Al Mamoura Academy
Al Mamoura Academy is a mixed all through school and girls-only senior school located near the Sea Palace off the East Ring Road, in Abu Dhabi, which its inaugural intake of students was in August 2016.
Our aim is to provide students with an education based upon the foundations of innovative and creative learning and teaching methods, which provide opportunities and experiences for their future. This is further enhanced with a range of extra-curricular activities and the promotion of the Al Mamoura Learner DNA which focusses on students personal attributes, in order to prepare them to be effective contributors and confident leaders of the future.
Al Mamoura Academy exclusively follows the English National Curriculum throughout the school.
The Lower School (Nursery to Year 4) endeavours to enable pupils to reach their full potential and develop them into motivated, ambitious and confident lifelong learners. We provide a curriculum which is personalised to the needs of individuals whilst providing an engaging, innovative and challenging curriculum. We teach through immersive topic themes which span all subject areas, whilst having high aspirations and setting challenging targets for all students. Our curriculum is further underpinned by an exciting and extensive extracurricular programme. Setting high expectations and high standards in all areas of the curriculum and extracurricular provision is at the core of all we do. Through the Mascot Manners and Learner DNA we set high expectations whilst providing students with the tools they need to succeed.
In 2020, the academy launched a Middle School model for students in Year 5 to Year 8. This model provides and exciting and innovative approach to education and the development of this has been focused upon providing specialist subject teaching, inquiry based learning and developing resilient and solution focused learners. This in turn enhances our GCSE program by supporting students to be independent learners, who are developing skills to support careers for the future.
Al Mamoura’s girls-only secondary school is an exciting first for Aldar Academies. In recent years, studies have highlighted the benefits of all-girls education that has resonated with educators from all backgrounds. Our aim is to provide girls with an education based on best-in-class teaching methods, a range of extra-curricular activities and the promotion of leadership skills, in order to prepare them to be effective contributors and confident leaders of the future.
A brand-new Post 16 centre has been designed for our first cohort of International A-Level students whose aspirations range from entrepreneurship to artificial intelligence and Biochemical sciences. Students are able to design their own curriculum according to their strengths, interests, further education and career aspirations. Alongside their subject choices’ students will also follow an Enrichment course which is based on the real world in order to develop their interpersonal skills. When students start their Post 16 journey the learning environment will change considerably. Students will learn to work more independently and be self-motivated where setting deadlines and targets for themselves becomes second nature. Resilience and Perseverance are two words our students will hear frequently over the two-year course, where they will always be surrounded by a team of staff that are trained to get the very best from each student.
The Ministry of Education system is adhered to across the broad curriculum offered throughout the school, from Nursery to Year 12. Where appropriate, students can take our enhanced Arabic and Islamic Studies syllabi, preparing them for the unified Ministry of Education examinations. Our teaching staff team at Al Mamoura Academy are internationally qualified and globally aware and will benefit from a Continuous Professional Development programme to enhance their knowledge and further develop their teaching skills whilst using the latest pedagogy techniques.
They will, at the same time, strive to impart a recognition amongst students of the importance of the UAE National Identity, local values, heritage, and culture.
Facilities at the school are state-of-the-art and the school has been designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners. These facilities include a 1000-seat auditorium, extensive music, drama and art facilities, research laboratory, graphic design area, music recording studio and recital hall. Sports facilities include a multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, basketball and netball courts, two astro-turf playing fields and soft playing areas. There are also separate and secure covered play areas for each of the different school stages.
For students, support for learning will come from a well-equipped library, seminar rooms for small group teaching and video conference suites to facilitate links with other schools and education institutions across the world. The school offers a wide selection of over 40 after-school activities such as graphic design, photography, jewellery design, languages, calligraphy, book clubs, Qu’ran club, music, choir, drama, and dance.
Al Mamoura after-school sporting and action activities include football, cricket, baseball, basketball, netball, swimming, rugby, badminton, sailing and water sports as well as expeditions and international award schemes.
In February 2020, Al Mamoura Academy the school successfully achieved BSO Status. The school received ‘outstanding’ in: The welfare, health and Safety of the students; the premises and accommodation and the provision of information for parents, carers and others. Many strengths during this accreditation were identified such as; the progress the academy has made in the short space of time that the new leadership team have been in place, the positivity of all staff, both teaching and non-teaching to celebrate student’s achievements and well-being, The highly effective leadership and the positive impact of appropriate delegation to involve all staff in the academy’s improvement and the outstanding provision the academy’s campus provides, including the inclusive provision for swimming. It was celebrated that there is high quality pastoral care, which means students are safe, secure, supported and happy and that the principal and the senior and middle leadership team has a clear drive for the academy’s improvement, built around a strong ethos of teamwork and a shared vision.