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Pearl Primary School
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Pearl Primary School in Abu Dhabi
|School name||Pearl Primary School|
|Type of institute||private primary school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality||UK|
|Qualifications or Courses|
|Head of school||Mr Alistair Bond (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Aldar Academies|
|Date founded||September 2007|
|Number of students (approx)||500|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Al Dhafra, Al Dhafrah - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 51133, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|School fees structure||39,600 dhs per year (2014-2015)|
|Teacher salary range||14,000-17,000 dhs per month (2013-2014)|
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Pearl Primary School admissions, reviews, notes
Pearl Primary School reviews - add yours here.
The Pearl Primary School (TPPS, PPS) tuition fees, information
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015c||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2014||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2012||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600||39,600|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2009||28,500||30,000||30,000||30,000||30,000||30,000||30,000||30,000|
- 2014-2015 fees information not supplied by school, figures not confirmed but appear to be unchanged from previous year. Uniform costs about AED 400.
- 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 annual fees payable in 3 instalments - AED 13,200 per term.
- 2011-2012 and 2010-2011 fees in italics not confirmed (AED 13,200 per term).
- 2009-2010 admission registration fee AED 2,000. Fees payable in 3 installments - AED 12,000 per term.
- 2007-2008 fees include books but not uniforms. Registration fee additional AED 1,000.
- New fax number +971-2-642 4041, previously +971-2-6424046.
- Additional email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Old email address email@example.com.
- The Pearl Primary School offers classes from levels FS1 to Year 6 only (or KG1 to Grade 5 according to ADEC information).
- School is located next to the Islamia English School and HCT Women's College Abu Dhabi in Al Dhafrah, downtown Abu Dhabi. Near junction of 4th (New Airport Road) and 11th (Hazza Bin Zayed the First St, Defense Rd) streets, and across Hazza Bin Zayed Rd from the Aldar Academies office. On the corner of internal roads 2nd and 15th Streets.
Pearl Primary School careers and teaching jobs
- See website recruitment section for any current job vacancies. Send application letter and CV with contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com but that is probably an old email address no longer valid).
- Teacher salary pay scale not provided but benefits package given as: Tax-free salaries, end of service gratuity and health cover are provided. Overseas appointed staff are provided with furnished accommodation and annual flights.
- Mr Alistair Bond (or Alister Bond), previously head at Al Mushrif Primary School, before that was deputy head at Pearl Primary School. Start date not given.
- Ms Maureen Chapman (Principal), 2008 Feb to ...
- Mr Stephen Fletcher (Founding Principal) 2007 Sep to 2008 Feb.
25 May 2014
- PPS is also called Al Pearle School Abu Dhabi? PPS is not related to The Dubai Pearl School.
- Additional email address firstname.lastname@example.org but don't expect a reply to anything sent there, we've never received one.
20 December 2009 review
- New principal Ms Maureen Chapman started at Pearl School in February 2008. Previous headteacher posts at:
- Jebel Ali Primary School in Dubai 2003-2008? Or Northwold Primary School, London?
- Connaught Junior School, Littlehampton, UK 2001-2003?
- New Kings School, Fulham, London, UK?
- School has capacity for about 550 students.
- Official website available at www.pearlprimary.sch.ae, with registration information, fee schedule, photos, term dates, careers and job vacancy applications, newsletters etc.
06 September 2007 review
- Pearl Primary School is a new school in Abu Dhabi, the first of 20 schools that Aldar Academies intends to open. Aldar Properties, the owner of Aldar Academies, is a large property developer in Abu Dhabi (similar to Emaar Properties in Dubai but a newer company).
- PPS was called Aldar Island Academy while under development.
- Pearl Primary might accept students with slight learning difficulties who only need a minimal level of support.
- Maximum class size is 24, a total of 18 classes from age 3 to 11 will start in September 2007. Classes will be mixed gender and ability.
- School day starts at 0800 and finishes between 1330 and 1400 depending on class. Extra curricular activities from 1415-1515.
- No school transportation provided (at least, initially). Parking, pick-up, drop-off could be congested.
- Facilities will include library, dining hall, ICT, sports hall, outdoor sports field, and swimming pool.
- The Pearl School has taken over the site previously occupied by the Al Saadiyat Girls Public School (Sadyaat, Saadyat).
- Postal address listed is PO Box for Aldar Academies.
- PPS principal, Stephen Fletcher, was previously headteacher at Doha English Speaking School in Qatar (from 2004-2007).
- Domain name www.pearlprimary.sch.ae might be for Pearl Primary School. It is registered to them but no website available. Link is to Aldar Acadamies page on Aldar website.
- Domains www.pearlprimary.ae and www.pearlprimaryschool.ae give network or DNS errors, www.pearlschool.com is for an unrelated school in China.
Schools in the same area as Pearl Primary School
|School name||Level||Curriculum||School fees||Reviews|
|Al Noor Indian Islamic School||Indian|
|Al Salam Private School Abu Dhabi||1989||K-12||Arabic, UK||6,850-20,800||ASPSAD reviews|
|Al Yasat School||September 1993||K-12||Arabic, US||14,000-21,000||AYS reviews|
|Asian International Private School||Indian|
|Castle Private School||primary||Arabic/UK|
|GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi||September 2011||K-12||UK/US||25,000-55,650||GWAAD reviews|
|Islamia English School||1978||Pakistan||6,000-12,000||IES reviews|
|Islamia Intermediate College||Pakistan||IIC reviews|
|Prince Center Speech Rehabilitation||Support Services|
|Special Care Center Abu Dhabi||1989||8,000|
Last update 27 October 2014
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