Part of the successful, thriving and trusted GEMS Wellington group of schools

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.

What's New at The Academy?

  • WEK Power Hour initiative by Dubai Women's Run

    It wasn't just a workout; it was a celebration of strength and unity!


  • Academic Performance

    View our latest A-Level Results

  • University Destinations

    GEMS students are accepted by some of the world’s most prestigious universities

  • BSO: Outstanding

    "Outstanding" British Schools Overseas Inspection Report and BSO Accredited - November 2019

  • Academy Learner Profile

    Skills for life and attributes for learning through a globally respected experience

  • innovation


    The Academy is the home of innovation.

  • hpl

    High Performance Learning

    Recognising every student's potential

  • Swimming Centre of Excellence

    A world class swimming academy

  • sixth-form


    An unparalleled Post-16 offering with the introduction of a unique and exciting curriculum...

From the Principal

Mr. Campbell Douglas
It is both a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail. At the Academy, our goal is a simple one – to be the best international British curriculum school in the UAE, where students Aspire, Create, and Excel.


  • Early Years Centre Nursery

    The Academy's Nursery department offers outstanding early years education for children from the ages of two years to three years.

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    Foundation Stage

    The Foundation Stage department at the Academy provides outstanding early years learning for children between the ages of three and five.

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    Primary School

    The Primary department at the Academy provides outstanding Primary learning for children between the ages of five and eleven.

  • secondary

    Secondary School

    The Secondary School at the Academy demonstrates performance at a consistently outstanding level and has a deeply embedded set of strongly held values.

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    An unparalleled Post-16 offering with the introduction of a unique and exciting curriculum to include access to a wider range of A levels and new BTEC courses...

The Academy

Explore Our Campus & Facilities


Hear what our parents have to say

  • The teachers and staff are very welcoming and put a lot of effort into teaching and creating a  positive environment. In addition to engaging us as parents in the teaching process, they also provide parent webinars which are very interesting and helpful!

    Academy Parent

  • Communication is key for parents and WEK provides fantastic communication. The teachers are always updating parents and providing additional modes of communication to let us know how our children are doing, such as email, weekly newsletters and seesaw.

    Academy Parent

  • My son's teacher has been great this year, not only in educating him but working with him to make sure he gives his best. Working with the Century platform has been a major success for him when it comes to his academic progression. Not only is it child-friendly but it makes it easier for parents to assist with homework when we can use the same terminology they use during class time.

    Academy Parent

  • I love the personal feel with the teaching and strong community at WEK. I am also inspired by the diverse strategies and educational opportunities for the students across the whole Academy.

    Academy Parent

  • The teachers have always fostered each student's strengths and created an action plan for any improvements. They have a very progressive approach. We have witnessed that GEMS Wellington Academy puts a great deal of effort into creating a community. The school is not just developing childrens’ academic qualifications, but they are also helping us to raise good human beings.

    Academy Parent

  • Our kids have been very lucky to have amazing teachers during their academic journeys; that is the most important part of any school, and as parents, that always gives us confidence knowing they are in good hands. The sport facilities are amazing, with really high quality, very rarely seen in the schools of Dubai. Our kids will always have good memories of this school.

    Academy Parent

  • The sixth form at WEK is the BEST sixth form we have come across. All of the teachers in the sixth form are great; they focus on each child's progress and lend them any extra help they need in order to meet their target grades.

    Academy Parent

  • We have felt we are in safe hands dealing with the talented and respected inclusion professionals from the very beginning of our journey with The Academy. We consider the Academy to be the number one school in Dubai for inclusion in all aspects. They continue to make the lives of people of determination better.  We are so excited for a fresh start, and looking forward to next year.!

    Academy Parent