About Us

KES History

‘The Aim Makes Great The Life‘ has been the motto at Kuwait English School (KES) since it was first established in September 1979 and has a vision to Inspire, Challenge and Encourage. The school is proud of its history and remains ambitious, innovative and focussed on providing an excellent education for its students. Students who have graduated from KES go on to study at some of the finest universities around the world and develop strong and long lasting bonds with the school.

KES welcomes students aged 3 – 19 years, offering them the finest in various areas of education including music, art, design, as well as in and after school activities like sports, drama and robotics. We are proud of the all round holistic education that helps to develop such well rounded students equipped with the skills and values needed to become successful leaders of tomorrow. The school follows National Curriculum of England and Wales guidelines and the Headteacher, Deputies and Subject Post-Holders are actively involved in the on-going process of curriculum development. The Ministry of Education Arabic and Islamic programme continues and students are taught by qualified Arabic staff.

The school is divided into four main areas, each one supervised, overseen and developed by four Headteachers 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.

  • Early Years – KG and Reception (3 to 5 years)
  • Primary School – Years 1 to 6  (5 – 11 years) 
  • Secondary School – Years 7 to 13 (11 – 18 years)
  • Green Unit – Special Needs (6 to 20 years)

Total number of students: approx 2500

In 1991 a specialised learning section “The Green Unit” was opened to cater for students with learning disabilities; this department has become an icon for recognising and nurturing talent, however modest or concealed and providing the students with useful life skills along with confidence. 

In 2014, Kuwait English School was the first school in the Middle East to implement the use of Google Chrome in their classroom and is now a Google Reference School.

In June 2022, Sama Educational Company became the new owners of this pioneering educational institution.

Sama Educational Company has been offering high-quality education to local and international communities in the Middle East since 2008, with its diverse educational provision of schools, nurseries, and a learning institute. In Kuwait, Sama operates the American Creativity Academy (ACA) that has four campuses. ACA has obtained accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS), Middle States Association (MSA) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Sama also operates the American Creativity Academy Nurseries (ACAN). Sama further owns the Sylvan Learning Center, an international learning brand with 600 centres around the world, that specialises in providing individualised and focused instruction in English and Maths. 

Outside Kuwait, Sama has partnered with the prestigious Aldenham School that was established in 1597, with great experience and history in British education. In September 2022, they opened its doors to the first Aldenham school outside the United Kingdom, which is located in Riyadh, KSA. In Muscat, Oman, in September 2023 opened the Royal Grammar School Guildford (RGS) school that has a history of over 500 years in education.

Sama network of schools and 15 years of Arab cultural and educational expertise enables us to support our students and offer them a cutting-edge learning environment. Our commitment to excellent learning and teaching, and nurturing of committed global citizens, makes Kuwait English School-Sama partnership unique in the region. Not only do we share our educational ethos, but we have the desire and resources to create a distinctive international school with outstanding facilities, caring, professional and thoughtful staff and the ability to provide our students with a future-ready education.

Always, one will find some activity of interest, both in school hours and after school time, could be in sporting, drama, art, music, robotics etc.  Complementing rigorous and challenging curriculum opportunities, this can enhance students’ educational experiences and inspire their passion for learning. 

Kuwait English School is very well known for its one of a kind theatrical show and concerts. Taking part in drama classes can be incredibly fun for students. It offers them the chance to step into different roles, express their emotions, and explore their creativity through acting and storytelling. Drama activities such as improvisation games, script reading, and theatrical performances can be both entertaining and educational.

Art classes are a source of joy for many students. Creating artwork allows them to unleash their imagination, experiment with colours and materials, and produce pieces that reflect their unique perspectives. Art exhibitions and collaborative projects can make art class even more enjoyable and inspiring. On the other hand, Design Technology classes provide students with hands-on experiences in crafting and building. The satisfaction of designing and creating functional objects, such as prototypes, 3D, or models, can be immensely rewarding. Problem-solving challenges and group projects in this subject can add an element of fun and teamwork. The Art and Design Technology Department at Kuwait English School enriches the students’ lives by offering a variety of extra curricular activities such as the Art and Photography Committee club, Fashion club, Animation club, Mural club and catch-up Art/ DT club.

Music is inherently enjoyable, and participating in music classes can be a delightful experience. Learning to play instruments, singing in a choir, or composing music can bring immense satisfaction, students are welcomed from Reception to 6th form year levels. Music also offers opportunities for group performances, which can be both exciting and a bonding experience.

Physical Education classes are designed to make fitness and sports enjoyable from Early Years to Secondary School. Engaging in various sports and activities like basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis, gymnastics team, and many more can be a lot of fun. Competitive games, relay races, and outdoor adventures not only promote physical health but also create a sense of camaraderie among students.

Robotics classes introduce students to the exciting world of technology and automation. Designing and building robots for various tasks and competitions can be both fun and intellectually stimulating. Robotics challenges and competitions provide opportunities for students to apply their skills and test their creativity.

Our KES students, at every level, have confidence in their abilities, self esteem and to constantly develop an attitude ‘To Give Of Their Very Best.’ Please come and visit us in person to see at first hand our school’s wonderful community.


KES History

KES was founded in 1978 by Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah and Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood.


Academic Success

KES provides its students with a tradition of success to access the best universities in the world.



KES values its bonds with its graduates and works hard to create bonds between them.

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