Step 1: Application
After you have submitted an application, a member of the academic staff will contact you to discuss your application.
Step 2: Review / Assessment
JESS will apply to your current school for a reference and applicants and families will be invited for an interview. If an interview is not possible due to the applicant being abroad, offers will be based on school reports, references, predictions and recommendations.
Step 3: Conditional Offer by JESS
You will receive a conditional offer via email which specifies the exact conditions of the offer, together with details of the next steps and any outstanding documentation which will be required at final confirmation. (See ‘Debentures and Documents’ below). At this point, a Dhs 500 Entrance/Acceptance fee is required and a signed Acceptance Form must be returned to secure the conditional place. Please note that this fee is payable within 5 working days of the offer. It is non-refundable under any circumstances, even if you decide at a later date to refuse the place or if the conditions of the offer are not fulfilled.
Step 4: Conditional Acceptance / Confirmation of Options
Upon receipt of your Entrance/Acceptance fee of Dhs 500 and your signed Acceptance Form, acknowledgement of receipt will be emailed to parents, along with current information on option choices which will then need to be confirmed.
Step 5: Details of Admission Day / Communication Procedure
Details of the post-GCSE results Admissions Day and the communication procedure which will be in place for potential Sixth Form parents will be issued.
Step 6: Firm Offer (if applicable)
Once we are notified of the outcome of the offer conditions (i.e. after GCSE results, successful completion of school year etc), mutual agreement will be reached, if appropriate, on a confirmed Sixth Form place. Parents then confirm their acceptance of the Sixth Form place through payment of the debenture and provision of any outstanding documentation.
Step 7: Firm Acceptance
Upon receipt of the above (debenture payment & outstanding documents), parents will receive a link to a website page containing useful information on the Sixth Form and detailing further JESS forms that are required to be completed prior to your son/daughter starting at JESS.
Debentures & Documents
If the offer is subject to your son/daughter being allocated an available corporate debenture, you must return the original company debenture nomination form. The form must be fully completed by the parent and the employer, signed and endorsed with the company stamp authorising this allocation.
Personal Debentures (Dhs 20,000)
If the offer is supported by a personal debenture, payment of Dhs 20,000 must be received by Jumeirah English Speaking School, with the completed personal debenture declaration form. This payment must be received within the deadline given on your debenture invoice.
The debenture will be referred to in the conditional offer letter, but all debenture details, forms and invoices for Sixth Form places will not be sent until June and payment of personal debentures will not be required until the offer is firm (step 6 above). However, please note that all personal debentures will need to be in place before your son/daughter starts at JESS.
- KHDA Documents
All students in Dubai must be registered with the Knowledge, Human Development Authority – Education Division (KHDA) and the Ministry of Health, in accordance with their guidelines. Students will not be allowed to start in the Sixth Form without the correct documentation. Specific documentation requirements relating to your son/daughter will be detailed in your conditional offer letter and you will be reminded of these once again in June.
As a general guide though, documents needed are:
• A valid UAE Residence visa. We appreciate that residence visas are not always available prior to your son/daughter starting at school. However, it is essential that a copy is provided as soon as the visa process has been completed. Any student starting school without a residence visa must provide a copy of their passport with a UAE entry stamp, together with a letter from your sponsor stating that the residence visa is being processed.
• Unless your son/daughter is not already in a school, an original, completed and fully attested transfer certificate, if applicable, as per KHDA guidelines. This is a very important document that most students need when starting a new school in Dubai. See Transfer Certificates Explained for further detail.
• If your son/daughter is starting during an academic year, the most recent complete and detailed interim school report for the current school year, as per KHDA guidelines.
• If your son/daughter is arriving from outside Dubai, two recent colour passport-sized photographs of them.