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Updated 20 Mar 2012
Address: Al Manaseer Area, Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 129071, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971 2 813 2000
Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Ages: 3 to 18


Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in Oct/Nov 2015 
Al Bateen Academy provides high-quality education for students from the ages of 11 to 18. We offer the English National Curriculum with an international dimension and one that is suitably adapted to meet the needs of students living and studying in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities as part of the CAS Programme. Facilities at the school are excellent, and include a large astro-turf field, swimming pool, well-stocked library, a large multi-purpose sports hall, science and technology labs, an auditorium and outdoor play areas.
The school offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to students aged 16 - 18 – the perfect programme for those seeking a broad, challenging education with a global view. The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond.  


Al Bateen Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare students for a multicultural and increasingly globalised world. The school follows the English National Curriculum in Year 7-9, while in Year 10-11 students follow IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualifications, accredited by the Edexcel International Examinations Board. The school has successfully become an IB World School and has offered the International Baccalaureate IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) since September 2014. The IBDP will be offered to students in Years 12 and 13. This is a highly prestigious, pre-university programme accepted at universities across the world. Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies are offered in line with the Ministry of Education guidelines.


Facilities at the school are state-of-the-art, as it has been designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners. The facilities include a football field, 25-metre swimming pool, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, outdoor and indoor netball courts, outdoor shaded play area, sports hall, dance studio, canteen, library, art and DT classrooms, 10 science labs, two science preparation rooms, drama performance hall (with 850 seats), drama studio, music recital rooms, food technology classrooms, two prayer rooms, and an atrium.

Extracurricular activities

The school offers a wide selection of over 40 after-school activities such as photography, jewellery design, language, calligraphy, book clubs, Qur’an club, choir, drama and dance. Sports include football, cricket, baseball, basketball, swimming, rugby and badminton.


Aldar Academies maintains a competitive fee structure across our schools, whilst providing cutting edge science and technology classrooms, world-class extra-curricular and sports programmes, facilities and the very best teaching staff. Al Bateen Academy’s yearly fees range from 56,100 AED in Year 7 to 65,900 AED in Year 13, and are payable per term. 

From the principal

"Welcome to Al Bateen Academy. The school opened in September 2011 to provide high-quality education for students from the ages of 11 to 18. The school offers a British-style curriculum with an international dimension, adapted to meet the needs of students living and studying in Abu Dhabi. Facilities in the school are world-class and reflect the needs of 21st-century students. We aim to develop students academically but, also, to be confident, independent, caring, open minded and tolerant leaders of the future.  It is a privilege to be the Principal and I am very proud of the school, staff and students. In our most recent ADEC inspection we were again judged to be a ‘Band A Outstanding'"
– David Hutson, Principal

What the parents say

"We are extremely happy our daughter is studying at Al Bateen Academy. The facilities and teachers are excellent. Our daughter enjoys going to the school and we are pleased with her consistent progress.”
– Parent with a daughter in Year 7

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