Admissions

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Welcome to The Sheffield Private School

Your Child’s Educational Journey Starts Here

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.

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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 admissions@sheffield-school.com   The Admissions Office is open each weekday from 7.30 am until 5.00 pm and to 4.00 pm on Thursdays.

The Admissions Process

The admissions process comprises four stages;

As well as making an enquiry by telephone or email, you may use the admission enquiry form to ask any questions regarding the admissions process. Our team will respond to you immediately.

We encourage all parents to schedule a school tour.  During the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet our Acting Principal, Mr James Batts, and members of the academic team.  We offer tours each weekday. Please contact the Admissions Office for details of timings.

Whilst we encourage parents to book a tour in advance in order to ensure that the right staff are available, wherever possible we will always accommodate parents who visit without an appointment.

To apply for a place at TSPS, you need to complete the Application Form.

You can complete the online application form, download an offline version or collect a form from the Admissions Office to complete and return.

We also need a copy of your child’s passport and copies of the latest nursery/school reports (current and previous year, if applicable) and two passport size photos.  If you are using the online form, you will need to upload one copy of each of these documents.  There is a registration fee of AED 500 which is non-refundable.

Please complete the additional information section of the Application Form and, if applicable, provide full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and provide any Educational Psychologists’ or other therapists’ reports that are available. It is essential that all educational history is presented to TSPS prior to a place being offered.  Please refer to the school’s Policy on Inclusion for further information.

Please note that acceptance of the application form does not guarantee a seat at TSPS and that this is subject to availability of seats, assessment results and to the KHDA guidelines.

Places are offered based on the previous school report and, where applicable, the results of the assessment conducted at TSPS.

If an assessment is required, this will be arranged as soon as possible after the application form and supporting documentation has been received. In this case, an email will be sent with the assessment date for your child(ren).

All our assessments are age appropriate and are designed to help explore your child’s strengths and personal qualities, readiness and ability to access our curriculum. The information from the assessment enables us to best support your child and also gives information to teachers prior to your child starting in school.  For FS1 and FS2, the assessment is a play-based observation, for Year 1 there is a short assessment and for Year 2 onwards, children sit an online assessment using an internationally recognised assessment tool.

The school has high expectations of all its students and good behaviour is an inherent part of these expectations. As part of the assessment process, the school will look at previous school reports and may ask for a report on behaviour from that school. For applications to Year 12, there will also be an interview with the Head of Sixth Form.

If your child has been accepted at TSPS, an offer letter will be emailed to you detailing the next steps and the documentation required.

Along with the offer letter, there will be an Acceptance of Place Form, an Indemnity and Consent Form and a Medical Form. All of these must be completed and returned along with the payment to reserve the seat and copies of the documents listed below:

  • Two photocopies of the student’s valid residence visa;
  • Two photocopies of the student’s valid Emirates ID;
  • Two photocopies of the student’s Birth Certificate, in English or Arabic;
  • One copy of the student’s vaccination record;
  • Original Transfer Certificate (attested, if applicable, as per the KHDA requirements). This is required for all students entering Year 3 onwards if coming from outside Dubai or for any student who has previously attended a school within Dubai;
  • One copy of father’s and mother’s passport and valid residence visa;
  • One copy of father’s and mother’s valid Emirates ID.

The offer is subject to submission of all required documents and payment of seat confirmation fee. In the case of failure to comply with required documents/fee within the prescribed period, TSPS reserves the right to cancel the seat without any further communication.

Once you have received an offer, you have five working days in which to reply. To accept the offer, you will need to return the required documentation as detailed in your offer letter and pay the initial deposit. Once this is in place, your child will be enrolled for the forthcoming academic year.

Book a Tour

We encourage all parents to schedule a school tour. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet our Acting Principal, Mr James Batts, and members of the academic team. We offer tours each weekday. Please contact the Admissions Office for details of timings.

Whilst we encourage parents to book a tour in advance in order to ensure that the right staff are available, wherever possible we will always accommodate parents who visit without an appointment.

To book a tour please fill out the tour request form below. A member of our Admissions team will contact you immediately. Alternatively, please telephone the Admissions Office on +971 4 267 8444 or +971 58 579 4359.

Fee Structure

See the following  tuition fee for the academic year 2020-2021

There is an application fee of AED 500 per student, payable at the time of registration.  This fee is non-refundable.

There is a registration deposit of 10% of the annual fees payable on acceptance of place to secure the seat.  This deposit is non-refundable (as per the KHDA Registration and Refund Policy).  The deposit is deducted from the fees for the first term.

Sibling discount is applicable from date of entry to the school.

Payment should be with a current dated cheque for the deposit and three post-dated cheques for the remainder amount dated as shown in the table above. Cheques should be made payable to The Sheffield Private School.

Fees for admission during the school year will be based on 10 months pro-rated on the annual fee.

If a student is enrolled from the beginning of term but chooses to join the school at a later date, the fees are due from the date of enrollment.

Tuition fees do not include charges for external examinations, uniform, transport, extra-curricular activities, educational and non-educational trips and similar activities.

School reports and Transfer Certificates will not be issued if there is an outstanding fee amount.

Sibling Discount

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