Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Which classes does DBSJP offer?
We are offering classes from Years 1 to 8. Years 9 to 13 will open from 2017 onwards.
What are the school days and timings?

School days in the United Arab Emirates run from Sundays to Thursdays. Our school day timings for Year 1 to Year 6 are 7.45am to 2.45pm Sunday to Wednesday and 7.45am to 1pm on Thursday. Our school day timings for Year 7 and 8 are 7.50am to 3.25pm Sunday to Wednesday and 7.50am to 1.20pm on Thursday. Our school day timings for Primary on Thursday from 1pm to 1:15pm.

Our administration offices are open Sundays to Thursdays, 8am to 4pm.

What is the length of the school year?
The school year starts in late August/early September and ends at the end of June
Will transportation be provided?

DBSJP students can avail of transportation by an external provider, at an additional charge to parents.

How would the parking and drop-off/pick up work?

As per RTA regulations, all parking, drop-off and pick up takes place inside the school premises.

Where is the school located?

DBSJP is ideally located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Park residential development, behind the Jumeirah Park Pavilion and in close proximity to Dubai British Foundation and Dubai British School. Click here for the location map.

What about Extra-curricular Activities (ECAs)?

Our students have access to a broad range of activities from sports to academic interests and a variety of clubs and community initiatives.

Does DBSJP cater for exceptional children?
Yes, we provide for gifted children and those requiring learning support
Do DBSJP students wear uniforms?

Yes, DBSJP has a uniform policy. Further details can be found here.

 

Does DBSJP have dining facilities?

School Dining at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park is a quality, family-style dining experience with staff and children all enjoying the same organic, nutritious meal together. Table manners, dining etiquette and conversation are all part of the experience. The well-known celebrity chef and author Gary Rhodes OBE oversees the operations.

We strongly encourage use of the family style dining but DBSJP students may bring their own lunchboxes, but these must be healthy in nature and not contain fizzy drinks, foods containing chocolate, crisps, pork or nuts which are all not allowed.

Age Cut-off Date?
Age on 31 August Year Group Stage
  3   FS 1   Earl Years (offered at Dubai British Foundation)
  4   FS 2
  5   Year 1   Key Stage 1
  6   Year 2
  7   Year 3   Key Stage 2
  8   Year 4
  9   Year 5
  10   Year 6
  11   Year 7   Key Stage 3
  12   Year 8
  13   Year 9
  14   Year 10   Key Stage 4
  15   Year 11
  16   Year 12   Sixth Form
  17   Year 13

Students joining a British Curriculum school must be turn 3,5, and 6 years old before 31st of August

Can we join the school during a running school year?

Subject to KHDA regulations and guidelines, we are able to admit students throughout the year if places are available. Please contact our Admissions Team for further information and cut-off dates. Any exceptional circumstances are referred to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).



Is After school care provided at DBSJP?

Not in the traditional sense but our students can take part in Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) led by our teaching staff at no additional cost. ECA’s offered by an external provider will be at an additional cost.

What is the level of qualifications the teachers are required to have accomplished.

Every teacher at DBSJP will have an internationally recognised teaching qualification, with a minimum of at least two years qualified teaching experience. All teachers need to be approved by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority). They are required to have completed 12 years of Primary and Secondary education and they must hold a degree (B.Ed.) or Degree and Teaching Certificate or equivalent (e.g. BA / BSc. + PGCE).

Does the school provide English as a second language support?

DBSJP offers ‘English as an additional language” (EAL) support where necessary, provided by the EAL support staff.

What languages do you offer?
 English is the language of instruction. All our students also have the opportunity to study different languages including Arabic and French, along with Spanish as an option in Secondary (Year 7 and onwards). French is offered to students in Years 3 to 8.
Does DBSJP feature a clinic?

DBSJP provides well-equipped Health Center with one full-time nurse and a visiting doctor. Parents are required to complete a Student Medical Form and Immunization Form prior to admission that they will need to update annually to ensure that DBSJP can provide the appropriate medical support as and when required.

Where do the teachers come from?

The majority of our teachers are British. We hire teachers internationally to find the best practitioners from around the globe. All our teachers are highly trained and qualified. They all have the requirements as per KHDA guidelines. Administrative staff is international and hired locally and internationally.

School Transport

Are all ages allowed to ride the bus?
Students from Years 1 onwards can use the bus.
Will I be able to contact the bus driver and/or bus nanny?
Only the school will be able to contact either or. Drivers are not available by phone while driving the scheduled routes, however, the bus nanny can be contacted in case of an emergency.
Will it be possible for my child to have a different pick up in the morning and drop of in the afternoon or vice versa?

Yes, it is possible provided there are seats available on the required route and the pick-up and drop-off remains the same for most part of the Academic Year.

Will the bus transport accommodate after-school activities?
No, not at this time. Should your child take part in an ECA then it will be your responsibility to collect your child at 3.45pm
What about bad weather days such as sandstorms?
Parents will be informed by the school if delayed, early release or cancelled school days apply.
When is payment due?
The first payment will be due by 1st September for the September to January term. The second payment will be due by 1 February for the February to June term. You will be billed directly by the school bus transport service provider.
Is there a discount for siblings?
There is no sibling discount for the school bus transport services.
Will there be a refund if I need to cancel the school transport services?
Yes, if a child withdraws from the service during the period he/she will be eligible for a refund of the fees for any month, which have not been used, e.g. if the child withdraws in mid-October, the refund will be for the months of November and December only.