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Tuition Fees

Year Group Academic Year 2019-20
KHDA Approved Fees (AED) Timely Payment 
Discounted Fees *
Foundation Stage 1 45,373 45,110
Foundation Stage 2 45,373 45,110
Year 1 52,933 50,768
Year 2 52,933 50,768
Year 3 52,933 50,768
Year 4 52,933 50,768
Year 5 52,933 50,768
Year 6 52,933 50,768
Year 7 67,722 55,900
Year 8 64,611 55,900
Year 9 64,611 55,900
Year 10 89,424 61,900
Year 11 89,424  61,900
Year 12 95,811 64,900
Year 13 95,811 64,900

* For full details of fee structure, any applicable discounts and fees due per term, please contact the Admissions Office.

Regent's Admissions & Fee Policy 2019-20

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Fees Inclusions

Fees for Application, Assessment, Acceptance and Re-enrolment are noted below:

Application & Assessment Fee AED 500/- A one-time application fee of AED 500 for new students (this includes the Assessment Fee) - Non-refundable & due on submission of Application.
Acceptance Fee
(New Students)
10% of Tuition Fee Non-refundable, payable within 2 days from the date of offer. This fee is deducted from the Tuition Fee due in the term of joining
Re-enrolment Fee (Existing Students) 5% of Tuition Fee 5% of Annual Tuition Fee or AED 500 (whichever is higher) - Non-refundable and due at the start of Term 3 of the current academic year.

School Bank Account

All fees can be paid at the school’s Account’s Office by Cash, Credit Card, Cheque or Bank Transfer to the below bank routing.   Uniform fees are paid separately at the School’s Uniform Shop.  Fees for field trips, events, fund raisers etc., are paid to the Class Teacher / Form Tutor as and when such an activity takes place.

Parents can also pay Tuition, Transport and Exam Fees only by Credit Card via the school’s secure Desktop VLE or VLE Mobile App.

Account Name Regent International Private School LLC Tuition Fee Due Dates

Re-enrolment 15th February

Autumn Term 01st August

Spring Term 15th November

Summer Term 12th April
Account Number 012000894069
Bank Name National Bank of Fujairah PJSC
Branch Jebel Ali
IBAN AE700380000012000894069
REMARKS (School / Nursery) | (Student First & Last Name) | (Year Group) | (Academic Year) | (Term 1,2,3)

Please email your proof of payment  to officemanager.ris@forteseducation.com and copy to accounts2.ris@forteseducation.com.

Availability of Spaces in 2019-20 & 2020-21 Academic Year

We are considering applications for all year groups, where we have space available for 2018-19.

Seats are available in all years for 2019-20 (waitlists are in operation for FS1 and Year 1). We are planning to commence 2020-2021 Entry Interviews for FS1 and FS2 in the Autumn of 2019 and assessments start in January 2020 for Year 1 upwards.

Please submit your application form online.


Transport Route, Fees & Due Dates

An independent 3rd party bus operator "My Bus Transport Services LLC", operates an air-conditioned transport service to various parts of Dubai to and from the school. Parents may avail of this service at their own discretion and cost.

Transport fees are paid in advance prior to the beginning of every term on the following dates:

  • Term 1: 1st August
  • Term 2: 15th November
  • Term 3: 15th February

The transport service, routes and fees are governed by the 3rd party transport company's rules and regulations, which are subject to change at any time.

All payments must be made to the transport company's name / account as shown below:

ACCOUNT NAME My Bus Transport Services LLC
ACCOUNT NUMBER 101-43212798-01
BANK Emirates NBD
BRANCH Group Head Office
IBAN AE310260001014321279801
REMARKS Transport Fees: Student Name - Year Group - Term (1,2,3) -

Please email proof of payment of the transport fees to:

officemanager.ris@forteseducation.com with copies to accounts1.ris@rorteseducation.com and

Bus Route(s) Service Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1 Sheikh Zayed Road (Trade Center), Sheikh Zayed Road (Crowne Plaza) 2-Way 3600 2700 2700
1-Way 2560 1920 1920
2 Springs, Meadows,Sports City,Motor City, Arabian Ranches(Old), Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, JLT, Dubai Marina, JBR, Jumeriah Park, Palm Jumeriah 2-Way 3000 2250 2250
1-Way 2120 1590 1590
3 Barsha (MOE), TECOM, Greens, Lakes 2-Way 2800 2100 2100
1-Way 2000 1500 1500

Transport Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Application for School Bus Services
My BUS Service application form.

