School Description

Aspen Heights British School is an ambitious and high achieving international school in Abu Dhabi. A member of the International Schools Partnership, Aspen Heights British School was founded in September 2017 and offers the National Curriculum of England for children from Nursery to Year 11 (age 3 to 16), leading to iGCSE. BSO accredited, with outstanding and excellent features, Aspen Heights is also accredited by IB to deliver the IB Diploma Programme for Years 12 and 13. Families choose Aspen due to the exceptional progress made by all students, the varied and challenging enhanced curriculum, and the outstanding community engagement and outreach.

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Street 15 - Al Bahyah - Old Al Bahya - Abu Dhabi

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Principal's Details
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    Emma Shanahan
  • Principal's Message
    I am incredibly proud to have had the privilege and responsibility of being the founding Principal of Aspen Heights British School in Abu Dhabi, leading and growing our learning community since 2017. Our vision places children; their interests and learning needs, at the centre of the learning process. Passionate teachers work tirelessly to facilitate fun, engaging, relevant, memorable and highly effective learning experiences. We utilise the wonders of Abu Dhabi’s locality and ecology to inspire learning, and create a sense of responsibility for our local and global environment. The role of our school is clear; children come to school to learn. They learn a myriad of things; academic, social, physical and cultural, and as a school community it is our role to do everything we can to create the right environment and opportunities to ensure children make as much progress in these areas as possible. Engaging with you, our school community, is key to the success of our work. Families comment that they feel the difference in the Aspen atmosphere as soon as they step foot in our doors; a calm, purposeful and collaborative environment. We look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.
School Type

BSME ( Network Lead School for Wellbeing and Arabic), BSO, IB World School (Diploma Programme), Quality Mark, Leeds Beckett University (Silver Mental Health Award), Eco-Schools ( Bronze Award), Early Childhood Authority ( Positive Parenting Training)

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Admission Process

Make an application online by clicking here: Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automated confirmation email. We will then contact you and may ask you to submit copies of the following documents to support your application(s): End of year school report Emirates ID Families will be invited into school for a playdate/ assessment, will have the opportunity to meet with senior leaders and tour the school.

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Extra Curricular Activities

Toddler group Music Monkeys Baby Ballet Karate Fun with Arabic letters Swimming Social games for speaking and listening Arabic Songs PASS Football Kickboxing Karate Gymnastic Ballet Yoga Singing for fun! Choir Bucket Drumming Chess Club Reading Arabic Stories Touch Rugby Drama Arabic Music Holy Quran Newsletter/Blog Woodwork Public Speaking Affirmations and Positive thinking Nabati Poetry Virtual Model United Nations Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme Maths Challenge ISP Futures Big Read ISP Scientist Street Child United ISP Arabic Spelling Bee Observational Drawing Maths Games Creative Writing Art Hub Formation letters and numbers Board games Yoga Wellness Red Crescent (First Aid ECA) Sustainability Club Creative Writing Swimming Yearbook Sports Club Computer Science Science Club Movie Critic Club

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