Abu Dhabi
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Al Yasmina School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: Dirham 51,436
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage: www.alyasmina.sch.ae
Yearly fees: Dirham 48,510

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Emirati and British

Ratio of local students to international students

21% local : 79% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

EAL program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

All applications are reviewed by the school to determine if a prospective student has the ability to successfully access the school curriculum. If there is some uncertainty about this, a student will be invited to complete an entrance assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Al Yasmina has very limited resources to cater for children with special needs. The school generally does not accept children who have a 'statement of special needs' or require one-on-one support to access the curriculum. Students with an individual education plan will be reviewed carefully and will have to undertake an assessment.

School start time

8 am

School finish time

Between 1:45 pm and 2:25 pm, depending on the grade level.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Spanish, yoga, chess club, swimming, athletics, art, music,

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

The PE and sport programmes at Al Yasmina are an integral part of the school experience and are considered vital to a student's development. Students are involved in sport at a recreational level, in school competitions, inter school sport tournaments and international tours.

PE students follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales from Foundation stage through to Year 11. At KS4 students follow the Edexcel GCSE course and at KS5 we offer diploma and subsidiary BTEC Sport at level 3.

All pupils have two hours of PE a week which is taught by a specialist teacher. More than 60 per cent of Year 10 students every year take part in the UK accredited Sports Leadership award. Special provisions are in place for the school's gifted and talented athletes.

Sports facilities at the school

2 swimming pools, 3 astroturf football pitches, outdoor netball and basketball courts, cricket nets, 2 sports halls, dance studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Al Yasmina School is a vibrant, happy, challenging environment where students follow the English National Curriculum until Year 9 and then study a suite of British and international qualifications under the Edexcel Examination Board.
Al Yasmina as a school is building an enviable reputation for academic excellence and strong, meaningful relationships between staff and students. Al Yasmina expects its students to work on becoming outstanding citizens of the world and to reach their full potential.

Teaching approach of the school

Al Yasmina School believes that its curriculum should offer a diverse & challenging curriculum that enables learners to be the best they can be whilst ensuring the curriculum upholds the culture & values of the UAE. It must also provide a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote independence of thinking and learning, along with preparing them to be leading citizens of the world.
Al Yasmina follows the National Curriculum of England. The school is very excited to be moving forward with the recently developed curriculum. This has given Al Yasmina the opportunity to push the students to achieve more and more. The new curriculum also focuses on providing students with opportunities to investigate and apply the skills they have learnt in more detail.

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