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Yes, we are currently offering a waiting list for the current year and the 2021-22 academic year.
DBF caters for many different nationalities and celebrates the diversity of our student body. Our distinctive curriculum supports a wide range of learning opportunities that perfectly suit the needs of children from three to five years of age.
We deliver high quality Early Years provision with confidence and pride. Immersed in a language-rich environment with a special focus upon singing to promote effective language acquisition, our students make rapid progress and end FS2 extremely well prepared for the transition into Year One.
Our prime concern is to provide our children with a safe, caring and supportive environment, where they can experience the joy of learning to equip them for future success.
39 different nationalities.
Yes, we have a high number of British students.
We offer an enriched EYFS programme designed to meet the unique and diverse educational and developmental needs of the international and multi-cultural student population of Dubai.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and the care of children from birth to 5 years old.
The EYFS concentrates on 7 areas of learning, defined as prime and specific areas of learning.
The prime areas of learning are:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language
The specific areas of learning are:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
Learning is frequently developed through both child initiated play-based activities, and direct teaching.
The seven areas of learning are interrelated. They are not taught in isolation, but in a cross-curricular fashion. This ensures a well-rounded education for your child.
Foundation 1 and 2: Although there is no formal homework at DBF, a daily shared reading activity will be encouraged at home once we have assessed that your child is ready for this. All children learn to read through phonics. This is a systematic approach to teaching children the sounds that make up words. When your child has a sufficient knowledge of phonics, allowing them to begin to read words independently, home readers will be sent home. These readers will be at each child's appropriate reading level to ensure that all children become proficient, independent and confident readers.
All children will have 2 PE (1 regular and 1 swimming) sessions a week in addition to outdoor play every day.
We create lots of opportunities for physical activities for all students at school. We also ensure that food supplied in the school environment promotes healthy eating habits.
We encourage the children to develop healthy eating habits, by providing a delicious and nutritious snack and lunch. Always choosing items that will ensure a balanced meal.
We also have a vegetable garden at DBF. The school vegetable garden is a great way for children to learn about where their food comes from and to get them excited about eating fresh vegetables.
No, however we do have a catering service available. Lunches are available at an additional cost.
Students have two 30 minute breaks a day.
FS1 hours are 8:00am-1:30pm and FS2 hours are 8:00am-2:00pm. All children leave earlier on Thursdays between 12:45pm-1:15pm.
Students will be supervised by staff in classrooms from 7.45am.
Yes, uniform is compulsory at DBF.
Uniforms are available for purchase from ZAKS at their Al Barsha store. Store opening times are Saturday to Thursday, 10am to 7.30pm. Tel +971 (0)4 379 2575.
All parents will receive an end of term report as well as an electronic copy of the child's learning journal. Parents will also be required to attend a consultation with the child's teacher once a term.
DBF has an open door policy for parents who wish to learn more about their child's progress.
3 times per year.
We offer French and Mandarin as an ECA at an additional cost.
An inclusive ethos permeates the school community and is reflected in the school’s Mission Statement which notes the importance of respecting and celebrating the uniqueness of every child.
All staff adhere to inclusive practices and specific staff have been recruited with SEND expertise. Ongoing in-house and out-sourced training is offered to all staff to ensure the inclusive ethos of the school is nurtured and maintained.
DBF can cater for children with moderate learning needs.
No, however our Deputy Principal/SEND coordinator will be providing all the support children may require. We also work in partnership with Kids First Medical Center who provide in-house therapy for the ones who require extra support (at an additional cost).
Yes, at DBF we welcome parents as equal partners in the children’s education and encourage strong links between home and school. It is important to us that parents feel welcome and involved in the children’s education, for research shows that effective parental support helps children to make excellent progress.
Yes. DBF parents can help us with swimming, reading, mathematics and also on trips.
Yes. We offer two information session for parents before and after the academic year has started.
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park Foundation is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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