Parents FAQ – British Curriculum School in Dubai | Hartland International School


Yes, we do offer transportation. RTA is the bus company that provides our school transportation to students from FS1 to Year 7.

For further information, kindly contact Ms Hanna at 04 2224222/ 04 4079474 or

Our school hours for the Foundation Stage 1 & 2 are from 8.00 am to 1.30 pm.

For the primary school Year 1 to Year 6 drop off starts at 7.30 am, 7.45 am registration, and the school day finishes at 2.05 pm. The enrichment program runs until 3.05 pm from Sunday to Wednesday.

For Year 7 drop off starts at 7.30 am, 7.45 am registration, and the school day finishes at 3.15 pm. The enrichment program runs until 4.15 pm from Sunday to Wednesday.

Thursday is a shorter school day, so it ends on 1.30pm for all children.

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School lunch is not included as parents can make the decision either to book the school lunch or to provide lunch from home.

Meal Deal


Year Group Annual (AED) Term 1 (AED) Term 2 (AED) Term 3 (AED)
FS1 – Y2 4,180 1,672 1,254 1,254
Y3 – Y7 5,700 2,280 1,710  1,170


Yes we do offer a sibling club to FS1 and FS2 children who have an older child enrolled with us however this is after consultation with the Principal.

Yes as it is part of our curriculum. Children have once a week swimming lesson and once a week PE lesson.

Yes as it is part of our curriculum. Children have music once a week.

Temperature of 40 degrees centigrade and above is the cut off point for outdoor play.

Children with a temperature of 37.8 C should be rested at home. During school day, if a child develops a fever, parents are notified to collect their child as soon as possible. Children may return to school if they are not feverish for 24 hours without taking any antipyretic medications such as Panadol, Adol, Brufen, etc.

Any help from parents is appreciated and we always involve our parents in school events.

Yes FS1 children have to be potty trained to join us.

No as the school is providing the school books.

Either via email or in person before drop-off or after pick-up time.

Yes however we insist this is requested in writing and introducing the person to the class teacher.

School Shoes must be black leather with no stripes or logos. They must be firm and supportive. Black versions of trainers, canvas or trainer shoes are not permissible.

Sports shoes: Non – marking training shoes must be worn.

Yes we do offer EAL support to children whose first language is not English. The EAL lessons will take place during school hours and are free of charge.

English is our main language at Hartland. From Year 1 Arabic is taught in our curriculum and from Year 2 French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. Children will be able to choose the language they prefer.

Arabic is mandatory from Year 1 in UAE. FS2 children will receive 40 minutes of Arabic per week to introduce the language to them. From Year 1 children will be placed into Arabic A or Arabic B up to their family background.

From Year 2 we offer French and Spanish classes in our curriculum. Till Year 6 children can choose which language they want to learn. From Year 7 children will receive both languages. We also offer German and Mandarin classes from Year 2 for non-native speakers.

The majority of our children come from Meydan Heights and Meydan South but there are also children coming from Downtown, Business Bay, DIFC, Jumeirah and other areas of Dubai.

Yes, it is temperature controlled. During the winter, the pool’s temperature is between 31.5 C to 32 C and with a temperature of 30 C during summer.

The children access the ipads in all years. The school is currently providing the children with the devices and there is no need to bring a device from home. We do encourage year 7 to bring their own devices.

We are quite mixed in regards to female and male faculty staff. However, in Foundation stage all our teachers are female.

40 minutes for Primary 1 hour for Secondary

FS1 children start their swimming lessons only from Term 3. FS2 children start from Term 1.

Children have a morning break and a midday break

The teachers are primarily from the UK and Ireland however we do have some teachers from other countries as well. All are qualified in line with KHDA regulations.

A mix of nationalities which we believe reflects our pupil body.

At present Y1 –Y6 are on lunchtime together and go on the sports field. The children are in different areas for break times.