Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some most common questions about the School.

When can I register for the upcoming school year?

Registration for the next school year begins in January and continues throughout the year.

What do I need to register my children?

Before you begin the pre-registration, please make sure that you have:

  • One passport photograph (jpg only)
  • Birth certificate for kindergarten ( KG1 – KG2 )
  • Previous semester certificate from the previous school for the students who are applying for first grade to twelfth grade.

* If you have a unique residency situation, please call the Registration Office 02-2041600 Or send email to

When is my child eligible for kindergarten?

Students may enter kindergarten if they are 3.8 month years old on or before December 31 of the year of enrollment. 2020-2021

  • KG 1 - 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • KG 2 - 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • GR 1 - 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

How can I learn more about my children’s schools?

Families are encouraged to attend their schools’ back-to-school functions and to contact their schools’ office staff to arrange a time to visit.

Do you have an entrance exam?

After the ONLINE APPLICATION and INTERVIEW, GRADE 1 to GRADE 12 students will sit the examination of three subjects (MATH, ENGLISH, and ARABIC). Exam will be online which will be held in our computer labs and results will be sent through email

My child doesn’t speak English, can I apply to Al Nahda National Schools

The primary language of instruction at ANNS is English. We will consider those students who are not proficient in English if we believe that, they will be able to develop proficiency in academic English sufficient to enter the school.

Students who require additional support will work with our English Language Specialists individually and in small groups until they are fully able to mainstream into the classroom. Normally, Grade 6 is the last year to which a beginner English Learner is admitted to the School.

It is not our policy to have a child repeat a grade because of their English level, as this will quickly improve and the child should be placed in the correct grade for social and emotional reasons as well as academic.

My child is on waiting list, when will I hear back?

You will only hear back if and when a seat becomes available. We usually begin to inform families of openings between March and June when we conduct the re-registration of our current students, but will still contact you if there are last-minute openings. The admission team is able to give you an update on your application at any time.

Our waiting lists stay active until ADEK closes the transfer date between schools in Abu Dhabi. Transfers from outside the emirate and overseas are possible until the end of Term 2 as long as the required documentation is provided prior to the start of Term 3.

Can you explain what the basic steps of the registration?
  • Step 1: Enter the website
  • Step 2: Agree the school policy
  • Step 3: Fill the Application
  • Step 4: Submit the application
  • Step 5: Attend the Interview
  • Step 6: Paid the registration fees
  • Step 7: Set for the entrance exam
Al Nahda Boys School
Boys School
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Phone: +971 220 41 700

Address: P.O.Box 815, Abu Dhabi,UAE


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Girls School
Contact Details:

Secondary Phone +97122041900 / 901

Primary Phone: +97122041800 / 801

Address: P.O.Box 815, Abu Dhabi,UAE


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