RAK Academy Al Hamra

Pre-K to Grade 5
British Primary

Established five years ago and set in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus, RAK Academy Al Hamra has quickly established itself as the centre of its thriving, international community. Serving the educational needs of more than 700 primary students, the school provides a safe, happy and positive learning environment within which the skills, aspirations and abilities of each child are nurtured. We promote curiosity and a love of learning from an early age and provide vibrant and challenging learning environments. Our talented teaching team ensure every child is challenged to achieve to their potential and we focus on developing strong and meaningful partnerships with our parents and wider community.

We work closely with our RAK Academy secondary school colleagues to ensure a seamless and successful transition to secondary education at RAK Academy Khuzam for our graduating primary students.


British curriculum

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Early Years Programme

Young learners at RAK Academy Al Hamra are provided with a safe and nurturing environment which supports a successful transition to primary school. Working closely with parents and families, we design programmes of learning that are hands on and engaging for Pre-K and KG1 students.

Utilising a bi-lingual approach (English and Arabic), and with a world-class adult to child ratio, our highly qualified early years teachers encourage young learners to expand their language, mathematical and scientific understanding and to become confident learners through active, play-based learning.

Primary School

RAK Academy Al Hamra provides a British Curriulum pathway adapted to its context in the UAE and centred around ensuring children gain the skills and understandings to achieve success throughout their learning journey.
Our highly skilled and passionate teachers ensure that the needs of all learners are met through bespoke learning programmes, providing engaging lessons and a clear pathway of learning for success. Our upper primary specialist support programme ensures our students are fully supported to transition successfully to RAK Academy Khuzam Secondary.
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Message from the Head of School

“Welcome to RAK Academy Al Hamra, where we develop and nurture excellence with a community heart.

RAK Academy Al Hamra is a thriving and diverse community with big ambitions. Located in beautiful Ras Al Khaimah on the outskirts of Al Hamra Village, we are a truly international school community and we proudly serve the educational needs of both Emirati and expatriate families. We provide the highest standard of provision for all our families through an adapted British Curriculum, celebrating the multi-cultural heritage of the community in which we live and work.

We believe that all our stakeholders play a pivotal and equal part in our journey to outstanding, providing a range of experiences that will transform the lives of our children and strengthen the already strong bond within our very special community. Together, everyone achieves more.”

Karolina Jankowska

Head of School

Karolina Jankowska
Head Of School

Karolina Jankowska is a passionate educator with over 23 years of experience in education. The majority of her teaching and leadership experience has been in the United Kingdom.

Leigh Watson
Deputy Head

Leigh Watson is a dedicated educator with a wealth of experience as a Deputy Headteacher, senior leader, school improvement advisor,

Kate Hutchinson
Assistant Head

Kate Hutchinson started her teaching career in outstanding London schools, establishing a strong foundation in best practice.

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