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Al Bateen Secondary School

Al Bateen is a project of the Aldar Academies group, a company founded to meet the growing educational needs of a rapidly expanding Abu Dhabi. It’s the fourth school to be built by the company, with its first students being admitted only in September 2011 – which means that their state-of-the-art facilities are as new as can be.

In fact, the school is the first in the UAE to be run on renewable energy; all facilities are solar-powered. Students of Al Bateen are encouraged to be all-rounded citizens of the multicultural global community, participating in a variety of sports, cultural activities and community involvement projects, as well as academic pursuits.

What the school says

Our mission is to provide a world-class, holistic, international education for students whilst at the same time ensuring the highest standards of academic achievement.

In particular the school aims to:

• To offer outstanding academic and pastoral provision to ensure all students are equipped with the qualifications, skills and attributes needed to succeed as lifelong learners in a 21st Century World

• To provide an enriching curriculum that provides knowledge, inter-cultural understanding, challenge and progression through high quality teaching, learning and assessment

• To be a centre of excellence for Arabic language and promote UAE history, culture and values


Al Bateen School offers a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare students for a multicultural and increasingly globalised world. The school follows the English National Curriculum in Year 7-9; while in Year 10-11 students follow IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualifications, accredited by the Edexcel International Examinations Board. The school has successfully become an IB World School and will offer the International Baccalaureate IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) from September 2014. The IBDP will be offered to students in Years 12 and 13. This is a highly prestigious, pre-university programme accepted at universities across the world. Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies are offered in line with the Ministry of Education guidelines.


Unless the pupil is transferring from another Aldar Academies school, there is a non-refundable application fee of 500 dirhams. The fees range from 53,361 dirhams ($14,528 or £9,112) for Year 7 to 62,844 dirhams ($17,110 or £10,732) for year 13; these can be paid in separate instalments before the start of each of the three terms.

From the principal

"Welcome to Al Bateen Secondary School. The school opened in September 2011 to provide high quality education for students from the ages of 11 to 18. The school offers a British-style curriculum with an international dimension, adapted to meet the needs of students living and studying in Abu Dhabi. Facilities in the school are world-class and reflect the needs of 21st century students. We aim to develop students academically but, also, to be confident, independent, caring, open minded and tolerant leaders of the future. Our values are reflected in our school motto – PRIDE – Participation; Respect and Responsibility; Integrity; Determination; Empathy and Tolerance." It is a privilege to be the Principal and I am very proud of the school, staff and students. In our most recent ADEC inspection we were again judged to be a ‘Band A High Performing School’ with aspects of our school graded as being outstanding." - David Hutson, Principal

What the parents say

"We are very happy our daughter is studying at Al Bateen. The facilities and teachers are excellent. Our daughter enjoys her different subjects."

Parent with a daughter in Year 7

Al Bateen Secondary School

Gender: Co-educational Curriculum: British

Ages: 11 to 18

Address: P.O. Box 129071, Abu Dhabi, UAE



Telephone: +971 2 813 2000

Fax: +971 2 813 2033

Gender: Co-educational

Teaching language: English

Al Bateen Secondary School

private secondary school

Mrs Tamra Bradbury (Principal)

Al Bateen Secondary School

Opposite Al Wahda Mall, Al Bateen

PO Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE




Al Bateen Secondary School