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Al Ain English Speaking School

School name Al Ain English Speaking School
Type of institute private non-profit K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic/UK
Qualifications or Courses A-level, IGCSE
Head of school Mike Smith (Principal)
Executive body or owner Board of Governors
Date founded 1978
Number of students (approx) 1000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Schools Rd, Falaj Hazzaa - location map
Postal address PO Box 17939, Al Ain, UAE
Telephone +971-3-7678636
Fax +971-3-7671973
Email school@aaess.sch.ae
Website www.aaess.com (new window)
School fees structure 19,734-39,468 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 5,900 - 13,800 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 60 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 29 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 22 votes.    

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Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS) tuition fee structure and general information
Year Nursery Reception 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2013-2014 Annual fees (AED) 19,734 24,288 24,288 24,288 25,806 26,565 28,773 29,532 33,396 33,396 33,396 36,432 36,432 39,468 39,468
2012-2013 Annual fees (AED) 19,734 24,288 24,288 24,288 25,806 26,565 28,773 29,532 33,396 33,396 33,396 36,432 36,432 39,468 39,468
2011-2012 Annual fees (AED) 19,734 24,288 24,288 24,288 25,806 26,565 28,773 29,532 33,396 33,396 33,396 36,432 36,432 39,468 39,468
2010-2011 Annual fees (AED) 17,160 21,120 21,120 21,120 22,440 23,100 25,020 25,680 29,040 29,040 29,040 31,680 31,680 34,320 34,320
2009-2010 Annual fees (AED) 17,160 21,120 21,120 21,120 22,440 23,100 25,020 25,680 29,040 29,040 29,040 31,680 31,680 34,320 34,320
2008-2009 Annual fees (AED) 17,160 21,120 21,120 21,120 22,440 23,100 25,020 25,680 29,040 29,040 29,040 31,680 31,680 34,320 34,320
2007-2008 Annual fees (AED) 14,300 17,600 17,600 17,600 18,700 19,250 20,850 21,400 24,200 24,200 24,200 26,400 26,400 28,600 28,600
2006-2007 Annual fees (AED) 14,300 17,600 17,600 17,600 18,700 19,250 20,850 21,400 24,200 24,200 24,200 26,400 26,400 28,600 28,600
2005-2006 Annual fees (AED)                              
2004-2005 Annual fees (AED)                              
2003-2004 Annual fees (AED)                              
2002-2003 Annual fees (AED)                              
2001-2002 Annual fees (AED) 11,000 14,500 14,500 14,500 15,100 15,800 16,700 17,150 18,500 18,500 18,500 20,500 20,500 23,000  
2000-2001 Annual fees (AED) 11,000 14,500 14,500 14,500 15,100 15,800 16,700 17,150 18,500 18,500 18,500 20,500 20,500 23,000  
                               
