Admissions

Registrations for FS1/FS2 2018-19 will open on 1st October 2018. Registration date for Years 1-6 will be confirmed at a later date.

GEMS Jumeirah Primary School is an inclusive school and does not discriminate against any child or their family regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion or educational need. The GEMS vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together by all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment.

At GEMS Jumeirah Primary School we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At GEMS Jumeirah Primary School diversity is made visible as a strength, respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.

Prior to admission each child takes an age related placement test to ensure that they are placed appropriately. Further specific assessments may be recommended prior to an offer being issued. Please share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and any Educational Psychologist, Pediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g., Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) if completed. Sharing educational history or undertaking further specific assessment prior to a place being offered are essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need and that educational plans and resources are in place. Admission is not conditional on the submission of a medical diagnosis and we have effective transition processes in place for all children.

Students are not refused admission based on their experience of a special education need or disability (SEND) and we give sibling priority for admission to students who experience SEND. Staff follow KHDA guidance and procedures for scenarios where, very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed in Jumeirah Primary School. This information will be shared with the KHDA, following expected procedures.