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Sherwood Academy in Abu Dhabi

School name Sherwood Academy
Type of institute private K-10 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE
Head of school Aboud Al Ameri (manager)
Executive body or owner
Date founded
Number of students (approx) 2000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Muroor Rd - location map
Postal address PO Box 35381, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4486688
Fax +971-2-4481193
Email sherwoodacademy@hotmail.com
Website www.merrylandinternational.net
School fees structure 6,950-10,000 dhs per year (2006-2007)
Teacher salary range 1,600 - 2,600 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 482 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 121 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 133 votes.    

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Sherwood Academy - Al Tawuun School tuition fees and general information
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012                                                                                                                                                                        
  • 2011-2012 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
Sherwood Group of Schools
Merryland Kindergarten Merryland International School Sherwood CBSE school Sherwood IGCSE school
29 May 2012
  • A statement from ADEC said that Al Taawan Private School Branch (British Curriculum) would be closing and the students relocated to another school (Merryland School?).
31 January 2010
  • Sherwood Academy is not closing until 2013 according to another Gulf News report 30 January 2010 (about the Abu Dhabi Indian School again): "Sherwood Academy and Merryland Kindergarten, following the Indian curricula, are due to close by 2013, affecting close to 3,000 students."
  • The Gulf News newspaper did not mention the new Mussafah Indian school opening in September 2010 (Merryland International School?).
25 January 2010
  • Sherwood Academy is closed, or will be closed at the end of the academic year (March 2010?) according to a report in the Gulf News 25 January 2010: "The school which his son currently attends, Sherwood Academy, is closing down." And ... "The dire situation has been further strained by the closure of a prominent school, Sherwood Academy, where almost 3,000 students were studying." Reason for closure not given. The "dire situation" refers to the shortage of places at the Abu Dhabi Indian School, and other Indian schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Nothing obvious about school closure on Sherwood Academy website but the Wikipedia page about Sherwood Academy says the school is already closed (the tone of the article makes it sound like it has been written by an annoyed student or parent).
  • Sherwood Academy is part of the Sherwood Group of schools, which includes a new one (Merryland International School) that will open in Mussafah for September 2010, but it might not offer CBSE.
  • Sherwood Group also own the Merryland Abu Dhabi preschool and kindergarten.
  • New website at www.merrylandinternational.net, not www.merrylandinternational.com (old domain www.sherwoodacademyuae.com is still spam).
  • Postal address is PO Box 35381, Abu Dhabi, according to new website. Previous information was PO Box 106, Abu Dhabi - unknown if still valid.
  • Additional telephone number is +971-4-4483544.
  • Information about school tuition fees and other costs not supplied.
24 September 2009
  • Sherwood Academy Abu Dhabi website at www.sherwoodacademyuae.com not available (is spam when checked), presumably the email address info@sherwoodacademyuae.com will fail also. Nothing at www.sherwoodacademy.com or www.sherwood academy.ae.
  • Website www.thesherwoodacademy.com is for The Sherwood Academy in Magnolia, near Houston, Texas, USA.
28 December 2007
  • Al Tawaan School full name is Al Taawan Private School or Al Taawan Pvt School. Also called Sherwood Academy UAE. Perhaps the Sherwood label is to make the school sound more British in line with offering IGCSE - see Al Taawan IGCSE information.
  • Tel +971-2-4486688 for CBSE enquiries, or tel +971-2-4474406 for IGCSE (UK curriculum) enquiries.
  • Fees information for 2006-2007, probably more for 2007-2008.
  • Manager name and PO Box unconfirmed (PO Box 35381 also seen).
  • Some student comments are quite negative about the school - they say they are treated badly by teachers. Which could just be the same as what most students say anywhere in the world.
  • Discussion topic about Al Tawan School not used.
12 July 2007
  • ATS / ATPS might also be spelt as Al Tawaan Private School, Al Taawon Private School, Al Tawon Private School, or Al Tawan Private School.
  • Not related to the Al Taawon School in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, or Al Taawun School of Arabic in London, although it is listed as the Al Taawun Private School on the UAE MoE website.
  • There's an Al Taawon Primary School in the ADCCI list with tel +971-2-4486688, fax +971-2-4481193, PO Box 35381, email sherwoodacademy@hotmail.com which implies it is the same as Sherwood Academy, but PO Box is different. Could be out of date information.
27 August 2006 - Fee hike of 43-80%
  • The Khaleej Times reported that parents were unhappy with a big increase in fees at Al Taawan School, and had complained to the Ministry of Education (who say fee increases should not exceed a maximum of 20%).
  • The manager of the school, Aboud Al Ameri, helpfully said unhappy parents could go and "find another school".
  • The Abu Dhabi Education Zone (ADEZ) said Al Taawan School had received permission to change to a British syllabus and increase fees to the new levels.
Schools in or near Muroor Rd close to Sherwood Academy
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Abu Dhabi Indian School   1975   +971-2-4488025   K-12  Indian CBSE 5,140-12,880  ADIS comments 
Al Mashael National Private School      +971-2-4482414   K-12  Arabic, UAE MOE   
Al Qadesyah Secondary School      +971-2-4482818     UAE   
Al Rabeeh School   1979   +971-2-4482856   primary  Arabic, UK NC, KG-G6   
Al Wahda Secondary School      +971-2-4482818     UAE   
Indian Islahi Islamic School      +971-2-4481133   K-12  Indian CBSE 2,790-4,590  IIIS comments 
International Academic School   1987   +971-2-4488868   K-12  Arabic/US/UK IGCSE 8,012-18,360   
New Indian Model School Abu Dhabi   15 April 1987   +971-2-4482048   K-12  Indian CBSE, SSLC 3,000-4,150   
Pakistan International School Abu Dhabi      +971-2-4487271   K-10  Pakistan   
Sheikh Khalifa Pakistani School   August 1975   +971-2-4487160   K-12  Pakistan FBISE, FBIS 3,150-5,420  SKPS comments 
The National Torches Private School      +971-2-4482414   K-12  Arabic, UAE MOE   

 

Last update 31 January 2010
General comments - might not apply to Sherwood Academy
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. 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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