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Latest ADEK inspections Reports issued – Who’s up, who’s down?

by Lis ONealSeptember 2, 2018
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After the publication of A Level, GCSE, IGCSE and IB results over the summer months, it is now the turn of the remaining Abu Dhabi Emirate schools, inspected during 2017-18 by ADEK’s inspection teams, to find out how well they are doing.   With something of a delay, the 52 remaining reports were issued on the ADEK website this week, just in time for parents who are sending their children back to school in the coming week or so, to find out how well their child(ren)’s school is performing according to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.  Find out which schools have moved up in the ratings, and which have moved down, in our table below.

ADEK normally inspects schools from KG-Grade 12 (FS2- Year 13), every two years.  The exceptions are those schools deemed to be performing at a Weak or Very Weak level, who are inspected annually until their performance improves to Acceptable.  There are six ratings used as part of the UAE-wide inspection process.  These are Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Acceptable, Weak and Very Weak.

ADEK inspection teams visited over 100 schools in the last academic year. Reports for 8 schools that were due for inspection in 2017-18 have not yet been released – these schools are included in our listing.  Two of the schools are part of the ADNOC schools group whose operation, we understand, has now been taken over by Aldar Academies.

Interestingly, two further Aldar schools – Al Yasmina Academy and the Pearl Academy – were exempted from inspection in 2017-18 “due to [their] sustained high performance over 3 consecutive inspections”, according to the Aldar Academies’ website.  Both schools have been rated Very Good previously.  Somewhat surprisingly, Aldar Academies’ previously Outstanding-rated Al Bateen Academy was downgraded to Good.  Its decoupling from Mushrif School, which relocated to the new Al Mamoura Academy in 2016, seems to have highlighted concerns from the inspectors at the Secondary-only Al Bateen Academy.  Meanwhile, Raha International School, Aldar’s Al Muna Academy and Bloom Academy (Brighton College) Al Ain have retained their Outstanding ratings, whilst Merryland International School also achieved the top ranking.

Schools that improved their rating in the current inspection round include Al Ain American Private School, Emirates National School MBZ and Sheikh Zayed Academy for Sheikh Zayed Academy for Boys each of which improved their rating to Very Good. Schools that improved their rating to Good include Abu Dhabi Grammar School Al Adhwa Private School, Al Bhaya Private School, Al Ittihad National Private School Al Ain, Al Najah Private School, Asian International Private School, Creative British School, Indian Private School Al Ain and International Jubilee Private School.  19 further schools improved their rating to Acceptable.  Overall, 7 schools remain rated Weak and one, Al Ettehad Private School, Very Weak.  In addition, five schools received lower ratings than at their last inspection.  Among these are the International School of Choueifat Abu Dhabi, and its sister school (now known as the International Private School) in Rowais.

So was your child’s school inspected this year and how did it do?  We have highlighted those schools which have improved their ratings, and also those who have fallen back.

 

