Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
VISIT ALDAR ACADEMIES MAIN SITE

This year saw Al Yasmina Academy return to the BSME games for the first time in many years.  A key aspect of Mr. Dean’s vision of providing the students of Al Yasmina with the best sporting experiences and opportunities to excel.  These events attract all of the best British Schools in the Middle East and are very prestigious events.  The first of these events this year was the BSME U15 games held at New York University Abu Dhabi.  Schools from Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt and others faced tough competition over 4 days to be crowned Champions.  Each school could select squad of up to 12 athletes to compete across a variety of events.  The boys competed in volleyball, football and athletics whilst the girls competed in football, netball and athletics.
The boy’s weekend got off to a poor start in the volleyball.  Despite some brilliant performance, including beating the eventual runners up, the boys were too inconsistent and lost some matches that they should have won.  The girl’s weekend began with netball and they performed fantastically well.  Beating some opposition that they had previously lost to in the BSME netball competition demonstrated the progress that they had made and meant that they surpassed expectation.
The next day was the Athletics, and this was one of my favourite days of the year and of my time teaching in Abu Dhabi so far.  This is also the case for other staff members that attended. Each student competed in separate events however there were some standout performances.  We had many fine performances in the field events but none more so than Saif Al Ali who won silver in the long jump.  On the track we had many students qualify for the finals, which took place in the evening under the floodlights.  Both 4x200m relay teams qualified for the final, Imogen Mason qualified for the 100m final, both Zack Raidi and Sam Johnson qualified for the 800m final and Jonas Greene, who was outstanding, qualified for both the 200 and 400m finals.  In an action packed evening, Jonas Greene won bronze in the 400m straight after coming 4th in the 200m final, the girls relay team took an amazing silver and the boys relay team took a fantastic bronze.  As a PE department we were incredibly proud of the efforts that all students put in on this day.
The final day was boy’s football and girls netball.  The boys, after suffering some injuries following the previous night’s heroics struggled to get going but tried extremely hard under difficult circumstances.  The girl’s weekend ended with netball and they performed fantastically well.  Beating some opposition that they had previously lost to in the BSME netball competition demonstrated the progress that they had made and meant that they surpassed expectation.