About School
A place of discovery exploring and maximizing your child’s potential.

The Children’s Academy is Bahrain’s first ever, independent, dedicated special needs school opened in September 2008. The Children’s Academy is affiliated with the prestigious Alpha Plus Group in London.

Situated in Riffa, the school is everything you would be looking for if you are a parent of a child that has special education needs. So much so, that parents who have previously seen their children struggling to achieve expected levels of attainment in a mainstream education establishment, should be especially pleased about this addition to Bahrain’s educational offering. 

The Children’s Academy ensures the children are taught in classes with low teacher-pupil ratios and several teaching assistants in each class, to facilitate one-on-one attention. The children have access to the British National Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum, NCFE,  BTEC and GCSEs. 

All children have access to a high quality indoor and outdoor learning environments and a broad and balanced curriculum. 

The Children’s Academy provides an individualized education within a nurturing learning environment offering high levels of academic and therapeutic support. At the heart of the school’s ethos is the belief that the development of a positive self-image is the key to the development of a child’s full potential. To this end, the school is committed to providing an educational environment in which all children can experience success. 

The Children’s Academy is a world where children will also have their own individual Educational Plan and where targets are reviewed regularly enabling parents to understand every stage of the child’s progress.

The Children’s Academy has the luxury of having specialist comprehensive therapy services on site to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to the learning environment. The school offers two Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapist, and an Occupational Therapist; in addition, a Behaviour Therapist supports the school.

The Children’s Academy is unique to Bahrain in providing a highly specialized and professional facility that will awaken the child’s spirit.


Our Approach

The Children’s Academy Bahrain is an independent school for children with mild to moderate learning difficulties who possess the cognitive skills to benefit from an academic programme based on the British National Curriculum. It is affiliated to the prestigious Alpha Plus Group who run independent schools in England.

Our Aim

Awaken the child’s spirit and imagination and help him or her find joy in learning. Nurture and preserve the child’s natural curiosity, helping him or her develop an openness to the unlimited possibilities of life.

Our Curriculum

The Children’s Academy Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum is based on that of the British National Curriculum National Literacy & Numeracy Strategies at Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 – 4.