Prepared little toddlers having the chance to begin school in September? The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced that the age prerequisites have changed for children enrolling into Dubai private schools.
The new decision was announced toward the finish of February on the KHDA’s Twitter record, and becomes effective for any children beginning school in the new academic year.
The progressions will happen from the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year in September 2021 and, for schools that start the new academic year in April, the change will be material from the beginning of the 2022/23 academic year in April 2022.
This implies that children enrolling in FS1 or Pre-KG in schools beginning in September should be three years old at the latest August 31 of that year, while children enrolling in Pre-KG in schools beginning in April should be three years old prior to March 31 of that year.
What’s more, any children enrolling in FS2 or KG1 should be four years old at the very latest August 31 for schools beginning in September, and children enrolling in KG1 in schools beginning in April should be four years old prior to March 31.
Likewise, children enrolling in Year 1 or KG2 should be five years old at the very latest August 31 for schools beginning in September, while children enrolling in KG2 in schools beginning in April should be five years old prior to March 31.
This choice was made to carry more consistency to the cut-off dates utilized by schools in the UAE with those utilized by schools abroad. For instance, UK schools in the UAE will currently have similar cut-off date as schools in the UK, and international British schools.
In the event that your kids are as of now at school, no compelling reason to stress as the Ministry of Education has expressed that all understudies as of now selected at private schools in the UAE are not influenced by the change.
This incorporates understudies who enlist for the last term of the 2020/21 academic year.