Changes to Age Requirements at Private schools in UAE

The knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) highlights changes to Age requirement criteria for children enrolling in school for the first time. The new rules are in line with a resolution issued by the Ministry of Education earlier this year and will impact children up to 6 years old.

The age requirements will change for new students enrolling in FS1, FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 (Pre-KG, KG1, KG1 and Grade 1 respectively).

The cut off age for Pre-KG or Foundation Stage 1 should be 3 years by August 31, 2021 as opposed to the earlier deadline of December 31.
Similarly, children starting KG1 or Foundation Stage 2 should be 4 years old by August 31 instead of the previous December deadline.

KG2 or Year 1 students should be 5 years old and Grade 1 or Year 2 students should be 6 years old by August 31, 2021.

It has also advised parents to check the FAQs section on its website for the latest updates.

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