Four changes of Head in under two years since its last Inspection, and rapidly growing student numbers (up to 900 from a recorded KHDA school at maximum capacity with 650 pupils in April 2014), have resulted in a school in a clear process of transition. This follows expressed concerns by inspectors of The Canadian School in 2014 that:
“Further and speedier progress has been inhibited by frequent changes in the senior leadership. If the school retains senior staff with experience and outstanding management and leadership skills it will be well placed to move towards being a very good or outstanding school. ”
The 2016 Abu Dhabi inspection is not yet complete and in [...]
Abu Dhabi International Private School [ADIP] was founded in 1992. The school is currently located in Al Karamah, with a (relatively much higher quality) second campus opening in Mohamed Bin Zayed City. For new students attending the new campus, however, fees almost double, although existing students are (currently) protected from the increase.
This review covers only ADIP secondary provision which achieves a very creditable A3 ADEC rating. Kindergarten and primary provision is catered for in the same school but at a significantly lower level achieving only a B4 score by inspectors in 2015. We review this provsion separately.
It is also worth noting that the [...]
“What really makes this school wonderful? Our students. ADEC “Outstanding” rating notwithstanding, it is our students that are the heartbeat of the school – academic, confident, independent, caring, open minded, tolerant, balanced, creative and high achieving. Al Bateen students are locally educated; internationally competitive.”
David Hutson, Principal, Al Bateen Secondary School [quoted in whichschooladvisor, 2016]
Opened on its (fabulous) purpose built site in September 2011, Al Bateen Secondary School is hugely innovative, combining the best of a British (English National) curriculum to (I)GCSE with the choice for students, post-16, of [...]