ADEK inspection results – 2017/2018
School Name Inspection start date Inspection end date 2017 – 2018 Rating Last Rating Fees Min  (AED) Fees Max (AED)
Abdulla Bin Zubair Private School 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Acceptable Weak 14000 23000
Abu Dhabi Grammar School Canada 20/01/2018 25/01/2018 Good Acceptable 21000 45100
Abu Dhabi Indian Private School 02/10/2017 05/10/2017 Acceptable Good 7150 14414
Abu Dhabi Island International School 30/04/2018 03/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 15500 21480
Adnoc School, Ghayathi No report published
Adnoc School, Madinat Zayed 06/11/2017 09/11/2017 Weak Weak 20900 37400
Adnoc School, Sas Al Nakl No report published
Ain AlKhaleej Private School 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 6050 14150
Al Adhwa Private School 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 Good Acceptable 7200 26708
Al Ain American Private School 05/02/2018 09/02/2018 Very Good Good 16800 29400
Al Ain English Speaking School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 20500 41000
Al Ain International Private School 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Very Good Very Good 39600 57330
Al Ain Iranian Private School No report published
Al Ain Juniors Private School 30/04/2018 03/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 7600 16100
Al Andalus Private Academy 05/03/2018 08/03/2018 Good Good 5600 13700
Al Awa’il Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 5500 11000
Al Bashair Private School 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Good Good 12900 27200
Al Bateen Academy 02/10/2017 05/10/2017 Good Outstanding 56100 65900
Al Bhaya Private School 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Good Acceptable 16100 17300
Al Danat KG Private School No report published
Al Dar Private School 29/01/2018 01.02.2018 Acceptable Acceptable 7370 14805
Al Dhafra Private School 19/02/2018 22/02/2018 Good Good 11700 22800
Al Ekhlass Private School 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 5920 17705
Al Ettehad Private School 26/10/2017 29/10/2017 Very Weak Very Weak 2100 3000
Al Hamdanya Grand Private School 15/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 6891 11,275
Al Iman Private School 13/11/2017 16/11/2017 Acceptable Weak 6,000 12,000
Al Ittihad National Private School Abu Dhabi 29/01/2018 01/02/2018 Good Good 19200 39300
Al Ittihad National Private School Al Ain 30/10/2017 02/11/2017 Good Acceptable 16,600 30,800
Al Maali International Private School 30/10/2017 02/11/2017 Weak Very Weak 8,400 15,000
Al Maharat Private School 16/04/2018 19/04/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 14000 25000
Al Manhal International School 05/03/2018 08/03/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 9900 18600
Al Muna Academy 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Outstanding Outstanding 41580 41580
Al Muneera Private School 29/01/2018 01/02/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 11500 14100
Al Murooj Scientific School 30/04/2018 03/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 18855 33255
Al Nahda National School for Boys 07/05/2018 10/05/2018 Good Good 17500 26000
Al Nahda National School for girls 23/04/2018 26/04/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 13300 24600
Al Najah Private School 02/10/2017 05/10/2017 Good Acceptable 13500 35000
Al Nash’e Assaleh Private School Report can’t be opened Good Good 7000 23000
Al Rabeeh Private School No report published
Al Sanawbar Private School 23/04/2018 26/04/2018 Good Good 12500 26600
Al Shohub Private School 16/04/2018 19/04/2018 Acceptable Good 22500 44800
Al Sorouh American School 26/02/2018 27/02/2018 Acceptable Weak 20300 24640
Al Yasmina Academy Exempt until 2018/19
Aliaa International School 05/03/2018 08/03/2018 Acceptable Weak 10000 19000
Amity International School 16/04/2018 19/04/2018 Good Good 42000 52000
Ashbal Al Quds Private School 02/10/2017 05/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 8100 16100
Asian International Private School 13/11/2017 16/11/2017 Good Weak 3800 12100
Baream Al Ain Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 6425 6425
Beit Al Maqdes International Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 5100 9100
Bloom Academy (Brighton College) Al Ain 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Outstanding Outstanding 49900 79000
Canadian International School 19/02/2018 22/02/2018 Good Good 35075 46494
(Choueifat) International Private School Rowais 06/11/2017 09/11/2017 Acceptable Good 17900 25000
Creative British School 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Good Acceptable 7000 18000
Crescent International Private School 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Acceptable Weak 11700 16100
Dar Al Huda International Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Weak Weak 4200 8700
Dar Al Uloom Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 4100 7900
Elite Private School (formerly Al Nukhba) No report published
Emirates Falcon International Private School 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 20000 27500
Emirates Future International Academy 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 7800 14600
Emirates National AlNayhan 06/11/2017 09/11/2017 Acceptable Weak 34150 55920
Emirates National School Manaseer 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 23330 32260
