Dubai's GEMS to open new Wellington school in Sept

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An artist's impression of the new school.

An artist's impression of the new school.

Dubai-based GEMS Education has announced it will open its fourth Wellington school in the emirate in September.

The GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, will offer the National Curriculum for England to students in the primary years initially, but will grow to Year 13 in the coming years, the educator said in a statement.

Brett Larsen, principal of GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, said he is excited about the opening, adding: “Each and every individual will be inspired and guided to reach their very highest potential by a committed and caring educational team who are dedicated to bringing out the very best in all.

"We will place great emphasis on building high quality personal and social skills, which will have a positive impact on standards of achievement and attitudes to learning,” said Larsen.

With over 20 years of experience in education, Larsen is leaving GEMS Jumeirah Primary School to become the founding Principal of GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail.

GEMS International School – Al Khail is also scheduled to open in September, and will offer the International Baccalaureate programme, further expanding the GEMS network of IB schools in the UAE.

GEMS International School – Al Khail will provide students with an education from KG to grade 5 in the first year of operation.

The purpose built fully equipped campus will feature specialist teaching and language rooms, and dedicated study spaces for IB Diploma students.

In the last academic year, GEMS British curriculum schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi achieved results that were 20 percent higher than the average student in England. the company said in the statement.

Over the last three years, GEMS students have been accepted into 590 universities in 41 countries, it added.

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