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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.
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2.9 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
Good
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 11,500
Annual fees
AED 8,410 - 15,831
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Value
Status
Open
Opening year
1995
School year
Sep to Jul
Teacher turnover help
12%
Principal
Mr Carl Roberts
Owner
GEMS Education
Community
Main teacher nationality
India
Main student nationality
Pakistan
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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.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

Yes

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

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? How international would you say your school is?

73 Nationalities

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Egyptians, Pakistanis,indians

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

18:1

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

7.50 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.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We have parent consultation meetings.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

French,Urdu

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

NO

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

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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