You might have heard many stories from friends, neighbours, etc. that talk about the various incidents, where their children weren’t admitted to schools. In fact, there are so many requirements that needs to be sorted out, when you are applying to an educational institute. On the other hand, these requirements would differ from one type of educational institution to another. With that said, here are some of the types of institutions that are operating at present;
– Urban and rural
– Universities, etc.
Furthermore, it’s not an easy job to enroll with a school of your choice at all times. If you fail to meet the requirements, your child would lose a great opportunity. Since, the procedure is tough, you need to prepare yourself well ahead, before even thinking about acceptance of applications, facing interviews, etc. With that said, if you’re working or living in Dubai, here’s some guidelines to enroll your child in school:
Research for options
If your child is finishing kindergarten, you should first start researching about various primary schools in Dubai. As a fact, you’d be able to understand the various educational systems, types of schools, etc. that you could select from. Afterwards, choose a few prospective schools that you could afford and match your preferences.
Take a tour before applying
Just researching about the schools isn’t sufficient to apply to these options. You should make an appointment and tour around the school. As a fact, you will get a first hand look at the premise, classroom settings, staff, students and so on. After the tour, you could start applying without missing out any of the document and other requirements.
Then the board of the primary schools in Dubai that you applied to, would call you and your spouse for an interview. The whole purpose of this is to get to know about the parents, child, family background, etc. Moreover, they would also question you about your occupation and other concerns. Make sure that you direct some questions to the interview panel to clear doubts and show that you’re interested in the school.
Student visit and testing
After the parent screening, the students would be asked to come to the school for a visit and test them. There would be observations and pre-admission tests to understand the child. Moreover, they will be separated from the parents during the observations and testing. Depending on the results, you’d get an admission letter, confirming your child’s selection, waiting list or declining letter.
This is simply a set of guidelines to direct you about the common process from researching to facing the interview, when you’re admitting your child to a school. Therefore, you should research further, as these steps might differ from one school to another in Dubai. With that said, consider the aforementioned pointers, so that, you’d have a better chance of getting your child enrolled to school.