GEMS Education Signs Agreement with Dubai South To Operate The First World-Class British School at the Residential District

30 May 2024
  • The new school will offer high-quality British education initially to students in FS1 to Year 8.
  • The school will open in August 2024 for Academic Year 2024-2025, with enrolments starting from June.

GEMS Education has signed an agreement with Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics and real estate, to operate GEMS Founders School – Dubai South, a world-class British school in the thriving Dubai South Residential District. The school will be located alongside Expo Road with easy access to the neighbouring communities including Expo City Dubai.

The agreement was signed by HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, and Dino Varkey, Group Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education, in the presence of Nabil Al Kindi, CEO of Dubai South Properties, as well as other senior executives from both entities.

“We are pleased to sign this agreement with a renowned school operator. At Dubai South, our mandate is to support our wise leadership’s vision of attracting one million residents to the area once Al Maktoum International Airport is complete, by providing world-class services and amenities to the residents at Dubai South. We remain steadfast in our commitment to contribute to the government’s plan to advance the UAE education sector.”

HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South

Offering the National Curriculum for England initially to students in FS1 to Year 8, GEMS Founders School – Dubai South will be GEMS fourth school to open under the Founders brand and its first in Dubai South. The school will be built across an impressive 250,000 square-foot campus with outstanding facilities designed for students aged 3 to 18.

“We are honored to collaborate with Dubai South on this visionary project. At GEMS Education, our mission aligns perfectly with the goals of Dubai South to provide world-class services and amenities to residents. By bringing our well-loved GEMS Founders brand to this important area, we are proud to contribute to the advancement of the UAE’s thriving education sector as part of the UAE’s transformative journey.”

Mr. Sunny Varkey, Group Chairman of GEMS Global and Founder of Varkey Foundation and GEMS Education

In the coming years, GEMS Founders School – Dubai South will grow to serve students up to Year 13, with construction completed in phases, starting with the Early Years and primary schools, leading to a total capacity of over 2,500 students. The school is scheduled to open in time for the start of the new academic year beginning in August 2024, with registrations commencing by 1st of June.

*Subject to KHDA approvals.

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