SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

If you want to enroll your child in Kindergarten, please find all information here.

 

In this document, we inform you about the Admission Procedure.

Please also read the Information sheet on Arabic in the Kindergarten.

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Form for Special Needs (if necessary)
  3. Copy of the child’s birth certificate
  4. Copy of the child’s passport (with residence permit, if already existing)
  5. Copy of the child’s Emirates ID card (if already existing)
  6. Copies of the parent’s passports (with residence permit, if already existing)
  7. Proof of custody (where appropriate)
  8. Copy of the school reports of the past three years
  9. Registration Form School Bus 
  10. Instructions for the digital signing of the parent-school contract

Please note that we cannot accept the application if the above mentioned documents are not received. Should the residence visa and Emirates ID not be issued yet, please hand them in right after issuance.

In case you will send the application by email, please use this email address only: info@germanschool.ae .

Please note that the above listed documents are all mandatory for the application by email and need to be attached to the mail.

 

School Tours are possible to arrange on Mondays and Wednesdays. To schedule a tour, please contact  info@germanschool.ae.

Do you have any questions? Please check our FAQ’s where we list many important information.

 

School enrollment and placement test 

All pupils must take an age-appropriate and standardized placement test here in the school in order to ascertain the pupil’s knowledge in main academic subjects, see Admissions Procedure, point 5.

Before the test is conducted, an assessment from the previous school will be requested before the planned entrance date, on the basis of which a preliminary place offer will be made (the assessment regulation is not applicable in the case of year 1 students – a test here in the school must be taken before a place can be offered, as well as for students who are coming from different curricula and are looking to change into the German curriculum).

After this a date for the placement test will be arranged. The test serves the purpose of grading and getting to know the pupils in order to screen out strengths and weaknesses and to determine possible support requirements. Furthermore, it ascertains the grade level to which the pupils will be admitted and could possibly deviate from the grade level the pupil attended at the previous school.

This test can be taken in the old school year or shortly before starting the new school year in order to prevent logistical challenges.

The placement test will be conducted in the form of a computer test from Year 2 to Year 10. For the primary school (Year 2 to 4) the test takes approx. 60 minutes, for the Secondary Level (Year 5 to 10) it takes approx. 3 hours. The test will be supervised and teachers will be available for the pupils in the case of technical questions and questions related to using the computers.

Since special prerequisites need to be met in the case of school admission from Year 11, no computer test needs to be taken here but a detailed consultation with the management of Secondary Level II decides on the admission, also see these information in German: Wegweiser durch die gymnasiale Oberstufe.

(Guide through the grammar school sixth form). Dates for the test are possible in the Primary School Mondays and in the Secondary Level Mondays and Wednesdays and will be stated in an official invitation sent by the secretary’s office. For this purpose all complete registration documents must have been submitted (with the exception of an Emirates ID and residence visa that has not yet been issued) and the registration fee paid. Please note when making your plans that the evaluation of the test results can take between three and five workdays.

After a place has been offered and after the school year has commenced, the parents are obliged to sign the parents’ school contract for which the original residence visa and Emirates IDs are required. The rules stipulate that this has to be completed within six weeks after the first school day. A guideline to digitally sign the parent’ school contract will provide assistance in signing.

 

The following documents are accepted by the legal guardians with the application:

FEES

Extract from the Schedule of Fees

Registration Fee

A non-recurrent registration fee will be charged for registering a child for a forthcoming school
year. This fee becomes due for payment immediately when the registration is placed. The
registration fee will not be reimbursed resp. credited to school fees or other fees. The level of the
registration fee can be found in the currently valid fee table.

Admission Fee

A non-recurrent admission fee will be charged for enrolling a child that is due within one week
after a place has been offered. If the child is enrolled during a current school year, the admission
fee likewise becomes due within one week after a place has been offered, however at the latest
before the first school day. The admission fee will be credited to the school fees of the school year
of enrolment and will not be reimbursed should the place offered not be taken. The terms and
conditions of the ‘KHDA School Fees Framework‘ shall apply. The admission fee is not subject to
the reminder procedure. The offered place loses its validity upon the due payment date should
the admission fee not have been paid or not have been paid in full. The level of the admission fee
can be found in the currently valid fee table.

Re-registration Fee

Mid February of the respective current school year, a re-registration fee for the school fees and
the full bus transport is due for payment for each child already registered and will be credited to
the school fees/bus charges of the coming school year. The re-registration fee will not be
reimbursed should the child not attend the school/make use of the full bus transport in the coming
school year. The terms and conditions of the ‘KHDA School Fees Framework‘ shall apply. If this
fee is not paid or not paid on time, the child will be considered deregistered from the school/full
bus transport at the end of the current school year. The re-registration fee is not subject to
reminder procedures. The level of the re-registration fee can be found in the currently valid fee
table