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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 27 students / class
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 42,091
to: Dirham 53,056
Address: Al Safa 1, 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

4% local : 96% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


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.

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, virtual learning is ready to use if required.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim Students - Islamic studies

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

Moral Education

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level. Once a week usually and reading encouraged daily.

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.

Learning support offered

Learning support assistant

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Recent school reports will be reviewed by the academic team.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

Foundation Stage 1: 12:30pm, Friday: 11:30am
Foundation Stage 2 - Year 6: Monday to Thursday: 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:45am

Supervised care before/after school

After school care from FS2-Y06 with a charge.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


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, swimming, weaving, athletics, board games, chess, computer club, cross stitch, drama, golf, jewellery making, netball, rounders, science club, ball games, book club, choir, football, gymnastics, karate, origami, rugby, sewing and collage, tennis.

Sports activities included

Physical education & swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, Multi purpose hall/stage, Science lab, Learning lounge, computer suite, Arabic reading room, 4 school playgrounds inc Sand areas, Medical clinic.

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 partly 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.

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.

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