At Bright Riders School, we follow a pedagogy that provides authentic learning experiences tailored to individual learning styles and levels of achievement. Our curriculum adheres to the Indian CBSE (Central Board Secondary Education) standards set by the Board of Education for Public and Private Schools under the Union Government of India. We recognize and celebrate the cultural diversity within the UAE, integrating different teaching strategies to cater to the individual needs of our students.


Our Kindergarten curriculum, designed based on age-specific learning goals, takes into account the educational trends and needs of children. We adopt a thematic approach to foster learning across the curriculum, with a focus on developing key skills. The curriculum is child-initiated, encouraging enquiry-based learning and individual personality development. Our class teachers act as facilitators, observing and examining students' thinking through probing questions that promote critical thinking. Assessment is based on professional judgment and understanding of students' knowledge, understanding, and abilities. We provide ample opportunities for exploration based on students' needs and interests, fostering connections between their experiences and integrating various areas of learning.

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Primary (Grades 1 to 5)

In the Primary phase, we combine the best practices of international standards with the Indian CBSE curriculum. Our well-qualified teachers employ the latest methods of teaching and learning to create a curriculum that enables students to achieve their academic potential and develop a lifelong love for learning.

Our primary curriculum is designed to holistically develop every child, with learning activities that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and investigation skills. It stimulates natural curiosity and fosters a desire to learn among students. The curriculum builds on prior learning, providing opportunities for students to strengthen and advance their skills. Students apply their knowledge through practical tasks, problem-solving, and using oral and written language. The curriculum also focuses on strengthening personal and social skills through collaboration and taking responsibility for their own learning.

Our teaching-learning approach encompasses integrated learning, a thematic approach, blended learning, child-initiated and teacher-led activities, differentiated work, and programs such as Hear Me Speak and Right Write. We also emphasize developing innovation and enterprise skills, organizing field trips, and participating in cultural exchange programs.

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Secondary (Grade 6 onwards)

In the secondary phase, our enriched CBSE curriculum combines Indian cultural roots with international perspectives. Our curriculum is benchmarked against international standards, offering abundant opportunities for students to share, innovate, and succeed. This bespoke international curriculum enables our students, particularly in the UAE context, to apply local and global perspectives and meet the National Agenda Targets.

The secondary curriculum follows the CBSE syllabus and ensures the development of skills applicable in an international context. Our students experience a rich learning environment that inspires a love for lifelong learning. We focus on developing critical thinking skills, stimulating imagination, and fostering higher-order skills through experiential learning, project-based learning, and blended learning approaches. Teachers adopt an inquiry-based teaching approach, incorporating factual, conceptual, and probing questions that encourage critical thinking, higher-order thinking, collaboration, and debate. Assessment in the secondary phase follows a Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) approach, combining formative and summative assessments to provide regular feedback to parents.

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Assessment plays a crucial role in recognizing children's progress, understanding their needs, and planning activities and support. Our assessment approach varies across different grade levels.


In KG, ongoing assessment (formative assessment) is an integral part of the learning and development process. Practitioners observe children to understand their achievements, interests, and learning styles, shaping learning experiences based on these observations. Formal tests or written examinations are not conducted in KG. The Student Progress Report Card is based on the evaluation of skills mastered by students throughout the year.

Primary and Secondary

From Grade 1 onwards, we follow a Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system. Continuous assessments (formative assessments) are conducted regularly to evaluate students' learning skills. These assessments include cyclic tests, paper-pencil worksheets, reading-speaking-listening tasks, maps, and projects. Summative assessments, conducted twice a year (mid-term and final), are end-of-term examinations. For Grades 1 to 3, only formative assessments are conducted, and the scores are converted to grades on the Student Report Card. From Grade 4 onwards, marks from both formative and summative assessments are considered for final term scores and grades.

International Benchmarking Tests

The UAE National Agenda for Education is a strategic initiative introduced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In the 2015-16 academic year, KHDA introduced the UAE National Agenda Parameter as a method for measuring and monitoring the improvement of Dubai's private schools towards achieving their National Agenda targets. As part of this parameter, all schools are required to participate in annual international and external benchmarking assessments (excluding PISA and TIMSS) and use the results to monitor their progress in meeting these targets.

At our school, we conduct International Benchmarking Tests (IBT) for students from Grade 3 onwards, such as CAT4, ASSET, ACER, etc.

Honors Program

To recognize and encourage outstanding achievements, we award merit certificates and medals to students who excel or show remarkable performance in key subjects. The following academic awards are conferred on students at the end of the year:

Subject Proficiency (Grade 3 onwards)

This award is given to the student who secures the highest marks in all sections of a particular grade in a key subject throughout the academic session.

General Proficiency (Grade 3 onwards)

This award is given to the student who secures the highest average percentage in their section or across sections throughout the academic session.