Aldar Academies

The Pearl Academy

The Pearl was Aldar Academy’s first school, opening in 2007 with 247 pupils. Since then it has grown into a thriving place of learning and takes a leading position in educational provision within the UAE. At The Pearl Academy we work in partnership with parents to deliver academic, social and emotional excellence. Our nurturing primary school will help your child develop solid learning foundations and starts them on a lifelong learning journey.


The Pearl Academy staff are a highly qualified, professional and dedicated team, they embed current educational best international practice, staff are regularly hosting Parent Workshop within the school. Our Senior Leadership Team are British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) inspectors and support international school development.


Pearl Academy children have the opportunity to attend interschool events within the Aldar Academies family of schools as well as wider Abu Dhabi and BSME events. Pupils at The Pearl have a choice to move onto Aldar Academies outstanding secondary schools with a well-managed transition programme. This provides our pupils the same security as an all-through school.


At The Pearl Academy we have designed our learning environment to support the English National and Ministry of Education curriculums;

Well-resourced engaging classrooms

Intervention rooms including a counselling room and a speech therapy room

A specialist room for French lessons (from Year 3)

A multi-purpose hall with stage for assemblies, Physical Education lessons

A music room with a wide range of classical instruments, world percussion and keyboards

Music prep rooms for 1:1 lessons and music practice

Creative outside play equipment and opportunities for loose parts play

A well-stocked library with daily access for children and their families

An outdoor swimming pool with diving blocks

Internal shared learning areas to develop learning outside the classroom and independent learning

A greenhouse and garden area

A football field and netball court

Mobile technologies to extend and support learning.

Aldar means home and at The Pearl Academy we welcome you to the home of outstanding education. I look forward to meeting you on one of our school tours where you will have the opportunity to experience our amazing learning community.

Fact Sheet

School Head: Mrs Abigail Fishbourne

Primary Contact: Omaya Shanti


Phone: 02 641 8887


Opening Hours: 07:30 - 15:30


School Location:

Al Dhafrah Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates




Curriculum: British

Annual Fee Range: AED 41,700

Student Age Range: 3 - 10

Class Size Range: 22 Students - 25 Students