Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very GoodEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS 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

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi

On March 12th – 14th Aldar Academies hosted the BSME 2015 Junior Games at the magnificent New York Abu Dhabi University campus.

The BSME Games is now 12 years old and has become one of the most awaited games on the calendar of British Schools across the Middle East. This year over three hundred children from ten participating schools across the GCC travelled to Abu Dhabi, accompanied by teachers and spectators, to compete in a range of sports, which include football, basketball, athletics, netball and swimming.

The schools taking part in the event included, Al Mushrif Primary School, The Pearl Primary School, Al Yasmina School, Al Rabeah School (Abu Dhabi), Doha College (Qatar), Kuwait English School, British School Kuwait (Kuwait), British International School (KSA), British School Muscat (Oman) and Cairo English School (Egypt).

Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Academies, commented at the start of the games ‘The spirit to compete brings out the best in us. It drives us to push ourselves to the limit. Sport is one such arena where we push boundaries to overcome all odds. At Aldar Academies' six schools we nurture this spirit and as such, encourage one and all to run faster, leap higher and throw further. We believe sport and fitness are important elements of a student's individual development and stresses the importance of goal setting. It is a crucial dimension of the educational experience, which fundamentally works towards the building of character.

With a passion for sport, it gave us all at Aldar Academies great pride to host the BSME Games 2015. Initiated in 2003 by the principal of our very own Pearl Primary School Mr. Bond, this event has grown from strength to strength, bringing together children and teachers from schools all over the Middle East. Over the years this event has helped instil the values of team and individual excellence, which plays a major role in developing our future leaders.

Robert Kirkland, event organiser and Head of P.E. at the Aldar Academies Al Mushrif Primary School, added "The BSME Games has become one of the most awaited games on the calendar of British Schools across the Middle East. It brings together teams, challengers and talents, but most importantly it brings together a live energy that is fuelled by passion. It is this live energy that makes the event so special."

We would like to thank National Ambulance Service, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, New York University, IFA Football Academy, Adventure HQ and H2O Swim Club for their kind support in ensuring to make this, an event to remember.

About The BSME

The British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) is a quality assured network of British curriculum schools founded in 1982. With over 80 member schools across the Middle East and North Africa, it provides schools with a wide range of training opportunities in addition to sporting and cultural events for children organised by member schools. In 2003, the first BSME Junior Games were hosted in Bahrain. Since then, the number of sporting events available for BSME member schools, for various age ranges, has multiplied significantly. The blue ribbon event remains the BSME Junior Games.