Welcome to RGS Guildford Dubai

Our school is located in the Tilal Al Ghaf community near to Dubai Motor City and Sports City. We are currently accepting applications for academic year 2024/25 from Early Years to Year 9, and the school will continue to grow year by year.

RGSGD welcomes applications for admissions from pupils regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion or learning needs. We consider each application individually, considering academic ability, behaviour, and additional learning needs.
We aim to enrol pupils who have the potential to flourish in the academic environment the school provides, to benefit from the wide-ranging education on offer, who can take full advantage of the opportunities available and can participate fully in the life of the school.
The admissions process helps to ensure that there is a good match for the benefit of all concerned. It is our intention to create a harmonious and inclusive learning community where pupils can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
Parents are actively encouraged to visit the campus and meet with both the admissions and academic staff. We believe that the choice of school is one of the most important decisions that a parent will ever make. As such, we take it extremely seriously. For us, the choice of school is about matching the right context for every child. If a family are Emirati nationals, they will be given priority in the admissions process.

Admissions process

We know that choosing the right school is a huge decision for a parent. We view education as a three-way partnership between parent, school and child, and work with the parents to help them decide whether the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai (RGSGD) is the right place for their child. Where possible, we prefer to meet with the parents and child to provide all the information needed and answer any questions.

We are currently running waitlists across a number of year groups for the academic year 2024/2025 with a limited number of spaces available in Years 7-9.

Applications are open for FS1 and Year 7 - 2025/26 and 2026/27

The admissions process is a simple journey from initial enquiry to first day at school:

  • Make an enquiry and have a discussion with our friendly Admissions Team.
  • Visit us to get a feel for our school and meet our exceptional School Leadership Team.
  • Apply for a place by completing the online application form.
  • We will arrange for an assessment. The assessment will help staff ensure they understand the individual learning needs of each pupil.
  • We look forward to welcoming our new pupils into the RGSGD family.

Admissions age ranges

We welcome children from age three, once they are toilet trained. We follow the same model as the English education system and take account of the child’s age on 1 September to guide their academic year group.

RGSGD follows the KHDA regulations
Please refer to the chart below to find out which year group your child will be placed in.

Admissions age ranges - Academic year 2024/25

Date of birth
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Nursery/Foundation Stage 1/FS1
1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021
Reception/Foundation Stage 2/FS2
1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020
Key Stage 1
Year 1
1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019
Year 2
1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018
Key Stage 2
Year 3
1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017
Year 4
1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Year 5
1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015
Year 6
1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014
Senior
Year 7
1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013
Year 8
1 September 2011 – 31 August 2012
Year 9
1 September 2010 – 31 August 2011
Year 10
1 September 2009 – 31 August 2010
Year 11
1 September 2008 – 31 August 2009
Sixth Form
Year 12
1 September 2007 – 31 August 2008
Year 13
1 September 2006 – 31 August 2007

Inclusion

Vision for building an inclusive community.

The Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai (RGSGD) is committed to the inclusion and support of each pupil and believes that every pupil has the right to high-quality education. RGSGD welcomes applications for all children and understands that some may require additional assistance or different access arrangements.

“At its heart, inclusive education is a provision that is committed to educating all pupils, including pupils identified as experiencing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in a common learning environment. In such settings, all pupils have access to quality instruction, intervention and support, so that they experience success in learning. Inclusive education providers create a culture of collaboration in a landscape of mutual respect and equality for all. All pupils are given opportunities to be successful learners, to form positive social relationships with peers, and to become fully participating members of the learning community.”
- (Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework, DIEP 2017, p10)

In line with this principle, RGSGD encourages and supports all pupils, including those identified as having additional needs (often referred to as ‘pupils of determination’) and gifted pupils, to become confident, global-minded and enthusiastic lifelong learners striving to achieve their full potential.

We fully support the inclusive aims of the Government of Dubai’s ‘My Community’ initiative, which seeks to ensure persons (and children) with disabilities can participate in education, recreation, arts, sports and culture, establishing Dubai as a fully inclusive, disability-friendly city by the year 2020.

