The Gulf English School opened in 1993 to meet the need for an educational facility which would provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and also offer an Arabic Language and Islamic Studies programme as authorized by the Supreme Education Council.
The school is housed in modern purpose built facilities of a co-educational programme up until Year Five and a segregated programme from Year Six onwards. From a small beginning in two villas, the school has rapidly developed and now occupies two large modern purpose built premises with all facilities available to educate students to a high standard.
The Gulf English School only employs fully qualified teachers of the highest calibre from all over the world.
All teachers are fluent and competent English speakers who are experts in their particular field of knowledge and skills. Teachers bring a wide breadth of experience and pedagogical practice and many hold masters degrees or equivalent.
GES broadly follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with all teaching carried out in English (except Arabic, Quran, French and Spanish lessons). In the Infant school children start their learning journey in the Early Years department.
In Pre-school and Reception years GES follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum (EYFS) which precedes the National Curriculum of England and Wales which starts in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2). This journey of learning continues as the children move into Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). At GES children learn to become more independent; applying their skills and knowledge in an increasing range of contexts. The National Curriculum standards continue to be the school’s guide and a basis for assessments.
In Years 7-9 the curriculum follows the standards and learning outcomes as set out by the British Government. In Years 10 and 11 students opt to continue studying some subjects at (I)GCSE level. These are externally set syllabi with formal examinations at the end of Year 11. All students in Year 10 and 11 will study English, Mathematics and at least one Science subject. Post 16 there are three options for the students: a two year IB diploma course which is recognized by Universities all over the world and students opting to take this course are aiming to go straight to university degree programmes and it is very well regarded internationally. There is also a one year AS level course where students take English and Mathematics and then choose three other subjects. These again are formally examined at the end of the year. Most students opting for this course will be aiming to go to foundation courses at University. The school also offers BTEC as an alternative option for students combined with some AS-level subjects or IGCSE subjects.
The present campus was opened in 2003 and has been expanding since to meet the constantly ever growing numbers of students. The Gulf English School has a range of facilities in the purpose built buildings.
The Infant School is housed in a two storey purpose built building, which provides a very pleasant environment for both staff and children. The infant building consists of 19 classrooms, each classroom is equipped with a networked computers, an outside playground, facilities for music practice, library and computer lab.
The Primary School is housed in a larger two storey building including classrooms with interactive whiteboards, Junior Library, multi purpose hall, swimming pool, ICT lab, art studio, music room and cafeteria.
The Secondary building is the E shape building which includes classrooms, a library, three science labs, two ICT labs, large multi-purpose hall, large swimming pool, two art studios, all weather pitch.
There are close to 350 computers on site with four computer labs; four state of art science labs; three libraries, climate controlled swimming pools and all weather pitch playground and the multipurpose halls.
- 4 Science Laboratories
- 5 Networked Computer (ICT) Suites
- Art and Media Suites
- 3 Comprehensive Libraries
- Music Suite
- Flexible Stage/Performance Facilities
- 3 Clinics staffed by Qualified Nurses
- 2 Halls
- Sixth Form study areas and common rooms
Purpose Built Classrooms and Open Learning Areas for:
- Early Years
- Key Stage 1
- Key Stage 2
- Specialist Key Stage 3 & 4 Teaching Areas For:
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Large Sports Hall
- 25 meter Indoor Swimming and Learner Pools
- FIFA approved, astroturf, mid-size, floodlit, multi-sport pitches
The Gulf English School does not have a deadline for applications, the school processes admissions interviews and tests as long as places are available in classes. Admission to The Gulf English School is based upon entrance tests/interviews, previous school records, the student’s application. New students will be admitted according to Board policy.
- Age eligibility
- Entrance tests results
- Parents interview
- Previous school records
- Completed reference form filled by previous school
- Others based on date of application
- The first step toward being considered for enrollment at GES is to complete our online application form and upload all relevant documents.
If your application is short-listed, you will be notified of the entrance exam date, which take place throughout the year as places become available or during the Spring (March/April) of each academic year.
Visit The Gulf English School website for fee details.
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