Admissions Availability

Dubai British School is a small and popular school and, regretfully, we are unable to guarantee places as we are currently full in almost all year groups. We maintain waiting pools, which may open or close, in anticipation of student leavers.

Should the year group you wish to apply for not be open, you may wish to apply for the following academic year or to our sister schools Dubai British Foundation (FS1 & FS2) or Dubai British School Jumeirah Park (Year 1-9, with older age groups from September 2018).

Waiting Pool Status

Year Group 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  FS 1  Closed  Closed Open




  FS 2  Closed  Closed  Closed
  Year 1  Closed  Closed  Closed
  Year 2  Closed  Closed  Closed
  Year 3  Closed  Closed  Open
  Year 4  Closed  Closed  Open
  Year 5  Closed  Closed  Open
  Year 6  Closed  Closed  Open
  Year 7  Closed  Closed  Open
  Year 8  Closed  Closed
  Year 9  Closed  Open, Waitlist only
  Year 10  Closed Closed  Open
  Year 12  Closed  Open, contact Admissions regarding A-Level & BTEC subject availability  Open

ClosedWaiting pools are kept open until the cap is reached, at which time they are closed and no further applications accepted. Note, we will accept applications from DBS staff, siblings and corporate debentures even if closed.

Open – We are accepting applications into the waiting pool and anticipate making admission offers, however we cannot guarantee place availability to all who apply. Waiting pools are maintained for all year groups and applicants may be waitlisted after assessment depending on availability.

Open, Waitlist Only – Applications are accepted into the waiting pool on the caveat that all year group places have been offered, and we do not have spaces to offer today. Children will be invited for assessment and places offered from the waiting pool if they come available.

Please view the age-cut-off page for age eligibility

Secondary Applications: Due to KHDA restrictions on transfers within Dubai for Secondary students, only overseas applications will be considered for Term 2 and Term 3.

Contact DBS Admissions at 04 361 9361 ext. 603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.