GEMS Cambridge International School - Abu Dhabi

Abu-Dhabi, U.A.E.

GEMS Cambridge International Schools have a proven track record of success in both academic and extra-curricular activities. GEMS Cambridge International Schools consistently produce results that are significantly above the UK national average, year after year. 

Ages taught:

3 — 17

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum


Karma Fraij

Job title:

Parent Relation Executive

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools
  • British schools in the Middle East (BSME)
  • University of Cambridge International Examinations
  • Edexcel
  • Microsoft Partners in Learning
School Website

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Welcome to the GEMS Cambridge International School. Our vision is to provide a world leading standard of education for all of the students in our care. We offer academic excellence whilst also developing strong personal and social skills through our highly engaging teaching and learning programmes. We deliver a modern, broad and balanced curriculum that is built on the internationally recognised National Curriculum for England and we incorporate the most up to date practice from around the world. At the GEMS Cambridge International School we foster an environment of respect and trust and we treat every child as an individual personalising the approach to their learning. Our aim is to build confidence and develop initiative in our students within a safe, happy and inclusive school.

Senior management

Principal and CEO - Mr Kelvin Hornsby

School description

GCIS – Abu Dhabi will prepare students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course and the A Level Examinations of the University of Cambridge (UK). Additionally the school will offer Edexcel BTEC Level 2 and 3 qualifications in a range of vocational subjects once the student body has progressed to this stage of their learning.
Over the past 3 years alone, GEMS Cambridge students have been accepted to 97 universities in 26 countries.

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

University destinations:

Over the past 3 years alone,GEMS Cambridge students have been accepted to 97 universities in 26 countries.

Sports and extra-curricular activities


A learners and 25m swimming pool, cricket nets and playing fields complement in the indoor sports areas and multi-purpose hall. A separate, well-equipped, grassed playing area is available for students in foundation to year 2.

Extra-curricular activities:

Our ECA programme is facilitated by CHQ software. Please log on to the website to monitor ECAs and update transport requirements.


Admission process:

Enquiries for a school place can be made online via the Online Enquiry Form which can be accessed via this website. Once an Enquiry is submitted, parents will receive an acknowledgement email from the Registrar confirming the application number and the next steps. Please note an online enquiry/registration does not automatically guarantee placement.

Admission and language criteria:

GEMS Cambridge International School Abu Dhabi places students according to The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) guidelines and GEMS Admissions Policy. When considering placing students, we look at the information provided by Parents, previous schooling (report cards), and the entrance assessment.



Karma Fraij

Job title:

Parent Relation Executive




East - near E 22



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