Sibling Discounts

The school recognises the impact on finance of families with multiple children, therefore, in an effort to assist families in considering RIS, the school has established a tuition fee sibling discount for families with multiple children.

The student must be one of two or more children having one or both parents in common. This discount is not available to family members outside the sibling relationship such as step brother /step sister, cousins, spouses, and so on, whose permanent residence is not at the same address as the student currently enrolled at the school.

The sibling discount is applied to the youngest child in the order of birth / year group up to a maximum of 4 sibling discounts (Max 50% of youngest sibling’s tuition fees) per family:

  • 1st Child: Full tuition paid
  • 2nd Child: 5% tuition fee discount
  • 3rd Child: 10% tuition fee discount
  • 4th Child: 15% tuition fee discount
  • 5th Child 20% tuition fee discount

Students in receipt of the sibling discount are not eligible for any other discount. Sibling discounts only apply to children who complete the complete year (3 Terms) and therefore the full year's discount will be deducted from the Term 3 invoice.

Sibling Discount 2020-2021

Please note that these discounts will be amended in 2020-2021 to the following:

The sibling discount is applied to the youngest child in the order of birth / year group up to a maximum of 4 sibling discounts (Max 35% of youngest sibling’s tuition fees) per family:

  • 1st Child: Full tuition paid
  • 2nd Child: 5% tuition fee discount
  • 3rd Child: 10% tuition fee discount
  • 4th Child: 10% tuition fee discount
  • 5th Child 10% tuition fee discount

Entrance Assessment for New Students

Following your initial online application, you will be invited to schedule an assessment for your child. As the next step in the admission process at RIS, this session will be used to evaluate your child's individual learner profile and preferences, so that we can plan how to best meet their needs upon entry.

Applicants from a Fortes Education Nursery or School are not required to schedule an assessment, as our teachers will pass on the necessary information to RIS in how best to meet your child's needs.

At RIS, we exercise a positive, and inclusive admissions policy. We appreciate that every learner is unique, with different aptitudes and abilities. While there is no specific pass mark for the assessment, applicants must demonstrate a level of school readiness which will support successful learning experiences for themselves and their prospective peers in this common learning environment. Students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) will not be refused an offer of placement on the sole basis of their SEND. In considering each application, we will take into account the capacity of the premises, staff and curriculum pathways to effectively meet the needs of the individual.Candidates will each be given due consideration on a case by case basis, in light of the overall dynamics of the cohort at that time.

Student Placement and Class Sizes

The school places students in year groups while taking into consideration the student demographics and cultural background, gender, individual needs, and prior year’s attainment and progress.

To maintain the standards and access to the curriculum, the school places limits in each class on the percentage of students having individual needs and English as an Additional Language (EAL).

The school follows the below teacher-student ratios. The school retains the right to increase the ratio to 1:30 when the situation warrants.

Year Group FS1 FS2 - Y1 Y2 – Y8
Maximum number of students 22 24 26

At the end of each academic year, it is the school's policy to mix and reallocate all classes throughout the school. This process is undertaken to ensure the even spread of age, gender, nationality and ability across the classes.

Priority in the Waitlist

Applications are prioritised as below:

1st Children of staff of Fortes Education, Tribefit, Fortis
2nd Siblings of a currently enrolled student at RIS
Group school / nursery students who completed online Application before 30th of November
3rd First Language English speakers Returning students provided they pass the assessment
4th Non-native English speakers who can access the curriculum without EAL support
5th Non-native English speakers requiring EAL support

School Uniform

RIS requires all students to wear the school uniform.

The wearing of the school uniform helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.

Uniforms and school accessories can be purchased from the school shop.

