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8 new schools in Dubai: What you need to know about them

With parents scouting around for good schools for their children, here are eight more they can choose from. Five offer British curriculum while two offer Indian and one offers Canadian curriculum. The total combined physical capacity of the schools stands at 20,700 students.

Emirates24|7 had earlier reported the number of new schools set to be launched this September but not many details were known at that time. Read: 8 new schools to open in Dubai 

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has confirmed that the five British schools that are set to start in September are Gems Metropole School, GEMS FirstPoint School, Kings Nad Al Barsha, Kings Nad Al Sheba and Nord Anglia International School.

The two Indian schools are Bilva Indian School and Credence High School.

Ontario International Canadian School will offer Canadian curriculum.

Dubai Education Authority had earlier announced that the admission age for KG1 will be four for the new academic year.

Read: School admission age for KG1 is now 4 years in Dubai: KHDA

The age limit is listed in the admission policy that has been drafted by the federal government of the UAE, in collaboration with local educational authorities.

It added that the “cut-off age date for schools starting their academic year in September has changed to December 31”.

All you need to know about the 8 new schools for 2014-15:

Bilva Indian School

Curriculum: Indian

Location: Al Ghusais School Zone

Tel: 056-1158701/056-1158702

Website: www.bisedu.ae

Credence High School

Curriculum: Indian

Location: Al Quoz

Tel: 052-9858300

Website: www.credencehighschool.com

Gems Metropole School

Curriculum: UK

Location: Motor City

Tel: 600567771/04-3958494

Website: www.gemsmetropoleschool-dubai.com

Gems FirstPoint School

Curriculum: UK

Location: The Villa, Dubai

Tel: 600567771/04-3958494

Website: www.gemsfirstpointschool-dubai.com

Kings Nad Al Barsha

Curriculum: UK

Location: Al Barsha

Tel: 04-3483939

Website: www.kingsdubai.com

Kings Nad Al Sheba

Curriculum: UK

Location: Nad Al Sheba

Tel: 04-3483939

Website: www.kingsdubai.com

Nord Anglia International School

Curriculum: UK

Location: Al Barsha South

Tel: 04-3614330 (extn 201)

Website: www.nainternationalschool.ae

Ontario International Canadian School

Curriculum: Canadian

Location: Uptown Mirdif

Telephone: 042559899/04-2559880

Website: http://oics.ae