Frequently Asked Questions
School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Sundays to Thursdays.
School class timings are as follows:
- FS1 and FS2 7.45am to 1.30pm Sun to Wed and 7.45am to 1pm Thursday
- Year 1 to Year 6 7.45am to 2.30pm Sun to Wed and 7.45am to 1.15pm Thursday
- Year 7 to Year 13 7.55am to 3.10pm Sun to Wed and 7.55am to 1:30pm Thursday
Our administration offices are open Sundays to Thursdays, 8am to 4pm.
The school year starts in late August/early September and finishes at the end of June.
Dubai British School and Taaleem have contracted Arab Falcon Bus Rental LLC, a highly experienced and established bus transportation company. All vehicles used by Arab Falcon follow the strictest Road & Transport Authority (RTA) safety standards and guidelines. All bus drivers are highly experienced and authorised and trained by the RTA. A bus helper/‘nanny’ will travel with each vehicle.
For our students’ safety all buses feature CCTV cameras and a Tracking System .
DBS is located in Dubai’s Emirates Hills Area/The Springs 3, behind Springs Town Centre (Spinneys) and in close proximity to Dubai British Foundation and Dubai British School Jumeirah Park. Click here for the location map.
Our students have access to a broad range of activities from sports to academic interests and a variety of clubs and community initiatives from Year 1.
Yes, DBS has a uniform policy. Further details can be found here.
Alternatively, DBS students may bring their own lunchboxes. Fizzy drinks or foods containing nuts will not be allowed.
Please refer to the below chart for eligibility by age or contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarification.
|Foundation Stage 4||FS 1||3 turning 4 on or after 1st September|
|FS 2||4 turning 5 on or after 1st September|
|Key Stage 1||Year 1||5 turning 6 on or after 1st September|
|Year 2||6 turning 7 on or after 1st September|
|Key Stage 2||Year 3||7 turning 8 on or after 1st September|
|Year 4||8 turning 9 on or after 1st September|
|Year 5||9 turning 10 on or after 1st September|
|Year 6||10 turning 11 on or after 1st September|
|Key Stage 3||Year 7||11 turning 12 on or after 1st September|
|Year 8||12 turning 13 on or after 1st September|
|Year 9||13 turning 14 on or after 1st September|
|Key Stage 4 15||Year 10||14 turning 15 on or after 1st September|
|Year 11||DBS does not accept applications for Year 11 due to GCSEs being a closed, two-year course|
|Sixth Form||Year 12||16 turning 17 on or after 1st September|
|Year 13||DBS does not accept applications for Year 13 due to A Levels being a closed, two-year course|
Every teacher at DBS has an internationally recognised teaching qualification, with a minimum of at least two years’ qualified teaching experience. All teachers need to be approved by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority). They are required to have completed two years of Primary and Secondary education and they must hold a degree (B.Ed.) or Degree and Teaching Certificate or equivalent (e.g. BA / BSc. + PGCE).
DBS offers ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) support where necessary, which is provided by the Student Support staff.
English is the language of instruction and all students have the opportunity to study different modern foreign languages including Arabic, French, Spanish and German.
DBS provides a Health Centre with a full-time nurse and a visiting doctor.
The majority of our teachers are British. We hire teachers internationally to find the best practitioners from around the globe. All our teachers are highly trained and qualified. They all have the requirements as per KHDA guidelines. Administrative staff are hired locally and internationally.
Yes, it is possible provided there are seats available on the required route and the pick-up and drop-off remains the same for most part of the Academic Year.