Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School

CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

1435

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

2% local : 98% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Each spacious classroom is light and well resourced. ICT equipment is readily available and well integrated within each classroom, an interactive whiteboard and projector offers excellent teaching resources.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

GEMS JPS has limited space for children with additional learning needs but does not have provision for children with severe or complex special educational needs.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

Foundation Stage 1: 12:30 pm
Foundation Stage 2 - Year 6: Sunday to Wednesday: 2:15 pm, Thursday: 1:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Some of the activities the school offers are: art, ballet, cartoon club, clay modeling, cricket, digital photography, French, horse riding, modern dance, papier mache, rock climbing, sailing, swimming, weaving, athletics, board games, chess, computer club, cross stitch, drama, golf, jewellery making, netball, rounders, science club, ball games, book club, choir, cookery, digital blue, football, gymnastics, karate, origami, rugby, sewing and collage, tennis.

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

A large, temperature-controlled sports hall allows for a year-round PE programme at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School. Basketball, badminton, volleyball and short tennis are some of the many activities on offer.
The fully shaded 25-metre swimming pool and infant learning pool are heated in the cooler months and chilled in the warmer months allowing curriculum swimming lessons, Swimming Development Programme and Swim Squads to continue all year round.
An all-weather synthetic turf pitch is used year round for all sports activities including football, rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics.
The tennis court is a “hard” court fully shaded and is also used for basketball, netball and volleyball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School was founded in 1996. In that time this exemplary school has become one of the most sought after primary schools in the region, renowned for its excellent facilities, modern campus and dedicated teachers.
Located in the prestigious residential area of Jumeirah, Dubai, the school teaches the English Curriculum to children from foundation stage to year 6. Teaching the National Curriculum of England to all young learners is one of the school’s greatest strengths, reflecting both the international standing of the school and the cosmopolitan nature of Dubai.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum framework at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is based on the National Curriculum for England from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6. Key knowledge, skills and understanding identified in the National Curriculum that underpin success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development are embedded in planning.
The school's outstanding ‘Creative Curriculum’ design helps to excite children about learning and provides relevant and meaningful learning experiences. GEMS Jumeirah Primary School provides a vibrant, inclusive and creative learning environment that encourages challenge, curiosity and choice. The excellent standards create a learning programme that is exceptionally rich, relevant and fun.

The curriculum at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is also underpinned by the GEMS core values of Global Citizenship, Growing By Learning, Leading Through Innovation and Pursuing Excellence. These values are embedded into curriculum planning so that pupils are not only prepared for academic success, but equipped to be well-rounded lifelong learners and responsible, proactive members of the global community, poised to engage the future with competence and confidence.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: info_jps@gemsedu.com
School's webpage: www.jumeirahprimaryschool.com
Address: Al Safa 1, Dubai United Arab Emirates