Al Yasmina Academy Q & A

Al Yasmina School, located off the island of Abu Dhabi, close to the airport, offers a British curriculum for students from two to eighteen years old, and has a capacity for 2000 students, and is currently at full capacity.
Parents' Rating
3.7 out of 5 based on 23 reviews
At a glance
School type
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 51,000
Annual fees
AED 42,900 - 61,150
Price band help
Opening year
School year
Sep to Jul
Mr Jared Nolan
Aldar Academies
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Al Yasmina 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.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

A very warm welcome to our truly remarkable school where students are placed firmly at the centre. We are an exciting, diverse and progressive learning community that annually produces some of the very best iGCSE and A Level results in the UAE. Our globally recognised and admired curriculum, dedicated and passionate practitioners and outstanding teaching and learning, sets us apart from other schools and makes Al Yasmina Academy a very special place to be. We are extremely proud of our recent ADEK inspection, which rated Al Yasmina Academy as ‘Outstanding’ in all six performance standards.

With grades significantly above UK and global averages, many of our graduating students are offered places at world leading universities however, attainment is only part of the story. In preparing our students with the contemporary skills, attributes and morals needed for their fast-changing, globally connected and uncertain futures, students, from an early age, are guided to take ownership of their own learning, to be curious and to actively participate in real-world learning. From the time our children step into our Early Years we foster their independence and leadership; we encourage them to be enthusiastic and ambitious about their learning, to become life-long learners and to play an active part in in society as ethically informed citizens of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the world. place where leadership is an inherent part of everything we do, where students lead by example and understand the importance of community and service to the community.

The best way to understand our school is to see it in action. We are a very proud community and always ready to welcome prospective students and their families through our doors during opening times so please feel free to make an appointment or just call in.

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous 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?

Our students have consistently excelled in their academic performance. Our 2020 cohort attained Outstanding results in their external examinations, significantly outperforming the UK average.

A* 24.6%
A*- A 45.1%
A*- B 68%
A* - C 92.6%
A* - D 99.2%
A* - E 100%

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

We offer The English National Curriculum with a STEAM focus. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

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

Al Yasmina Academy is an exciting, challenging and enjoyable place for all, where staff are dedicated to providing a stimulating environment where everyone feels valued and safe, ideas can flourish and students can realise their full potential. A love of learning, enquiry, independence, creativity, motivation and resilience are critical factors in our learning culture. We provide an enriching curriculum that encompasses both school and personal development and value the partnership between home and academy. We highly encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. Together we can set challenges and our partners can join us when we ask how we can do it even better.

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

Al Yasmina Academy is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:

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