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CityAbu Dhabi
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dirham 20,680
to: Dirham 41,930
Address: Old Al Bahya,Behind Deerfields Mall Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

50% local : 50% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Arabic

Max. number of students per class

25 in FS and 25-30 in Year 1 - Year 13
We try to keep the numbers at 22-25 in each class.
The number is kept low in secondary to enable more of one to one learning.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are well equipped with interactive smart boards.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students have prayer halls if they wish to do Namaz.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, AS & A Level examinations.

Results in these examinations

Please click the following link to get latest exam results - https://www.albasmaschool.ae/webpage/examresults.html

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the year level and subjects.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All students who graduate from Al Basma attend a higher educational institution - 100%.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a specific department to monitor & support the SEN students

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, Online Assessments

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For FS1 and FS2, recorded videos of the children, Specifics of the requirements will be mentioned on the assessment email. The purpose is not to reject anybody but to understand the children.
For Year 1 and above, we do tests in English and Math. It is online tests for Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3 and above, we expect the students to complete the tests independently.

Waiting list

Applications are processed as first come first processed, If the seats are full we will keep the new applications in to the waiting list.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline. It depends on the capacity of each year group.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do in-year admissions. We follow deadlines given by ADEK for internal school transfers within Abu Dhabi. Students coming from Other Emirates or outside of UAE, we admit the students based on ADEK approval.

School start time

7:30 AM

School finish time

3:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Parents are expected to pick and drop children on time, our staffs will be available to ensure they are picked up or dropped by the guardian/ parent.

School bus service available

Yes, we cover almost every area from Shamkha to Abu Dhabi City

School provided lunches

We have canteen facility where students can buy food.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art and Digital Art
Crochet & Embroidery
KS3 Football
KS4 and KS5 Football
Design Technology
Table Tennis
Book Club
Y13 Politics
Stem ( Robotics )

Sports activities included

Physical education, Football, Net Ball, Basket Ball, Swimming, etc

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

YES, our students participates in almost every competition in Abu Dhabi approved by ADEK

Facilities at the school

Library, Robotics Lab, CAD/ CAM Lab, Design & Technology Lab, Science Labs, Innovation Lab, Music/Drama Rooms, ICT Labs, etc

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor & Outdoor Facilities - Football Court, Turf, Basketball, Running Track, Net Ball, Swimming Pool, Aerobics, etc

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Al Basma British School students receive a robust, creative, vibrant, academic challenging and inspiring 21st Century education, making the schooling years an enjoyable time filled with rich and memorable experiences, preparing them for life. Each student’s unique skills and talents are released and enhanced in an environment of care and mutual respect; one that promotes resilience, confidence, self-esteem and self-management skills.

Al Basma British School is a healthy, safe environment within which students can enjoy learning, make progress and achieve high standards. They will be encouraged to participate fully in school life and make a positive contribution to the school and wider community, ultimately becoming successful, motivated, well-adjusted adults who achieve economic well-being. We will measure our success against these outcomes.

Teaching approach of the school

The school believes in creating future citizens with high values, excelling in all dimensions in life, with full cooperation, transparency and support from parents. Hence, the curriculum is founded on a three way partnership between parents, students and teachers to ensure full involvement in the child's growth. The school is focused on continual self-evaluation and takes into account the views of all stakeholders through parent-student-teacher conferences, classroom observations by parents, a strong school council for students, online school management interactive portal and a parent-teacher association that advises and plans activities and events to extend and deepen the curriculum.

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