• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Akram Tarik

  • Age Range

    3 to 18 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 24,306 – 36,987

  • Rating

    Good (KHDA)

  • Location

    Al Mizhar

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    FS - Year 13

GEMS Founders School - Dubai (GFS) continues to prove that it is the school of choice for families all around Dubai. It is positioned in Al Barsha South in the heart of Dubai and has consistently shown since opening in 2016 that it is the best value for money education available in this wonderful city.

GFS follows the National Curriculum for England from FS1 all the way through to Advanced Level Qualifications in Year 13. We are a highly accredited school recognised by the Department of Education in the UK as a British School Overseas (BSO) and internationally through the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). We are a High Performance Learning School (HPL) having achieved our iFoundation status in 2021 and now well on our way to becoming a HPL World Class Accredited School. All of this recognition show our Founders Families that GFS is deeply committed to ensuring our children have the very best opportunities to succeed and our results from iGCSEs and A Level qualifications prove the Founders formula is really working.

Our facilities span across our entire campus with three buildings allowing us ample play space and specialist learning provision to meet the needs of all our children. We are a highly inclusive schools supporting all children to achieve their potential.


Akram Tarik

It is my pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Founders, Al Mizhar (GFM). As Principal, it is a pleasure, a privilege and my duty to ensure that all students receive an outstanding education. I am clear that GFM exists to provide our community with an education of the highest standard and I want every child, your son or daughter, to be ‘tomorrow’s successful and caring citizens’. This is an expectation I have for all students.

At GFM we are delighted to be one of an elite group of High Performance Learning (HPL) schools in the world. High Performance Learning (HPL) provides young people at GFM with a powerful toolkit in the way they approach learning. We truly believe that through HPL our students quickly develop the cognitive and emotional skill-sets to grow in confidence and more fully exercise their intellect. In time, these skills empower them to achieve their dreams and make an informed and valuable contribution within a rapidly changing world. 

Developing our young people both academically and personally is at the heart of everything we do at GFM. They should leave us not only having fulfilled their personal best in terms of academic results, but also equipped with our core pillars of becoming lifelong learners, innovative and mindful citizens.

Combining the heritage and tradition of GEMS Education with an innovative and enterprising approach to teaching and learning, we aim to provide outstanding growth and progress for every student.

So, if you are a parent looking for life-changing education experiences for your child, or a prospective staff member looking for an organisation which offers its staff fantastic opportunities to develop and learn from some exceptional practitioners, I would invite you to explore our website to find out more about GFM, GEMS Education and our people. I will encourage you to book an appointment to visit GFM where I would be more than happy to meet with you. Please email [email protected].

Akram Tarik
Principal /CEO
GEMS Founders School, Al Mizhar


  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Computing Facilities Including Robotics and Coding
  • Science Labs
  • Large Football/Other Sport Pitch
  • Outdoor Multipurpose Sports Courts and Cricket Nets
  • Cafeteria
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Area for FS Students
  • Built-in Class Washrooms for FS
  • Libraries - Large Interactive LCD Screens in All Classrooms
  • Large Open Plan Learning Space to Support Resources Innovation and Computational Thinking
  • Dedicated Art Rooms
  • Music and Dance Studios
  • Clinics
  • Parent Café


GEMS Founders School - Mizhar
  • Al Mizhar

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