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Al Ain Academy Q & A

Al Ain International Academy, located in Al Sarooj, Al Ain, was the first Aldar Academy to open outside the capital. Despite its rapid growth it not only secured a Good rating in the first inspection after opening, but subsequently moved up one grade to Very Good (2015/16) and retained this rating in the 2017-18 inspection round.
Parents' Rating
2.9 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
At a glance
School type
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Very good
Availability 2022/23
Availability 2023/24
Annual fee average
AED 47,500
Annual fees
AED 39,600–59,320
Price band help
Opening year
School year
Aug to Jul
Teacher turnover help
Mr Chris Nourse
Aldar Academies
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Al Ain Academy 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.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

Open-door Policy

Strong Parents communication and partnership

High qualified teachers, TA's and Admin staff

What is the single biggest challenge your school is currently addressing?

learning for those at FS

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

Yes, in some Primary stages

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

33 nationalities

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, the highest nationality number is the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Al Ain Academy is a welcoming, vibrant learning community. A forward-thinking school which aims to not only help our students grow academically, but also prepare them to be active, confident and caring members of our society. We pride ourselves in nurturing a truly international community, where students can excel academically and succeed in all areas of school life whilst maintaining principles and values, such as mutual respect and responsibility. We provide a top quality education from Nursery to year 13.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

Yes powered by Food Nation Company

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

10-25 AED

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

Monday - Wednesday 7:30-3:30 -Thursday 7:30-3:00 Friday- 7:30-12:00 pm

9:30-2:00 Ramadan Timings

8:00-2:00 during breaks

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, sold via Magrudy's bookshop

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Through Parents Teacher Evenings.

School reports.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

3 times a year

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?


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


Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes, there's a mosque.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?


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?

Open days.

Physical/Virtual School tours.

Physical/Virtual SLT meetings.

Induction Week.

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