Kings School, Dubai

About Kings School, Dubai

Kings’ School, Dubai, is well-recognised for its world-class facilities and high-quality education system. The school has a KHDA rating of ‘Outstanding.’ It has consistently been recognised by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau as well. 

The school follows a curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England to provide an enriching and integrated learning experience for all children. With holistic development as its aim, the students are taught qualities like collaboration, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence, along with reading, writing, maths, and using technology.

Learning at Kings’ extends beyond the classroom. Students are divided into four houses and participate in various cultural activities and competitions. Extracurricular activities include internal and external (paid) clubs, like Dragons Den business club, ballet, karate, Zumba, cooking, etc. Competitive and non-competitive sports are also given equal importance. The school also offers music programmes in collaboration with the Centre for Musical Arts. 

Kings’ School is an inclusive school. It offers services and facilities to deliver education for children with disabilities. This includes qualified special educators, speech and language therapists, dyslexic intervention specialists, communication specialists, and counsellors. The school also offers diagnostic assessment and identification facilities. 

At Kings’, educators believe children learn best when they are happy. So, children’s well-being and happiness are a primary focus. Achievements and success, no matter how small, are celebrated, and the next steps towards development are taken.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Kings' School, Dubai

Kings' School, Dubai, follows the British curriculum from FS1 to Year 6. The grading system is as follows:

SECTION

YEAR

Foundation Stage

FS1 - FS2

Key Stage 1

Year 1 - Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 - Year 6

Kings' School, Dubai, Syllabus

Kings' School, Dubai, has a unique syllabus based on the National Curriculum for England and the Early Years Foundation Stage. The curriculum is concept-based to ensure a more meaningful learning experience. Students also learn Arabic, French, and Spanish, along with ICT, physical education, swimming, Islamic education, and music. 

The details of the syllabus are as follows:

FOUNDATIONAL STAGE (AGE 3–5)

The curriculum for the foundational stage is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is focused on 7 learning areas (3 prime and 4 specific). These areas are:

Prime Areas 

  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy development
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Children at this stage learn through playing and exploring, active learning, and creative and critical thinking. 

PRIMARY LEVEL (AGES 5–11)

The primary level is divided into two stages: Key Stage 1 (Ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11). The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England. Children are taught using a variety of methods, including experiential learning and active participation. They learn to grow their own vegetables, campaign for the environment, and go on field trips to places like Dubai Creek, Burj Khalifa, and the Etihad Museum. 

The aim is to develop critical thinking, risk-taking, imagination, emotional intelligence, and confidence and provide various opportunities. 

Academic Calendar

The academic year at Kings’ School is divided into three terms:

  • First Term (Autumn Term): August to December 
  • Second Term (Spring Term): January to March
  • Third Term (Summer Term): April to July 

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Kings' School, Dubai - Step-by-Step Process

Kings’ School, Dubai, welcomes applications throughout the year. However, applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The admissions process is simple. Here are the steps you can follow:

Step 1: Online Application 

To begin the admissions process at Kings’ School, parents must complete a short enquiry form available on the official website. Upon successful submission, you’ll receive an automated confirmation email. Within 2 working days, an enrolment specialist will contact you to brief you about the application process. 

Step 2: Application and Document Submission

You’ll receive login details for the parent registration portal. You have to upload the required documents and pay a non-refundable amount of AED 500 + VAT online. 

The next step is to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of the child’s passport and resilience visa
  • Copy of the birth certificate
  • A copy of the child’s Emirates ID 
  • Coloured copy of both parent's passports
  • Copy of both parents’ visas
  • Copy of both parents’ Emirates ID
  • Four recent passport-size photos of the child
  • Copy of the child’s latest school report
  • If applying to secondary school, previous two- or three-year reports are required.
  • Learning support documentation (if applicable)
  • Leaving certificate from current school if transferring from outside Dubai

Step 3: Assessment

Depending on your availability, you next have to book an assessment date. The assessment details are as follows:

  • FS1 and FS2: Play-based observational learning. The child’s ability to communicate, follow instructions, and interact is checked.
  • Years 1–2: A teacher-led assessment is done.
  • Years 3–6: Students have to take a computer-based cognitive ability test. The test takes approximately two hours. 

The result of the assessment is given in a little while, and the successful applicants receive an offer letter. The letter is valid for only ten days from receipt. You can secure the seat by paying 25% of the annual school fees online.

To gain admission, you have to abide by the following age criteria given by the school: 

GRADE

MINIMUM AGE BY 31ST AUGUST

MAXIMUM AGE

FS1

3 Years

-

FS2

4 Years

-

Year 1

5 Years

-

Year 2

6 Years

-

Year 3

7 Years

9 Years

Year 4

8 Years

10 Years

Year 5

9 Years

11 Years

Year 6

10 Years

12 Years

Kings' School, Dubai, School Fees Structure

Parents can pay the fees through online payment methods. The fee structure of Kings’ School is as follows:

GRADE

TOTAL FEE IN AED

FS1

AED 44,928

FS2

AED 44,928

Year 1

AED 56,652

Year 2

AED 56,652

Year 3

AED 56,652

Year 4

AED 56,652

Year 5

AED 68,374

Year 6

AED 68,374

The school also charges some additional fees:

FEE TYPE

ANNUAL FEE

Uniform 

AED 500 - AED 1,100

School Trips 

AED 10 - AED 1,000

Learning Support Assistants 

AED 0 - AED 80,340

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Kings' School, Dubai

The school does not offer a transportation facility. 

Sports Facilities at Kings' School, Dubai

Kings’ School offers extensive sports facilities because both competitive and non-competitive sports are valued. This includes an Astro football pitch, a 50-metre running track, and a 25-metre swimming pool. The school also has a gymnasium and two hard courts.

Other Facilities at Kings' School, Dubai

The school also offers facilities that enhance the learning experience. These include two performing arts auditoriums, a library, indoor and outdoor play areas, breakout spaces outside classrooms for group work, a medical clinic, and cafeterias. 

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971 4 348 3939
  • E-mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: https://kings-edu.com/dubai/  
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KingsSchoolDubai   
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsdubaiuae

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

The school has different operating times for different grades. These are as follows:

  • Foundation Stage 1: Monday-Thursday, 8 am to 12:40 pm; Friday, 8 am to 11:30 am 
  • Foundation Stage 2: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 am to 1:40 pm; Friday, 7:45 am to 11:30 am 
  • Years 1 and 2: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 am to 2:25 pm; Friday, 7:45 am to 11:30 am 
  • Years 3-6: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 am to 2:40 pm; Friday, 7:45 am to 11:45 am 

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

Yes, the school offers extracurricular activities to encourage students to participate in activities outside of their classrooms.

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

Kings’ School Dubai offers grade levels from FS1 to Year 6.

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

Kings’ School, Dubai, currently has over 1,000 students enrolled in the school.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Kings' School, Dubai?

An academic year at Kings’ School, Dubai, commences in August and ends in July of the following year.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Kings' School, Dubai?

The tuition fee charged by Kings’ School, Dubai, ranges from AED 44,928 to AED 68,374, depending on your grade.

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

Yes, the school offers healthy school meals, high in fibre and low in calories, for students.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

The school takes its students on frequent field trips to different places. It holds a winter holiday camp in partnership with Ecoventure and Engineers To Be to offer various activities like archery, basketball, engineering, STEM, martial arts, and performing arts.

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

The school has a faculty of 80 teachers with 47 teaching assistants.

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