Admission Process

Admission Process

STEP 1 – To begin the application process, please complete the Dwight School Dubai online Application.

STEP 2 – To complete the application process, an application fee of AED 1000 (non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-deductible) will be required upon KHDA approval along with the documentation listed below. Application fee may be remitted by bank transfer (bank transfer information) or in person to our Accounts Department by debit/credit card, cheque, or cash.

Documents to be submitted at the initial registration stage:

  • Copy of the student’s passport
  • One passport size photo
  • Confidential Recommendation Form for applicants to Pre-K to KG2
  • Confidential Recommendation Form for applicants to Grade 1 to Grade 5
  • Confidential Recommendation Form for applicants to Grade 6 to Grade 12
  • Progress reports from the last two years including most current semester report (nursery reports for Pre-K – KG2 applicants). Progress reports must be in English. Reports requiring translation must be stamped and signed as official translation.
  • Grade 10 to 12 Official Exam Transcripts (if available)
  • Copy of recent Standardized Assessments (if available)
  • Reports of any previously identified special educational needs including individual education plans (IEP/ILPs), educational psychologist or other therapist reports
     

Documents to be submitted once a student has been accepted and enrolled:

  • Copy of student's Emirates ID card (both sides)
  • Copy of student’s UAE Visa
  • Copy of student’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of father/mother Emirates ID cards (both sides)
  • Copy of father/mother UAE Visa
  • One photo of father/mother/guardian
  • Copy of Family Card (Emirates Students only)
  • Previous school’s Transfer Certificate* (sample Transfer Certificate)
  • Copy of Student’s immunization record/card
  • Transfer Certificate* (see sample)
     

*Transfer Certificate

The Transfer Certificate (TC) is a document required by the UAE Ministry of Education to register a student in any school in Dubai. The form should be completed on your child’s current school's letterhead and signed and stamped by the school. This is done close to the withdrawal date to reflect your child’s last day of school.

Note: Depending on the school's location (not curriculum), the TC needs the following attestation:

  • United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand: only the stamp and signature of the school
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: stamp and signature of the school and Ministry of Education of the GCC country
  • All other countries: stamp and signature of the school, the country's Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs, and the UAE Embassy in that country.
     

Please note that a completed Application does not guarantee admission to Dwight School Dubai.

STEP 3 – An assessment will be scheduled upon Application submission. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the student’s readiness to attend Dwight School Dubai and to determine a possible need for additional English Language support or additional Learning Support required by the student.

If a student is out of the country and unable to attend an assessment in person, a conditional acceptance based on previous reports and previous school recommendation may be provided. However, the student will be required to complete the assessment once they have relocated to the UAE.

STEP 4 – Once the assessment has been completed, the student’s file is sent to the Admissions Committee for review and a decision will be communicated to the family within reasonable time.

Students granted a seat at Dwight School Dubai, will be required to remit an admission registration fee of AED 5,000 payable within 14 days of the date on the offer letter to secure their seat. This fee is not refundable and is adjustable against the first term’s tuition fees. The first term tuition is due prior to the student’s first day of school.

Age Requirement and Grade Level Placement

Dwight School Dubai will place students in age-appropriate grade levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations. To assist families coming from various curriculums, please refer to the table below as a guideline for which grade to apply to. Further clarification will be available by the Admissions and Educational teams.

*Dwight School Dubai’s admissions policy requires PreK applicants to turn 3 by September 1st and KG1 applicants to turn 4 by September 1st; however, per KHDA regulations we may accept applications for PreK and KG1 applicants who will turn 3 or 4 respectively on or before December 31st.  The students will be assessed and must demonstrate developmental, emotional and academic readiness in their assessment in order to be considered for these grades. Our Admissions Committee will determine the student’s readiness for the PreK and KG1 programs.

 

Age as of September 1st Dwight School Dubai (GRADE) North America(GRADE) England (YEAR) French
3 years old (potty trained)
PreK*
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FS1 (Nursery)
Ecole Maternelle
4 years old (potty trained)
KG1*
Pre-K
FS2 (Reception)
Ecole Maternelle
5 years old
KG2
KG
1
Ecole Maternelle
6 years old
1
1
2
CP
7 years old
2
2
3
CE1
8 years old
3
3
4
CE2
9 years old
4
4
5
CM1
10 years old
5
5
6
CM2
11 years old
6
6
7
6 eme
12 years old
7
7
8
5 eme
13 years old
8
8
9
4 eme
14 years old
9
9
10
3 eme
15 years old
10
10
11
Seconde
16 years old
11
11
12
Premiere
17 years old
12
12
13
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