Dubai Gem Private School & Nursery

Dubai Gem Private School
مدرسة خاصة جوهرة دبي
Oud Metha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°14′09″N 55°18′58″E / 25.2359°N 55.3162°E / 25.2359; 55.3162
School type Independent school
Established 1973
Status Open
Authority KHDA
School number 00971(0)4-3376661 / 00971(0)4-3370913 [1]
Principal Keith Sedgwick
Vice principal Mrs. Nina Malhotra
Staff Mrs. Ibrahim, Mrs. Mahindra
Years Offered Nursery-13
Gender Both
Education system British National Curriculum
Language English
Campus Urban
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Newspaper Gem Gazzete

Dubai Gem Private School (DGPS) is a British school, located in the Oud Metha area[2] of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Gem Nursery is located in Jumeirah.[3] Together the institutions enroll almost 1500 students, aged 3 to 18.[4]


KHDA Inspection Report

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is an educational quality assurance authority based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It undertakes early learning, school and higher learning institution management and rates them as well.

A summary of the inspection ratings for Dubai Gem Private School.[5]

School Name 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 Curriculum
Dubai Gem Private School Good Acceptable Acceptable UK

A summary of all the schools in Dubai's ratings can be found at KHDA School Ratings.


Dubai Gem was founded in 1973 on a small block and was known as Dubai Nursery School and Crèche. It began with about 20 students, ranging from infants to age five.[6][7]


Dubai Gem follows the British Curriculum leading to 'O' (IGCSE) (in Grade 11), 'AS' (in Grade 12), and 'A' levels (in Grade 13). It is affiliated to the Cambridge University of the UK and is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Dubai. The language of instruction and communication is English. Arabic is mandatory from KG1 to Grade 10 and optional from Grade 11 onwards. Islamic Studies and the Quran are mandatory for Islamic students while non-Islamic students study Moral Science. Other subjects taught include Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Computers. Students are prepared for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) conducted by CIE and Edexcel.[8]


  • 4 Computer Laboratories; 2 Primary School and 2 Secondary School
  • 1 E-learning centre for use by primary and secondary school students
  • 3 Laboratories, one each for Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • 2 Libraries; 1 for Primary School and 1 for Secondary School
  • 1 Multi-Purpose Hall – used for assemblies, music lessons, indoor sports, examinations
  • 3 Art Rooms; 2 Secondary School and 1 Primary School
  • Sports Centre – the school hires the 'Iranian Club', adjacent to the school, for the use of its comprehensive facilities including swimming pools, sports oval and courts
  • 2 Medical Centres staffed by 2 nurses and a doctor[9]

Extracurricular activities

Educational & Field Trips are undertaken each term to support the learning of students.[10]

The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is offered to students, both boys and girls, of Grade 9 onwards, preparing them for the Bronze and Silver Awards. Expeditions, trekking and camping programmes are organized which encourage team spirit, friendship, self reliance and a sense of responsibility.[10]

The environmental Awareness programme is run in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and the Emirates Environmental Group. Students are encouraged to take part in various projects including the Can Collection Campaign, Recycling Newspapers and Magazines and Clean-Up Campaigns.[10]

In November 2010, students of Dubai Gem took part in the "Whatever Floats Your Boat" competition, (entering 4 boats, by 4 teams of students in Dubai Gem) a race in which contestants race boats made out of recyclable materials. In the school division, Dubai Gem's boat made by the team "Water Dragons" was awarded the fastest boat. Best costume was awarded to "Return of the Astronuts" which was also a team from Dubai Gem. The other two teams that participated were "The WaveWizards" and the "HawkRiders".[citation needed] It is also worth mentioning that Dubai Gem, won 2 out of the 3 prizes in the school category. [11]


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