British curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

GEMS Westminster School Sharjah

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Total first year fees: Dirham 16,500
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 16,000

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

KG2: up to 15 mins
KG3: 15-20 mins
G1 - G3: 30 mins
G4: 45 mins
G5: 1 hour
G6+: 1-1 1/2 hours

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students


External examinations or assessments available

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London (UK)

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Student access to education psychologist


School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

12:15 pm or 2:15 pm depending on the grade level.

School provided lunches

No. Only a small canteen is available for older classes. The canteen offers a range of snacks for breakfast & at Break times.
A packed lunch is required for all KG & younger Primary students.

Sports activities included

All students have weekly PE lessons, which include a range of outdoor & indoor games & sports. All students participate in an annual Sports Day. The older students may be invited to join the school teams to participate in inter-House & inter-school matches/competitions.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor four court sports hall, outdoor football pitch, cricket nets, 4 outdoor multi-games courts (2 at ground level and 2 on roof), multi-purpose sports hall, indoor and outdoor play areas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 2012, GEMS Westminster School – Sharjah, is a modern, state-of-the-art school that offers an exceptional standard of education to children from around the world. The school currently enrolls students from foundation stage to year 9; however the school will grow with the pupils up to year 13 in successive years.

Teaching approach of the school

WSS aims to meet the learning needs of each student. WSS aims to ensure that students are able to be independent, self-confident, inquisitive & life-long learners, with the skills & attitude to meet the challenges of a fast-changing world. Learning needs are identified and organised so that what is learned is meaningful for the students. Students are encouraged to respond and work effectively with others. They need to be supported in their learning and to take on responsibility for their learning. They learn best when they are confident in their abilities and have a sense of personal worth. The development of these qualities is strongly influenced by the quality of the relationships between students, home and teachers, and by the extent to which students feel a valued & listened-to member of their school.

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