Admissions Overview

Come and meet us on our next school tour and learn more about the Hartland Way of teaching that encourages each child as an individual, tailoring a unique set of opportunities to ignite their passion for learning.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions you may contact us by:

Applications now open from FS1 to Year 13.
Year 13 opening in September 2022.

Admissions Process
Hartland International School welcomes applications from all nationalities and ability groups.

To make an application please complete the Application Form and submit scanned copies of the documents listed below to

  • A copy of your child’s passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • A copy of both parents’ passport, visa and Emirates ID
  • Scanned passport size photograph (2 original photos will be requested at a later stage.)
  • Previous years’ school reports or nursery school reports

If you are new to Dubai and your visa has not yet been processed, we are happy to accept your application whilst you gain these documents. We will need copies once your visa and Emirates ID have been granted.

Your child will be invited to an assessment session at the school where they will take part in age appropriate activities designed so that we can understand your child more fully. These sessions are usually held with a small group of children.

Whilst your child is being assessed, our team will be happy to answer any remaining questions that you may have.

We will confirm whether we are able to offer your child a place at the earliest once the education team has conducted a full review of the assessment. To secure your child’s place, we will need you to sign and return the Acceptance Agreement, pay the Admission Fee of AED 2,500 and ensure that all documentation has been provided.

To comply with the Ministry of Education (KHDA)’s guidance, a Transfer Certificate and a Health Certificate are required before your child starts at Hartland.

It is a Ministry of Education requires that all students must submit a Transfer Certificate (TC) before they start school. What is a Transfer Certificate?

  • A TC must be in either English or Arabic and be stamped with your current school’s stamp
  • Depending on the country that you are transferring from, the TC will need to be further attested before it can be submitted. See notes below for requirements by country.
  • All TCs must clearly state which year a student was promoted to at the end of the previous school year. Please pay particular attention to any variances across the school systems and, if in doubt, add the equivalent grade in Hartland International School to the information.
Which stamps do I need for my Transfer Certificate? Stamp requirements are dependent on which country you are transferring from. Find your current school’s location below to determine the necessary attestations:
Location Attestation required by Ministry of Education
Canada (except Quebec), North America, Western Europe and Australia School Principal’s signature and school stamp
Middle East (excluding the UAE), South and Central America, Asia, former Russian States, Eastern Europe, Africa and New Zealand School Principal’s signature and school stamp, Ministry of Education in current school’s location, UAE Embassy in current school’s locationMinistry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE
Another Emirate of the UAE School Principal’s signature and school stamp (TC must be in Arabic)Ministry of Education in current Emirate
Another School in Abu Dhabi School Principal’s signature and school stamp (TC must be in Arabic)

Your current school will need to type the following information on their letterhead. The Transfer Certificate will need the Principal’s signature and official school stamp. It should be dated to show the final date that your child will attend the current school.

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