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Online Application form

Safa British School Applications Process

We thank you for your interest in our school. Safa British School Dubai welcomes children of all nationalities. You are welcome to visit our school on one of our open mornings held weekly on Tuesday mornings at 8.30am. Please contact Reception on 043884300 to arrange a booking.

Process for Making An Application

Please complete the admission form below alternatively you can follow this link to download and print the form then deliver it to our reception desk,(otherwise, scan all the documents and email it to along with the fee and associated documents. If you have any questions or would like support with the application process please call the school on 043884300.

Please scan and attach the following applicants documents to the Pupil tab below

  • Copy of Birth certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of  Emirates ID
  • Copy of Residence Visa
  • Recent photograph of the child
  • Copy of latest End of year and mid-term school report (excluding FS1)
  • Year 2-6, a recent sample of Numeracy and Literacy class work
  • If your child is receiving or requires additional support in school please provide details including assessment reports. Failure to disclose this information may result in the school place being withdrawn.

For admissions related enquiries, please contact

Once you have completed the online application

In addition to the documents listed, please submit a AED 500 non-refundable application fee. Applications will not be processed until this payment and all supporting documents have been received. This can be done in person at the school reception or via bank transfer (on the fee tab above). This payment does not secure a placement for your child.

If you have any problems completing the online form, please follow this link to download and print a paper application form which can then be delivered to our reception.

Further Information

At Safa British School, our assessments take into consideration the whole child. We observe communication skills, social development, behaviour, attitude, manners, physical development – both large and small motor control and academic levels. We are also interested in specific talents in any field – musical, sporting or artistic, as well as academic.

Assessments for Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 are based primarily on observation of the child at play, engaging her/him in conversation. We observe children at play looking at physical development and body awareness.

Assessments for Year One to Six involve basic mathematics, reading and writing. The child is also asked to tell the assessor about him/herself and to engage in general conversation appropriate to his/her age. Any documents such as previous reports, awards, or other indications of a special interest or talent will be welcomed by the assessor to assist in forming a more complete picture of your child.

We take our time to allow us to get to know your child and assessments will normally take 30-50 minutes. All assessments are conducted either individually or in the form of a small group to ensure that it is a relaxed, stress-free experience.

All assessment documents, results and assessor’s comments remain the property of Safa British School. After the assessment, you will be contacted within a week by the registrar who will inform you whether Safa British School is able to offer a place. Once offered parents are requested to pay security deposits within 7 day, as per KHDA guidelines. All assessment results are final and the school will not enter into discussion regarding the results.

Waiting Lists and Over Subscription

In the case that no further places are available in a year group, children who have successfully passed the entry assessment will be placed on the Safa British School Waiting List.  Candidates will be waitlisted and seats will be offered on first-come first-serve basis based on date of submission.

When a place becomes available, the registrar will contact the parents of the child whose name is at the top of the Waiting List, to offer the place. If they accept, and once they have paid their deposit, the place will be confirmed and the child will be withdrawn from the Waiting List.