How do we apply for a place? 

As with all private independent schools, admission is sought through the application procedure. Please return:

  • Completed application form
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport
  • Copies of the applicant’s residence visa and Emirates ID (or as soon as issued)
  • Copy of applicant’s birth certificate
  • For Year 1 applicants and above, a copy of their most recent full school report
  • Three passport sized colour photographs
  • AED 500 non-refundable application fee (cash or cheque only)

What are your fees? 

Please refer to the fees page

How can I schedule a tour?

  • We would always advise a look around the school and to meet our team to get a feel for our school. School tours are available by appointment only. Please contact the Admissions office to reserve a date at +971 4 394 3465 or email admisions@englishcollege.ac.ae

What happens after I’ve submitted my child’s application?

After a completed application is submitted and received, the Admissions staff process and review the application. An email is sent acknowledging receipt and depending on the application, the applicant would either :

  • Receive an offer of a school place
  • Be invited for an assessment
  • Be placed on the waiting list
  • Receive a denial of a school place

Does my child have to sit an assessment? 

We cater for students with a wide ability range and we will carry out assessments in English, Mathematics and general cognitive ability. This will help us to ascertain whether or not there is a concern that we may not be able to meet their learning needs. The decision to assess can also be based on comments in the student’s school report or other reports from specialist services such as educational psychologists.  An assessment may also be required if English is not their first language.  Our school does not teach English as a second language so each successful applicant must have a level of English appropriate to the Year Group that they are entering.  Assessments are carried out usually on a one to one basis, with the school’s Principal on school premises.  They cover a range of activities designed to measure the applicant’s academic, social and physical development. Younger applicants will require around one hour whereas older applicants may be assessed over a two hour period.

An offer of a place will depend on the results of the entry assessment.

What is the nationality /qualifications of teachers? 

  • The majority of our teachers are British nationals. All of our teachers are qualified and have experience with the English National Curriculum.

Why does my child have to repeat parts of the year? Students from the Southern Hemisphere e.g. Australia, South Africa. 

The academic year in the Southern Hemisphere is different from that in the UAE which starts from September for British Curriculum Schools. The KHDA requires a transfer certificate from the previous school in order to register and their rules are strict on the year of entry.  For example, a student completing Year 5 in December in the Southern Hemisphere would be able to join Year 6 at our school in January, but no later. As the student will have missed a full term of Year 6, however, entry into Year 6 in January would also depend on a successful entry assessment. Whereas a student transferring to our school in September would continue with Year 5, as they will not have completed that year in their previous school.

Where do we buy the uniform? 

There is a full uniform list and details of where to purchase uniform items in the Parents’ Handbook which is issued to parents on acceptance of the offer of a school place. All items are available for purchase from Magrudy’s, located on Beach Road in Jumeriah 1, Dubai.  Contact details are magrudy.com and Tel 04 344 4193.

How does the school communicate with parents?

All individual information is sent to parents via email and through the use of planners that the children will bring home each day. All general information, newsletters and calendar information is available on the website and through the D6 School Communicator.

How many different nationalities are in the school? 

There are approximately 19 different nationalities giving the school a wonderful cultural mix that will benefit students enormously.


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