Registration Details and Policy
Over the last 18 months, school enrolment has increased dramatically. In the Primary
section, very few vacancies exist. High School numbers continue to rise
however places are available at some grade levels. Every attempt will be made to
provide parents with up-to-date information, but the official application process
will not begin and enrolment cannot be guaranteed until the family arrives in Dubai.
Registration opens in January for admission the following September. For admission
mid year please contact the school registrar at any time.
Step 1 - Application
Parents must complete the school application form available from the Registrar's
Office or by clicking the link on the left of this page. A list of supporting documents
is included on the first page of the application. Please hand these documents to
the registrar or scan and email them if you are currently outside the UAE.
NB: For students coming from any Asian country, South Africa or any other African
country, a School Transfer Certificate (sample forms are available from the Registrar)
is required, stamped by the local Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and U.A.E. Embassy; students coming from Europe and North America must have
their School Transfer Certificate stamped and signed by the last school attended.
Step 2 - Acknowledgement
We will acknowledge receipt of the application and hold it on file until we know
a corresponding place is available.
If you are applying for a place in a grade that is already full, you will be contacted
by the school as soon as we receive notice of withdrawal from the parents of a child
who is leaving the school. Parents are usually asked to confirm re-registration
for children already in the school by the end of April for the following September.
It is possible that we will only know exactly how many vacancies will be coming
up at that time.
Step 3 - Assessment
An interview/assessment is scheduled as soon as a vacancy is confirmed. Siblings
and EMAAR residents are offered first assessments. In the Primary School,
these are conducted by the Deputy Principals and usually involve a discussion with
parents regarding developmental milestones, school history and general academic
issues. In the High School, assessment results are reviewed by the English and Maths
Heads of Department plus the Deputy Principal. IGCSE and IB coordinators will interview
all Grade 10, 11, IBI and IBII students after entrance test results have been cleared.
We recognise the need to audit subjects studied in other schooling systems to assess
how they might be transferable to I/GCSE and IB courses.
Step 4 - Offer
Following successful completion of the assessment, we are usually able to formally
offer a place at the school within a few days.
At this point, parents will have 2-3 weeks do decide whether to accept the offer.
Parents are required to sign an acceptance letter and pay school fees in advance.
The first term's fees also count as a non-refundable deposit, and it is therefore
essential that parents are satisfied that any questions or concerns relating to
the school, curriculum or their child's placement have been addressed before paying
Step 5 - Further Information
For the parents of IB and IGCSE students, parents will be contacted early in the
summer by the IB and IGCSE Co-ordinators to discuss subject options. In early June,
the staff and administrators at EIS-Meadows will arrange for further information
to be shared with parents of all other children.
This will come in the form of a Handbook for Parents and may also involve parent
Term dates, calendar information, uniform requirements and details of our school
- parent communication system will be shared with new parents at this time.
Step 6 - Orientation Day
The first day of a new school year is reserved exclusively for new students.
Orientation Day usually runs from 8:00 am until 11:00 am for students from Grade
1 Grade 12. KG 1 and KG 2 children will have a special orientation schedule where
parents and children will spend time with the new teacher and a small number of
other new parents and children.
Returning students will join the following day.