Moving to Dubai? Experiencing the ‘which school’ dilemma? Let us help.

We know that choosing your child’s school is one of the most challenging decisions a parent has to make and therefore want to help in any way we can. There is information below and we have a professional team to guide and support you through the admissions process who can be contacted with any questions you may have: or +971 (0) 4 556 5712.

The Aquila School will open in September 2018 and will initially welcome early years and primary students, and then grow in subsequent years to become an all-through school in September 2021.


Is my child joining the right year group?

Using the below age cut off from KHDA, as well as your child‘s most recent school report, we will make sure that there is no confusion over which is the right year group for them, whether you are moving from another school in Dubai or from out of the emirate.

Year GroupDate of Birth
For 2018-19 Academic Year
Equivalent Grade
FS11st January 2015 to
31st December 2015
FS21st January 2014 to
31st December 2014
Year 11st January 2013 to
31st December 2013
Year 21st January 2012 to
31st December 2012
Grade 1
Year 31st January 2011 to
31st December 2011
Grade 2
Year 41st January 2010 to
31st December 2010
Grade 3
Year 51st January 2009 to
31st December 2009
Grade 4
Year 61st January 2008 to
31st December 2008
Grade 5

How to apply

This admissions policy has been written to ensure that the school is following fair and appropriate procedures regarding the selection of children. It sets out the requirements for admissions in line with KHDA regulations.


STEP 1 Submit your application:

Register your parent account and complete your application on open apply. You can contact our Head of Admissions with any questions on +971 (0) 4 556 5712 or

STEP 2 Meeting:

Once we have reviewed your application, we will invite you to meet with us to give you the opportunity to ask questions about the school and understand more about us. This meeting is also a chance for us to learn and understand what is important to you and your family. We will engage your child in a range of activities appropriate to their age and stage of development so that we can get to know them.

STEP 3 Securing your child’s place:

We will contact you as soon as possible after the visit. Once you receive an offer, you have one week to complete registration and to pay the registration fee to secure your place. The registration fee is 5% of the tuition fee, and is deductible from the first term’s school fees. This fee is non-refundable. By this stage, your child’s documents will have all been submitted.

STEP 4 Starting school:

The school fees should be paid for the term before the first day of school. Placement of our students in their new class is carried out by our teachers and senior team, and you will be invited into school before term begins to meet us and to find out about the day-to-day running of our new school. We then look forward to welcoming you on your first day!


+971 (0) 4 556 5712

DubaiLand, Dubai UAE


  +971 (0) 50 788 7207

DubaiLand Dubai

Apply now for a place at The Aquila School


One of our admissions team will contact you within 2 days.