Term dates 2023-2024


The full 2023 - 2024 Brighton College Dubai Academic Calendar can be downloaded here.

Winter Term 2023

Friday, 25th August

New Pupil Induction Day

Monday, 28th August

First Day of Term for All Pupils

Friday, 29th September 

Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

Tuesday, 10th October

Staff INSET (Pupil's finish at midday)​​​​​​

Monday, 16th October - Friday 20th October (inclusive)

Half Term

Friday, 1st December

Commemoration Day*

Saturday, 2nd December

National Day

Friday, 8th December

Last Day of Term (12 noon)

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Spring Term 2024

Tuesday, 2nd January

First Day of Term for All Pupils

Tuesday, 6th February

Staff INSET (Pupils finish at midday)

Monday, 12th to Wednesday, 14th February (inclusive)

Half Term​​​​​​

Sunday, 10th March

Ramadan starts*​​​​​​

Friday, 22nd March

Last Day of Term (12 noon)


Summer Term 2024

Monday, 8th April

First Day of Term for All Pupils

Staff INSET (Pupils finish at midday)

Tuesday, 9th April to Friday, 12th April (inclusive)

Eid al-Fitr​​​​​​


Monday, 17th June to Tuesday, 18th June

Eid Al Adha ​​​​​​

Thursday, 4th July 

Last Day of Academic Year (12 noon)


School timings

The start and end timings of the College day is staggered for drop-off to assist traffic flow. The structure of our school day is divided into 20-minute periods for timetable purposes as it is the most flexible format to ensure compliance with KHDA requirements. Pupils are provided with their timetable of lessons when they join the college, but the overall structure of the school day is as follows:

Co-curricular activities are offered before-school from 6:30am-7:30am.

Pupils not attending a morning CCA may come onsite from 7:00am with staff supervision. Registration starts from 7:30am-8:00am depending on age-group, and lasts for 30 minutes.

For Prep and Senior pupils, the end of the school day is 3:20pm, with after-school co-curricular activities offered up until 4:20pm.

Early Years pupils finish at 2:20pm throughout the week, with a sibling club offered for those that will be picked up at the later time of 3:20pm. 

On Friday the school finishes at 12:00pm.