Age Cut-Off Date

Secondary Student Applications:
Due to KHDA restrictions on transfers within Dubai for Secondary students, only overseas applications will be considered for Term 2 and Term 3.

Age eligibility

All Taaleem schools place students in age-appropriate grade/year group levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations.

Families are encouraged to use the chart below to ensure that they are applying to the correct Year level. FS 1 and 2 are offered at our feeder school, Dubai British Foundation in Jumeirah Islands.

Phase Year Group Age
  Foundation Stage   FS 1  3 turning 4 on or after 1st September
  FS 2 4 turning 5 on or after 1st September
  Key Stage 1    Year 1 5 turning 6 on or after 1st September
  Year 2 6 turning 7 on or after 1st September
  Key Stage 2    Year 3 7 turning 8 on or after 1st September
  Year 4 8 turning 9 on or after 1st September
  Year 5 9 turning 10 on or after 1st September
  Year 6 10 turning 11 on or after 1st September
  Key Stage 3    Year 7 11 turning 12 on or after 1st September
  Year 8 12 turning 13 on or after 1st September
  Year 9 13 turning 14 on or after 1st September
 Key Stage 4  15   Year 10 14 turning 15 on or after 1st September
  Year 11 DBSJP will not accept applications for Year 11 due to GCSEs being a closed, two-year course
Sixth Form   Year 12 16 turning 17 on or after 1st September
  Year 13 DBSJP will not accept applications for Year 13 due to A Levels being a closed, two-year course
Contact our Admissions Team in case of any questions you may have.