Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi

Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi

About Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi

Diyafah International School (DIS) Abu Dhabi was founded in 2013 and is a sister school to Al Diyafah High School in Dubai. It is located in Mohammed Bin Zayed City. The school offers the British curriculum from the Foundation Stage to Sixth Form, with around 1,200 students from over 50 nationalities. The campus features modern, purpose-built facilities, including science labs, ICT labs, a library, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and multi-purpose sports fields.

The school aims to provide inclusive education that fosters creative thinking, social responsibility, and a positive attitude. The curriculum promotes academic excellence and physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. DIS encourages students to participate in various extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, art, and drama, to help them develop their talents and skills.

Diyafah International School is rated 'Good' by ADEK, reflecting its commitment to high-quality education and student development. The school strongly focuses on community engagement and works closely with parents to create a supportive learning environment. It also provides a safe and reliable transport service through School Transport Services LLC, ensuring the safety and convenience of students. Overall, Diyafah International School aims to nurture competent, caring, and confident individuals ready to face future challenges.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Diyafah International School

The grading system for DIyafah International School is mentioned below:



Foundation Stage

FS 1 and FS 2

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 to Year 6

Key Stage 3

Year 7 to Year 9

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and Year 11

Key Stage 5 / Sixth Form

Year 12 and Year 13


Diyafah International School Syllabus

Diyafah International School follows a curriculum that aligns with the UK National Curriculum, ensuring a comprehensive and balanced educational program. Here's a detailed breakdown of the syllabus classified according to classes:

Foundation Stage (FS 1 and FS 2)

  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

  • English: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Mathematics: Number, Geometry, Measures
  • Science: Basic concepts in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Computing: Basic ICT skills
  • Humanities: History and Geography basics
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6)

  • English: Advanced Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary
  • Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Data Handling
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Computing: Advanced ICT skills
  • Humanities: History, Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL): Introduction to languages like French or Arabic

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to Year 9)

  • English: Literature, Language, Creative Writing
  • Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Probability
  • Science: Detailed study of Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Computing: Programming, Digital Literacy
  • Humanities: In-depth History, Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
  • Design and Technology

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11)

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics: Advanced Algebra, Calculus, Geometry
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (IGCSE)
  • Computing: ICT and Computer Science
  • Humanities: History, Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • Optional Subjects: Business Studies, Economics, Drama, Design and Technology

Key Stage 5 / Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13)

  • Advanced Level (A-Level) Subjects:
    • English Literature
    • Mathematics: Pure Maths, Applied Maths
    • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • Humanities: History, Geography
    • Economics
    • Business Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Art and Design
    • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
    • Psychology
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): Independent research project

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Diyafah International School- Step-by-Step Process

Below is the process to apply to Diyafah International School:

  1. Visit the Diyafah International School website and locate the admissions section.
  2. Fill out the online application form with the required details about your child.
  3. Upload necessary documents such as:
  • Two copies of the student's passport, including a page showing the valid residence visa.
  • Two copies of the student's birth certificate.
  • Two copies of the student's Emirates ID.
  • Five recent passport-sized photographs of the child with a white background, placed in an envelope.
  • Copies of the parents’ passports, each showing a valid residence visa page.
  • Copies of the parents’ Emirates IDs.
  • Copy of the student's immunisation record.
  • Transfer Certificate from the last school attended, properly attested (for students from other Emirates or outside the UAE).
  • Academic progress report from the previous school, if required.
  1. Pay the non-refundable application fee online as specified by the school.
  2. Receive a confirmation email from the school acknowledging the receipt of your application.
  3. The school will schedule an assessment and interview for your child. Attend these on the specified dates.
  4. If your child is accepted, you will receive an offer letter from the school.
  5. Confirm your acceptance by signing and returning the offer letter to the school.
  6. Pay the initial tuition fees and any other required fees to secure your child's place.
  7. Receive confirmation of enrollment once the fees are paid and all documents have been submitted.
  8. Attend any scheduled orientation sessions and note the start date for your child’s classes.

Diyafah International School Fee Structure

Please be aware that the fee structure provided below will override any previously issued or approved fee structure or discount. (Terms and conditions listed below):

School Year

School Fees

Registration Fee



Approved Fee (AED)**

School Fee

AY 2024-25 (AED)*

Re-registration for existing students / Registration for New Students (AED)

Nursery / FS1








Year 1




Year 2




Year 3




Year 4




Year 5




Year 6




Year 7




Year 8




Year 9




Year 10




Year 11




Year 12




Year 13




School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Diyafah International School

Diyafah International School offers a reliable transport service for students in partnership with School Transport Services LLC (STS) to maintain high safety standards. The buses have Video Surveillance Systems, GPS, and student attendance scanners. Parents can track their child's bus in real time using the Salama School App, which also provides updates. Additionally, the buses feature a Panic Button and a Sleeping Child Check Button for emergencies.

Transport service covers several areas, such as:

  • Abu Dhabi City
  • Al Falah
  • Al Reef Villas
  • Al Reem
  • Baniyas
  • Khalifa City A and B
  • Mohamed Bin Zayed City
  • Musaffah
  • Reem Island
  • Shahama
  • Shamkha
  • Yas Island

Sports Facility at Diyafah International School

Diyafah International School offers a variety of top-notch sports facilities designed to encourage physical fitness and team spirit among students. These facilities support physical education programmes, promoting overall health and wellness. The school's sports amenities include:

  • Shaded play areas
  • Basketball and Tennis courts
  • An astroturf football pitch
  • A large multi-purpose hall
  • A multi-purpose sports field
  • A swimming pool
  • A gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose Hall (Winnie D'Cunha Hall)

Contact details

  • Phone: +971 2 558 5665
  • Email: 
  • Website:
  • Facebook Profile:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

Diyafah International School operates from Sunday to Thursday, with school hours running from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. These hours apply to regular school days, and any additional activities or events may have different timings, which the school will communicate as needed.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, Diyafah International School organises extracurricular activities after regular school hours.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

Diyafah International School has 15 grade levels or academic years, starting from Foundation Stage 1 (FS 1) and continuing through Year 13.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students at the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

 Diyafah International School currently enrols approximately 1,200 students. The student body is diverse, representing around 50 different nationalities.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar at Diyafah International School?

The academic calendar at Diyafah International School is divided into three terms. Term 1 runs from September to December, Term 2 from January to March, and Term 3 from April to June, with breaks for winter, spring, and summer holidays.

6. What is the tuition fee range charged by Diyafah International School?

The tuition fees at Diyafah International School range from AED 23,000 to AED 43,000 per year, depending on the grade level.

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