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Oz75, correct. It's a very pleasant school so far. Your son and my daughter may actually be class mates. Her class name starts with a R.
Hey Zapata - an R huh - they are in different classes his starts with an S.

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It's a fun school though and the quality is certainly very good.

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I am moving to Dubai in August and am looking for a school for my 14yo son. I have filled out some of the application for the American school but seeing it necessary to apply to several schools. Wellington is next on my list. What is one other you would try. We are coming from Angola and an IB program. He will be going into year 9.

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I am moving to Dubai in August and am looking for a school for my 14yo son. I have filled out some of the application for the American school but seeing it necessary to apply to several schools. Wellington is next on my list. What is one other you would try. We are coming from Angola and an IB program. He will be going into year 9.

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Apply to American School of Dubai #1 (not IB- but AP), Dubai American Academy #2, and GEMS World #3. #2 and #3 are IB schools.
I was an IB teacher in the states I would be happy to share by private message with you the reasons I did not choose/continue IB for my child in Dubai.

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Hi,

I'm sure this has been asked and I will be doing the research asap!

Potentially accepting an offer next week, and will probably move over a month later - beginning of April.

I have two daughters aged 7 and 4 in school here in the UK.

Looking to relocate somewhere around Studio City.

Wondering about schools. Obviously we want the best we can get, can get the girls accepted to - and can afford. Basically what we have budgeted is AED80k per year. (40 per child)

Any suggestions?

How much difficulty will we find? Waiting lists, etc?? Is there a way to ask if a school has seats without just paying the registration fees? We'd be happy with UK system as they're in that now - however, my wife is French so if we could get them into an excellent French school that would be fine as well.

No sure how difficult it will be? What do we need to start doing right away? Sorry - I will read the forums - but any help in advance would be appreciated.

Thanks so much.

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Hi,
I moved in early January, with the same issue. I found that the schools were really helpful and happy to tell us first if we were likely to get places or not, without taking my application fee.
Look at the KHDA website for info, directory and Ofsted style reports on each school.
I was expecting a nightmare for my children and it has turned out fine so far (fingers crossed).
Good luck!

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Can anyone tell me if there are senior schools near the meadows or springs.

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Can anyone tell me if there are senior schools near the meadows or springs.

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Yes there are.
Dubai International Academy, Emirates International School, Regent and Dubai British School.

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Thank you, I'll take a look at those, see if I can get my daughter a place

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Thank you, I'll take a look at those, see if I can get my daughter a place
Good luck with that mate, it may well be the most difficult thing you have to get through out of all the hassle of moving to the UAE.

To be fair the majority of stuff (visas, etc) goes through smoothly, even if it does take a while but schools are a headache....and some make it feel like they're doing you a favour even talking to you.
I was made to feel like I was a nuisance even asking simple questions like "Do you actually have any places?" - having an honest conversation isn't always easy until after you've paid your admission fee.

I have emails from one school asking me to pay the admission fee that bounced back and forth half a dozen times until they actually admitted that they didn't currently have any places.

And another that kept telling me we'd have an answer on a place within a few days - this went on for three weeks until I got annoyed with them and then they instantly just said "No" and didn't reply to me again.

What I can say is that the people at places like Repton, Dubai International Academy, Star International School, Dubai English Speaking School, Emirates International School and GEMS Wellington were all lovely, even if they didn't have a place they were nice and didn't mess me about, I won't comment on the others.
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