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Al Muna Primary School
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Al Muna Primary School in Abu Dhabi
|School name||Al Muna Primary School|
|Type of institute||private profit-making primary school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||UK|
|Qualifications or Courses||FS, KS1, KS2|
|Head of school||Mr Wayne Howsen (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Aldar Academies LLC (Aldar Properties)|
|Date founded||September 2009|
|Number of students (approx)||600|
|Number of staff (approx)||100|
|School area, location map||Al Markaziyah, Al Danah - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 128484, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Website||www.almunaprimary.sch.ae (new window)|
|School fees structure||41,580 dhs per year (2014-2015)|
|Teacher salary range||10,000-18,500 dhs per month (2012-2013)|
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Al Muna Primary School admissions, reviews, notes
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Al Muna Primary School (AMPS) tuition fees, general information
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015||41,580||41,580||41,580||41,580||41,580||41,580||41,580||41,580|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012||42,750||42,750||42,750||42,750||42,750||42,750||42,750||42,750|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600|
- 2014-2015 admission registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Fees per term AED 13,860. Uniform costs AED 400. Year of validity not stated in schedule provided by school but assumed to be for 2014-2015.
- 2012-2013 fee schedule not provided by AMPS.
- 2011-2012 admission registration fee AED 2000. Fees payable in 3 installments - AED 14,250 per term. Fees for 2011-2012 subject to approval by ADEC.
- 2009-2010 fees information not confirmed.
- Al Muna Primary School has classes from FS1 to Year 6 only.
- Location is behind the Hamdan Center, between Hamdan St and Zayed the First St (Electra Street) (ref Aldar Academies press release), Al Markaziyah (Markaziah) area. Near Marks and Spencer. Good location if you want a school in downtown Abu Dhabi (but parking won't be easy).
Al Muna Primary School heads
- Mr Wayne Howsen (Principal), start date was Nov 2011 ... or Jan 2012? Previously Headteacher at St Catherine's Primary School, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, UK. He still is according to UK Department of Education information (27 Oct 2014).
- Ms Heather Mann (Principal), from Apr 2011 to ...
- Mr Christopher Nourse-Grewal (Founding Principal), from Aug 2009 to Apr 2011.
27 October 2014
- Updated fax number +971-2-631 9490 (was +971-2-6413943). Mobile number supplied by AMPS as +971-2-5014777 but is incorrect, is landline number for school.
- [Check] Date established is 2012? Sounds incorrect to us, source unknown, not AMPS.
- Additional email addresses. AlMuna PA: firstname.lastname@example.org. Admissions and enrolment: email@example.com. Reception: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finance department: email@example.com. Previously firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional or previous email: email@example.com.
- Domain www.almuna.sch.ae also used by school, forwards to website at www.almunaprimary.sch.ae.
- Facebook page (not an official one) for students and parents at facebook.com/pages/Al-Muna-Primary-School-Students-and-parents/379793642041335, but not updated since 2012.
- Official school FB page not found or doesn't exist. Following pages are FB auto-spam with limited information:
06 April 2011
- Aldar Academies are opening a new primary school in Al Ain, which will have Heather Mann as the principal from September 2011. Unclear if she will still be taking on the principal's job at Al Muna from April 2011 as previously announced.
- The Al Muna school principal's job for January 2012 or earlier is being advertised by the TES (closing date 08 April 2011), which says Due to the transfer of the current Head to Aldar Academies management group, we seek an experienced headteacher to take the school forward. NPQH qualification required. Transfer information is presumably referring to Mr Nourse Grewal.
28 October 2010
- New principal for Al Muna Primary School will be Heather Mann from April 2011 according to information from the current head, Mr Nourse-Grewal: "I am very pleased to announce the new Principal for Al Muna from next April 2011 will be Mrs Heather Mann. She is delighted to move to Al Muna from Al Yasmina where she has been Head Teacher of the Primary School."
05 November 2009
- Phone number: tel +971-2-501 4777 (was +971-2-6905874 - might have been incorrect).
- Website at www.almunaprimary.sch.ae.
30 August 2009 review
- Al Muna Primary School (AMPS) start date for 2009-2010 academic year is 06 September 2009. Telephone and fax numbers not confirmed.
- UK National Curriculum offered, Foundation Stage in KG, Key Stages 1 and 2 up to Year 6. French taught from Year 3.
- AMPS facilities include auditorium, computer room, football pitch, library, netball court, sports hall, swimming pool (25 meters). Separate play areas for FS, KS1, and KS2 students.
- Head's name updated. Mr Christopher Nourse-Grewal was previously Headteacher at Loseley Fields Primary School in Godalming, UK, and Head Teacher at Sholing Junior School in Southampton before that.
- Deputy head is Ms Shanahan (previously at Al Yasmina School, also an Aldar Academies School).
- The new Al Muna school is in a renovated old government school building.
- Still no website found, or telephone number. Try contacting Aldar Academies or Pearl Primary School for more information.
29 April 2009 review
- Al Muna Primary School is a new Aldar Academies school, opening for September 2009. Assumed to be UK National Curriculum (NC) school.
- Contact Pearl Primary School for further details at present.
- No website found or provided yet but if following the pattern of other Aldar Academy schools, might be www.almuna.sch.ae. But not www.almunaschool.com since that is for the Al Muna International School, an Indian school in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, which is unrelated to the Al Muna School in Abu Dhabi.
Schools in the same area as Al Muna Primary School
|School name||Level||Curriculum||School fees||Reviews|
|Al Yasmina School||September 2008||K-12||UK||41,580-57,330||AYS reviews|
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