fs1 or fs2

We have admitted my son in a British curriculum school. I want him to be in FS2 as he will be 4 on August 14 but the school administration is saying according to the rules he can only be in FS1 and is not he old enough to get admission in FS2.

Please let me know if it is possible, according to the rules, that he get admission to FS2.

Default Asked on April 19, 2015 in Admissions.
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Dear Amna,

You don’t mention in which Emirate you are located, If Dubai, then most UK curriculum schools would admit your son to FS2, as he will already have turned 4 by 31st August. In the other Emirates, MoE rules now require that children are not permitted to enter school unless they are 3 years and 9 months old by 31st August and then they can only enter the first year of formal education – so FS1 in the UK curriculum. If you are living in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi or the other Emirates, you will be affected by this rule.


Default Answered on May 2, 2015.
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