Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma ProgrammeAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
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Our Schools Principals

AL AIN ACADEMY

Mr. Nourse – Principal

Mr. Nourse has worked in Education for over twenty years. He has been the Principal of five schools in the UK and the UAE. Mr. Nourse believes that building confidence is one of the main keys to success in education alongside motivating children to be the best they can be academically, artistically and personally. Mr. Nourse has recently trained as a school inspector and is very proud to be Principal of Al Ain Academy.

Al Bateen Academy

Mr. Hutson – Principal

Mr. Hutson has been a part of the school's senior leadership team since its opening in September 2011. Mr. Hutson is a highly experienced educator who joined Aldar Academies after time spent in a number of leadership positions in UK schools. Mr. Hutson ensures that every child at Al Bateen Academy flourishes. Mr. Hutson believes in the school's vision for an outstanding, holistic, international education for all students; a learning environment in which students achieve their academic potential, develop inter-cultural understanding and gain the personal attributes needed for working life in the 21st century.

Al Forsan Nursery

MRS SUSAN CARPENTER  -  PRINCIPAL 

Mrs Carpenter brings almost 20 years of early education experience to our community, including as a Head of Early Years and Headteacher in England, as well as a Head of Primary and Founding Principal of a prominent Baccalaureate school in Dubai, among other leadership roles. Mrs Carpenter’s desire to discover inventive means of enhancing teaching outcomes has seen her past school receive ‘outstanding’ evaluations for all quality indicators following an Ofsted inspection. With a career spanning the UAE and the UK, Mrs Carpenter will be sure to see Al Forsan Nursery delivering a premium and nurturing education from the very start. 

Al Mamoura Academy

MS CHRISTINE WOODS - PRINCIPAL 

Ms Woods brings over 17 years of teaching experience and insight to the Aldar Academies community.  She has climbed the ranks from a Mathematics Teacher to hold  various  leadership position, including Head of Middle School, Deputy Head Teacher, Vice Principal and ultimately as a Principal in the UK. A former Local Authority Education Adviser and School Improvement Partner, Ms Woods possesses a deep understanding of what’s required to maintain and strengthen our academic excellence across all ages. She also holds a National Professional Qualification for  Headship,  and is a member of the Association of School and College Leaders. 

Al Muna Academy

Mrs. Allen – Principal

Mrs Allen began her teaching career over 22 years ago in the UK and has experience teaching in all three primary key stages. In the last 18 years, she has held posts as a School Improvement Consultant (specialising in literacy and English), Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher and Principal. Her extensive experience is based in British Curriculum schools in England. In addition to the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, she holds a Diploma in Special Educational Needs and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, prior to gaining her Post Graduate Certificate of Education.  Mrs Allen strongly believes in a learner-led, enquiry-based approach. She is passionate about personalised learning and a curriculum tailored to the interests and needs of pupils as individuals.  In her view, schools have both a professional and moral responsibility to nurture children and young people so that they can grow into rounded, happy and successful citizens. She feels extremely privileged as a teacher and leader to be able to inspire the next generation, who will shape the future. 

Al Yasmina Academy

Dr. Hughes – Principal

Dr. Hughes has fifteen years of experience in teaching, the last seven of which have been in leadership roles. He joins us directly from a leading large academy in the UK that is Ofsted outstanding in all aspects and a designated national teaching school. Dr. Hughes has a background in Science, holding a degree in Chemistry and a doctorate in Physics, and spent two years in the industry as a senior medical researcher. Dr. Hughes is passionate about school improvement and believes that partnership with parents, leadership, research and innovation are central to a school's success.

The Pearl Academy

Mrs. Fishbourne - Principal

Mrs. Fishbourne has worked in education for over 20 years. Prior to Principal leadership roles she taught in all primary years. She has been involved in delivering a wide variety of staff training and introduced educational programs across both primary and secondary years. She has worked with various educational groups including local authority, national academy, university and educational charities. She continues to develop The Pearl's positive learning ethos and ensures it remains as one of the most successful schools in Abu Dhabi. As a believer in developing lifelong learners she is committed to providing a 21st century education that combines creativity, critical thinking, innovation and a love of learning.

West Yas Academy

Mrs. Cosgray - Principal

Mrs. Cosgray brings over 23 years of international education experience to West Yas Academy, including 13 years in leadership positions. Before moving to the UAE during 2017, Mrs Cosgray was Elementary Principal at the Western Academy of Beijing, China. Her time in Asia followed a role as Director of Elementary Education in the USA, where she oversaw the teaching quality and operations of 12 elementary schools. In her home country, Mrs. Cosgray also held Director of Curriculum and earlier Principal roles. Passionate, energetic and imaginative, Mrs. Cosgray values an education that is internationally-minded, inquiry-based and hands-on, which ultimately develops the 'whole student'. With a personable approach to leadership, Mrs Cosgray. believes in creating a positive rapport with students, parents and teachers to build a strong and collaborative school community.