Al Yasmina School

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Al Yasmina school
مدرسة الياسمينة الخاصة
Khalifa City A, 12th St and 3rd
PO Box 128484
Abu Dhabi
Coordinates 24°25′34.1″N 54°32′48.5″E / 24.426139°N 54.546806°E / 24.426139; 54.546806Coordinates: 24°25′34.1″N 54°32′48.5″E / 24.426139°N 54.546806°E / 24.426139; 54.546806
School type Private
Opened September 2008
Founder AlDar Academies[1]
Sister school Al Bateen Secondary School
Authority AlDar Academies
Oversight Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC)[2]
Principal Dr. Tim Hughes
Years offered FS1-Year 13
Gender Co-educational
Age 3 to 18
International students 70+ nationalities
Schedule Sunday - Thursday, 7.30am - 3.30pm GMT +4
Hours in school day 8 hours
Campus size 33,396 m²
Houses Voyager (red), Discovery (blue), Endeavor (green) and Challenger (yellow)

Dark green and white

Sports Rugby, football, netball and athletics
Mascot Dragons (pending)
Accreditation Edexcel,[3] British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)[4]
School fees Avg. 47390 AED (~$12900) annually

Al Yasmina School is a private, British curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[5] Al-Yasmina educates students from foundation stage 1 till year 13 in joint primary and secondary schools.[6]


The school was opened in September 2008 by Darren Gale, ex-principal.[6]


Al Yasmina follows the British curriculum. The school offers iGCSEs, GCSEs and A-Levels. Science, English and mathematics are compulsory subjects throughout the school. Students begin their secondary school years in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9), following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, and then move into Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11). During KS4 they sit a range of UK national exams GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). If students achieve the required grades they can go on to an advanced level of study which is a prerequisite for university. This course is done in the last two years of school (which are non-compulsory) and are spent in Key Stage 5, which at Al Yasmina is known as Post-16.


The school won 'Best School' in the 2012 Ahlan! 'Best in Abu Dhabi' awards.[7]


  1. ^ AlDar Academies
  2. ^ Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC)
  3. ^ Edexcel
  4. ^ British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)
  5. ^ "Students brace themselves for school after summer break". Khaleej Times. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Al Yasmina School". ALDAR Academies. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Best School - Al Yasmina School gets a hurrah". Ahlan!. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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