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Wednesday 07 October 2015 (UAE)   

Belvedere British School in Abu Dhabi

School name Belvedere British School
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UAE, Islamic, UK
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Kellie Jepsen (Principal)
Executive body or owner Belvedere Schools Limited
Date founded September 2012
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map MBZ City, Mussafah - location map
Postal address PO Box 109770, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-5090000
Fax +971-2-5599986
Email enquiries@belvederebritishschool.com
Website www.belvederebritishschool.com (new window)
School fees structure 23,000-27,460 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 5,200 - 7,200 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
4.5 stars from 32 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 5 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 12 votes.    

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Belvedere British School Abu Dhabi (BBS, BBSA, BBSAD, BBS-AUH) tuition fee structure and general information
Grade/Year FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015   23,000 23,750 23,750 25,000 25,000 25,950 25,950 26,500 26,500 27,460      
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014 23,000 23,000 23,750 23,750 25,000 25,000 25,950 25,950                                                                  
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 23,000 23,000 23,750 23,750 25,000 25,000 25,950 25,950                                                                  
  • 2014-2015 registration fee AED 500, re-registration fee (returning students) 5% of total annual fees but deducted from first payment.
  • 2013-2014 fee range AED 23,000-25,950, uunchanged from 2012-2013. Registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Additional costs for meals, uniforms, books, stationery, trips, etc - unchanged from 2012-2013 (information from 2012-2013 supplied).
  • 2012-2103 tuition fees not confirmed, subject to approval by ADEC. Registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable). Additional fee for bus transport (AED 750-1,495 per term one way, AED 1,200-2,415 per term return journeys), meals (AED 2,400-2,700 per year), uniforms.
  • Abu Dhabi office contact details: KIC Building, 37 Muroor Street, Abu Dhabi. Tel +971-2-25595525, fax +971-2-5599986. Mobile telephone +971-50-2301070 or +971-56-7825995. Additional email address might be info@belvederebritishschool.com.
  • See also Al Basma School in Abu Dhabi, another Belvedere Schools Ltd operation.
  • Location: School campus location is Street 31 (31st St), behind the Al Safeer Shopping Mall in Mohamed Bin Zayed City (MBZ), Mussafah. Near the GEMS Cambridge High School Mussafah. Next to the Abu Dhabi Grammar School MBZ branch (open Sep 2014). Location map not supplied.
Teaching jobs at Belvedere British School Abu Dhabi
  • Teaching jobs advertised in April 2012? Salary package not supplied but benefits include accommodation and flights. Contact email for job applications is job@belvederebritishschool.com.
17 August 2014
  • BBS will open a new Belvedere Nursery starting September 2014 to replace the Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) classes. Age range not given but presumably is for 3-4 year olds.
  • Location of nursery given as Plot 31, Sector or Zone ME9. Same as the school (Street 31, Shabiya 9)?
20 May 2013
  • Principal or Deputy Principal of Belvedere British School Abu Dhabi is Ms Kellie Jepsen.
  • Previously announced expansion to Years 7-12 for September 2013 appears to be delayed or suspended. Perhaps school will expand to Year 7 and year by year after that. Information provided not clear.
27 April 2013 (news reports or press releases)
  • Official opening date of Belvedere British School in Abu Dhabi announced as 25 April 2013 (on the same day).
  • Principal of Belvedere Academy in the UK is Peter Kennedy (but some reports seem to indicate he is the principal of the Abu Dhabi Belvedere School). Previous information indicated the headteacher of the Abu Dhabi school was Jane Humble (Executive Headmistress) but she is the Headmistress of Belvedere Preparatory School in the UK.
  • Plans to build another two Belvedere schools in Abu Dhabi - one might be next door to the first school. Other location not supplied or mentioned in reports.
  • Student numbers at opening were 450 enrolled, waiting list of 550. Plans to increase to 750 students by September 2013, then 1,250 students, and if another school built adjacent to first campus then total of 2,500 students according to Richard Mathias, chief executive of Belvedere Schools Ltd.
12 November 2012 review
  • BBS prospectus says "In September 2012 we will be opening the Primary Phase of our school for 700 pupils from Kindergarten to up to Year 6. The Secondary Phase of Belvedere British School, for pupils from ages 11-19, will open in September 2013."
10 August 2012 review
  • Belvedere British School is a new UK curriculum school, but "serving predominantly UAE nationals" according to an advertisement for teachers.
  • BBS in Abu Dhabi will be open to girls and boys, initially from 3-11 years old, with planned expansion to senior school for 11-16 year-olds in 2013, and 17-18 year-olds in 2014 (possibly, not confirmed).
  • The school is related to The Belvedere Preparatory School and The Belvedere Academy (website www.belvedereacademy.net), both in Liverpool, UK. It's not clear what the connection between the UK schools and the Abu Dhabi schools, although the BBS website says "In September 2012, we are bringing this proud tradition to the UAE and opening a new branch of Belvedere school in Abu Dhabi."


Last update 23 January 2015
General comments - might not apply to Belvedere British School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2015-2016. New schools in Abu Dhabi might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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