  • 2013-2014 - registration fee AED 600 (although ADEC says maximum should be AED 500?). Family bond fee (refundable) AED 5,000 for primary, AED 8,000 for secondary students.
  • 2012-2013 - registration fee AED 600 (ADEC says maximum should be AED 500?).
  • 2011-2012 - ADEC approved fee structure, registration fee AED 500.
  • 2010-2011 - registration fee AED 600 (non-refundable). Fees can be paid termly, each payment in the middle of the term before. Deposit of AED 5,000 (nursery and primary) or AED 8,000 (secondary) for new students, refundable when student leaves the school, non-refundable if child does not take up place reserved. Deposit of AED 2,000 required for existing students for the following academic year. Non-refundable if child does not attend. Additional AED 1500 per term for students in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Intensive English Language Program (IELP / EAL) (if programs still running).
  • Location - GPS coordinates 24°11'33.58"N, 55°42'6.93"E (24.192661, 55.701925).
17 October 2012
  • New principal at AAESS is Mike Smith (Michael Smith), started August 2012?
11 April 2010
  • Principal Peter Hodge is leaving / has left? Unconfirmed. No information found on AAESS website which still lists Peter Hodge as current principal and board member.
  • Head of Secondary School is Mareve Kilbride-Newman.
  • Head of Primary School is David Cole.
  • Special Needs program not in operation from 2010? Not confirmed.
23 September 2009
  • New principal of AAESS is Peter Hodge, previous name was Mr Jon Siviter. Date of change unknown.
  • Fees information from website for 2008-2009 (presumably either unchanged for 2009-2010 or not updated on website yet).
  • Nursery classes are AED 17,160, Reception to Year 2 AED 21,120.
15 April 2008 - Al Ain Community Library
  • Al Ain English Speaking School (AAESS) has opened an Al Ain Community Library, open to all Al Ain residents (Al Ain Times volume 2 issue 45)
  • Opening hours Sunday 1400-1600, Wednesday 1600-1800, Friday 1100-1300
  • Library email contact asalives@hotmail.com
22 October 2007
  • Al Ain English School (AAESS) changed from profit making to non-profit for September 2007.
  • Tuition fees AED 14,300-28,600 for 2006-2007 or 2007-2008.
  • Reputation has suffered during 2006-2007 school year with about half the teachers leaving during the academic year.
  • Student body about 80% Emirati or expat Arab, 15% Indian / Asian, 5% Western.
  • Approximately 1.8m dhs building expansion program starting mid 2007.
  • AAESS is a member of the Association of British Schools of the Middle East (BSME).
AAESS principals
  • 2013 - Mike Smith
  • 2012 - Mike Smith
  • 2011 -
  • 2010 -
  • 2009 - Peter Hodge, BEd, DipHE, MSc, MBA, MACE, FRSA
  • 2008 - Mr Jon P Siviter, MA (Oxon), CPhys, FInstP
  • 2007 - Mr Jon P Siviter, MA (Oxon), CPhys, FInstP
  • 2006 - Mr Jon P Siviter, MA (Oxon), CPhys, FInstP
  • 2005 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 2004 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 2003 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 2002 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 2001 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 2000 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
  • 1999 - Mr James Crawford, BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, PGCE
Schools in the same area as Al Ain English Speaking School
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Dahma Model School      +971-3-7678880     UAE   
Al Dhafra Private School Al Ain   1989   +971-3-7671123   K-12  Arabic/UK/US A-level, IGCSE, SAT 9,453-18,368   
Al Hamdaniya Grand Private School      +971-3-7671400   primary  Arabic/UAE   
Al Sanawbar School   1983   +971-3-7679889   K-12  Arabic/UK/US A-level, IGCSE   
Baraem Al Ain Private School      +971-3-7678848   K-12  Arabic, UAE, US MOE, HS Diploma, co-ed 4,000-10,000   
Choueifat Al Ain      +971-3-7678444   K-12  Choueifat SABIS  CAA comments 
Darul Huda Islamic School      +971-3-7677883     Indian CBSE   
Emirates Private School Al Ain   1998   +971-3-7679322   K-12  Arabic/UK/US A-level, ACT 9,000-24,000   
Global English School Al Ain   1982   +971-3-7678844   K-12  UK Montessori, IGCSE, A, AS Level   
Indian School Al Ain   April 1978   +971-3-7678972   K-12  Indian CBSE   
International Private School Al Ain   1987   +971-3-7674844   K-12  UAE, Arabic MOE 4,000-11,880   
Iranian School Al Ain      +971-3-7676593     Iranian   
Lycee Francais Theodore Monod Ecole Al Ain      +971-3-7677941   primary  French   
Our Own English High School Al Ain   1992   +971-3-7679747   K-12  Indian CBSE, CIE AS A-levels 3,324-6,924  OOEHSAA comments 
Pakistan Islamia School Al Ain   1975   +971-3-7677878   K-12  Pakistan FBISE SSC 2,540-4,750  PISAA comments 
Palestine School and Kindergarten      +971-3-7678914     Arabic   
Universal Private School Al Ain   1992   +971-3-7678884   K-12  Arabic, UAE, UK MOE, NC 4,000-13,500   

 

Last update 25 August 2013
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