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.

  • 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.



Hear what our parents have to say

  • Since FS we have always had amazing teachers who really care for our son and his learning.

    Academy Parent

  • Great support system from teachers in academics. Fantastic sports facilities and the best PE teachers. State of the Art facilities in all aspects. Friendly and supportive teachers and leading staff.

    Academy Parent

  • The Academy inclusion team have been an important part of my children's education. A professional team of educators that provide special attention to every single child. As a parent, it was important for me to have my children placed in the right school environment where they can be given the chance to flourish.

    Academy Parent

  • We have been a part of The Academy family for 7 years and my two children and extremely happy. Their growth and progress is fantastic

    Academy Parent

  • Happy children, great facilities, good leadership and a family feel

    Academy Parent

  • We’re really happy at The Academy and feel like we’re part of a family

    Academy Parent

  • Since my children joined The Academy, we have seen nothing but improvements in every area, the leadership team are very proactive making sure to meet all the needs of the students not only academically but in every way possible. The open doors policy the school has, it is fantastic, and being able to have direct contact with teacher and teachers welcoming you every morning to school is priceless.

    Academy Parent

  • We feel 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 with all aspects. Continuing to make the lives of people of determination better.  We are so excited for a fresh start, and looking forward to next year.  

    Mr O Shoukry

  • fs

    Foundation Stage

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

  • primary

    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.

  • sixth-form-


    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...

Health & Safety
at Our School

Our school team is prepared, trained and ready to welcome our students into our safe and inclusive school environments

GEMS Health & Safety


GEMS Education

A 60-Year Legacy


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