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GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis offers a uniquely crafted progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage, through an enriched and developed National Curriculum for England, into personalised qualification pathways incorporating both IGCSE and GCSE courses. These culminate in one of the richest IBDP and IBCP offers in the region. Our Academy is the first British Curriculum school in the UAE to offer IB, A-levels and BTEC.

Our world-class facilities are set in a modern campus in one of Dubai’s most prestigious new developments. Our campus provides a bright, modern, well resourced environment for our students to extend their learning. A special emphasis is placed on blended learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum in keeping with the educational rationale for the school and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

All students at the Academy are able to enjoy a rich and diverse Enrichment programme as part of the school day. This allows students to develop their talents and explore new interests. In addition, our Performing Arts and Sports provision sit within award-winning performance Academies where our students are able to perform and compete at the very highest levels. Other special features of the Academy include a pastoral House system to ensure that all of our students are well supported and cared for at the Academy; a Blended Learning Plaza to support our exciting curriculum; and the provision of a unique Outdoor Adventures programme for our Foundation Stage students.

What Makes Us Unique


Our Vision: Born to Perform 

WSO Performing Arts aims to be recognised as a beacon of excellence internationally.

All students from FS2 to Post 16 are exposed to Performing Arts lessons in the curriculum, where talent is identified and nurtured by our team of Specialist Performing Arts Teachers, led by our Director of Performing Arts.

We are a partner school with ArtsEd, the UK’s leading performing arts school delivering bespoke programmes to our students to develop a full range of performance skills recognised internationally


Our Vision: Sport for All

WSO Physical Education Department, recognised as a ‘highly commendable’ in the recent Middle Eastern Journal Awards, is an inclusive department which ensures everyone achieves their greatest potential in Sport.

All students from FS2 to Post 16 have the opportunity to participate in a number of different sports ; including Football, Rugby, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Rounders and Swimming and our elite level athletes in Year 7-9 may apply to join our ‘Sports Development Academy’, which received the award for ‘Best Development Pathway within Education’ in the UAE Teen Awards 2017.


PO Box 49746, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 4 515 9000

Email: [email protected]

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