Gems Wellington International School, Dubai

About Gems Wellington International School, Dubai

Established in 2007, GEMS Wellington International School stands as a distinguished British educational institution in Dubai under the GEMS management group. Renowned for its commitment to excellence, the school has consistently earned an 'Outstanding' rating from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

Spanning over eight acres, GEMS Wellington International School offers a comprehensive range of facilities and resources, creating a groundbreaking learning environment. With state-of-the-art facilities, the school ensures a high-quality learning experience from elementary school through to the higher secondary years.

The school has an impressive track record in GCSE exams and offers an International Baccalaureate programme for higher grades. Aligned with the British Curriculum based on the values of the National Curriculum of England, the school, located near Jumeirah, is a premier educational institute delivering top-notch education.

Upon entering, students are greeted with cutting-edge technology-based learning resources, stimulating their senses. The Creation Garden, featuring exotic plant life, and the Digital Signboards in school corridors contribute to an ambience rarely seen in educational settings.

The smart classrooms at GEMS Wellington International School herald a paradigm shift in the traditional classroom concept. With WiFi connectivity, interactive whiteboards, and multimedia projectors, these classrooms epitomise the future of education. The school's commitment to technological advancement aligns with the vision of the GEMS group, ensuring that the school leads the way in shaping the schools of the future.

The school goes beyond conventional educational spaces with the WIS Theatre, accommodating 472 people, and the Observatory, providing students with a captivating view of the galaxy and stars.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Gems Wellington International School

Gems Wellington International School Dubai categorises its students into the following grades.

SECTION

YEAR

Foundation Stage

FS 1 and FS 2

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 to Year 6

Key Stage 3

Year 7 to Year 9

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and Year 11

Sixth Form

Year 12 and Year 13

Gems Wellington International School, Dubai Syllabus

Dubai’s Gems Wellington International School follows the National Curriculum of England. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, the school provides a robust curriculum to its students.

FOUNDATION STAGE (FS 1 AND FS 2)

Holistic development is at the core of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, catering to the academic growth and well-being of FS 1 and FS 2 students at Gems Wellington International School. The comprehensive framework encompasses the following seven areas of learning:

  • Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design

KEY STAGE 1 (YEARS 1 AND 2)

In Years 1 and 2, the curriculum is structured around the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Information and Communication Technology

KEY STAGE 2 (YEARS 3 TO 6)

In Key Stage 2, a comprehensive learning programme is designed to cultivate goal-oriented, focused, and innovative students, preparing them for life's challenges. Throughout this stage, emphasis is placed on the development of strong communication and teamwork skills. Students actively participate in socialisation with peers, engaging in various programmes such as group projects and team-leading activities.

KEY STAGE 3 (YEARS 7 TO 9)

At the Gems Wellington International School, the curriculum of Years 7 through 9 is structured around the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Islamic Studies
  • Arabic A and B
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education

KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 10 AND 11)

The Key Stage 4 Curriculum at Gems Wellington International School GEMS emphasises academic advancement, allowing students to explore various subjects before entering Post-16 education.

Core Subjects:

  • GCSE, or General Certificate of Secondary Education, is a central component.
  • All students must study Accelerated Triple Science or Combined Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Core PE, and English Language and Literature.

Additional Required Courses:

  • Moral Education Programme (MEP)
  • Social Studies
  • Arabic as a First Language for Arabic passport holders
  • Islamic Studies for Muslim Students

Optional Courses (Students Choose at Least Four):

  • Psychology
  • Art & Design
  • Photography
  • Creative Media Production
  • Physical Education
  • Business Studies IGCSE Cambridge
  • Drama & Music
  • Computer Science
  • GCSE Dance
  • Design & Technology
  • French, German, or Spanish Language
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Business: International BTEC Level 2
  • Media Studies

SIXTH FORM (YEARS 12 AND 13)

The IB Diploma programme serves as a rigorous transitional phase bridging high school education and the challenges of independent learning at the university level.

Subject selections 

IB Diploma Programme

IB Career-related Programme

IB Courses Programme

Students choose subjects from six groups, three at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level over two years.

Students have the flexibility to choose up to 6 subjects.

Study of two to three Diploma Programme courses alongside career-related studies and the distinctive IBCP core.

Those opting for higher-level math must start with four HL subjects.

Optional: IB DP Core of TOK, Extended Essay, and CAS

IBCP Core Components: Personal and Professional Skills, Reflective Project, Language Development, Service Learning

IBDP Core: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Activity, and Service, and a 4000-word Extended Essay.

