School Description

Opened in September 2013, GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail, is an international world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life. We provide rich and relevant learning opportunities based on the highly successful GEMS Wellington Schools academic learning model.

There is an expectation that all students aim to excel and make significant progress well beyond age-related expectations. Children learn in inclusive and creative learning environments that encourage independence, curiosity and choice. We are an internationally minded, world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for learning. We provide rich, relevant, international and intercultural learning opportunities to help our students understand the world in which they live and thus the context of their learning.

GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail delivers programmes for learning that are rooted in the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and enhanced by best practice globally so that students achieve the best possible academic outcomes and develop the habits and competencies which will make them successful lifelong learners.

GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail, celebrates the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and skills of all its students, which are drawn from over 80 countries. The curriculum is values-driven and the GEMS core values bring a breadth of vision to the educational programme with extracurricular activities offered. Students learn to make decisions independently and solve problems effectively, and interact positively with others.

School Contact Information

GEMS Wellington Al Khail, Al Khail Road, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Campbell William Douglas
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British School Overseas (BSO)

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Extra Curricular Activities

The After School Activities program offers students from FS2 to Year 11 the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities (ECAs) aimed at engaging, developing skills and further enhancing their learning journey. ECAs are run free of charge by our teachers, 3 days a week, and all students are encouraged to participate in at least one ECA activity each term.

FS2 ECAs will run from 3:00 – 3:45PM (Monday - Wednesday)

Primary and Secondary ECAs will run from 3:10 – 4:10 PM (Monday - Wednesday)

External ECAs will run Sunday – Wednesday 3:10- 4:10 PM and on Thursday from 1:10-2:10PM

Children can sign up to an activity per day, Monday to Wednesday, free of charge, as well as any number of external clubs, which incur an additional charge. Bookings are made through for internal clubs, while parents contact the external providers directly. The ECA clubs change every term but below are a few examples of what we offer:

Creative activities – art and design, photography, robotics, jewellery making, Arabic language club, book club, Islamic club, music, drama, dance, cookery, Scholar's Cup, ICT
Educational activities – mayhem maths, handwriting, power reading, phonics boost activities, English Intervention
Action/sport - football, cricket, basketball, netball, swimming, rugby, rock climbing, Tri Kids
Alongside ECAs we also provide Paid External Activities (ASAs) which are led by professional instructors hired by external providers, ESM and Delta, that work under the GEMS regulation and standards.

ESM are an international sports management company governing all sports provisions in school. Through a combination of internally delivered sports and activities and externally governed providers, ESM is as a premium sports coaching service.

Hamilton Aquatics
It’s Just Football
Tennis 360
Budo Juko Karate
At DELTA Learning, we provide all our students the opportunities to discover and develop their strengths. We deliver an exciting instructional programme, which deepens academic learning.

STEM Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing and App Development
UDO Street Dance
Blended Math and English
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