British Elementary through to Primary
King’s Dubai is a purpose-built primary school offering the National Curriculum for England for children ages three to 11. It was first established in 2004.
The school is located in Umm Suqeim 3 in Dubai.
Is this a non-profit school?
Who runs the school?
Alison Wilkinson is the headteacher at this private primary school.
What facilities does the school offer?
The school offers after school clubs that include swimming, football, cricket and netball.
What is the school’s philosophy?
Kings’ Dubai offers a quality of educational experience which replicates the high standards of achievement at the best Preparatory and State Schools in England. The holistic character of our approach places the National Curriculum for England, supported and augmented by wide ranging extra-curricular activities at the heart of our educational provision. We aim to develop an environment where happy, confident and well adjusted children acquire an enthusiasm for learning and take a full share in the corporate life of the School. Progress and success are of the utmost value.The Curriculum, enriched through a variety of carefully planned activities, including fieldwork and visits is broad and challenging. Children’s work is continuously monitored and assessed and progress regularly reported to parents. Assessment for Learning is key and children’s individual learning journals report progress and set targets for development to children through individual conferencing with teachers.
Academic achievement at Kings’ Dubai is outstanding. Key Stage Two Standard Assessment Tests are externally marked to give comparison to UK standards, and results indicate that performance in all subjects well exceeds National averages.
In the Foundation Stage from the age of 3, children’s academic, physical, social, artistic and emotional development is encouraged within a balanced and structured approach to learning based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3–6) follow the National Curriculum for England complemented by local elements. A thematic approach is adopted to foster learning across the curriculum, placing an emphasis on developing key skills.
As children progress through the School an increasing amount of their work is taught by subject specialists. Literacy and numeracy are seen as the cornerstones of the curriculum and life sciences, humanities, ICT, physical education and the creative and performing arts give each pupil a breadth of educational experience and the academic depth in preparation for the challenges of the senior school phase.
The waiting lists across many years at Kings’ are extensive and the school has currently ( as of the end of 2011) decided to close applications for certain year groups. Kings’ is a small and popular school which sees little turnover, movement through the waiting lists can be a slow process.
The below Year Groups are now full:
Academic Year 2011-2012
FS1 and FS2, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4
Academic Year 2012-2013
FS1 and FS2
Academic Year 2013-2014
FS1 and FS2
Any year groups not listed above, please check with the Admissions Office as to whether an application can be submitted.
Please check back periodically for any changes to the waiting lists.
An application for registration can be obtained directly from the school or downloaded from the link on the right sidebar.
The application form must be complete and submitted to the school including copies of legal documents as requested within the application form. This will include the following:
2 copies of child’s passport (including residence visa)
4 original passport photographs (do not submit scanned copies)
Copy of the child’s birth certificate
Original latest school report
Transfer Certificate or Transfer Letter from current school (click here for a sample of transfer letter), if transferring from outside UAE.
Registration Fee – Dhs.500
Once the application has been received the school Registrar will contact you to advise you further regarding places available.
The AED 500 registration fee is non refundable as per KHDA guidance Assessment – effective 1st September 2010
Before a place can be offered the applicant will be asked to visit the school to be assessed in Math and English. These assessments are based on current UK National Curriculum levels that are expected at your child’s current age. This will involve spending a morning at the school in the class he or she will be placed in and will give your child the opportunity to have a taste of school life at Kings’ Dubai.
Successful applicants will be notified by letter that a place has been offered. In all cases the parent or guardian will be notified of the outcome of the assessment by telephone.
In order to secure the place offered you will be requested to place a deposit of Dhs.3,000. This may be paid in cash or by cheque to Kings’ Dubai School. This deposit will be deducted from your child’s first terms fees.
Once the school is in receipt of your deposit you will be given a welcome pack which will include a copy of the school’s Information for Parent’s Handbook.
School fees for the academic year 2010/2011 are as follows :
FS1 &FS2 : Dhs 30,680
Year1-4 : Dhs 38,686
Year5,6 : Dhs 46,690
Please note that at the end of each academic year existing parents will be requested and expected to pay Dhs.1000 security deposit against the new Winter term’s fees (deductible from the Winter Term invoice). Failing to do so may jeopardize you child’s place.
Forms downloadable on the right sidebar >
Outstanding (as of 2011)