Noya British School: ALDAR Education New School in Abu Dhabi

Noya British School: ALDAR Education New School in Abu

Aldar Noya British School from Aldar Education will open for its first cohort of FS1 to Year 6 students in September 2024. Admissions for the 2024-2025 academic year opened in January 2024.

In February 2022, premium education provider Aldar Education announced that it planned to open three schools in Abu Dhabi in areas that have recorded population growth over the past few years. These areas include Khalifa City, Saadiyat Island, and Yas Island. Noya, located in the Noya North development, will be the first new-build investment and will eventually grow to a total capacity of 3,000 students.


Noya at Yas Island is a project by Aldar Education's owner, Aldar Properties, offering a mix of two and three-bedroom townhouses and four-bedroom villas. The development is located opposite Gateway Park.

As part of the proposed expansion plans, in Khalifa City, Aldar Education agreed to its first school acquisition with the purchase of Al Shohub Private School, followed by the purchase of Virginia International Private School (its second US curriculum school). In contrast, on Saadiyat Island, the group plans to expand group member Cranleigh Abu Dhabi.

Aldar Education has also announced that it will develop another school on Saadiyat Island that will cater to families in the surrounding communities that seek English National Curriculum education. Given that it already operates the Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi in the same area, it will be interesting to see how the two schools are differentiated.


The education group said it will invest Dh1 billion to diversify its schools' portfolio. Through this investment, Aldar aims to increase the number of students in its schools to more than 40,000 by the 2024-2025 academic year.

Commenting on the launch of Noya British School, Sahar Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Education, said:

Sahar Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Education

"With the launch of Aldar Schools, we embark on a journey to redefine education accessibility. Noya British School, our pioneering institution under this segment, embodies our commitment to providing exceptional education at an affordable cost.

"Our mission is clear: to create an inclusive, nurturing, and inspiring learning environment that equips students for a bright future. We aspire to make top-tier education a reality for more families, ensuring every child can thrive and become a leader of tomorrow."


Noya School Curriculum

Following the direction of most Aldar Academies, including Abu Dhabi-located Muna British Academy, Pearl British Academy, Mamoura British Academy, and Yasmina British Academy, the school will offer the English National Curriculum.

According to Aldar Education, students at Noya British School are set to receive a comprehensive and well-balanced education. In addition to its rigorous academic programs, the school will provide a wide range of extracurricular activities that promote physical, social, and emotional growth, such as creative arts, music, and digital literacy. This holistic approach ensures students have a solid foundation for their future success.

Currently, three other schools are in the immediate area, including Aldar's Yas American Academy (US curriculum), SABIS International School (which follows the SABIS mixed US/UK curriculum), and Yas School, which follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. Noya will be the first National Curriculum for England curriculum school on Yas Island.


School Fees

Grade ADEK Approved Fees (AED)* Founding Fees (AED)*
FS1* 32,000* 28,000*
FS2 – Year 1 32,000 28,000
Year 2 – Year 3 34,500 30,500
Year 4 – Year 6 37,000 33,000
Year 7 – Year 9 40,000 36,000
Year 10 – Year 11 43,000 39,000
Year 12 – Year 13 47,000 43,000


* FS1 fees are still pending ADEK approval.
* Founding fees are valid for two years, starting from the academic year 2024-2025. 
* Fees are subject to change and subject to ADEK approval.