JAS is now located at a new campus on Hessa Street, continuing the legacy of Jebel Ali Primary School. Not only is this a significant expansion of our facilities – enabling us to foster our pupils’ growth from foundation stage through to sixth form – it also transforms our learning environment.
The new campus has been entirely designed around the needs of the students, from wide green areas for active and imaginative play, to shaded outdoor seating for reading and relaxing. Many of our classrooms connect directly with the outdoors, inspiring our pupils to be curious about the natural world and enjoy healthy exercise.
As well as sports fields and courts, there are outdoor classrooms and sand and water play areas for little ones.
Adding a sense of place and belonging, the buildings connect students to the heritage of the Emirates.
JAS has been designed by a team of leading architects, construction engineers and, most importantly, educationalists. The results provide an enriched contemporary learning environment that inspires and supports the students on their lifelong learning journey.
Our classrooms are spacious and flexible, allowing us to fully utilise both inside and outside learning zones. Attention has been paid to ensuring that there is a sense of light and space in the school design. Our clustered designs around inner courtyards allow children in each age phase of the school to feel safe and secure in their own environment.
Exploration and research are galvanised with the provision of leading design science laboratories. Specialist provisions have been made to allow students to experience the worlds of Product Design, Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing, Food Technology & Nutrition, Digital Technology and Virtual Learning.
A holistic approach to developing the performing and expressive arts is facilitated by dedicated areas created for dance, drama, music and art. Opportunities to share the achievements of our pupils with our wider community are provided in our 650 seat auditorium, lecture theatre, art studios and dance studios.
JAS adopts an inclusive and competitive approach to sport; indeed we are a school renowned for our sporting achievements. All curricular and extracurricular activities are well catered for with our extensive facilities which include:
Independent research and inquiry, critical thinking and collaborative learning skills are skills for life. Our specially designed research areas, two extensive libraries, quiet study areas and group rooms help to foster these attributes in our learners.
Sixth formers are prepared for university, further study and a life of work within their own high specification centre. Along with wide-ranging academic, research and IT facilities, our students will have opportunities to relax and discuss ideas with their peers in the open plan lounge which has independent catering facilities.
Our bright and spacious canteen will enable our older children to avail of nutritious hot and cold food during the school day. The canteen will provide a relaxed area in which students can interact on a social basis.
Recognising that our well trained and experienced teachers are one of our greatest assets, the school design has allowed for spaces dedicated to quiet working and professional development and training. It is important to our school that we stay at the leading edge of educational best practice.