We welcome you to the Al Ain English Speaking School,  AL Ain, UAE and we are delighted that you are considering our school for  the education of your child. We accept applications for pupils from Nursery (age 3) to Year 13 (age 18). We have set out our current registration and enrollment procedures but would suggest that you contact our office to schedule a visit and tour.  This is the best way to see what our school is all about.

AAESS is changing their admissions process and will only accept online applications for the 2017/2018 Academic Year.  Please read the dates below to find which correspond with your eligibility.

2016/2017 Admissions (Paper Only)

Applicants interested in enrolling for the current school year please pick up a paper application from the Receptionist in the administration building.

2017/2018 Admissions (Online Only)

  • (CLOSED) Enrollment for Siblings of Current Students:  4 December 2016 – 14 January 2017 (closes at 11:59pm)
  • Go to:
  • Instructions for proceeding with the online application are here.

**Parents of current students who miss this deadline for applying for siblings will have to wait until Open Enrollment to apply.   No priority will be given at that time. 

(OPEN NOW – EXTENDED) Online Open Enrollment for 2017/2018 Academic Year

  • Please read the instructions on how to proceed with the online application for Open Enrollment here.  
  • After reading the instructions, please go to the application page:

2016/2017 Admissions (Overseas Applicants ONLY)

For applicants residing overseas, please email Mrs Najwa,, or Ms Haneen,   The application process and assessment times will be applied differently based on your needs.

General Information

The school requires that on entry children should be able to communicate in English at a level appropriate to their age and development.

Children of other nationalities seeking a British education are welcome to apply. Where English is not a child’s first language it will be necessary for the school to assess the child’s ability in English. In addition, children transferring from different educational systems will need a placement assessment as part of the assessment procedure, and acceptance will depend on the result.

The academic year runs from September 1st to August 31st of each calendar year.

Applications for Foundation Stage 1 are considered, provided a child is three years of age before the start of the academic year. It should be noted that the school has only limited space in FS1.

Placement of pupils from Foundation Stage 2 to Year 10 matches the National Curriculum of England and Wales cohorts.