Welcome to GEMS Founders School - Al Barsha

Offering the National Curriculum for England

We are the choice for parents seeking an affordable, high quality education in Dubai

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    Academic Performance

    We are extremely proud of our students...

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    University Destinations

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    DSIB Report

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    Why GEMS

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From the Principal

Mr. Matthew Burfield
I am very proud to welcome you to GEMS Founders School - Dubai, a National Curriculum for England School in Al Barsha South. I hope that the information you will discover about GFS assists you in the making one of the most important decisions any parent has to make; the school they will trust with their child.


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    Foundation Stage

    The Foundation Stage of school introduces young learners to school-life.

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    Key Stage 1

    At this stage students are introduced to subjects that will lay the foundation for learning as they go into higher year levels.

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    Key Stage 2

    During Key Stage 2, students start to rationalise and think independently.

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    Key Stage 3

    Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum for England

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    Key Stage 4

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of IGCSE subjects.

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    Key Stage 5

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of AS / A Level subjects.



Learn more about our school and hear what our students have to say

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    Mr. Matthew Burfield

    A Message from the Principal
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    We value diversity, equality and altruism

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    The GEMS Founders School Family
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    Our students have had the opportunity to reflect and share their initial experiences of school life

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    GFS Testimonials

Health & Safety at Our School

Our school teams are prepared, trained and ready to welcome back our students into our safe and inclusive school environments.

GEMS Health & Safety


Parent Testimonials

  • It has been a pleasure to watch the school grow and go from strength to strength each year. It makes us proud to be part of the Founders family.


    Al Marri Family

    4th Year at GFS, Children in Y9, Y7 and FS1

  • What we really love most is the humbling family atmosphere. Other than the diversity of culture, when we are all together, it feels like home.


    Arenas Family

    3rd Year at GFS, Daughter in Y7 and Son in Y3

  • We feel that GFS staff really love what they do and and they genuinely care about the children.


    Miscevic Family

    3rd Years at GFS, 2 Children in FS1 and Y4

  • When our child moved in from a different curriculum we were concerned about the transition phase, but thanks to the concern of the teachers and their efforts and regular guidance as well as tip to us, she has settled in well.


    Sanjay Family

    3rd Year at GFS, Daughter in Y4


GEMS Education

A 60-Year Legacy


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