Abu Dhabi
British, International curriculum
Ages 11 to 18

Al Bateen Secondary School

CurriculumBritish, International
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 23
First year fees: Dirham 53,361

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 53,361
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School Information

Number of students

750

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Emirati, British

Ratio of local students to international students

33% local : 67% international

Max. number of students per class

18 to 23

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

The school has English as a Second Language programme.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Students can expect to receive homework from 2-3 subjects a night.
Grade 6 students are expected to spend 30 minutes per subject per night; Grade 7 students are expected to spend 35 minutes per subject per night; Grade 8 students are expected to spend 40 minutes per subject per night; Grade 9 and 10 students are expected to spend 45 minutes per subject per night. Senior School students will have separate homework and study timetables.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, students applying for a place, will be required to complete Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs), which assess a range of reasoning skills.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The tests look at verbal (words), quantitative (numbers), non-verbal reasoning (shapes and figures) and spatial awareness. The test results, which are for school use only, help to identify the strengths and potential of each student, preferred styles of learning and how the school can further support your son/daughter with their studies in each subject.

Al Bateen School is inclusive but needs to be sure that a student can access the curriculum, enjoy their learning, make sufficient academic progress and have the support required to be a successful learner. If a student achieves low CAT scores, the school may invite the student to complete additional entrance testing in English and Mathematics.

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE, AS Level

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, as the school's Learning Support Policy states,, Al Bateen is committed to "Ensure that students with additional needs to those of their peers are fully included in the life of our learning community and have equal opportunity to fulfill their potential".

Learning support offered

Most of the support is based in the classroom - quality first teaching. However, some students will receive specialist 1:1 or small group support if this is felt to be appropriate to meet their needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Al Bateen ensures that all students are challenged and make good progress. An identification process is in place for Gifted and Talented students. Provision is then made through differentiation in mainstream lessons, homework and participation in CAS activities.These all offer a wide range of enrichment, extension and acceleration experiences. Gifted and Talented students have a range of needs, some of which are curriculum orientated and some of which are ‘personal and social’.
It is important to keep these distinct needs in mind when devising appropriate provision for students whilst ensuring their full human development. The school provides opportunities for students to take part in external competitions and programmes aimed at high achievers,
including the Model United Nations Conference, where participants assume the role of a UN Ambassador and discuss world issues.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, netball, rugby, sailing, swimming, calligraphy, art, choir, drama, jewellery making, music, photography, theater.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, a 25m indoor swimming pool, a full-sized Astro Turf football pitch and basketball courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Al Bateen school opened in September 2011 to provide students with high quality education from the ages of 11 to 18. The school follows the English National curriculum with an international dimension, adapted to meet the needs of students living in Abu Dhabi.
The school's mission is to provide a world-class, holistic, international education for students whilst at the same time ensuring the highest standards of academic achievement.

Teaching approach of the school

The school aims to:
- offer a curriculum that provides knowledge, challenge and progression delivered through high quality teaching, learning and assessment
- provide opportunities for students to develop individual abilities and talents through creativity, sport, teamwork, leadership, performance and service
- promote intercultural understanding and support mother-tongue language development through the curriculum, enrichment and CAS activities
- ensure students are equipped with the skills and attributes they need to succeed as lifelong learners in a 21st century world - information technology, creative thinking, critical analysis, problem solving and decision making
- provide caring and supportive environment in which students respect each other, feel safe and happy, and in which they thrive

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.albateen.sch.ae
School's Fees webpage: www.albateen.sch.ae/adm-fees.htm
Address: 28th St albateen, Nera Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Street, Al Rowdah Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates