Abu Dhabi
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

The Pearl Academy

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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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 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

Address: Al Dhafrah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Emirati, British

Ratio of local students to international students

27% local : 73% international

Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Students are introduced to a variety of software applications and have controlled internet access for their learning. All classes have access to networked computers, interactive whiteboards and a wide range of other software applications, including control technology.

Uniform required


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

2:20 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offer a large variety. Some of the activities are: swimming, cross stitch club, science and innovation club, origami.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education, swimming, basketball, netball, football, rugby, badminton

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, full-sized astroturf football pitch, basketball court

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Pearl Academy was founded by Aldar Academies in 2007, and while it is a relatively large school, it has retained the small-school ethos of friendliness, protection, care and nurturing for all students. The school follows the National Curriculum for England together with its assessments and caters for students between the ages of 3 and 11.

Teaching approach of the school

The Pearl delivers British curriculum and believes that children should be actively involved in their learning and aim to do so by teaching in creative and thematic way. As a result of this, learning is cross-curricular. Numeracy, Literacy and all other subjects are delivered in a fun and engaging way where children can make links and apply skills across the curriculum.
Each term, topic overviews are sent home introducing the new thematic unit and the key elements delivered through each subject area. The Pearl believes that teaching through creative thematic units helps to embed skills and make learning journey more relevant and vibrant for each individual.

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