Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Welcome to
Aldenham Prep Riyadh

Providing an excellent all-round education for children aged 3-11

The first owner-operated branch of an independent UK school in KSA

“Choosing a School which provides a holistic education in a loving and caring environment is the best gift a parent can give to their child.”

Welcome From Aldenham Prep Riyadh’s Head

“Aldenham Prep Riyadh offers an exceptional British Education for boys and girls from age 3 to 11, mirroring exactly what happens in Aldenham UK – which is famous for its focus on an excellent all-round education.

When your child joins us at Aldenham Prep Riyadh, they’ll become part of a family that supports and nurtures them in every way. Our approach to education at all ages means that the children enjoy learning and love coming to school.

The children benefit directly from being part of a larger, global, organisation. Aldenham Prep Riyadh is directly linked with Aldenham Prep UK, and we’ll always make the most of opportunities for the children to experience that international connection.

We look forward to welcoming you to the growing Aldenham family.”

Mr Matthew Aston – Head of Aldenham Prep Riyadh

Nursery/Foundation Stage (Age 3+)

Nursery/Foundation Stage (Age 3+)

At Aldenham Riyadh Nursery, we offer a high-quality education based on learning through play. We strongly believe all children have unique individual needs, and therefore need an exciting and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Lower School – Key Stage 1 (Age 4+)

Lower School – Key Stage 1 (Age 4+)

In the Lower School, children start their formal school journey in a caring and nurturing Reception class. With excellent child-to-staff ratios, our pupils are encouraged to think outside the box and develop a lifelong love of learning – Aldenham children love coming to school!

Upper School – Key Stage 2 (Age 7+)

Upper School – Key Stage 2 (Age 7+)

We ensure each child develops their own individual abilities, and nurture excellence in both academics and co-curricular activities, all while encouraging pupils to meet new challenges. We provide the highest standards of education and promote the development of all-around talents.

Summer Roundup at Aldenham Prep Riyadh

Meet The Teachers

Mohamed Aljouma

Meet Mohamed Aljouma

Mr Mohamed Aljouma has worked at schools across Saudi Arabia for 13 years, with a focus on global education. Educated in Syria and the United Kingdom, he has joined the Aldenham family as the Head of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Anne Marie

Meet Anne-Marie Cottage

With over 10 years’ experience teaching at schools both in the UK and internationally, Ms Anne-Marie Cottage has taught at schools in Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. She’s now the Deputy Head at Aldenham Prep Riyadh.

Matthew Aston

Meet Matthew Aston

With over 21 years in education, including 12 years in senior leadership, Mr. Matthew Aston is a seasoned educational leader. He has led schools internationally and holds the esteemed National Professional Qualification for Headship. His expertise encompasses the UK, Middle East, and Central Asia Mr. Aston is Head of Aldenham Prep Riyadh.

“The determination and imagination of the pupils can be seen in all areas of the school”


Aldenham has a strong tradition of sporting excellence. Games and Physical Education are a very important part of life at Aldenham Prep Riyadh and our sister schools, and children from Reception onward have a specialist PE teacher.

Music and Drama

From Nursery onward, the children have lessons with a specialist music teacher. Pupils have the opportunity to learn to play various instruments, and take part in dramatic productions throughout the school year.


Aldenham’s famous for its excellent all-round education. By providing our pupils with an exciting range of co-curricular activities – from sports to languages and the performing arts, we enable children to develop in both intellect and personality.


With the help of the award-winning architects at Kidzink Design, we’ve filled our school with purpose-built facilities and learning spaces. From the outdoor play area to state-of-the-art technology, our facilities are designed to inspire and educate our pupils.

How to Find Us

Aldenham Prep Riyadh is conveniently located in Riyadh North, and is easily accessible from most parts of the city.


Aldenham Prep School Riyadh,
Al Noura, As Sahafah,
Riyadh 13321

Aldenham UK

Founded in 1597, Aldenham UK is the flagship of the Aldenham Foundation and is steeped in history, with over 425 years of academic excellence. Aldenham UK - and all of our schools - embodies the best of timeless traditions and universal values, along with a documented history of a forward-thinking culture that’s served to differentiate us from our peers.

At Aldenham, we remember that achievement is an individual matter - whether that’s entry to an Oxbridge college, a sporting or cultural goal, or simply growing up into a well-balanced individual. Dedicated teaching is at the heart of everything we do. While we help our pupils to focus on their own plans, our teachers focus on our pupils.

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