Our Accreditations & Affiliations

We know that as a parent you want only the very best for your child. The best opportunities, the best experiences and the best education. It’s what every one of our schools delivers every single day, and we’re proud of the quality of our provision and the difference it’s making in the lives of the tens of thousands of children in our care.

But we also know that you can’t, and shouldn’t, just take our word for it. And that’s where external accreditation comes in...

Our Accreditations

Our schools teach a diverse range of curricula to students at every stage of their education journey. We’re proud of the international accreditations and affiliations we have to our name – and they should give you confidence in our expertise across every syllabus and at every level.

Each accreditation and affiliation is a seal of approval from the most respected international educational bodies. From AQA international accreditation to NCA accreditation to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliation; our awards and relationships speak volumes about the high standard of teaching and learning taking place in our schools.

The mark of a quality education

So, what do these accreditations and affiliations actually mean in terms of your child’s experience in the classroom?

School accreditation is an important type of quality assurance. From government organisations to exam boards, expert external bodies regularly evaluate the performance of schools teaching in their country or teaching their syllabus. An accreditation is a clear indication that their own internal standards are being met. This means you can be confident that your child is receiving an education that is of the highest standard.


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  • Today we continue to take immense pride in the high standard of our schools, our teachers and the myriad opportunities made available for the young learners in our care.

  • Throughout our more than 60 years in education, our mission has remained unwavering – to put a quality education within the reach of every learner.

  • Our story began in 1959, when two passionate teachers – KS and Mariamma Varkey – left Kerala, India for the United Arab Emirates in search of a better life for their young family.

  • GEMS Education is one of the oldest and largest Kindergarten to Grade 12 / Year 13 private education providers in the world.


  • You don’t achieve sustained success over a period of more than 60 years without the right people. Which is why it’s our passionate teachers, dedicated support staff and visionary leaders who truly set us apart.


  • Every day in every one of our schools, our students learn about the importance of putting others first, of making a difference in the lives of their community, and of having a positive impact in the world. It’s only right, therefore, that we walk our own talk, which is why we take social and global responsibilities seriously.

  • View our many partners that we work with.

Our international education footprint extends to 49 schools across the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, delivering a consistent, dynamic, high-quality education for every child.
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