Pearl British Academy, Abu Dhabi

Pearl British Academy, Abu Dhabi

About Pearl British Academy, Abu Dhabi

Pearl British Academy is a renowned educational institute in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the seven Aldar Academies of the United Arab Emirates. The school has classes from Primary to Year 6. The school follows an English curriculum.

Pearl British Academy has earned an "Outstanding" rating from the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), underscoring the institution's commitment to providing excellent education. Furthermore, the school holds accreditations from prominent organisations like the British Schools Middle East (BSME), Edexcel, and the distinction of being a Microsoft Showcase School. In addition to their academic pursuits, students can engage in a wide range of extracurricular activities and annual field trips and participate in various social outreach programs.

The school has specialised education programs for all grades, including core subjects and extracurricular and sports activities.

Almost 65 of the 645 children enrolled in the school have special educational needs (SEN). Also, 49 teachers and 32 teaching assistants serve the student population, resulting in a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:11.

Premium facilities, extracurricular activities, and after-school programs are available to students. Parents' and students' evaluations of Pearl British Academy are favourable.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Pearl British Academy

Primary education is provided at Pearl British Academy of Abu Dhabi Island through Year 6. The school offers the following three phases of instruction since it adheres to the National Curriculum of England and Wales:



Early Years Foundation Stage

FS 1 – FS 2

Key Stage 1

Year 1 – Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 – Year 6

Pearl British Academy Syllabus

Pearl British Academy follows a British curriculum. The syllabus details of Pearl British Academy are given below -

Foundation Stages

The Foundation Stage follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The foundation of the EYFS framework includes thematic and play-based activities to help youngsters develop their confidence and problem-solving abilities.

Teachers employ assessments and observation of the class to determine how much and how well a child applies daily lessons to activities. At this level, students are taught seven distinct themes and skill sets, which include -

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Stage 1 & Stage 2

The school implements the official procedures of the British curriculum starting in Year 1. Here, lessons are presented to pupils at a set pace that is slightly hard. Learning can happen in groups or one-on-one. However, instruction is tailored to each student's needs, including those of tenacious kids.

Additionally, extracurricular activities and campus amenities guarantee students' holistic growth. The school uses formal assessments to assist students in meeting goals. These evaluations, which occur multiple times yearly, consist of benchmark or external exams in Arabic, mathematics, reading, and writing.

The following is a typical list of subjects taught in the British curriculum:

  • Design and Art
  • Computing
  • Technology and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Science
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Swimming and Water Safety

The Ministry of Education (MOE) curriculum is followed in subjects including Social Studies, Arabic Studies, and Islamic Studies (for Muslim pupils exclusively).

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Pearl British Academy- Step-by-Step Process?

The step-by-step process for applying to Pearl British Academy is listed below -

Step 1: Start by submitting your inquiry online, and their Parent Relations Executive will respond within two working days to assist.

Step 2: Arrange a tour or a meeting with the Senior Leadership team to learn more about the Academy.

Step 3: Once you have completed your application, the Admissions Team will contact you within two working days, and your child will be called in for an age-appropriate entrance exam.

Step 4: If your assessment is successful, you will receive an email with the following attached documents:

  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Invoice of the fee for registration
  • A Parent information package
  • A package of essential documents and forms

To guarantee a spot in the program, the offer letter, necessary paperwork, and evidence of registration fee payment must all be submitted to Pearl British Academy signed and received within ten days. The registration deposit will be deducted from your child's first term's tuition, but please note that it is not refundable.

Students will have a spot secured at Al Bateen Academy for Year 7. To ensure their child's spot, parents should apply online. Additionally, before starting the admissions process, kindly review the following age restrictions.




FS 1


FS 2


Year 1


Year 2


Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



Pearl British Academy School Fees Structure

Pearl British Academy has taken fees in three instalments over the years. The fee structure of Pearl British Academy is given below:


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Total Fee

FS 1

AED 16,680

AED 12,510

AED 12,510

AED 41,700

FS 2 to FS 6

AED 17,260

AED 12,945

AED 12,945

AED 43,150

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Pearl British Academy

Pearl British Academy students have access to Aldar Academies' transportation services. Students are picked up and dropped off at designated locations by school buses. Depending on your area, you can pick up and drop off children at houses. Since the first concern is the safety of Pearl Academy students, all drivers undergo a rigorous training program.

Every bus also has a supervisor who will watch after the kids as they go to and from school. Parents who want to discuss their requests with the transportation department can visit the school.

Sports Facilities at Pearl British Academy

Pearl British Academy has created programs and constructed spaces that encourage kids to lead healthy lives while they are in school.

  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Swimming Pool with diving blocks
  • Astroturf
  • Play Areas
  • Netball court

Contact Details

  • Phone no: +971 2 641 8887
  • E-mail IDs: For enquiry related to General Issues:  [email protected]

                                   For enquiries related to admissions:  [email protected]

  • Website:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The hours for foundation stage students at Pearl British Academy by Aldar Academy are 07:50 am to 2:00 pm. For the primary students, it begins at the same time and ends at 02:20 pm.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, the school organises extracurricular activities from 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years present within the school?

The school has classes from FS1 to Year 6.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

The school houses several students of different nationalities, and currently, 645 students are enrolled. The curriculum is designed keeping in mind the various nationalities of the students.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Pearl British Academy?

The academic year starts in August and ends close to June.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Pearl British Academy?

One year’s tuition fees range from AED 41,700 to AED 43,150.

7. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

Yes, Pearl British Academy hosts holiday camps.

8. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

Pearl British Academy currently has 49 teachers and 32 teaching assistants.

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