About us

Welcome to GEMS Al Barsha National School

GEMS Al Barsha National School aims to be one of the leading national schools producing future leaders of character who are confident, resilient, adaptable and ethical global citizens.

We offer a world class education founded on the National Curriculum for England. This educational programme, from Foundation through to A-Levels, is internationally recognised and will provide our students with the opportunity to access some of the finest universities in the UAE as well as overseas.

We place specific emphasis on developing literacy and numeracy skills in both Arabic and English through equal bilingual language instruction in the Foundation years.

Our teaching and learning programs will develop your children’ critical thinking, leadership, creativity and problem solving skills through a variety of engaging and innovative student centred activities.

In FS1 and FS2 girls and boys will be taught co-educationally with girls and boys taught together in every class. From Y1 onwards girls and boys will be taught separately.


Welcome to GEMS Al Barsha National School


Vision Statement

The school aims to develop and nurture students who:

  • have high expectations of themselves
  • are knowledgeable, inquirers and life-long learners
  • have a sense of belonging to the United Arab Emirates and understand the local culture and Islamic values
  • understand and are capable of taking advantage of the enormous opportunities across the world
  • are tolerant of other cultures and beliefs


Mission Statement

The school is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and the introduction of skills to lead students towards happy and successful lives. We will develop intellectually capable young students with creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits that desire to offer a combination of wisdom, compassion and leadership to a global society. Respecting the dignity of the individual person and sensitive to the needs of a diverse society, we strive to enhance and strengthen the values students first acquired in their homes.