Madinat Khalifa AAbu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Al Yasmina Academy

Madinat Khalifa AAbu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Key Facts


Al Yasmina Academy is a vibrant, happy, challenging environment where students follow the English National Curriculum until Year 9 and then study a suite of British and international qualifications under the Edexcel Examination Board. Al Yasmina as a school is building an enviable reputation for academic excellence and strong, meaningful relationships between staff and students. Al Yasmina expects its students to work on becoming outstanding citizens of the world and to reach their full potential.

Student Body

Number of students in school


Nationalities represented


Most common nationality

Emirati and British

Local / international student ratio

21% local : 79% international


Additional language Classes Offered


arabic, french

Native speaking teachers


Language support


English as an Additional Language (EAL)




External examinations/ assessments available

a levels,


School profile

At Al Yasmina Academy, we strongly believe that our students deserve the very best. We have highly dedicated and talented staff, who work tirelessly to support the progress and development of every student in the school. We place great importance on collaboration between students, staff and parents as we work together to maximize the potential of all.We value the true sense of belonging and our students are actively encouraged to participate in a vast range of experiences that build on current talents whilst nurturing new interests and intellectual pursuits. We set high standards in our work, conduct and appearance by fostering a sense of pride in our students by instilling aspiration in their learning and in themselves. We provide a warm friendly and supportive environment where students enjoy learning and achieving in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Every student is encouraged to be a part of the community.Students remain at the heart of all our decisions; we subscribe to the ‘Every child matters’ philosophy and this is reflected not only in the life of the school but in the curriculum, its makeup and provision.At Al Yasmina Academy we place an emphasis on developing skills and values that will enable our students to be confident, responsible and well informed people, capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. Since 2008, Al Yasmina has established itself as a thriving community where students feel safe, valued and happy. We are proud to share our school with you and look forward to welcoming new families to be part of our school community.Al Yasmina Academy strives to be an outstanding international community school, maximizing the learning potential of all.

Learning principles

Al Yasmina Academy believes that its curriculum should offer a diverse & challenging curriculum that enables learners to be the best they can be whilst ensuring the curriculum upholds the culture & values of the UAE. It must also provide a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote independence of thinking and learning, along with preparing them to be leading citizens of the world. Al Yasmina follows the National Curriculum of England. The school is very excited to be moving forward with the recently developed curriculum. This has given Al Yasmina the opportunity to push the students to achieve more and more. The new curriculum also focuses on providing students with opportunities to investigate and apply the skills they have learnt in more detail.

Student Support

Support for special learning needs


The school has very limited resources for children with special needs. Children who require special support or one-on-one support are generally not accepted. Students with an individual education plan will be reviewed carefully and will have to undertake an assessment.

Support for gifted and talented students


Education psychologist available


Extra-Curricular Activities

Supervised care before/after school


Sports activities available


The PE and sport programmes at Al Yasmina are an integral part of the school experience and are considered vital to a student's development. Students are involved in sport at a recreational level, in school competitions, inter school sport tournaments and international tours. PE students follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales from Foundation stage through to Year 11. At KS4 students follow the Edexcel GCSE course and at KS5 we offer diploma and subsidiary BTEC Sport at level 3. All pupils have two hours of PE a week which is taught by a specialist teacher. More than 60 per cent of Year 10 students every year take part in the UK accredited Sports Leadership award. Special provisions are in place for the school's gifted and talented athletes.

Facilities, Services & Policies

Food alternatives


Is religion practised at school


School time
School Start Time School Finish Time

1899-12-30 08:00:00 UTC

1:45 pm to 2:25 pm depending on the grade


Admission process

All applications are reviewed by the school to determine if a prospective student has the ability to successfully access the school curriculum. If there is some uncertainty about this, a student will be invited to complete an entrance assessment.

Deadline for registration


Waiting list


Depends on the grade level.

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff


Fees & Financials

Annual fees

usd 48,510


Madinat Khalifa AAbu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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