Welcome to RGS Guildford Dubai

Our school is currently being built in the new Tilal Al Ghaf community between Dubai Motor City and Sports City and will be completed by summer 2021. We will open our doors in September 2021 for pupils in Nursery through to Year 6, with further year groups opening in the following years. In the event of parental demand, we will also open Years 7 and 8 in September 2022*.

The Royal Grammar School Guildford, Dubai (RGSGD) welcomes applications for admission from pupils regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion or learning needs. We intend to create a harmonious and inclusive learning community where pupils can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. We invite and welcome all prospective families who are interested in attending RGSGD to make an appointment with our Admissions Team and join us for a personalised information session. We believe that the choice of school is one of the most important decisions that a parent will ever make and is individual to every child.

*Subject to KHDA approval

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.

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.
  • We can arrange for an assessment. The assessment will help staff ensure they understand the individual learning needs of each pupil.
  • Register for a place.
  • 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. (Academic year 2021/22)


Date of birth
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Nursery/Foundation Stage 1/FS1
1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018
Reception/Foundation Stage 2/FS2
1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017
Key Stage 1
Year 1
1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Year 2
1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015
Key Stage 2
Year 3
1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014
Year 4
1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013
Year 5
1 September 2011 – 31 August 2012
Year 6
1 September 2010 – 31 August 2011
Senior
Year 7
1 September 2009 – 31 August 2010
Year 8
1 September 2008 – 31 August 2009
Year 9
1 September 2007 – 31 August 2008
Year 10
1 September 2006 – 31 August 2007
Year 11
1 September 2005 – 31 August 2006
Sixth Form
Year 12
1 September 2004 – 31 August 2005
Year 13
1 September 2003 – 31 August 2004

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.

Founders’ Package

Founders' Package
 - 20% Tuition Fee Concession

Exclusively for pupils enrolling into academic year 2021-22 and including:
- Fee concession guaranteed for 3 years
- Extended School Day: Breakfast Club & After-school care included (7.00am drop off – 4.30pm pick-up)
- Personal IT device for the duration of the child’s enrollment
- First year uniform package
- 2 school-led extracurricular activities

Year Founders’ Tuition Fees 2021-22 Registration Fee
FS1 60,000 AED 6,000 AED
FS2 64,000 AED 6,400 AED
Year 1 72,800 AED 7,280 AED
Year 2 72,800 AED 7,280 AED
Year 3 72,800 AED 7,280 AED
Year 4 72,800 AED 7,280 AED
Year 5 77,600 AED 7,760 AED
Year 6 77,600 AED 7,760 AED

CLICK HERE for KHDA Approved 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 not charge an application fee.

REGISTRATION FEE
A non-refundable Registration Fee of 10% of the tuition is required in order to confirm your child’s place at RGSGD 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

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.

Admissions: +971 58 951 2021