Abu Dhabi

  • Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Dr. Karon Buck

  • Age Range

    4 to 14 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 18,510 - 25,320

  • Location

    Al Danah

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    FS2 to Year 9

Welcome to the brand new GEMS Winchester School, a modern, spacious and forward thinking international school in the heart of Abu Dhabi, which teaches the British curriculum to children from foundation stage to year 9.

The school, located in Al Danah, Abu Dhabi, has been based on the highly successful Winchester School in Dubai. By combining a highly personalised approach to education with traditional values and innovative ideas, we place special emphasis on the overall development of every student.

We welcome students from around the world, working to develop strong and lasting relationships with parents to deliver the highest possible standard of education. This commitment to both academic and personal excellence is the cornerstone of the GEMS Winchester School.

To reflect the international standing of our school, we teach the National Curriculum for England, a broad and balanced curriculum currently taught in over 150 countries around the world. In years 1 to 9, students progress through the curriculum to develop their skills and competencies. This prepares them for the IGCSE, AS Level and A Level examinations which prepare students for entry into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the world

Dr. Karon Buck

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Winchester School, Abu Dhabi (WSA). WSA is not just a school but a family consisting of all stakeholders – students, staff and parents.WSA flourishes in its position at the heart of the community; and it has been a privilege for me to lead such a fantastic school, as Principal/CEO, since Academic Year 2017-18. 

Education serves many purposes, one of which is to provide children and young adults with the knowledge and skills that will lead to them fulfilling all of their ambitions.  Education is about people, aspirations and the ability to achieve.  Our school has developed a set of core values which will continue to underpin all the work we do.   


 UNITY - Our diverse WSA Community ardently stands for equity and inclusivity; we invest in family and friendships, seeing similarities over differences.  We are Global Citizens.

TRANSFORMATION – Driven by being the ‘Best version of yourself’; we invest in personal growth and the growth of others.

ENVISIONING – We take action; we invest time and energy into leadership, at all levels; innovation and creativity.

COMMUNICATION – We listen and we learn; we invest in connectedness, transparency and accountability.

We have a great team at GEMS Winchester School, which is committed to ensuring that your child is given every opportunity to learn and develop. Our aim is to ensure that we provide the best possible standards of learning and teaching to allow your child to succeed. We believe in developing the whole child, with a focus on academic achievement and personal development. We offer our students opportunities that help them develop into responsible, resilient young adults; and provide them with the desire to be life-long learners.

GEMS Winchester School has a caring family atmosphere underpinned by the GEMS core values and the local traditions and customs of the UAE.

I look forward to working with you over the coming weeks, months and years.  I have no doubt that your child will have a very happy and fulfilling time learning at GEMS Winchester School, Abu Dhabi.

Kind regards,
Dr. Karon Buck


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GEMS Winchester School - Abu Dhabi

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