Students are required to wear black leather shoes and dark blue socks.

Students who are wearing trousers must wear black belts.

Parents are to provide an apron for Art & Craft or Design & Technology classes.

Students are required to wear PE kit. White sports shoes must have white or transparent soles.

Coloured or black soles on shoes are NOT allowed. Details and examples of the required uniform can be found on our website:



School Uniform Price


Item Price 2016-2017 
Shirt AED 95
Trousers (Boys and Girls)
AED 95
Shorts (Boys) AED 95
Skirt (Girls) AED 95
PE T-Shirt AED 65
PE Shorts AED 65
Tie (Boys) AED 55
Scarf (Girls) AED 50
House Cap AED 50

Dark Blue/White Socks(3 pairs)

AED 25
School Bag (for FS1 & FS2) AED 60
P.E. Bag AED 35
Sun Hat (Optional) AED 50

Payment can be made by cash or cheque.

School Timings

School Timings

Year Group Timings
FS1 7:45 am - 12:30 pm
FS2 7:45 am - 12:55 pm
Year 1 7:45 am - 2:30 pm
Year 2 7:45 am - 2:30 pm
Year 3 til Year 6 7:45 am - 2:40 pm

Documents Required for Admission

Submission of your child's supporting documents is required in order for us to consider your child for admission.

Please upload the below documents with your child’s online Application:

  • 1 Passport Size Coloured Photos of the student and 1 for each guardian
  • Student Passport Copy (*)
  • Student UAE Visa Copy (*) - if currently resident in Dubai
  • Students Emirates ID card - Copy front & back -if currently in Dubai
  • Sponsoring Parent's Emirates ID card - Copy front & back -if currently in Dubai
  • Birth Certificate (in English or Arabic)
  • Previous School Report - Year 1 and above
  • Vaccination & Immunisation Record Copy
  • DHA Consent Form - Year 1 and above
  • An Original Transfer Certificate is required for all students transferring from another KHDA registered school within Dubai and from Year 3 upwards for students being admitted from any other Emirate or overseas school. 
  • Medical, specialist assessment and/or therapy progress reports, if the student has an identified speech and language, physical, and/or learning need, and Individual Education Plans from former school if the student has previously received additional language and/or learning support at school.

*Child’s Passport & UAE Residence visa should be valid for at least 6 months from 1st September 2014.

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact the school, or refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website:

Parent and Student School ID Cards and Lanyards - Terms and Conditions of Use

By accepting the cards, you and your child hereby agree to the below terms and conditions.

1.  Users must wear the ID around their neck at all times whilst on school premises.

2.  Validity of each card is subject to student payment of full tuition fee. 

3.  Students with valid ID card can use various services within the school during the academic term/year duration such as Library book borrowing or subscribed optional services like bus or catering services.

4.  To ensure student safety, please wear this card around your neck when collecting students during school hours & present upon request.

5.  ID Cards are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable.  Please ensure that the ID cards are kept secure, and are not deliberately or inadvertently made available for use by any other person.

6.   Users must return all ID Cards and lanyards on expiry or when a student withdraws from school.

7.  Lost cards must be immediately reported to the Administration Office.

8.  Replacement of lost card is subject to AED50/-  and for lost lanyards at AED30/-.

9.  It is the duty of the parent/guardian to return all ID cards if there are any changes in the status of a student’s legal custody.  Please notify the School Administration so that we can issue you an updated card free of charge. Subject to documentary evidence.

10.  Alteration, falsification, copying or misuse of the ID card is a violation of the school’s regulations and will be subject to disciplinary action which may include reporting to competent government authorities.

KHDA Age Group v UK: FS1, FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 entry

The KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority – the governing body for Education in Dubai) set entry age for early years’ students within their legislation as follows:

The KHDA curriculum guidelines run from 1st of January to 31st of December.

