Admissions Process - Reach British School Abu Dhabi

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Admissions Process

Reach British School is an inclusive school which welcomes students of all abilities and backgrounds, providing a supportive and international environment for your child to grow in.

We understand how hard choosing a school can be. Parents are welcome to contact or visit the school at any time.

Age Placement Guide

Students will be placed per their age on 1st September, or according to their transfer certificate if they are joining us from a school inside the United Arab Emirates.

5Year 1KG2
6Year 2Grade 1
7Year 3Grade 2
8Year 4Grade 3
9Year 5Grade 4
10Year 6Grade 5
11Year 7Grade 6
12Year 8Grade 7
13Year 9Grade 8
14Year 10Grade 9
15Year 11Grade 10

Moving to Abu Dhabi from abroad? Use our worldwide comparison chart to see what year group your child will join us in.

“The concept and practice of inclusive education have gained importance in recent years. Internationally, the term is increasingly understood more broadly as a reform that supports and welcomes diversity amongst all learners. Inclusive education is not a marginal issue, but is central to the achievement of high-quality education for all learners and the development of more inclusive societies. Inclusive education is essential to achieve social equity and is a constituent element of lifelong learning.”

UNESCO Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education

Applying To Reach British School

Each application is considered individually. Reach British School has an open admissions policy, and the admissions assessment will consider ability to access the curriculum through language, behaviour among peers, and additional learning needs. These are placement tests to give an indication of performance level and language ability, and are not academic entrance tests. They support our placement of students in a way that ensures classes are diverse across gender, language, national status, and additional learning needs.


Complete the applicationform online, providing a copy of the student’s passport and most recent school or nursery report


The admissions office will invite you in to see the school and complete an admissions meeting


After assessment you will be contacted within 48 hours if we can offer a place


To accept an offer you must provide outstanding documents and pay the registration fee to secure your seat

Accepting An Offer

Once a place is offered, you should confirm you accept within 2 weeks including payment of the registration fee, signing the school’s Offer Letter, and providing all outstanding documents. A Parent Contract will also be provided, setting out the agreement between the school and parents. Once a place is accepted your child will be registered with the school, and the final step before the first day of term will be to pay the school fees and get your new school uniform.

Enrolment In Reach British School

Placement of our new students in classes is carried out by the Heads of School to ensure classes are diverse across gender, language, national status, and additional learning needs. Your new teacher will be in touch directly with all the information you will need, and you will be given a house colour for your sports uniform.

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

For More Information

Contact: Lyra Tigaronita, Admissions & Registration Coordinator

Telephone: +971(0)25822030

Mobile: +971(0)508521801


Should you have any questions, or if you would like to visit the school, please contact our Admissions Office between 8am and 3pm. Once you have been offered a place you will be contacted directly by the Registrations Office, who can also be contacted on the telephone number above.