Our Principal

Mr. Matthew Burfield

I am very proud to welcome you to GEMS Founders School - Dubai, a National Curriculum for England School in Al Barsha South. 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. We then added Year 9 in September 2017 and continued to break all the records previously set by GEMS Education. This year, in September 2018, we received approval to open Year 10 and Year 12 which has allowed us to open our IGCSE and A Level programmes. Next year in September 2019 we will complete our school with Year 11 and Year 13 making us a a full all-through school from 3 – 18 years old. In Year 10, 11, 12 and Year 13 we offer internationally recognised qualifications through Cambridge and Oxford AQA International Examination boards. These IGCSE’s and A Levels 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. We also have a deep respect for our host country in its vision, history and traditions as we feel proud to be a part of the UAE. 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.

Our core pillars are Mindfulness, Character and Languages with Cultural Awareness build on our Mission: “Together we inspire creative, mindful learners who value diversity, support one another and strive for success.” We believe in this way we will all reach the vision of our school to Grow, Flourish and Succeed.

GFS continues to be the most successful school in GEMS Education history and is widely reported in the media for the success that 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