Message from the Principal

Sue Carpenter Principal
 Sue Carpenter - Principal

Thank you for your interest in Dubai British Foundation (DBF), a Taaleem school.
Founded in 2014 and located in the thriving Jumeirah Islands area of Dubai, DBF is a purpose-built Early Years British International School, offering England's EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum. DBF is part of the Taaleem family of schools.

DBF caters for many different nationalities and celebrates the diversity of our student body. Our distinctive curriculum supports a wide range of learning opportunities that perfectly suit the needs of children from three to five years of age.

We deliver high quality Early Years provision with confidence and pride. Immersed in a language-rich environment with a special focus upon singing to promote effective language acquisition, our students make rapid progress and end FS2 extremely well prepared for the transition into Year One.

We are closely affiliated with our sister school Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, where our students have guaranteed placement into Year One.

Our prime concern is to provide our children with a safe, caring and supportive environment, where they can experience the joy of learning to equip them for future success.

Sue Carpenter

Sharon Storrie


Dear DBF Parents,

My name is Sharon Storrie and I will be taking over from Sue Carpenter as the Acting Principal of DBF next year (2017/18), while Mrs Carpenter is taking a sabbatical year. I look forward to working closely with the Deputy Head - Muireann Carroll and the whole, fabulous DBF team of teachers and support staff.

I look forward to meeting you too as soon as possible, if I haven’t met you already, but in the meantime would like to share some information about my background and experience.

I have lived in Dubai for nine years and have worked in two British Curriculum schools. I have held leadership positions for eight of these years; leading whole year groups and core subject areas. In my current position I serve as Head of Foundation Stage at Dubai British School, which is a sister Taaleem school rated ‘Outstanding’ by both British Schools Overseas and the KHDA Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.

I am fortunate enough to have visited DBF several times and I am well aware of the many great things going on. I am very much looking forward to joining the team and working to strengthen the excellent practice already in place.

Kind Regards,

Ms. Sharon Storrie
Acting Principal