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Ian Pugh

A warm welcome to Al Ain British Academy and Aldar Academies, one of the UAE’s largest and leading providers of private education in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Whether you are staff, pupil or parent, you will be welcomed into our ‘Al Ain British Academy family’ – a school where you can feel the vibrancy, warmth and nurture – a place that your family can call ‘home’.

Al Ain British Academy has the reputation as being one of the best schools in Al Ain. Fully co-educational, we deliver a dynamic education, implementing the National Curriculum for England, tailored to our place in the world as UAE citizens and residents. We invest heavily in the recruitment and development of the very best teaching staff, allowing our students to make above expected progress and standards, as proven through our GCSE, A-level exam and inspection results. Operating for children from as young as 3 years old, up to 18 years old, we empower children to excel in their learning, but also the wider aspects of school such as sports, music, social, moral, communication and critical-thinking skills. Ultimately, we aim to provide your children with the very best start in life and ensure that they are prepared for any path they choose to take when ready to graduate into the world.

School should be engaging, fun and challenging. Learning and enjoyment go hand in hand and we are very proud that our pupils are motivated and captivated by their lessons. This extends to our Extra-Curricular programme that allows children to select from a vibrant programme of clubs to attend. School visits and trips are also integral to our school life, inviting our pupils to experience life beyond Al Ain and the very best that the Emirates has to offer. This is extended to international trips and visits as the children become older.

We are an international community with close ties to our Emirati friends, allowing us to learn from one another including learning about the traditions of Emirati culture and the more recent history of the Emirates, such as space travel. Relationships with our parents is vital to the success of the school and we offer various ways for you to be involved in school life such as our School Governance Group and our Friends Of Al Ain British Academy group supporting us in our community events.

Choosing your child’s school is one of the most important decisions in life. We hope this website can help you to discover the basic elements of the school life. However, in order for you to really feel the warmth of the school, we welcome you to book a school tour where you will really feel our values and ethos during the visit. We look forward to welcoming you warmly into the Al Ain British Academy family.

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Year Group School Fees Per Annum (in AED)* Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Registration Fee
FS1 40,940 16,376 12,282 12,282 2,000
FS2 – Year 1 42,350 16,940 12,705 12,705 2,000
Year 2 – Year 6 42,350 16,940 12,705 12,705 2,000
Year 7 – Year 8 51,890 20,756 15,567 15,567 2,000
Year 9 55,600 22,240 16,680 16,680 2,000
Year 10 – Year 13 61,330 24,532 18,399 18,399 2,000

* There may be an increase to the school fees prior or during the Academic Year 2023/2024 subject to ADEK approval.
* Tuition Fees do not include uniform, food services, transport, examination fees or extra-curricular activities outside school hour.




Al Ain British Academy is proud to offer The English National Curriculum. Students work towards the I/GCSE qualifications before progressing to A Level – two of the most rigorous, reliable and highly regarded examinations available. The subjects taught include vocational options, which offer students a clear pathway to further education or their chosen career. A Level, like I/GCSE qualifications, are recognised worldwide by leading universities, helping students gain access to their preferred university in Britain or elsewhere abroad. As a result, the English National Curriculum is popular among expatriate families travelling between countries. 

Our students have consistently produced outstanding results in their external examinations, with better results each year. We are immensely proud of our student’s attainment; the class of 2020 achieved some of the highest results in the UAE and significantly surpassed the UK average. 

A’ Level 2020 A* A*-A A*-B A*-C A*-D A*-E
Al Ain 38.9% 61.1% 88.9% 94.4% 100.0% 100.0%
UK National Average 2020 9.0% 27.9% 54.3% 78.4% 92.5% 98.3%


All GCSE Grades 9% 8%+ 7%+ 6%+ 5%+ 4%+
Al Ain GCSE 34.0% 56.7% 72.7% 90.7% 96.7% 99.3%
UK National Average 2020 6.3% 14.4% 25.9% 40.8% 58.2% 76.0%

We are a forward-thinking school, which aims to not only help our students grow academically, but also to prepare them to be active, confident and caring members of our society. We pride ourselves in nurturing a genuinely international community, where students can excel academically and succeed in all areas of school life while maintaining principles and values, such as mutual respect and responsibility. Our open-door policy welcomes all parents, carers and prospective students to visit us at any time during school hours. Our great international primary school offers fantastic facilities and highly qualified staff.


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