Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi to open next year
International schools group Nord Anglia Education today announced the launch of its 83rd school, Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi (NAS Abu Dhabi), set to open next August.
Situated on Al Reem Island, a residential and commercial area in the city, NAS Abu Dhabi will be Nord Anglia’s third school in the United Arab Emirates alongside The British International School Abu Dhabi and Nord Anglia International School Dubai.
NAS Abu Dhabi will offer the UK curriculum, teaching all the way from early years until Year 13, offering up to 25 A-levels for Years 12 and 13.
The school’s purpose-built campus will have capacity for 2,600 students, with an early years building, specialist classrooms, sports hall, competition swimming pool and auditorium. The campus will include more than 100 classrooms, 12 science labs, art studios, music rooms and a large design technology and maker space.
NAS Abu Dhabi’s founding principal is Jonathan Cuff, who was formerly managing director of Nord Anglia’s three schools in the UK: Oxford International College, d’Overbroeck’s Oxford, and Oxford Sixth Form College. Cuff was also previously principal of d’Overbroeck’s. He has been an independent school inspector since 2015.
Cuff said: “NAS Abu Dhabi represents a fantastic choice for families in Al Reem Island and across the city. With our architects, we’re creating a learning environment like no other and are looking forward to welcoming our founding families when we open our doors next year.”
Andrew Fitzmaurice, chief executive of Nord Anglia Education, commented: “Our NAS Abu Dhabi students will benefit from access to world-class learning opportunities through our collaborations with UNICEF, The Juilliard School, MIT, and our network of 75,000-plus learners around the world.”