• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Ms. Michelle Thomas

  • Age Range

    3 to 17 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 44,385 - 65,520

  • Location

    Al Barsha

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    FS1 to Year 13

GEMS Al Barsha National School is an enhanced English National Curriculum for Emirati and Arab students to fulfil their potential with pride in their language, culture and heritage.

Our School

A highly personalised, culturally rich British curriculum delivered in a segregated campus (FS co-educational-Year 4), purpose built for a bilingual model with an environment specifically set up to enable accelerated progress and development.

Our Children

Respectful, creative and innovative lifelong learners with a strong National identity, firm foundations in their faith, integrity and empathy who are happy, resilient and adaptable.

Our Teachers

Highly qualified native speaking teachers in every class. In Foundation Stage, deliver the curriculum in both Arabic and English, ensuring children are bilingual and bi-literate.

Our Community

Establishing close partnerships with the private and public sectors to ensure multiple opportunities for student involvement and future leadership; providing role models, internships and mentors.

For more information about this British curriculum school in Dubai, please follow the links below and a member of the team will be in touch.

Ms. Michelle Thomas

I am delighted to welcome you and your children to GEMS Al Barsha National School (GNS). At GNS, we are dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and empowering them to become responsible global citizens.

Central to our mission at GNS is our commitment to delivering a top-class British education that honours the values and traditions of the UAE. Our school ethos of HAWIATEE (Hard work, Agility, Wellbeing, Innovation, Ambition, Trust, Empathy, Excellence), serves as the foundation upon which our students' growth and success are built. These values are integrated into every aspect of our curriculum and school life.

Our school prides itself on being a forward-thinking British curriculum institution that continuously strives for excellence. We believe in pushing boundaries to unlock the full potential of our students, fostering a culture of innovation and ambition.

At GNS, we prioritise creating an inclusive and supportive environment where every student feels valued and inspired to achieve their personal best. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to offer a diverse range of subjects and experiences, blending the requirements of the British curriculum with elements of Arabic language, literature, and culture. This approach ensures that our students develop the skills, knowledge, and global perspective necessary to thrive in an interconnected world.

We recognise the crucial role that families play in a child's educational journey. As such, we highly value the partnership between home and school and we consistently work collaboratively with parents. Together, we can provide the support and guidance our students need to thrive academically, socially, and personally.

I invite you to actively engage in your child's education by participating in school activities, events, and parent-teacher collaborations. By choosing GNS, you are entrusting your child to a school that is committed to delivering exceptional learning experiences.

It is a privilege for us to play a role in shaping the future leaders of our nation, and I am excited to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. Together, we will create a brighter future for our students and our community.

Warm regards,

Michelle Thomas


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