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Application

Safa British School Tour

We thank you for your interest in our school. Safa british School welcomes applications throughout the year for children of all nationalities. You are welcome to visit our school on one of our open mornings held weekly on Tuesday at 8:30am and Thursday at 11:30am. Please contact Reception on 043884300 to book a tour.

Process for Making An Application

Please download the application form and return it, with the supporting documents listed below to our reception desk. Alternatively, if you are unable to visit the school in person, you can scan and return the completed application form and supporting documents by email directly to registrar@safabritishschool.com

Supporting documents:

  • 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 Failure to disclose this information may result in the school place being withdrawn.

To complete your application, we require an AED 500 non-refundable administration fee. This can be made by cash or cheque at the school’s reception desk or by bank transfer. Click here for the bank transfer details.

Once we are in the receipt of your application form, supporting documents and application fee, you will be contact by our admissions team to arrange a school visit.

For admissions related enquiries, please contact registrar@safabritishschool.com 

 

Further Information

School visits for Foundation Stage 1 and Foundation Stage 2 are based primarily on observation of the child at play in a classroom setting, engaging them in conversation and looking at physical development and body awareness.

Assessments for Year 1 to 6 are conducted either individually or in the form of a small group to ensure that it is a relaxed, stress-free experience. They include basic mathematics, reading and writing. The child is also asked to tell the assessor about themselves and to engage in general conversation appropriate to their age. Any documents such as previous reports, awards, or other indications of a special interest or talent will be welcomed to assist in forming a more complete picture of your child.

Our observations and 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.

We take our time to allow us to get to know your child and observations and assessments will normally take 30-50 minutes.

All observation and assessment documents, results and comments remain the property of Safa British School. After the observation/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 days, as per KHDA guidelines. All 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 our waiting list and seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.