Admissions Overview

The Sheffield Private School welcomes children from all communities and ability groups. The school has an inclusive admissions policy that gives national and expatriate students access to a unique, culturally relevant curriculum.  The curriculum has the English National Curriculum at its core, enhanced by an enriching extra-curricular programme which provides opportunity for every child to succeed and to become a confident lifelong learner. As an international school, we understand the need to provide the highest possible level of education which, most importantly, allows world-wide opportunities for our students. Our students progress on to a wide range of universities and higher education institutes across the world. 

Students begin their educational journey in Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) where they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. From Year 1, students move to the English National Curriculum, enhanced and adapted to take account of our multi-cultural student body and our status as an international school.  In Years 10 and 11, students study for IGCSEs accredited by Cambridge International Exams (CIE), AQA and Edexcel examination boards.  We also offer a range of vocational BTEC First courses for students who want the option of just course work leading to a qualification rather than examinations.  In Years 12 and 13, students have the choice of a wide range of AS and A Level subjects along with some BTEC options.

The academic year usually runs from September to June. Students are admitted throughout the year, subject to availability of seats and compliance with guidelines issued by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority).

We aim to make the process of finding out about the school and applying for a place as easy as possible. Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you. For advice and help please contact our Admissions Office on +971 (0)4 267 8444 Ext 225, +971 58 579 4359 or   The Admissions Office is open each weekday from 7.30 am until 5.00 pm and to 4.00 pm on Thursdays.

Alternatively, please use our enquiry form to contact us. 


Dubai is committed to inclusivity as is Britus Education. In line with this, the school is committed to being as inclusive as possible and aims to support both gifted students and those students of determination. The school offers additional learning support where we can help the child to progress. Parents should inform the school at the time of application regarding any additional learning support requirements for their child. The school may require copies of external documents such as professional assessments and individual learning plans.

The Inclusion Team will be involved in the admissions process from the outset and it may be that a member of the team is involved in the assessment for your child. Following the assessment, the Admissions Team will contact you to discuss the support required for your child.

Age Placement Guide

It is important to understand the difference between the grading system used in ‘other’ curriculum schools and the year group system used in ‘UK’ curriculum schools. The following table shows the grade & year equivalence. 

Please note that other curriculum schools include US, IB, Indian, Pakistani and Private-MOE.