Emirates National Academy MBZ 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 Very Good Good 23330 59920
Emirates Private School AD 19/02/2018 22/02/2018 Good Good 9100 21600
Emirates Private School Al Ain 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 8000 13000
First Lebanon Private School 05/02/2018 08/02/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 2700 10800
Future International Academy 06/11/2017 09/11/2017 Acceptable Weak 11395 24205
GEMS American Academy 30/10/2017 02/11/2017 Very Good Very Good 50300 70100
GEMS Cambridge International School 29/01/2018 01/02/2018 Good Good 20500 34900
GEMS World Academy 30/04/2018 03/05/2018 Very Good Very Good 39950 58400
Global English Private School 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Acceptable Weak 12000 23600
Ibn Khaldoun Islamic School 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 3200 9400
Indian Private School Al Ain 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Good Weak 4200 9200
International Community School 13/11/2017 16/11/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 21750 50831
International Jubilee Private School 23/10/2017 26/10/2017 Good Acceptable 12200 26600
Islamia English High School 02/10/2017 05/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 6900 14100
Japanese School Of Abu Dhabi 07/05/2018 08/05/2018 Very Good Very Good 15200 33000
Liwa International School 30/10/2017 02/11/2017 Good Good 16200 29300
Madar International School 05/03/2018 08/03/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 17700 28700
Manor Hall International Private School 12/02/2018 15/02/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 25000 35000
Merryland International School 29/01/2018 01/02/2018 Outstanding Very Good 23500 41400
New Indian Model School 30/04/2018 03/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 4300 7000
Pakistani Islamic Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Weak Very Weak 2900 5500
Palestine Private Academy 06/10/2017 09/10/2017 Weak Very Weak 2400 6900
Pearl Academy Exempt until 2018/19
Raha International School 05/02/2018 08/02/2018 Outstanding Outstanding 36100 56900
Rawafed Private School 05/02/2018 08/02/2018 Good Good 18000 41800
Repton Foundation School 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Very Good Very Good 55000 61000
Saint Joseph’s School 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Good Good 5800 10000
Scientific Distinction Private School 02/10/2017 04/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 7500 10700
Sheikh Zayed Academy for Girls 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Very Good Very Good 29000 66900
Sheikh Zayed Academy for Boys 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Very Good Good 47900 58200
Shining Star Private School 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 12686 20731
Sunrise English Private School 07/05/2018 10/05/2018 Good Good 6800 10700
Tawaam Model Private School 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Acceptable Weak 6000 14200
The American International School 12/03/2018 15/03/2018 Very Good Very Good 30500 55500
The British International School Abu Dhabi 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Very Good Very Good 50300 66400
The Cambridge High School 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Good Good 14500 30700
The International School of Choueifat Abu Dhabi 09/10/2017 12/10/2017 Acceptable Good 19600 34600
The International School of Choueifat Al Ain 26/02/2018 01/03/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 19400 34300
The International School of Choueifat Khalifa A 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Good Good 20000 35300
The Iranian School 23/10/2017 14/10/2017 Weak Weak 3600 4560
The Model Private School 07/05/2018 10/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 4500 6200
The Philippine Private School 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 6400 6600
Lycee Francais Theodore Monod 13/11/2017 16/11/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 19100 22700
United School of Bani Yas Private School 16/10/2017 18/10/2017 Acceptable Very Weak 14000 20000
Universal Private School 15/10/2017 19/10/2017 Weak Weak 4800 15000
Virginia International School 14/05/2018 17/05/2018 Acceptable Acceptable 24000 35000
Wales International School (formerly Al Ansar) 16/04/2018 19/04/2018 Acceptable Weak 23500 30500
Yas Academy Private School 16/10/2017 19/10/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 4000 8600
Zakher Private School 30/10/2017 02/11/2017 Acceptable Acceptable 4900 11200

 

At SchoolsCompared.com, we are well aware that the school inspection process and ratings are by no means the only way to judge whether a school is providing a good quality of education.  Other factors clearly involve exam results, the overall ethos and support that a school provides to its students, and, ultimately, the success and happiness of your child at his or her school.  However, the inspection reports do give a clear indication of how a school is performing in comparison with others, against the same set of criteria, and are therefore a useful guide.  The reports themselves can be viewed on the school reviews on our sister website, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and on the ADEK website.

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