GEMS Wellington International School

United Arab Emirates

Location: United Arab Emirates
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About GEMS Wellington International School

GEMS Wellington International School, a mixed private school for children aged 3-18, is situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai and is owned and run by GEMS Education. Student numbers are over 2,800, around half of whom are British.

The school was established in 2005 and offers the National Curriculum of England from Foundation Stage to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, courses and careers programme in Years 12 and 13. It also offers opportunities for students to excel in leadership, sport, creative and performing arts.

The extensive amenities available to the students at GEMS Wellington International School include a full range of sports facilities, multiple science laboratories, an astronomy observatory, a recording studio and an underground music floor.

All GEMS teachers have access to the GEMS Professional Development programme and over 150 events and workshops each year to help keep their teaching practices cutting-edge.

The GEMS Wellington Cluster

WIS is part of the wider GEMS Wellington group of schools within the UAE, who bring with them a long and sustained history of delivering high quality education. The schools collaborate and work closely together to ensure the reach and impact of every initiative to improve student outcomes is maximized. Each school is unified by the core Wellington vision, fundamental to the ethos and fabric of what it means to be part of the GEMS Wellington family, whilst at the same time retaining their own unique characteristics. This partnership brings significant benefits for both our students and teachers including enhanced social, cultural and academic learning opportunities, sporting and performing arts events and access to a vast range of professional development pathways. The sharing of outstanding practice and dialogue amongst our highly talented leadership teams and teaching and learning community, constantly allows us to further raise standards in the pursuit of excellence. This is an exciting time to be part of the GEMS Wellington network.


Maryssa O’Connor

Values and Vision

GEMS Wellington International aims to celebrate the diversity within the school and to create a nurturing environment with a strong, open and positive partnership between all stakeholders and the wider community. Parent participation in their children’s education is strongly encouraged.

The school believes that, to be successful, children must be happy. Broadening their interests and personal qualities is an important feature of school life and there is a commitment to cultivating independence in students from an early age.

Creative and critical thinking within the context of meaningful real-life learning experiences is promoted and the school endeavours, above all, to equip its students with the skills, attitudes and attributes required to become respectful, proactive citizens in an international community - respectful of themselves, each other and the world around them.


Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 348 4999
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