GEMS Education is expected to open the GEMS Winchester School in Fujairah offering the National Curriculum for England for the academic year 2016-2017. The school will initially open up from KG1 up to Grade 8, eventually opening all the way through to Grade 12.
With over 120,000 people residing in Fujairah, the GEMS Winchester School hopes to provide the local population with knowledge for life long skills by ensuring that the children are confident, independent learners.
The school is presently focusing on recruiting top talent to ensure its prospective students work with passionate, dedicated and experienced educators. The school is set to open applications during the summer, after obtaining final permissions from Ministry of Education, with full school operations starting within September.
Dino Varkey, Group Executive Director and Board Member for GEMS Education said: “The Winchester Schools are part of the GEMS network of award winning international schools in the UAE. Fujairah is a historically diverse and strong economic force within the nation, and has been encouraging the expansion of its educational initiatives. “We at GEMS Education believe that we should support the UAE’s commitment to quality education as a key pillar of social and economic growth. By establishing this new school in Fujairah, we are reaffirming our commitment to education in the country and helping to take forward the vision of the nation’s leadership.”
GEMS Winchester School Fujairah aims to provide quality British education coupled with exceptional value and is located only 10 minutes from the Fujairah City Centre. Specialist facilities across Primary and Secondary grades, state of the art science laboratories, well equipped individual medical rooms for boys and girls, kindergarten indoor play area, Indoor multipurpose hall, full basketball court area, outdoor 11-a-side football pitch and multi-use games area and courts.
GEMS British curriculum schools achieved exam results that are up to 20 percentage points higher than the average student in England. Over the past six years, students from GEMS British Curriculum schools have won over 138 University of Cambridge International Examinations, Outstanding Cambridge Learner awards. Nine of these have been Top of the World Awards and 84 have been Top of their Country awards.