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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 38,250 ﷼
to: 63,625 ﷼
Address: Mian St., Al Wukair, Al Wakrah PO Box 82846, Al Mashaf, Al Wukair, Al Wakrah Doha , Qatar
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Number of students

GEMS Wellington School - Qatar is a new school that opened in Academic Year 2015/16

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have over 30 different nationalities in our school.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, we have Native English speaking teachers.

Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic as a first and second language. A European language starting from year 3.

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students in Foundation Stage Class is 22 and from Year 1 upwards it is 25.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, each class up to year 2 will have a teacher and teaching assistant. From year 3 upwards, each class will have a teacher and share teaching assistants between 2-3 classes.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we are currently using virtual classroom technologies for all students.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim Students learn Islamic Studies in both English or Arabic

External examinations or assessments available

In year 11 they will sit iGCSE/GCSE examinations.. In year 13 we are presently looking to offer GCE A' Levels.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is given to students with the amount depending on their age group. For the earlier years, the focus is on Reading, Writing and Maths. Longer tasks are expected for the older students.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We are developing an achievement centre to support those children with special learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extension and enrichment in the classrooms and through extra curricular activities.

Entry evaluation for students

new students may be required to complete an appropriate level assessment to determine placement and fit. For FS1, FS2 and Year 1 this will be an observation based assessment and looks at basic sounds, letters, number, shapes and colours. For Year 2 – Year 4 there will be a writing and maths assessment. Year 5 upwards will sit for a CAT4 Assessment

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Foundation Stage 1 and 2 start at 7:30am Sunday to Thursday
Year 1 to 12 start at 7:30am Sunday to Thursday

School finish time

Foundation Stage 1 finish at 12:30pm Sunday to Thursday
Foundation Stage 2 finish at 1:30pm Sunday to Thursday
Year 1 to Year 12 finish at 2:15 pm ( except Thursday they finish at 1:30 pm)

Supervised care before/after school

Supervised care is only provided if the student uses the school bus service or if a child in foundation stage has an older sibling.

School bus service available

Yes, we have a bus service, with different pick up and drop off locations around Doha.

School provided lunches

Yes , optional

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The canteen will offer a selection of hot and cold food. The hot food menu will be changed daily offering a selection of chicken, beef, fish,a vegetarian dish, rice, pasta and selection of vegetables. Cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and fruit will also be available.

Uniform required

All children are required to wear school uniform.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, Netball, Rugby, Drama, Art, Drumming, Arabic, Holy Quran, Sports hall games, Basketball, Gymnastics, Ballet. Options change each term.

Sports activities included

Invasion games (football, hockey, netball, basketball), multi-skills, cricket, dance, gymnastics

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Full size 3G astro, 4 multi-use game areas, dance studio

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

High expectations of manners with an emphasis on core basic standards in English, Maths and Science. This is set within a curriculum that encourages creativity, enterprise and educational technology. Each pupil is seen as an individual and teachers strive to meet their academic, creative, sporting and pastoral potential.

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