Address: P.O. Box 128166, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: (+971) 2 5014888
Fax: (+971) 2 5563961
Teaching language: English
ADEC Rating: Band A
Al Yasmina is part of the Aldar Academies group of schools, a company founded to provide quality education solutions to Abu Dhabi’s rapidly expanding population. The group’s schools are popular with expat parents and are developing an excellent reputation within the local community. Al Yasmina is one of the oldest of the group’s six schools in Abu Dhabi and surrounds, having opened in September 2008. A large school with about 1,600 students from the Foundation Stage through to Year 13, here pupils avoid the disruption they might have experienced moving between smaller schools. All teaching staff are qualified in the British Education system, are highly experienced and have a proven track record in delivering high quality education. The school is Band A rated by ADEC
What the school says
Built to meet the growing demand of high-quality international education opportunities, Al Yasmina is an all-age school in Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi, and is the second Aldar Academies School. At Al Yasmina School, children from age 3 to 18 benefit from the best primary and secondary education, all based on the English National Curriculum, and taught by teachers with international expertise.
Al Yasmina School follows the English National Curriculum for children from 3 to 18 years, with additional lessons in Arabic, Islamic and UAE Social Studies to meet the requirements of the UAE ministry of education. Senior students follow GCSE and A Levels programmes.
School fees are payable before the start of each of the three school terms. Fees range from 13,860 AED per term for Foundation Stage up to Year 6, and 19,110 AED per term for Years 10 to 12. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of 500 AED.
From the head teacher
“Al Yasmina is an inspirational community with our values of Pride, Aspiration, Respect and Trust at its heart. All children can expect to enjoy the challenge of academic rigour and to focus on acquiring excellent literacy, numeracy and handwriting skills, but we also understand just how important it is for all our children to develop tolerance, resilience, confidence and humility. It is about being PART of our community and we place equal emphasis on this part of learning. Since 2008 Al Yasmina has taken its place as part of the family for all our families and this is a tradition I am very proud to continue as Principal” – Dr Tim Hughes, Principal
Quotes from the parents
"I always knew that there was a lot going on in the school, but I had no idea of the breadth of activities until I read this newsletter. The school should be proud of its pupils and the range of opportunities it makes available to them. Well done."
Year 8 parent