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GEMS FirstPoint School - The Villa

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 40,183
to: Dirham 68,734
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

Max. number of students per class

In FS1 and FS2 there will be a maximum of 22 pupils in each class with a teacher and teaching assistant. In all other classes the maximum number of students is 27, although classes are likely to be smaller, especially in the first and second year of the school. There will also be teaching assistants supporting classes in Years 1 to 5.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Specialist teacher will lead and develop support strategies for students whose first language is not English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish, Mandarin

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Screening and assessment

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 placement 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.

External examinations or assessments available


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The staff will take time to get to know and understand each student. Whether a student needs to be stretched, is struggling or is somewhere in the middle the staff will always work to inspire the best in him or her.

Learning support offered

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

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Photography, Chess, Drama, Arts, Environmental Club and Debating Club are regular features of the after-school programme.

School provided lunches

Yes. The school will have a fully serviced cafeteria for break time snacks and lunch time provision.

Sports activities included

Swimming, cricket, football and more.

Sports facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


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 3-19 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, all Foundation students have the opportunity to study Arabic and UAE Social Studies.

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