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The Westminster School Dubai Q & A

The Westminster School was in the news in 2013, due to its announced closure by owners GEMS Education, and the subsequent decision to save it. Since that time, the school seems only to have gone from strength to strength - not only in terms of student numbers, but also in terms of academic performance. It obtained its Good rating from the regulator in the following year and has retained it since that time.
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Good
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 18,500
Annual fees
AED 5,700 - 11,100
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
1995
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Mr. Carl Roberts
Owner
GEMS Education
Community
Main teacher nationality
Indian
Main student nationality
Egyptian
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LET'S GO

Welcome to the The Westminster School Dubai official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

1.Academic results which consistently place TWS as one of the highest performing schools.
2. Student leadership skills and innovation across the school has sustained outstanding outcomes in every inspection.
3.TWS is a Cambridge Fellowship center, an independent TED platform, one of the Microsoft Showcase schools in the GEMS group and a Digital Citizenship Certified School.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

72 Nationalities

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Egyptians, Pakistanis

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

18:1, we do

Does your school have a waiting list?

Yes

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

8 am to 1.50 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, students have a uniform which is provided by Threads.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

The discipline policy is updated on the school website.

What is your medium of instruction?

English

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

yes

Which other languages are taught?

French,Urdu

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

yes

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

yes

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

yes

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

yes

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

yes we have Parent representatives in the Governing Board.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes,orientations school tours etc

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