A completed application form is required along with documents listed on
page 4 of the form. There is an application fee of Dhs. 300. This application
fee is to cover administration costs and is non- refundable. An entry
assessment is not always required and this decision is made by the Headteacher
based on the application form and previous school report. The English College
is a school for English Speaking students. We do not teach English as a second
Admission to Foundation Stage
to Foundation 1 and 2 are accepted throughout the year providing there are
available places. Pupils are eligible for admission in F1 if they have reached
3 years old by August of that year in F2 if they have reached 4 years old by
August. If an applicant is bi-lingual or their first language is not English
then they will be assessed and an offer of a place will depend on the results
of the assessment. Foundation pupils must be fully toilet trained before
Due to the large amount of applications received for FS1 places commencing September 2013 we have temporarily stopped accepting applications for thisYear Group.
Admission Year 1 – Year 6
are accepted throughout the year. Applicants coming from outside Dubai can be
admitted up to the 3rd term providing a place is available.
Applicants coming from other schools within Dubai can be admitted up to the
start of the second term only if the school they are coming from is also an
English Curriculum School (as per the KHDA rules). Admission decisions are made
on the basis of the previous school report, and, if necessary, a placement
assessment. If a place is offered it is on condition of submission of a
satisfactory Transfer Certificate for registration with the Ministry of
Education (KHDA). A sample of this letter is included in the application pack.
The English College Primary School has a limited number of places for
pupils who may require learning support. These places fill very quickly and a
pupil will only be admitted if it is ascertained that the College can provide
the supportive environment in which he or she can succeed.
English College Primary School is a fully subscribed school so there are
waiting lists for every year group. Availability depends on pupils leaving ECPS
during the school year or at the end of each academic year.
applications will be given priority on the waiting lists.
Applications can be submitted to the Primary reception at any time during school opening hours.
Admission to Key Stage 3 and 4
of students from outside Dubai for Years 7, 8, and 9 are accepted throughout
the year. Students are eligible for admission if it is believed that the school
can meet their particular needs. Year 10 students are only admitted at the
beginning of the school year.
from students coming from other Dubai English curriculum schools can be
accepted up to the start of the second term only as per the Ministry of
Education (KHDA) rules. Transferring from International or American schools to
English curriculum schools is not possible mid year (as per KHDA rules).
is the second year of the two year GCSE course. Entry is limited to those who
have successfully completed the first year of the course and whose GCSE courses
and examination boards match those at the College.
decisions are made on the basis of the previous educational record, and, if
necessary, a placement assessment, an interview and/or a letter of
recommendation from the present school. If a place is offered, the initial
placement in the school teaching set is tentative and we may advise a change of
subject set after the child’s abilities have been fully assessed.
English College has a limited number of places for students with specific
learning difficulties. These places fill very quickly and a student will only
be admitted if it is ascertained that the College can provide the supportive
environment in which he or she can succeed.
Admission to Years 12 and 13 (the Sixth Form)
The Sixth Form offers courses in the GCE A level with AS being
undertaken in Year 12 and the full A level in Year 13. GCE courses, by their
very nature, are demanding academically and entry to Year 12 has a competitive
element to it. Places on courses are limited and it is not always possible to
meet all of our students’ requests due to the popularity of certain subjects.
Year 12 is open to those students who meet our entry requirement of at
least five passes in their GCSEs at A* to C; have an aptitude in their chosen
subjects (A* to B) and an attitude towards study that will allow them to
Due to the large amount of applications received for places in Y12 commencing September 2013 we have temporarily stopped accepting applications for this Year Group.
Year 7 admission of children transferring from the local English
curriculum primary schools.
Children transferring from local British curriculum primary schools will
follow the normal admission procedure, but there will not necessarily be
a placement assessment prior to acceptance. This is as a result of The English
College's close links with the primary schools, a review of prior learning and
our consultation with the applicant’s school.
We have a limited number of places for children with special educational
needs. All applicants whom we feel require support in this area will be
assessed to identify whether the College can meet their needs.
The English College recognises the professionalism of the Headteachers
and staff in the primary schools, valuing their reporting and assessment
systems. Accordingly, we support any initiative that encourages the interchange
of information and curriculum ideas between the respective staff regarding the
teaching programmes operating in The English College and the primary schools.
YEAR 7 ENTRY SEPTEMBER 2013
KEY DATES IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Applications received by the end of October will be reviewed during
December with our first set of offers being sent out before the end of term
one. Those applicants not offered a place in the first round will be
transferred to Phase Two. We will also indicate at that time if the applicant
has been placed on our Enhanced Studies waiting list (see later note).
Once an offer is received, a place at the College can be secured by
receipt of a non-refundable deposit
of Dhs 4,000. This deposit will be deducted from the first term’s fees. It is
important to note, however, that this offer will remain open for a maximum often days and will be withdrawn once the date has passed.
At this point, the offer can be accepted or declined. If, however, the
applicant is applying to schools other than The English College the application
can be re-entered into the second phase of admissions. A first offer does not,
however, guarantee a second offer being made in Phase Two
All applicants not offered a place in the first round and/or those
applications received during December and January will be dealt with in the
second phase of the process.
If there are still places available the second set of offers will be
made at the same time as Dubai College make their offers. This should remove
some of the stress experienced at that time and allow school of first choice to
be selected if a place is offered.
The English College offers will remain open for ten days.
All applications on our waiting lists and/or received after the end of
January will be processed and dealt with as vacancies arise.
The general waiting list. Applicants will be placed on this list once
the school is full.
Enhanced Studies waiting list. Demand for places with
Enhanced Studies support may exceed the limited number on offer. Once the
places have been allocated, applicants whom we feel require this type of
support will enter the Enhanced Studies waiting list. A place is then only
offered if an Enhanced Studies position becomes available.
The English College ethos is such that the school is coeducational and
caters to a wide ability range. Its admission policy will, therefore, reflect
this ethos by maintaining a balance of both gender and ability in those places
Siblings’applications will be given priority where possible if sufficient time is given.
Applications can be submitted to the Secondary reception at any time during school opening hours.
Registration with the UAE Ministry of Education (KHDA)
Students offered a place at The English College
will be placed in a year group as per the regulations laid down by the UAE
Ministry of Education. Furthermore, we are instructed to register all students
with the KHDA. It is, therefore, essential that all necessary documentation is
handed into the school when requested to allow us to complete this process
within the time frame stated by the KHDA.
For all admissions enquiries please contact our Registrar, Heather
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 04-3943465 x 304