Dubai
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

GEMS Wellington Primary School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 27
Max. students per class 27
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

1193

Number of nationalities represented in the school

74

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

1:50

Max. number of students per class

FS2 to Year 3 = 20
Year 4 - Year 6 = 27

Average number of students per class

FS2 to Year 3 = 20
Year 4 - Year 6 = 27

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. Teaching Assistants available in every year group and in most classes up to Year 4.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

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

Yes. The school has a very comprehensive and successful ELL programme for students.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic and French. After school activities include Mandarin, Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

The school integrates technology to complement, enhance and enrich teaching for effective learning, not replace it.

Use of tablets, interactive whiteboards, visualisers, game-based learning, video conferencing, laptops etc. are all common features of everyday lessons at GWPS. School also has virtual learning environments, use of Avatars to enhance learning experience as well as BYOD policy (Bring-Your-Own-Device).

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, on a weekly basis.

Approximate hours of homework given

Approximately 30-60 minutes each day.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some year groups, yes.

Entry evaluation for students

School reports and CAT4 assessments (in upper year groups) are assessed to determine child's need and how best we may provide for the child.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

CAT4 is a cognitive ability test based on verbal and non-verbal skills.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ongoing due to transitory perspective of Dubai, but the earlier the better!

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Not applicable; we only go up to 11 years of age.

External examinations/assessments available

International Benchmarking examinations including CAT4 assessments, GL Progress tests, TIMMS, PIRLS and SATs.

Results in these examinations

Outstanding. Most students attain higher than expected outcomes when benchmarked with UK norms.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Muslim students attend Islamic Studies lessons. Non-Muslim students do not have religious education at the school.

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

Muslim students attend Islamic Studies lessons. Non-Muslim students do not have religious education at the school.

School bus service available

Yes. School Transport Services (STS)

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Experienced and highly qualifed SENCo supports pupils with special educational needs. SENCo leads an experienced and well-qualifed team of professionals as a team-around-the-child to support inclusive teaching and learning practices.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Enrichment activities as well as promotion, where applicable.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, through an Independent Multi-services agency.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: registrar_wps@gemsedu.com
School's webpage: www.gemswps.com
Address: 308th Rd, Opp Shangri La Hotel, Al Wasl, Dubai United Arab Emirates