Giggles English School
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Giggles English School in Abu Dhabi
|School name||Giggles English School|
|Type of institute||private primary school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||Arabic, Indian, Islamic, UK|
|Qualifications or Courses|
|Head of school||Maria Hose (Director)|
|Executive body or owner|
|Date founded||January 1984|
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|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Al Dhafra, Al Dhafrah - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 44094, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|School fees structure|
|Teacher salary range||see general comments|
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Giggles English School admissions, reviews, notes
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Giggles English School and Kindergarten Abu Dhabi (GES-Abu Dhabi) tuition fee structure and information
Giggles school new campus opening September 2014 in Al Bahia (Al Bahya), Shahama, as Al Basma British School in Abu Dhabi. See that page for more information, including fee structure and location map. Also referred to as the English Smile School (ref ADM 15 Jul 2014 press release).
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- Admission, registration, tuition fees information not supplied.
- Location is in Al Dhafra district between 9th St and 11th Street, off Airport Rd (2nd Street). Behind the old location of the Indian Community Kindergarten in Abu Dhabi.
17 November 2013
- Additional email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. ADEC directory gives tel number as +971-2-6416255, which is for the nursery section.
- New branch of Giggles nursery or school or both planned as the new Al Basma British School campus under construction Al Bahia (Al Bahya, Shahama) behind Deerfields Shopping Mall. Some confusing information provided - a new Giggles branch in Mussafah, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Baniyas according to older information but probably out of date. Send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- No website provided or found. Facebook pages at:
- facebook.com/pages/Giggles-English-School/739856629365070 - might be an official page, has photos and some information but incorrect location.
- facebook.com/pages/Giggles-English-School-Abu-Dhabi/309724705738749 - not an official page, has a few photos and notices.
29 April 2012 review
- Head of Giggles School and Nursery, Maria Hose, (started in 1994?) is retiring according to letter to parents 19 March 2012. New head's name not provided.
- Letter also mentions a new school called Al Basma but without details of location or opening date.
25 August 2008 review
- Giggles English School a continuation of the Giggles English Nursery School. Same location in Al Dhafrah. British curriculum, from KG or Grade 1 to Grade 6.
- Also called Al Basma School Abu Dhabi. Basma in Arabic means smile in English. School was first established with the Arabic name then later became known as Giggles School.
- See also Giggles English Nursery Mina Rd - another Giggles nursery branch in the Tourist Club Area.
- Founding date not given but Al Basma English School first registered in January 1984 according to ADCCI information.
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|Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi||1990||K-10||Indian||3,300-6,700||OOEHSAD reviews|
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Last update 17 November 2013
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