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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 25 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 35,000
to: Dirham 70,796
Address: Dubai Al Ain Road, The Villa, Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

12% local : 88% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have English as an additional language provision

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

In FS1 and FS2 there will be a maximum of 22 pupils in each class. In all other year groups the maximum number of students is 25

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have a BYOD policy, students bring their devices to school daily as certain lessons will be on the device

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic studies

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students not taking Islamic studies would take core studies during that time

External examinations or assessments available

GCSE, A Levels

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a Primary and Secondary Inclusion department that are here to support students along with specialist teachers and LSAs

Learning support offered

The school will appoint specialist teachers and assistants to take charge of learning support for students.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Screening and assessments

Brief description of entry evaluation required

GFPS will undertake screening and assessments to determine the right placement of an applicant. After a student has been registered and required paperwork submitted, students entering Years 1 - 12 will be asked to complete a CAT4 test. Students entering Foundation Stage 1 & 2 will meet in groups with a member of the Educational team.

GEMS FirstPoint School seeks to make the most appropriate grade placement for each student based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines. For this reason, new students may be required to complete an appropriate level assessment to determine placement and fit.

Waiting list


Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, as long as seats are a available for that year group

School start time


School finish time


School bus service available


School provided lunches

We have the option for meals to be purchased online for students FS1 - Y3, students Y4-13 have the option to buy from the school canteen

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Photography, Chess, Drama, Arts, Environmental Club, Arabic stories, Climbing, Multi sports are regular features of the after-school programme.

Sports activities included

Students have two physical education classes a week, this includes swimming, football, badminton, and many other activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Libraries, multi purpose sports hall, swimming pools, outdoor astro and basketball courts

Sports facilities at the school

6 courts indoor sports hall, gym, playground, swimming pool and learners pool, pitches

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 2014 in The Villa development, GEMS FirstPoint School is a bright, modern school, welcoming pupils aged 2-19 as they enrol on the English National Curriculum in the heart of Dubai. From early years foundation stage to Year 13, GFPS offers students a truly international education, which includes world-class teaching and a strong focus on global values, helping our pupils become well-rounded world citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

GFPS curriculum offers a full, broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with an emphasis on Enterprise and Technology. The school has ties to local culture and tradition and together with the rest of the school.

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