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GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 45,259
to: Dirham 89,476
Address: Exit 18, Al Arabia St, Al Khail Road, 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

2% local : 98% international

Native English speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

22 - 27 depending on the grade level.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

There are full time Teaching Assistant for all FS1-Year 2 classes and a full time TA shared between 2 classes in Years 3-6.

Use of technology in the classroom

Children have access to a variety of technologies so that they can create, communicate and collaborate. Items include iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards, interactive LED’s, digital cameras, etc.

External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

There is support for Additional and Special Education Needs through the school's Inclusion Team and Learning Support Assistants. Each student is supported on an individual basis by the Registration and Inclusion teams.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In most cases the Senior Leadership Team reads the last 2 school and nursery reports and approves an offer for a place from these documents. Where more information is needed beyond the reports, children may be invited in for a play assessment in FS 1 and 2 with the focus on social confidence, communication skills and English language ability. Children in Years 1-10 may be invited to sit a brief test with a focus on reading, writing and mathematics. In KS3 the school uses a range of assessment methodologies including current school reports, National Curriculum Assessments and Cognitive Ability Tests.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

2:55 pm

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Problem solving, cryptic crossword club, hockey, art, energy club, handball, dodgeball, debating, football, scrap booking, ice skating, American sign language club, storytelling, racquet sports, dance club, trampolining, gymnastics, sewing, yoga, music ensemble, choir, fitness, mentoring club, creative writing, cookery, netball, hula hooping, band/orchestra, singing, environmental club, puzzle club, computing.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

3-level gymnasium with roof top tennis courts, two 25 metre swimming pools, football and rugby pitches

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in September 2013, GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, is one of the most recent additions to GEMS worldwide network of schools. As such, this private school in Dubai is very modern and boasts an incredibly high standard of facilities.

The GEMS Wellington Academy extends a warm welcome to children from Foundation Stage to Year 9, with plans for the school to grow with the students to year 13 in successive years. The school is delighted to be able to teach the National Curriculum for England to all the pupils, which is internationally recognised by prestigious universities and colleges around the world.

Teaching approach of the school

This curriculum develops specific skills and competencies, but also emphasises critical thinking, enquiry, creativity, planning and other skills needed to meet the challenges of a changing world. The curriculum also provides a regular programme of student assessment and evaluation to ensure that students are working towards levels of attainment appropriate to their age and capability.

It’s not all work and no play at the GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail. We like to use these facilities to the full to help instil the confidence children of every age need to fulfil their potential. With such a wide range of creative, musical and physical activities on offer, every child will discover something they’ll love!

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