GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
Striving For Excellence
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, dates back to 1996 and 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 excellent facilities and is set on a modern campus in the heart of Dubai’s most prestigious residential area of Jumeirah. Our campus and its special facilities provide a bright, well-resourced environment for our students. The spacious, well-lit and comfortable classrooms are equipped to meet the age-specific learning requirements of the children. Additional specialist teaching areas, staffed with well-qualified practitioners, enhances teaching and learning for our students.
There are many nationalities represented at JPS, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of our host city. The international nature of the school is one of our many strengths. We live and work in harmony together, respecting our cultural differences and learning from each other. The annual International Day is an opportunity for children to become better world citizens and experience the diversity of nationalities who attend JPS. Children are allowed to dress in their national clothes and parents set up exhibits so that the school can experience the food and culture from around the world.
We understand that our children may be Global Nomads or, on the other hand, may be experiencing their first taste of life away from home. In a rapidly changing world, 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. 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. These include parent forums, focus groups, parent consultations, student progress reports and a full programme of concerts, exhibitions and sporting fixtures. The JPS Parents' Association charitable fund raising efforts and social activities make an invaluable contribution to the school.
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is a full member of the British Schools in the Middle East - BSME (www.bsme.org.uk). BSME provides JPS teachers with training and networking opportunities.
The annual conference provides the Principal and Deputy Heads 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 (www.iaps.org.uk).