   

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Gems Wellington International School, Dubai - Step-by-Step Process

To gain admission to Gems Wellington International School, Dubai, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Online Application 

To begin the admissions process at Gems Wellington International School, parents can apply through the school's online portal.

Step 2: Registration & Payment 

Parents need to pay a non-refundable admission fee of AED 525. The payment can be made in AED cash, bank transfer, or cheque.

Step 4: Admission Confirmation

If the applicant is offered a place, the school will request a transfer certificate from the student's previous school.

During the admission process, the submission of necessary documents is required, including:

  • Applicant’s passport copy
  • Applicant’s visa copy
  • Immunisation certificate copy
  • Student's birth certificate (in English or Arabic)
  • Sponsor's passport copy
  • Medical declaration and information form
  • Sponsor's Emirate ID copy
  • Student’s performance report for the last two years
  • Sponsor's visa copy
  • Special educational referrals (if applicable)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Parent’s complete contact details and emergency telephone number

The following age criterion is adhered to for admission to the school:

GRADE

AGE BY 31ST AUGUST

Foundation Stage 1

3 Years

Foundation Stage 2

4 Years

Year 1

5 Years

Year 2

6 Years

Year 3

7 Years

Year 4

8 Years

Year 5

9 Years

Year 6

10 Years

Year 7

11 Years

Year 8

12 Years

Year 9

13 Years

Year 10

14 Years

Year 11

15 Years

Year 12

16 Years

Year 13

17 Years

Gems Wellington International School, Dubai School Fees Structure

Below is the tabulated fee structure for the Gems Wellington International School for your reference:

GRADE

TOTAL FEE IN AED

FS1

AED 45,259

FS2

AED 57,006

Year 1

AED 57,006

Year 2

AED 57,006

Year 3

AED 57,006

Year 4

AED 57,006

Year 5

AED 57,006

Year 6

AED 57,006

Year 7

AED 78,601

Year 8

AED 78,601

Year 9

AED 78,601

Year 10

AED 88,446

Year 11

AED 88,446

Year 12

AED 98,465

Year 13

AED 98,465

These are the modes of payment offered to the parents by the school:

  • Online payment
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Credit cards

Gems Wellington International School does not disclose any information on sibling discounts.

Here are the additional fees parents need to be aware of:

FEE TYPE

ANNUAL FEE

Application Fee

AED 525

Re-registration Fee

5% of the annual school fee

Transport Fee

AED 7,450 to AED 9,550

Uniform Fee

AED 1,000 to AED 3,500

Extracurricular Activities Fee

AED 565 to AED 1,200

After-school Activities Fee

AED 6,000 to AED 12,000

Learning Support Assistance Fee

AED 32,500 to AED 65,000

Canteen Fee

AED 1,200 to AED 3,600

School Photographs Fee

AED 100 to AED 500

School Trips Fee

AED 7,800 to AED 10,160

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Gems Wellington International School

Ensuring the safety and convenience of students, the school is dedicated to providing reliable transportation services managed by School Transportation Services (STS).

STS offers transportation services in various areas such as Al Barsha, Dubai Internet City, Al Quoz, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), and many other locations.

Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this service to ensure a hassle-free commute for their children.

Sports Facilities at Gems Wellington International School

GEMS Wellington International School places a significant emphasis on sports activities as an integral part of student's educational experiences. The school offers students the infrastructure to engage in a variety of activities, including:

  • 25m indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Play equipment areas
  • Gymnasium
  • Primary sports hall
  • Floodlit astroturf
  • Cricket nets
  • Health and fitness studio
  • Large, multi-purpose sports hall
  • Tennis, basketball, netball, and volleyball courts

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971-4-307-3000, +971-04-348-4999
  • E-mail ID: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.wellingtoninternationalschool.com/
  • Fax No. : NA
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gemswis.dubai/?tn-str=k*F
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/gems_wis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The WIS Admissions Team is available to help you from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

The school is known to provide a range of extracurricular activities for students beyond regular school hours.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

Gems Wellington International School offers grade levels from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13 within the school.

4. What is the current enrolment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

The Gems Wellington International School has a total enrolment of 2,693 students.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Gems Wellington International School, Dubai?

The academic year at the Gems Wellington International School, Dubai, starts in August and concludes in July of the following year.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Gems Wellington International School, Dubai?

The tuition fee charged by Gems Wellington International School, Dubai, ranges from AED 45,259 to AED 98,465, depending on your grade. 

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

The canteen facility is available on the school premises.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

The school regularly organises and conducts field trips for its students throughout the academic year. 

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

The school boasts a faculty comprising 214 teachers and is further supported by 96 teaching assistants.

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