Dubai
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Ajman Academy

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: Dirham 56,300

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Number of students

745

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

3:2

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes, majority of our teachers are native English speakers.

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

Yes, Ajman Academy is very proud of its English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme. EAL teachers to have access to an extensive range of materials and diagnostic information that enables them to direct each student’s individual progress through the course. This results in a much more personalized and effective learning experience for each student.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

We are a 1:1 iPad school. All students from FS1 through to Year 10 have a device and technology is embedded through all stages of the inquiry process to enhance and transform learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Secondary - up to 40 minutes per subject in Year 7,8 and 9. Up to 60 minutes per homework in Year 10.
Primary - Formal homework begins in Year 1 with compulsory reading and spelling. All other homework in PY2-PY6 is carefully selected to reinforce understanding of knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes through the Units of Inquiry.

Uniform required

Yes. Our uniform is designed to be smart and neat whilst allowing for movement and practicality. We wish to give all students at Ajman Academy a sense of pride in their school when they wear the uniform.

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All new applicants are required to undertake an assessment test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our registration is open all year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes we do.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

As we are a new school in its fourth year, we have yet to have our first graduating class.

External examinations or assessments available

Secondary - All students sit the GL Assessment CAT4. In 2017 students will sit IGCSEs and GCSEs.

Results in these examinations

Secondary - N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

All religions are valued at our school.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Secondary - N/A

School bus service available

Yes. Our highly efficient and safe bus service is available within Ajman and neighbouring Emirates.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, Ajman Academy has a Learning Support Unit.

Learning support offered

The Unit provides an EAL programme and short term learning support to reinforce basic skills in literacy and mathematics.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Ajman Academy offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and our curriculum focuses on the development of problem-solving, deep conceptual understandings, application of thinking and research skills, and inquiry that provides plenty of opportunities for advanced learners to be challenged. 

Student access to education psychologist

The Learning Support Unit will refer students to an Educational Psychologist if necessary.

School start time

7:50AM (School gates open at 7:30AM)

School finish time

1:00PM for our FS1 year group
2:40PM from FS2 to Year 10

Supervised care before/after school

No. We offer a wide range of free and paid Extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, gymnastics, swimming, netball, ballet, modern dance, taekwondo and a full range of art and craft activities for students that are not sporty.

School provided lunches

Yes, we work in partnership with Safartas Catering, they have been in business since 2001 with a history of well-renowned restaurants in both London and Dubai.
They pride themselves on only using fresh, vibrant, locally sourced ingredients offering a range of hot foods, salads, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
The kitchens main goal is to provide fresh, wholesome, nutritious, well-balanced meals which are all prepared at the school on a daily basis.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, absolutely. It is extremely important for us to be made aware of any special dietary requirements and our catering company ensures that individual needs are catered for.

Sports activities included

Sport is an integral part of life at Ajman Academy. We offer a wide range of sports and physical activities to our students across all year groups, swimming, football, tennis, basketball, beachball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, rounders, badminton, netball, and athletics are all played as part of the curriculum. The International Award (D of E) is being introduced to the secondary school but Ajman Academy are looking to take all their pupils out to school to Educational Outdoor Adventure camps. Children that wish to play competitively are encouraged to joined our school teams to compete against other schools in tournaments throughout the year.

Sports facilities at the school

A 6 lane 25m indoor swimming pool and sports hall equipped with basketball, volleyball and netball facilities. Outdoor 3G astroturf football pitch and tennis courts.
A full sized 3G astroturf football pitch, a fully equipped sports hall, an outdoor basketball court and a tennis court will all be opening in January 2016.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We are very proud of our successful football, basketball, athletics, swimming and netball teams that compete around the UAE in tournaments at lots of different age groups. Ajman Academy are a member of the BSME and are sending teams to the BSME games to compete in a variety of sports. Ajman Academy are in the process of setting up a swim academy to compete in competitions around the UAE.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ajman Academy is very much a community in which all members share in each other's learning; be it related to the physical, emotional, social or academic development. At the heart of our vision is inquiry, ownership of learning and the development of the whole child. This means that we as educators model, discuss and assess not only knowledge, but skills and attitudes that will enable our students to succeed in an ever-changing future. The physical facilities our school are state of the art and purpose-built to accommodate inquiry based learning with technology embedded throughout. All classrooms have interactive Ver-tables and Apple-tv to allow students to share directly from their iPads.

Teaching approach of the school

At Ajman Academy, we believe that learning should grow from what students already know, believe and have experienced. Involvement of the students from the outset, in guiding the direction of the learning according to their needs and interests as much as possible, empowers them in the learning process. Students are involved in the ongoing process of formative assessment whereby teacher, peer feedback and self-evaluation form the basis of reflection upon which future learning targets are set. Students at Ajman Academy are provided with the skills to be self-driven learners and the implementation of 1:1 devices allow our students to continue their learning beyond the physical school environment and the official school day. Our students learn through observing, hypothesising and exploring the world around them through an inquiry-based approach. The IB Learner Profile, our guiding framework is at the heart of everything we do at Ajman Academy, and encourages our students to be inquirers, thinkers, knowledgeable, communicators, caring, principled, open-minded, reflective, well-balanced and risk-takers.

Summary of prices and fees

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

Yearly fees: Dirham 55,800
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 500
Total first year fees: Dirham 56,300
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: school@ajmanacademy.com
School's webpage: www.ajmanacademy.com
Address: P.O. Box 639 Sheikh Ammar St. Muwaihat Ajman United Arab Emirates

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