Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey...

The Kindergarten Starters is an inclusive school. The GEMS vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together by all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment. 

At The Kindergarten Starters  we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At our school  diversity is made visible as a strength, respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.

Please share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and any Educational Psychologist, Pediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g., Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) if completed. Sharing educational history with The Kindergarten Starters  prior to a place being offered is essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need, educational plan and resourcing is in place. Admission is not conditional on the submission of a medical diagnosis and we have effective transition processes in place for all children.

Students are not refused admission based only on their experience of a special education need or disability (SEND) and we give sibling priority for admission to students who experience SEND. Staff follow KHDA guidance and procedures for scenarios where, very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed in XXXX. This information will be shared with the KHDA, following expected procedures.

Admissions to the classes depend upon existing vacancies.

Candidates Applying for Admission must be on residence visa.

Age Guidelines

KG1 completed 4 years by 31st July
KG2 completed 5 years by 31st July
Grade 1 completed 6 years by 31st July

 

Admission, Transport, Class Record and First aid information form duly completed. At the time of admission the following documents are required (both original and photocopy): Documents Required

  • 2 copies of the child's passport including valid visa.
  • 6 recent passport size photographs of the child.
  • 2 copies of the child's Birth Certificate (Either English or Arabic).
  • One copy of the Emirates ID of the child and Sponsor ( father / Mother)
  • Photocopy of the original mark sheet of the last examination passed in the previous    school.  

Students seeking admission to the School from Grade 2 upwards will have to submit the Original Transfer Certificate / School Leaving Certificate as mentioned below:

  • From a school within Dubai, no attestation required
  • From a school in Emirates other than Dubai, attestation from the Educational Zone of that Emirate to which the School belongs. 

For students coming from other GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries, the Transfer Certificate should be attested by:

  • Ministry of Education of that country
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • U.A.E. Consulate 

For students coming from countries other than GCC countries the Transfer Certificate should be attested by:

  • District Education Officer
  • Ministry of Foreign /External Affairs (Country of Origin)
  • U.A.E. Consulate