Our policy and practice are also aligned with the Directives and Guidelines for Inclusive Education (2020) and Implementing Inclusive Education:
A Guide for Schools (2019). RGSGD

To build an inclusive community and meet the standard school service requirements for inclusive education in private schools in Dubai (as per the Directives and Guidelines for Inclusive Education: Handbook for Schools p.27), RGSGD considers several factors when considering applications. The aim of this is to support the facilitation of a natural pupil population, our commitment to inclusion and the best possible support for pupils.

Scholarships

Scholarships in Senior School

As a school we are committed to academic excellence and are dedicated to providing opportunities that foster the growth and development of our pupils. The scholarship programme for Years 9-11 is designed to support outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities and pupils who demonstrate excellence in a certain area.
Scholarships are awarded to suitable candidates [Internal and External] and are awarded on a three year basis, subject to high standards of behaviour, excellent attendance and a visible commitment to the scholarship programme.

Scholarships are awarded in the following categories :

Academic, Music, Sport, Performing Arts, Art/Design Technology & The Heads Awards for commitment to the school’s learning habits and values.

More information on how to apply & the selection process can be found here

Scholarship applications for external candidates is currently closed for Academic Year 2024/25. More information on scholarships for Academic Year 2025/26 will be available shortly.

Tuition Fees

Academic year 2024-25 - KHDA Approved Fees

- Extended School Day: Early Bird Club & After-school care included (7.00am drop off – 4.30pm pick-up) subject to availability.

*Subject to KHDA approval.

Year 2024-25 FEES
FS1 76,950 AED
FS2 82,080 AED
Year 1 93,366 AED
Year 2 93,366 AED
Year 3 93,366 AED
Year 4 93,366 AED
Year 5 99,522 AED
Year 6 99,522 AED
Year 7 99,522 AED
Year 8 99,522 AED
Year 9 110,808 AED
Year 10 116,964 AED
*Year 11 116,694 AED
*Year 12 116,694 AED
*Year 13 116,694 AED

TUITION FEES
Tuition fees may be paid in full, annually at the beginning of each school year, or in three instalments at the beginning of each school term. Tuition fees are not inclusive of school lunches, transportation or educational trips. Some activities where an external provider is required may incur an additional cost.

APPLICATION FEE
Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai will charge an application fee of 525AED per application.

REGISTRATION FEE
A non-refundable Registration Fee of 7000 AED is required in order to confirm your child’s place at RGSGD, paid within 7 business days from the offer of acceptance. This payment will be offset against the first term’s Tuition Fee.

Should a pupil choose not to take the reserved place, the registration fee will be non-refundable. Should the place be cancelled for a reason out of the parent’s control (employment relocation to outside of the UAE or employment termination causing departure from the UAE), the full Registration Fee will be refunded once parents have submitted the necessary documents (letter from the employer, proof of cancellation of visa or enrolment confirmation from new school). If the parent decides to home school the pupil, they will not be eligible for a refund.

KHDA Schools Registration and Refund Policy here

PAYMENT TERMS 

Registration Fee (Offset against the first term’s Tuition Fee) – due within 7 days of acceptance.

Term 1 (40% of Tuition Fee) – due by 21st August 2023

Term 2 (30% of Tuition Fee) – due by 18th December 2023

Term 3 (30% of Tuition Fee) – due by 25th March 2024

SIBLING DISCOUNTS

Child Sibling Discount
First child 0%
Second child 5% discount on fees, for duration of child's time at school
Third child 10% discount on fees, for duration of child's time at school
Fourth child 15% discount on fees, for duration of child's time at school

These discounts are applied to fees after the Discount Rate.
Sibling discounts will continue for younger family members
after their elder siblings have graduated.

Virtual Tour

We know that choosing a school is a tremendously important decision for you and your child. An excellent school provides a child with the foundations for a happy, fulfilled life, celebrating them as individuals and giving them the encouragement to fulfil their own potential within an inspiring, inclusive, and supportive community, as they prepare for college and university.

We are delighted to welcome you to our Virtual Tour. Although there is no substitute for visiting a school in person, we hope our remote experience provides a genuine feel for what is such a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming school campus and community!

Go full screen to explore the highlights and immerse yourself in all RGS Guildford Dubai has to offer.

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Admissions: +971 58 951 2021