UAE - Inspections Every 4 Years For Top Abu Dhabi Schools

18th September 2017

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) formerly ADEC, has announced a shift in inspection cycle for schools rated Outstanding and Very Good.

Top schools in Abu Dhabi will now be inspected every four years instead of the previous two-year cycle......

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UAE - Babilou Acquires Majority Share in Blossom Nursery

18th September 2017

Dubai nursery provider, Blossom Nursery has announced France’s largest private day-care operator, Babilou, has taken majority shares in its capital. Opened in 2009, Blossom Nursery, today has six locations around Dubai. Babilou Group, was established in 2003 and manages an extensive network of over 1,500 nurseries across Europe, 520 of......

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UAE - Adek inspections reveal drop in failing schools in Abu Dhabi

17th September 2017

While not a single private school in the emirate of Abu Dhabi earned the much-coveted “outstanding” ranking during the last academic year, the number of failing schools operating in the emirate continues to shrink. The education regulator says private schools in Abu Dhabi are continuing to improve, with the number......

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UAE - Abu Dhabi Education Council made a government department

17th September 2017

The Abu Dhabi Education Council - known as Adec - has been made a government department according to a decree issued by President Sheikh Khalifa. It is now named the Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek). Dr Ali Al Nuaimi is Adek's chairman......

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UAE - First look: Aspen Heights British School, Abu Dhabi

15th September 2017

Aspen Heights British School, managed by International Schools Partnerships, opens this month in Abu Dhabi's Al Bahya neighbourhood. The school is led by Emma Shanahan, who has more than nine years of experience in the Middle East. Shanahan has previously been part of two other new school opening teams, but......

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September, 2017
9057 Total number of English-medium international schools
(not including future schools)
4935669 Total number of students

New School Records Added
Schools added each month over the last year:

Sep
138
Oct
104
Nov
27
Dec
34
Jan
53
Feb
96
Mar
42
Apr
75
May
156
Jun
45
Jul
43
Aug
62

Totals updated on the first of each month

Market Growth by Region:
School records added over the previous 12 months:

Africa 56 schools
Americas 99 schools
Asia 620 schools
Europe 98 schools
Oceania 2 schools
Database Changes
Since 24th Sep 2016
Previous year
819 School records added to the database 746
8962 Updated school records
8046
2346 Heads updated 3123
2930 Emails updated 3746