Fujairah Private Academy

Fujairah Private Academy (FPA) is an English medium school in Fujairah in the UAE, providing facilities for Early Years, Primary, Middle and Senior.

It started in 1982 as a small Primary school located on a site near the beach. In 1990 the school was extended to provide an education for students of secondary age and as the school expanded, a purpose-built campus was built. This has been fully operational since April 2003.

Panorama of Fujairah Private Academy, with the hajar mountains behind
Panorama of the School

The school is a non-profit making organisation owned by the Government of Fujairah, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah. A British style education is offered in a bilingual setting with the student body currently comprising 85% UAE and nationals from the Arab world, 15% from western and Asian countries.

The National Curriculum of England and Wales is followed in core areas and students are prepared for the Edexcel GCSE, GCE AS and A2 level examinations. The Thanawa Ama equivalency is available for Emirati and other students of Arab nationality. Key Stage 2 SATs are taken and most students leave for higher education at the end of Year 12 or Year 13, in the U.K., Australia, U.S.A. or U.A.E. The school is an institution in which people from a wide variety of nationalities and cultural backgrounds work together. Each student is regarded as an individual and we aim to provide a purposeful and friendly atmosphere for their academic and personal growth. Creativity and individual enthusiasm are valued here, as are tolerance and co-operation.

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Fujairah Private Academy is a non-profit organisation wholly owned by the Government of Fujairah. It is licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates and operates under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah and Member of the Supreme Council.



  • H.H. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah


  • H.H. Shaikha Sarah Bint Hamad Al Sharqi
  • Mr George Bajk - Director, Private Affairs Bureau of H.H. The Ruler of Fujairah
  • Ms Jan Brettingham - Principal, Fujairah Private Academy

The Board formulates and approves the policies and the strategic direction of the school.

Fujairah Private Academy is an institution in which people of a wide variety of nationalities and cultural backgrounds work together. Each student is considered to be an individual and as such, should be encouraged to understand and develop the uniqueness of their contribution to school and society.

We aim to build students’ self-confidence and to give each a sense of their success and to allow them to take this attitude with them when they leave school. The ability to think with clarity and precision is to be engendered in the students. They should be able to apply rational thought to problems and to examine both statements and opinions in a logical and sensitive manner. They should be able to express ideas with both lucidity and precision.

Fujairah Private Academy is an accredited member of the British Schools in the Middle East, which is an organisation of over ninety-five British schools across the region. Members are required to be accredited through a rigorous process which is carried out by inspection organisations which are recognised by the UK government.

The school is also a recognised examination centre for Pearson GCSE and GCE A level examinations and Cambridge International Examinations. The school was inspected in October 2017 and awarded British School Overseas status. This accreditation was given by the Department of Education (UK) after inspection by their agents. The school is ranked as good with some outstanding features.

We are pleased to announce that our students have attended or are currently attending a wide variety of universities and Higher Colleges, such as the Higher Colleges of Technology, U.A.E., American University of Sharjah, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus, the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, McGill University, Canada, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, Australian National University, Canberra, University of British Columbia, Canada, Heriott Watt University, Dubai.

All Year 12 and Year 13 students have progressed to Higher Education in the U.A.E. or overseas.