• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Sarah O'Regan

  • Age Range

    1 to 18 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 44,385 – 87,196

  • Rating

    Very Good(KHDA)

  • Location

    Dubai Silicon Oasis

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

    IB Curriculum

  • Grade

    Nursery - Year 13

GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis offers a uniquely crafted progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage, through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England, into personalised qualification pathways incorporating both IGCSE and GCSE courses. These culminate in one of the richest IBDP and IBCP offers in the region. Our Academy is the first British Curriculum school in the UAE to offer IB, A-levels and BTEC.

Our world-class facilities are set in a modern campus in one of Dubai’s most prestigious new developments. Our campus provides a bright, modern, well resourced environment for our students to extend their learning. A special emphasis is placed on blended learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum in keeping with the educational rationale for the school and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

All students at the Academy are able to enjoy a rich and diverse Enrichment programme as part of the school day. This allows students to develop their talents and explore new interests. In addition, our Performing Arts and Sports provision sit within award-winning performance Academies where our students are able to perform and compete at the very highest levels. Other special features of the Academy include a pastoral House system to ensure that all of our students are well supported and cared for at the Academy; a Blended Learning Plaza to support our exciting curriculum; and the provision of a unique Outdoor Adventures programme for our Foundation Stage students.

What Makes Us Unique


Our Vision: Born to Perform 

WSO Performing Arts aims to be recognised as a beacon of excellence internationally.

All students from FS2 to Post 16 are exposed to Performing Arts lessons in the curriculum, where talent is identified and nurtured by our team of Specialist Performing Arts Teachers, led by our Director of Performing Arts.

We are a partner school with ArtsEd, the UK’s leading performing arts school delivering bespoke programmes to our students to develop a full range of performance skills recognised internationally


Our Vision: Sport for All

WSO Physical Education Department, recognised as a ‘highly commendable’ in the recent Middle Eastern Journal Awards, is an inclusive department which ensures everyone achieves their greatest potential in Sport.

All students from FS2 to Post 16 have the opportunity to participate in a number of different sports ; including Football, Rugby, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Rounders and Swimming and our elite level athletes in Year 7-9 may apply to join our ‘Sports Development Academy’, which received the award for ‘Best Development Pathway within Education’ in the UAE Teen Awards 2017.

Sarah O'Regan

It is a privilege to be part of the GEMS Wellington community. This is my tenth year leading a GEMS Wellington school and I am immensely proud to be part of this distinguished family of schools. As a founding member of GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO), I have had the honour of leading WSO through nine KHDA inspections and three British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspections, which all led to an ‘Outstanding’ rating.

I am an ambitious Principal with a simple overarching objective: to maximise all students’ potential and ensure every student excels. I pride myself on being an innovative, forward-thinking leader who aims to empower and motivate every member of our community in achieving our school’s shared vision.

Our goal at WSO is to encourage and nurture the amazing talents of all our students. Every student that comes through our gates develops a confidence and independence that is instantly recognised by anyone who meets them. We are committed to providing every student with an exceptional learning experience in an inspiring environment, coupled with exceptional facilities. All our students make excellent academic progress whilst feeling safe, happy and challenged. We have a dedicated and innovative team of staff who promote and model a passion for lifelong learning.

WSO provides progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage, through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England, into personalised qualification pathways, incorporating IGCSE, GCSE, IB, A-level and BTEC. Our Academy looks to cultivate a spirit of cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect where students know that their unique contribution is valued.

WSO reflects the great country we live in. We are fully committed to the UAE National Agenda, and our inclusive, enriching and welcoming school is privileged to educate students from all over the world. The WSO passion for learning is as evident in our school as it is infectious.

WSO is continuously striving to provide students with exceptional academic opportunities alongside enriching experiences that go far above and beyond the curriculum, preparing them for a happy, successful life after school.

We welcome every new family who comes to WSO with warmth and a fervent desire to see their children succeed. It is a joy and a privilege for us to work in partnership with you, our valued parents.

Sarah O’Regan
Principal/ CEO
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis


  • Outdoor Learning Classroom
  • Indoor and Outdoor FS Play Areas
  • Large Study Area for Post 16 With Outdoor Balcony and Their Own Cafe
  • 750 Seat Auditorium
  • Performing Arts Suites; Including 2 Dance Studios
  • 2 Drama Studios and Music Technology Suites
  • 3 Blended Learning Plazas
  • 3 Large Multipurpose Sports Halls
  • Fitness Suite/Conditioning Gym
  • 3 25m Swimming Pools
  • 2 Full Sized Sports Fields
  • Several Outdoor Multipurpose Courts
  • Cricket Practice Nets
  • 100m Sprint Track
  • Media Suites; Including Radio Station
  • Recording Studio
  • Editing Studios and I.T. Suites
  • DT Facilities: Including 2 Food Technology Rooms
  • DT Workshop
  • Textiles
  • Resistant Material and Electronics
  • Art Studios With Pottery Kiln
  • 3 Libraries
  • 2 Student Restaurants
  • 2 Parent Cafes
  • External Amphitheatre


GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis

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