Are admissions open?

Yes, we currently have our admissions open for the 2023/24 academic year. 

What year groups do you offer?

Our school currently offers admission to children in FS1 to Year 12.

What is your rating?

We are rated Outstanding and Excellent in many areas. For DSIB We are Good with Very Good features.

What are the timings for the school day?

Our school timings vary according to your child's year group. Please advise on your child's year group for me to assist you further.

Pickup: 1:30 pm (Monday to Thursday) 
7:45 am-8:15 am – 11:30 am (Friday)

7:30-7:50am (Monday to Thursday) 
Pickup: 2:40pm pm (Monday to Thursday)
7:30-7:50am – 11:30 am (Friday)

7:30-7:50am (Monday to Thursday) 
Pickup: 3:30pm pm (Monday to Thursday) 
7:30-7:50am – 11:30 am (Friday)

What are your tuition fees and what does it include?

Our fees vary according to different year groups. May I ask which year group you would like to enquire about so I can share our fee structure(Fee Policy 2023-24)? Our fees include tuition fee and additionally there are  for digital and physical resources, registration and  medical fees.

What does your annual fee not include:
Transport, Uniform and a Chromebook/Laptop (Year 3 onwards)

Bus Pricing:
Our bus fees varies from area to area. For more details you can get in touch with our bus provider at info@busco.com  or speak to the Bus Coordinator at 055 5225842.

Do you offer extra-curricular activities?

Yes we do have a wide range of activities(Teacher-led clubs) including  Yoga , Swimming, Netball, Basketball, Choir, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts, Football , STEAM, Arabic/Islamic etc.

Alternatively, children can register for after school activities with our external provider, ACE Academy.

Do you offer bus transportation after the After-School activities?

Unfortunately we don’t.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?


What is the nationality of your teachers? Are all your teachers native English speakers?

All of our Core-Subject teachers are UK Nationals except for Arabic/Islamic and Specialist Teachers.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

26.1(Primary to Secondary)/20.1(Foundation Stage)

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Yes it is

What other languages are taught at your school?


Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

Yes. You have the option to send lunch with your child or to pre order meals at the cafeteria. 

What subjects do you offer?

Star, Mirdif, offers a broad curriculum for iGCSE. Your child can choose from the following subjects:


- Business Studies

- English Language

- English Literature

- Computer Science

- Economics

- Fine Art

- Food and Nutrition

- Geography

- Graphic Communication

- History


- Double Award Science

- Triple Award Science


- Design & Technology

- French

- Psychology

- Mathematics

BTEC (Vocational Pathway)

- Business

- Performing Arts

- International Sports Studies

What exams do your secondary children do? Which exam boards?

In Year 10 and Year 11, our children have the option to study a variety of courses for I/GCSE & BTEC. From year 12, we offer a selection of A level and AS levels Subjects. Our chosen exam boards are currently Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel.

What is your location?

We are located in Mirdif, Dubai next to Abaya Mall, on 24b street

Who is on your leadership team?

Our Principal is Mr. Neal Oates, Our Vice Principal is Ms. Jabeen Hayat, Head of Primary is Ms. Mariam Yassin and our Head of Secondary Mr. Allan Forbes. All of our leaders have many years of headship experience.

Are you part of a group?

Yes we, are part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of over 75 schools. The Middle East schools include:

  • Reach British School, Abu Dhabi, Baniyas East 
  • Aspen Heights British School, Abu Dhabi, Al Bahya 
  • The Aquila School, Dubai, Dubailand
  • English College, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Star International School, Al Twar, Dubai
  • Nibras International School, Dubai, Dubai Investment Park 
  • The Hamilton International School, Doha, Qatar 
  • Park House English School, Doha, Qatar

What is the benefit of being part of ISP?

All of our pupils have access to International Learning Opportunities with ISP.

All of the programmes share several main objectives and aim to provide memorable experiences that enable our students to:

  • Develop their language and communication skills 
  • Experience different cultures 
  • Cultivate long-term friendships with students from other countries 
  • Offer students the chance to come together and interact digitally

What are our values?

Our Values are