How to Apply


Dubai British Foundation offers the Early Years Foundation Stages One and Two of The National Curriculum for England. DBF is the feeder school to Taaleem’s Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, which offers Years 1 to 13.

Applying to Dubai British Foundation is a simple three-step process.

Step One: Please complete our Online Application Form. All applications are digital. We have no paper applications. Once we are in receipt of your online application, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have entered on the application. This email will direct you to Step Two.

Step Two: The email from Dubai British Foundation will provide a list of required documents and how to contact our Admissions Team to make an appointment for assessment and payment of a one-time non-refundable and non-transferable Application Fee.
All students applying to Dubai British Foundation will go through an assessment process* to ensure that we can adequately meet their needs and know a little about them prior to their arrival. We would also like to take some time to get to know you as parents so that we can understand your aspirations and answer any individual questions.

*This however does not apply to children from Dubai British Foundation who are automatically admitted to Dubai British School Jumeirah Park.

Please be prepared to submit the following documents when attending your assessment appointment:
a. Six recent passport sized photos of the child/children
b. Two copies of child’s/children's birth certificate in English or Arabic (if not, this should be translated and authenticated from your embassy or consulate)
c. Two copies of child’s/children's passport and residence visa (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available)
d. One copy of each parents’/guardians’ passports and residence visas (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available)
e. One copy of each side of child’s/children's and parents'/guardians' Emirates ID (to be submitted as soon as available)
f. Recent medical record and copy of child's/children's vaccination card. Please download here and complete the Medical Form
g. Copy of most recent school report (eg. most recent report card), on school’s letterhead, signed and stamped
h. Copy of any diagnostic testing or educational assessment (if applicable)
i. Any psychological assessments (if applicable)
J. Application Fee – A placement assessment will not be undertaken until the application fee is received.
Please either scan the required documents and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop them off at the school’s Admissions Office including the one-time non-refundable non-transferable Application Fee.

Step Three: We will contact you with a date for your child’s placement assessment administered by the Admissions Office and Dubai British Foundation faculty. After assessment and upon receiving an acceptance letter, a deposit fee is required to reserve your seat. A seat cannot be held until the deposit payment is received. We will advise of the amount in the acceptance letter.

Acceptance to Dubai British Foundation is contingent upon the results of the placement assessment, student interview and former school reports.

Thank you for your interest in Dubai British Foundation, a Taaleem school.