Meet Our Principal

Mr. Matthew Burfield

I am very proud to welcome you to GEMS Founders school, a new National Curriculum for England in the south of Al Barsha. I hope that the information you will discover about GFS assists you in the making one of the most important decisions any parent has to make; the school they will trust with their child.

GEMS Founders School opened in September 2016 from FS1 (aged 3 to Year 8 aged 12) with record numbers of children joining us in the first year. This September we added Year 9 and continued to break all the records previously set by GEMS Education. In the next two years we will continue to add year groups until we eventually offer all the way to Year 13. From Year 10 to Year 13 we will be offering internationally recognised qualifications through Cambridge and Oxford Examination boards. These will be IGCSE’s and A Levels which will give the children the opportunity to join the best universities in the world. Within this curriculum framework we are also mindful of the fact that our school is truly international in its character representing over 100 nationalities as well as respecting our host country in its vision, history and traditions. This will be achieved through high quality learning in lessons, an extensive range of enrichment activities and a truly personalised educational experience for each child.

GFS continues to be the most successful school in GEMS Education history and is widely reported in the media for the success our very young school is already experiencing. Come and see the school to find out more about the happy learning environment we have created at GFS.

Mr. Matthew Burfield
Principal and CEO