Students

• Green Unit (Special Needs)
6 to 20 years – Enrollment 125 students

Total number of students enrolled: approx 2500

The Preparatory Department, housed in its own building, was recently upgraded to ensure that each young child had access to diverse learning-through play experience – both indoor and outdoor.

There is a separate area In the main School building, is reserved for the younger children (KS 1) where they can safely play outdoors and benefit from their classroom learning experiences.
Students from 3 years upwards make use of specialist science labs, drama studios, newly revamped ICT suites, libraries, an indoor gym area and an indoor swimming pool. Senior students taking ‘A’ level courses (Years 12 & 13) have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre “The Millennium” and enjoy their own common room.

There is an excellent, well equipped Art & Design Technology Centre and a specialist Music Centre. The School also provides a well resourced and stimulating learning centre for students with learning disabilities (The Green Unit) in a separate building. A number of these students take some lessons in the main School building – interaction is much encouraged.


• BSO (British Schools Overseas inspection programme)
• Penta International (DfE BSO approved)


• A-Levels
• IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
• National Curriculum for England

Contact Numbers:

Reception Main School Building: +965 256 55216

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