British Elementary through to Primary
Opened in 1996, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is one of the most sought after primary schools in the region, teaching the National Curriculum for England to students from Foundation Stage to year 6. The school has world-class facilities and is set on a modern campus in the heart of Dubai’s most prestigious residential area – Jumeirah.
JPS provides a balanced commitment between values, which have stood the test of time, and a modern, innovative education. Citizenship and opportunities to develop and use ICT form the foundations of success at JPS. Children and learning are at the heart of our school. The standards of behaviour are high, as are the academic standards, says the school website.
GEMS JPS has a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants, administrative and ancillary staff who together make this a very good school. GEMS Jumeirah Primary School believes that parents play an integral role in every child’s success and thus prides itself in offering a partnership with parents that encourages involvement with the school and enhanced service levels.
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is a full member of the British Schools in the Middle East – BSME. BSME provides JPS teachers with training and networking opportunities. The annual conference provides the Principal and Vice Principal with professional development opportunities related to current research and best practice from the UK. Interschool sports competitions between BSME schools in the UAE are very strong. The school is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools as an international member. IAPS is a professional association for Headmasters and Headmistresses of independent preparatory schools in the United Kingdom and Overseas. The Principal attends the annual IAPS conference which is a professional opportunity as well as to foster links with other IAPS schools.
The school is located in the heart of Jumeirah, just off Al Wasl Road, next to the shopping centre with Park N Shop.
Who runs the school?
The school is owned by GEMS Education, an international education company that owns and operates high performing schools. It is the largest private kindergarten to year 12 operator in the world and has a global network of international schools which provide a high quality education to more than 100,000 students from 143 countries.
The Principal/CEO of GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is Chris McDermott, and the Deputy Principal is Kevin Loft. The rest of the Leadership team includes David Baldwin, deputy head teacher, Rachel Higggins, school improvement leader and Philippa Bodien, head of inclusion.
Is this a non-profit school?
What facilities does the school offer?
The school campus and facilities have been specifically designed to enhance teaching and learning, providing a bright, well-resourced and motivational environment for students.
The library and Discovery Centre include reading corners, study areas, books, materials and resources as well as PC workstations. In addition, the school has a multipurpose sports hall for activities such as basketball, badminton, volleyball and handball. A temperature controlled gym allows for year round PE programmes as well as gymnastics using the trampoline, vaulting apparatus, beams and mats. In addition, the school has a heated 25 metre swimming pool that allows for curriculum swimming during the cooler months.
A synthetic turf pitch is used for all sports activities including football, cricket, rugby, athletics and hockey.
In addition, the school has a new , state-of-the-art ICT Academy equipped with the latest computer hardware, software and interactive whiteboard.
What is the school’s philosophy?
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School recgonises the uniqueness of each child through a programme of learning that promotes personalized education and challenge at all levels. Through this, the school encourages creative and critical thinking alongside meaningful and stimulating experiences and aims to provide an enabling, inclusive environment which empowers children.
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A non-refundable Registration Fee of AED 500 is payable at the time of registration. All places are subject to a Placement Test. All outstanding documents must be provided within ONE month of admission to the school. School Tuition Fees for September 2011 – April 2012
Annual fees (as of 2011) FS1: Dhs 30, 920
Annual fees (as of 2011) FS2 to Year 6: Dhs38,976
Outstanding (as of 2012)