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Welcome to Admissions

We are a non-selective British curriculum school in Dubai which embraces being inclusive and diverse, with our students originating from over 86 countries. This is reflected in the values and culture of the whole school community so that our learners feel welcome, accepted, safe and valued whatever their background.

Our videos offer an insightful glimpse into why The English College is the preferred destination for families seeking exceptional value and the highest standards of British education in Dubai.



How To Apply

To apply to The English College, please follow the steps below. Our Admissions Team will be with you every step of the way, from your initial enquiry through to your child/ren’s first day at school. We also invite you to book a personalised tour of our campus if you would like to visit our school before applying. If you are located outside of Dubai, we are happy to schedule a telephone call with you to discuss your child/ren’s admission.


Complete the Online Application Form


Complete the Document Checklist


Pay the Application Fee


Sign and return the Offer Letter

Admissions Team

At The English College Dubai, our dedicated admissions team is here to assist you throughout the year. Our academic year typically commences in late August, but we welcome inquiries and applications at any time.

We recognise that families relocate from around the world, often at different points in the year, or may seek to transfer their child from another school within the UAE. Rest assured, we are ready to support your unique journey, ensuring a smooth transition.

2023/24 Admissions
Foundation Stage 1Waiting list
Foundation Stage 2Waiting list
Year 1Admissions Open
Year 2Waiting list
Year 3Admissions Open
Year 4Admissions Open
Year 5Admissions Open
Year 6Admissions Open
Year 7Waiting list
Year 8Waiting list
Year 9Waiting list
Year 10Closed
Year 11Closed
Year 12Closed
Year 13Closed
2024/25 Admissions
Foundation Stage 1 Admissions Open
Foundation Stage 2 Admissions Open
Year 1 Admissions Open
Year 2Admissions Open
Year 3 Admissions Open
Year 4 Admissions Open
Year 5 Admissions Open
Year 6 Admissions Open
Year 7Admissions Open - Limited Availability
Year 8Admissions Open - Limited Availability
Year 9 Admissions Open - Limited Availability
Year 10Waiting list
Year 11Closed
Year 12Waiting list
Year 13Closed


As one of the best value, high quality, British curriculum schools in Dubai, some of our year groups fill quickly due to a high demand for places. We therefore recommend that you apply early to avoid disappointment and to have the best chance of securing a place at our school. The admissions status for each year group is indicated in the tables. If you are applying for a year group that is currently full, an application will still be accepted and your child will be placed on a waiting list until a space becomes available.

Please note:

* Applications for the 2025/26 Academic Year open in August 2024.

* Please contact the Admissions Team regarding applications for entry to Year 11 and Year 13. Applications will only be considered for students transferring from a GCSE/A Level curriculum, where there is an alignment of subjects and exam boards.


Closed – Waiting lists are closed when a cap is reached and no further applications can be accepted. Except for siblings of existing students.

Open – Applications are being accepted and we anticipate making admission offers, however, we cannot guarantee place availability to all who apply. Applicants may be waitlisted after assessment, depending on availability.

Waitlist Only – Applications are accepted onto the waiting list on the understanding that all year group places have been offered, and we do not have spaces available today. Students will be invited for assessment and places offered from the waiting list if they become available.

Student's age The English College or 13 Year System12 Year System
3Foundation Stage 1Pre KG
4Foundation Stage 2KG1
5Year 1KG2
6Year 2Grade 1
7Year 3Grade 2
8Year 4Grade 3
9Year 5Grade 4
10Year 6Grade 5
11Year 7Grade 6
12Year 8Grade 7
13Year 9Grade 8
14Year 10Grade 9
15Year 11Grade 10
16Year 12Grade 11
17Year 13Grade 12

Year group equivalence

We are a British curriculum school and as such follow a 13 year system. Most other curricula follow a 12 year system. The table indicates the equivalent year group at The English College, where students are transferring from a 12 year system. Age will be determined as on the 31 August of the admission year. Students joining Foundation Stage 1 must be 3 years old before the 31 August of the year of entry. For all other year groups, our Admissions Policy also takes into consideration the applicant’s current year/grade.

The below graphic indicates which year groups make up each key stage

Early Years

  • FS1
  • FS2


  • YR1
  • YR2
  • YR3
  • YR4
  • YR5
  • YR6
Key Stage 1 & 2


  • YR7
  • YR8
  • YR9
  • YR10
  • YR11
Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4

Sixth Form

  • YR12
  • YR13
Key Stage 5

Online Application

Thank you for your interest in The English College Dubai. Please complete our Online Application Form if you wish to enroll your children.

Fill Your Online Application


Annual Tuition Fees for 2023/24
Term 1Term 2Term 3KHDA Approved Fees
for 2023/24
2023/2024 Fees
(*Discounted against
KHDA Approved)
Foundation Stage 1AED 14,616AED 10,962 AED 10,962 AED 49,625 AED 36,540*
Foundation Stage 2AED 16,645 AED 12,485 AED 12,485 AED 49,625AED 41,615*
Year 1 to 4AED 19,033 AED 14,275 AED 14,275 AED 52,046 AED 47,583*
Year 5 to 6 AED 21,115 AED 15,836AED 15,836AED 54,467AED 52,788*
Year 7 to 9AED 21,705 AED 16,279 AED 16,279 AED 54,263AED 54,263
Year 10 to 11AED 23,547 AED 17,660 AED 17,660 AED 58,867 AED 58,867
Year 12 to 13AED 26,003 AED 19,503 AED 19,503 AED 65,008 AED 65,008

Book a Tour

We look forward to welcoming you in person to experience our positive and vibrant learning community.

Our school is conveniently located near Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Safa 1, adjoining the popular Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah neighbourhoods.