United Arab Emirates / Abu Dhabi / Mohammed Bin Zayed City / Ajyal International School MBZ

Ajyal International School MBZ Q & A

Ajyal International School is a British curriculum school that opened in Mohammed Bin Zayed City in September 2014. WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has visited the school twice, in December 2014 shortly after its launch, and again in May 2016.
At a glance
School type
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Availability 2020/21
fiber_manual_record All grades
Availability 2021/22
not_interested No
Annual fee average
AED 41,000
Annual fees
AED 26,500 - 47,500
Price band help
Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
Teacher turnover help
Mohamad Saad
The Bin Omeir Education LLC
Main teacher nationality
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Welcome to the Ajyal International School MBZ official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

Why Choose Ajyal International School?

Ajyal International School is a private school situated in the heart of MBZ in Abu Dhabi. We specialize in intensive, exam-focused education, primarily for IGCSE, AS and A levels. Our aim is always to provide an environment where students from a wide variety of backgrounds work happily and successfully towards their ambitions. Our aim is to ensure students at A level go on to secure a place at a top UK and UAE university. Secondary School is a relatively small school, with 300 Secondary students, which enables us to have very small class sizes. But the emphasis we put on providing a happy environment is very important to us. There is a family atmosphere that prevails at the school and every student is made to feel valued and included. For this reason and others, we believe we are unique among private schools and we encourage you to visit us to find out why – but listed below are some of those reasons:

-Small classes –For IGCSE and A-Level student.
-Good results which ensure excellent university placements.
-We provide the opportunity for all types of students to improve their performance.
-Wide range of subjects in any combination.
-Experienced and effective Teachers with Principals taking a lead role.
-Support to get you into university, medical school or other higher education institutions.
-Dedicated tuition producing excellent exam results.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?


Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, UAE.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?


Does your school have a waiting list?


Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

At Ajyal International School MBZ, our main focus within the PE Department is to ensure all of our students gain an in-depth understanding for the importance of physical activity. Students take part in a variety of tasks in which they can keep active and learn the benefits of doing so, whether that be physical, mental or social.

Here at Ajyal we have adapted our curriculum so that students receive a 30 minute exercise class from their teacher every week and are then encouraged to complete other fitness, yoga and dance activities in their own time. In addition students are given a weekly physical challenge to complete as part of their ongoing assessment, as well as a weekly healthy food challenge in which they are encouraged to try new foods or simply prepare food a certain way in the hope they will add these healthy choices to their diet.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

At AJIS, MBZ, we teach our students about the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviours. They are positive attitudes that need to be practiced daily by every student and they include: adequate rest, be in a good environment, self- control and even positive interpersonal relationships. Our food serviced on campus support these beliefs, and we encourage Students to participate in school meals programme.
We provide monthly awareness campaigns related to health conducted by internal and external sources.

How do you promote healthy eating?

Our students are guided to research the nutrition their body needs on a daily basis. A weekly chart is filled by students about how many days they eat healthy food, and appreciation awards are given to the winners.
Correct water intake is very important. Students are advised to bring water bottles to school.
Different awareness programs are conducted for parents where we can explain how healthy eating positively impacts their kids’ health and can positively impact their learning.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?


If yes, does it serve hot food?


What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?

15 Dhs

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

07:50 AM - 3:00 PM

Is there a school uniform?


Please advise on your discipline policy?

It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all.

The school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?


Which other languages are taught?


Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?


Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?


Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?


If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

Yes, Cambridge and Edecxel.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?


Please provide comprehensive details of how well your school did in external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

Last year (August 2020) we celebrated a cohort of outstanding results which clearly evidenced the academic potential and achievement of Ajyal International School.

100% of our students achieved a grade (A) at IGCSE in English: First Language, this success was echoed at both AS and A Level with 80% of our students achieving (A-C) grades in English.

Mathematics is also a particularly strong point at our school with 100% of our students achieving (A-C) at; IGCSE and A Level. This is in addition to 67% of students achieving A*.

Ajyal prides itself on having a wide and varied curriculum, with subjects which appeal to different kinds of learners. We have recently introduced subjects such as Sociology to our curriculum. Our first cohort of Sociology IGCSE learners completed their course in August, 2020. We were delighted to achieve a 100% at (A) grade. This success continued at A Level with 100% of our students achieving (A-C) grades.

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?


Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?


Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?


Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?


Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?


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