Dubai British Foundation

Dubai, U.A.E.

Dubai British Foundation (DBF) is a co-educational early years facility for three to five year olds located in Jumeirah Islands, Dubai.
DBF is a feeder school to the new Dubai British School Jumeirah Park offering Year 1 to 13.

Ages taught:

3 — 5

School size:

135 boys, 152 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum
  • Other


Melissa Mendes

Job title:

Admissions Manager

Accreditations and memberships:

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School Website

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Thank you for your interest in Dubai British Foundation (DBF), a Taaleem school. Founded in 2014 and located in the thriving Jumeirah Islands area of Dubai, DBF is a purpose-built Early Years British International School, offering England's EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum. DBF is part of the Taaleem family of schools. DBF caters for many different nationalities and celebrates the diversity of our student body. Our distinctive curriculum supports a wide range of learning opportunities that perfectly suit the needs of children from three to five years of age. We deliver high quality Early Years provision with confidence and pride. Immersed in a language-rich environment with a special focus upon singing to promote effective language acquisition, our students make rapid

Senior management

Sue Carpenter - Principal
Muireann Carroll - Deputy Head

School description

Dubai British Foundation (DBF) is part of Taaleem, the United Arab Emirates’ second largest school provider for early years, primary and secondary schools founded in 2004. 

Taaleem is committed to:

- Equipping children in the region holistically with the skills, knowledge and character to compete globally
- Offering a comprehensive range of outstanding international curricula
- Designing, building and managing the best educational facilities
- Creating and implementing benchmark educational initiatives
- Nurturing educational excellence through the attraction, retention and development of the   best educators
- Continuously evaluating and improving standards across our schools
- Establishing our schools as valued cornerstones of their communities

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Why choose Taaleem?

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 12

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other

Sports and extra-curricular activities

Extra-curricular activities:

Learning happens in many different places and at different times. We place great emphasis on experiences and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. ECAs offered by our team include: Learning through Play Worksh


Admission process:

Applying to Dubai British Foundation is a simple three-step process. Step One: Please complete our Online Application Form. Step Two: The email from Dubai British Foundation will provide a list of required documents and how to contact our Admissions Team to make an appointment for assessment and payment of the application fee.

Admission and language criteria:

At DBF we conduct one-to-one assessments with the Principal. Assessments are play-based and should take 30 minutes only.



Melissa Mendes

Job title:

Admissions Manager




1st Rd. Jumeirah Islands



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