  • Age 3 (Jan 1st to 31st December) FS1
  • Age 4 (Jan 1st to 31st December) FS2/KG1
  • Age 5 (Jan 1st to 31st December) Year 1/KG2
  • The UK curriculum guidelines run from 1st September to 31st August:
  • Age 3 (on or by 31st August) FS1
  • Age 4 (on or by 31st August) FS2/KG1
  • Age 5 (on or by 31st August) Year 1/KG2
  • Age 6 (on or by 31st August) Year 2/Grade 1

From Year 3 entry onward we follow the Transfer Certificate information from the previous school and results from assessment.

For students born between 1st September and 31st December there is an overlap in the year of entry between the UK and KHDA guidelines. For children affected we take into account the UK age appropriate year group of your child and also the KHDA year group at assessment. From the results of assessment your child will be offered a seat in the most appropriate year group according to your child's development, readiness for school and ability - physically, socially and emotionally for that year group.

For more information or if you would like to discuss this further, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

KHDA Registration and Student residence status on Admission to school

Regent International School comes under the governance of the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) here in Dubai. For new students just arriving in to Dubai (or are entering a KHDA registered School for the first time) and wishing to gain admittance to an established school, then each child must first have legal residence here in the UAE.

The KHDA requires that all students are registered with on admittance to school for the first time.

There are 2 steps:

1. Emirates ID card Registration*: To register your child you should provide all the required documents (see annex 1 below) and submit the original Emirates ID cards to the admissions office for KHDA card reading.

*If a student is new to Dubai and the Visa/Emirates ID is in the application process then Manual Registration must be completed using the sponsors and child’s passport.

Please note: For manually registered students, the parent must sign the KHDA contract in person, using a digital signature Pad at school. 

2. KHDA Parent School Contract: All parents are then required to digitally sign the KHDA parent School Contract which is published after KHDA card registration has been completed.

Annex 1: Documents required with your Online Application:

We will also require the following documents with your child’s Online Application:

Student Passport Photo (Please also provide a passport photo of each parent/guardian)
Previous School Report 
Recommendation Form - available from school forms on this website
Letter of Enrolment from your child’s current school
Student Passport Copy (*) • Student UAE Visa Copy (*)
Emirates Identity Card (*) – copy of both sides of the card
Main Sponsor’s or Parent’s Emirates Identity Card (*) – copy of both sides of the card
Original Transfer Certificate: If Coming from outside of Dubai for all year groups and for overseas students an original document for Year 3 and upwards only, including school stamp, signature, and attestation as applicable - a template and advice for this is available from school forms on this website
Birth Certificate (in English or Arabic) 
DHA Immunization Consent Form
Vaccination & Immunisation Record Copy
(*) Child's Passport & UAE Residence Visa & ID Card should be valid for at least 6 months from 1st September of admission Year.

Transfer Certificate Policy

RIS is governed by the rules and regulations of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the regulatory authority in Dubai. Placement in a Year Group from Year 2 onwards is based on the Transfer Certificate provided at the time of Application.

Students transferring from:

  • a country in Africa, South Africa, the Middle East (except for UAE), South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Russia and the CIS, need to provide an original transfer certificate attested by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UAE Embassy in that country.
  • a country in North America, UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand need to provide an original transfer certificate on the last school’s letterhead, signed and stamped.
  • an Emirate in the UAE, need to provide an original transfer certificate in Arabic and attested by the Ministry of Education in that Emirate.
  • a school within Dubai, all year groups, need to provide a Transfer Certificate from the previous school. The previous school needs to be informed that the student is transferring to our school

Note, all Transfer Certificates must be in the correct format, signed and stamped (attested), as necessary, in order for your child to be registered at UAE Ministry of Education and the KHDA.

Registration of students is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Education and KHDA. Please note that without the Transfer Certificate it will not be possible to legally register your child in school or with the Ministry of Education or KHDA.

For a template of the Transfer Certificate (for your school's use) and advice on attestation, please refer to the School Forms in the Admissions section on our Website.


