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 1-11, with older age groups from September 2020).

Year Group 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
FS 1 Closed Open Admissions will open in
FS 2 Closed Closed January 2020
Year 1 Closed Closed  
Year 2 Closed Closed  
Year 3 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 4 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 5 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 6 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 7 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 8 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 9 Closed Open, waitlist only  
Year 10 Open, waitlist only Open, waitlist only  
Year 11 Open, waitlist only Open, waitlist only  
Year 12 Open 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 placement 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 with any questions.