Welcome to GEMS Al Barsha National School

Offering a World-class Education

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.

  • Our Curriculum

    We deliver an international curriculum that is sensitive and respectful of Arabic culture and local traditions. Our enhanced National Curriculum for England will integrate 21st century skills and competencies to develop confident, resilient and adaptable students for an ever-changing world.

  • FS Learning

    Within the EYFS curriculum, the prime areas of learning are foundational. They play a significant role in encouraging children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. It is these essential areas that are a driving force behind supporting children as they learn to form relationships, moderate emotions and prepare them for life and learning

  • Post-16

    Our Post-16 Phase aims to offer accessible courses aligned with students' abilities and passions, providing qualifications for higher education and the workplace, while fostering independence, responsibility, resilience, and leadership opportunities, and promoting skills development, social responsibility, community contribution, and the journey towards global citizenship.

  • University Destinations

    GEMS students are accepted by some of the world's most prestigious universities. In the last four years, GEMS has enjoyed some of the best university acceptance rates of any international school.

From the Principal

Ms. Michelle Thomas
I am delighted to welcome you and your children to GEMS Al Barsha National School (GNS). At GNS, we are dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and empowering them to become responsible global citizens.

Our Facilities

Latest News

  • App alerts citizens in disaster prone countries

    Jawaher Alamoudi has developed an app that aims to keep citizens in disaster prone countries safe. The ‘Disaster Do’ app warns users of natural disasters and then leads them out of harm’s way by directing them to the nearest place of safety.

  • Tennis enthusiast inspires others

    Abdulla is a driven young student with a clear passion for tennis. He had been playing the sport since he was 7 years old and has developed a love for it that only grew stronger with time. His dedication to the game is evident in his tireless efforts both inside and outside of the classroom.


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