Tariff for the following KHDA services as stipulated by KHDA:

  • Request for student Education Continuation Certificate for visa renewal (AED 120)
  • Request for student leaving form for the students who are leaving Dubai (AED 120)
  • Request for student transfer between private schools (within the stipulated time frame)-Student transfer (AED 120)
  • Request for student transfer between private schools (after the stipulated time frame)-Student transfer (AED 520)
  • Request for attestation of student certificate or report card (120 AED).
  • Issuance of 'To whomsoever it may concern' certificate for matters related to School – Attestation (AED 120)
  • Issuance of 'To whomsoever it may concern' certificate for matters related to Students - Academic History (AED 120)
  • Request to change student data at the Authority - Student exam grade amendment (AED 120)

In case any of the above services are required, please make payment of the respective amount with our school accounts office before collecting the document listed above.

Regent International School Calendar 2019-20

School Calendar

RIS Student Transfer to Sunmarke School

For current RIS Year 6 students to transfer to RIS Year 7 (for AY 2020-21) or Sunmarke School Year 7 you need only complete your Re-Enrollment form and make the 5% deposit (set against Term 1 2020-21 fees) to secure the desired seat. Siblings can also be transferred to SMS on completion of a re-enrollment form or by completing the Fortes VLE 'Re-enroll' Survey.

All current RIS Year 6, will automatically be offered a seat at RIS or SMS, as long as they have met the normal criteria for re-enrollment.

For RIS students transferring to SMS Year 7,  no additional testing is required for entry only submission of the re-enrollment form and fees.

Re-enrollment Forms will be issued to all families in Term 2 and copies will also be found in the documents & policies section within your child's VLE.

Once your form or online survey and re-enrollment payment have been received the Admissions Team will complete the transfer for you at the end of the school year using the KHDA online transfer service. Please note that a Transfer Certificate and KHDA re-registration process will be required to transfer to Sunmarke School (completion prior to 1st day of admission is essential).

For any queries on this please contact the admissions team directly.

RIS returning Students - Which fees will apply if attending Sunmarke School?

For students who leave RIS during 2019-20 or 2020-21 but return before 1 term has passed, the RIS Founders Fees will apply if joining Sunmarke School in 2020-21.

If more than 1 Term has passed prior to return then the standard New Student rate will apply when joining Sunmarke School.

Standard fees apply if returning to RIS in FS1 to Year 6.

Can my child celebrate his/her birthday at school?

Whilst we recognise that occassions such as your child's birthday, relegious celebrations or cultural events are special we do not hand out any type of sweets, biscuits or cakes on theses occassions.

To mark theses occassions we will accept a small toy/sticker/pencil that can be given out at the end of the day to the students by the class teacher if you choose to do so.

If you wish to give any other kind of treat to your child's classmates then these need to be individually wrapped and personally handed out at the end of the school day  and once lined up in the playground.

Please be aware that some children may have food allergies and intolerances.

We thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter and in being mindful of the schools healthy eating policies.

Can my child bring in a trolley bag?

For reasons of Health and safety and practicality - trolley bags are not allowed at Regent International school.

All Students are provided with a 'Locker' to store their belongings during the school day.

What rating has the school been given for the Academic year 2018-19?

Regent International school has been inspected and rated as a "Very Good school" with Outstanding features by the Knowledge  and Human Development Authority (KHDA) the educational authority of the government.of Dubai.

You can find more information regarding our rating and inspections using the following link: http://www.risdubai.com/Our-School/Reports-Accreditations/Reports

Contact Information for varying departments in the School

General mailbox - info.ris@forteseducation.com

Parent Liaison Officer - plo.ris@forteseducation.com

EYFS Phase - eaeyfs.ris@forteseducation.com

Primary Phase  - eaprimary.ris@forteseducation.com

Bursar & school transport - officemanager.ris@forteseducation.com

Registrar - registrar@forteseducation.com

Admissions inquiries - admissions.ris@forteseducation.com

Reception - reception.ris@forteseducation.com

Extra-curricular,  After school activities & field trips - actvitiesmanager@forteseducation.com

Accounts - accounts1.ris@forteseducation.com

KHDA documents - khdaregistration.ris@forteseducation.com

Government Affairs officer - govtaffairs.ris@forteseducation.com

IT & VLE support - vlesupport@forteseducation.com

Library - library.ris@forteseducation.com

Achievement Centre (Inclusion) - ind1.ris@forteseducation.com

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