Opened in September 2013, GEMS Wellington Academy-Al Khail is an international world-class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life. We provide rich and relevant learning opportunities based on the highly successful GEMS Wellington Schools academic learning model. We are a very diverse school community which celebrates the cultures, backgrounds, abilities and talents of all students who represent over 80 nationalities.
GEMS Wellington Academy-Al Khail delivers programmes for learning that are rooted in the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and enhanced by best practice globally so that students achieve the best possible academic outcomes and develop the habits and competencies which will make them successful lifelong learners. The curriculum in our Secondary School is designed to prepare our students for their GCSE studies in Years 10 and 11 and A-Level courses in Years 12 and 13.
Our motto ‘ACEtogether’ is at the heart of our vision and we pride ourselves on providing inclusive and creative learning environments that encourage independence, challenge, curiosity and choice. In addition, our ‘WEK Learner Profile’ ensures that our students acquire the lifelong learning skills of teamwork, risk-taking, independent inquiry, reflective learning and critical thinking.
Recent highlights for our school include the launch of our Swimming Centre of Excellence in September 2019. This is a unique provision which provides elite swimmers with scholarships and personalised learning programmes that enable them to excel both in the classroom and the swimming pool. We are also very proud to announce that our school was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas of our British Schools Overseas Inspection of November 2019. The inspection report acknowledged that “across the school, pupils make outstanding progress in a range of subjects to reach high standards, well above UK averages, particularly in the context of non-selective schools.”
Our world-class facilities include science and technology labs, auditorium and theatre, recording and video studio, a 3-level gymnasium and tennis courts, 2 x 25 metre swimming pools, football and rugby pitches and specialist music, art, language and design rooms. We ensure to use these facilities to the full to help instil the confidence children of every age need to fulfil their potential. With such a wide range of creative, musical and physical activities on offer, every child will discover something they’ll love!
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