• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Valerie Thompson

  • Age Range

    4 to 17yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 12,600 - 24,200

  • Location


  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    KG to Grade 12

Established in 2012, GEMS Westminster School – Sharjah, is a modern, state-of-the-art school that offers an exceptional standard of education to children from around the world. The school currently enrols students from foundation stage to year 9; however the school will grow with our pupils up to year 13 in successive years.

To reflect the international standing of our school and the cosmopolitan nature of Sharjah, the third largest city in the UAE, we teach all our pupils the National Curriculum for England. This internationally recognised programme of study prepares children for the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations. These qualifications are accepted by the world’s leading colleges and universities.

The facilities at this newly built international school include a large indoor sports hall, an outdoor football pitch, cricket nets, state-of-the-art science, music and art laboratories, ICT and electronics suites, a well stocked library, and spacious classrooms for all our primary and secondary pupils.

An exciting programme of extra-curricular activities has an important part to play in developing the abilities of all students, wherever their talents lie. Along with plenty of field trips, cultural, environmental and social events, there is also a wide range of sporting and interest based activities on offer.

Valerie Thompson

Since opening our doors in October 2012, we have welcomed thousands of international students, creating a rich and exciting cultural mix of young people. This gives GEMS Westminster School - Sharjah a special international ambiance and a home from home feeling.

Quality, care and relevance are at the centre of our educational philosophy. The economic growth and development of the Emirate of Sharjah provides us with many exciting challenges and opportunities. Our main aim is to provide your child(ren) with the necessary values, skills and knowledge to enable them not simply to survive, but to excel in a stimulating and nurturing environment. All students are encouraged, supported and guided, so that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential and eventually leave our school environment with the confidence & skills relevant to succeed in our modern way of life.

The academic ethos is both challenging and demanding, but also supportive and friendly. We aim to develop enquiring minds and encourage self-motivation and innovation. The link between school and home is crucial, student achievement is inevitably a result of a team effort involving the student, school and parents. To assist in this process, we have introduced a ‘Parental Engagement’ programme. Of course, reports and assessments are provided at regular intervals and there are ample opportunities for staff, students and parents to discuss progress and achievement.

GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah is rooted in the local community. Our school 'Code of Conduct' ensures that all stakeholders, from support staff to parents, are respected for their contribution. Our school is place where people work hard, achieve and become friends. We warmly invite you to join our thriving school community, to come with us on our exciting learning journey as we work towards our vision ` Excellence Through Team Work, Success for All`! 

Valerie Thompson


  •  Audio Visual/Media Studio
  • Auditorium/Theatre
  • Games & Sports Field/Pitches
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • Library
  • Performing Arts Centre/Studios
  • Playground
  • Science Laboratories
  • Secure Campus
  • Technology Labs


GEMS Westminster School - Sharjah

Our Related Schools

Our global education footprint extends to 44 schools in UAE and Qatar, as well as schools in KSA, Egypt, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and North America delivering high-quality education standards across the worlds