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RAKAA Admissions Policy
Ras Al Khaimah American Academy (RAKAA) will act as its own Admissions Authority and will operate admissions arrangements in line with the Ministry of Education (MoE)- UAE. The School will consult as required on all aspects of this policy as required by MoE. Parents should note that the ethos of the school is multinational, catering for students from all nationalities. Girls make about 97% of our enrollment figures. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

Application Process
Although acting as its own Admissions Authority, the RAKAA will work closely with the MoE in order to enable coordinated admissions arrangements. The School will make available the Application Form, in line with published timescales. A letter will be sent to existing parents, who may have other children in the school and those without, advising them of the opening of the enrollment process. Parents have to pay 1000 AED (non-refundable if they withdraw the application) an admission deposit to reserve a place for their child.

Selection Process
All new students enrolling/admitted to the school will sit for an Admission Exam to ascertain their levels of competency in English. This criterion is reached because English is the medium of instruction in the school except for Arabic and Islamic subjects.

Over-Subscription Criteria
If the school is oversubscribed, siblings of children already in the School when the new applicant is due to start will be given priority (i.e. the academic year immediately preceding the academic year for which admission is sought). This also includes cases where a sibling can be reasonably expected to still be at RAKAA at the time of his/her sibling’s proposed admission, for example a G11 student who could reasonably be expected to progress to G12. Siblings will be held to include brothers, sisters, step-brothers and step-sisters living permanently together with the child already in at RAKAA.

Waiting Lists
Those children who are not offered a place after all the over-subscription criteria has been applied will be placed on a waiting list, which will be maintained for one full school term. Should a place become available, RAKAA will immediately offer that place to the child at the top of the waiting list. A child’s ranking on the waiting list will be strictly adhered to,“first come first served”. Should the parents of that child not wish to take up the place, it will be offered to the child occupying the next place on the list, and so on.

In-Year Admissions
In-Year applications include applications made part-way through a school year or at the beginning of a school year which is not a normal entry point. RAKAA will work closely with the MoE to enable a coordinated response to be made to in-year applications. Although in many instances the school would be able to fill places from an existing waiting list, careful consideration would be given to all applications. All in-year applications will be treated fairly and, if a place cannot be offered, parents will be informed immediately.

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About RAKAA School

It all started back in 2008 when His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qassimi had a dream and a vision. He dreamt of a school where his own daughters would receive the highest quality education, be nurtured and grow in confidence; a school which is forward thinking and promotes critical skills and excellence. Read More ...

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Sheikh Saqr Bin Khalid Road, Seih Al Uraibi
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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