Admissions Overview

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GEMS Wesgreen International School (WGP) was founded in Sharjah in 1991 and offers an adapted Cambridge Curriculum. The school is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME), and has also been accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

GEMS Wesgreen International School offers primary to secondary education, leading up to the External Examinations offered by Cambridge University, for the IGCSE and AS Level of all students. Our academic standards are high and we expect our students to be the very best, and to achieve results that are on par with schools around the globe.

GEMS Wesgreen International School is an inclusive school. The GEMS vision for Inclusive Education is that we achieve excellence together by all students receiving the support they need to meaningfully belong to their school and wider community, feel valued for their contributions, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic, cultural, social and emotional success in a common learning environment. 

At GEMS Wesgreen International School we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our staff are committed to educating all students in a common learning environment with similar-aged peers. At GEMS Wesgreen International School diversity is made visible as a strength, respectful relationships are continually enhanced and all children fully participate in learning through adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet the diverse range of learners reflected in wider society.

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education requires that you submit the following on registration.

  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • 1 Copies of the child’s Passport with valid visa
  • 2 Copies of the child’s Birth Certificate
  • 1 Copy of the father’s Passport with valid visa
  • 1 Copy of the mother’s Passport with valid visa
  • 1 Copy of child’s Emirates ID
  • Good Conduct certificate from the previous school
  • Report of the last examination. (Report Book)
  • Original Transfer Certificate from the previous school
  • Copy of Family Book (Khulasa) for UAE Nationals only

Along with the documentation required for admission, applicants are requested to share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and any Educational Psychologist, Paediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g., Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) if completed. Sharing educational history with GEMS Wesgreen International School prior to a place being offered is essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need, educational plan and resourcing is in place. GEMS Wesgreen International School reserves the right to request a psychoeducational assessment in the event that a special educational need should arise during the admission process, as well as, during the students’ academic career within the school. This is essential to ensure the best interest of the student is met. Admission is not conditional on the submission of a medical diagnosis and we have effective transition processes in place for all children.

Students are not refused admission based only on their experience of a special education need or disability (SEND) and we give sibling priority for admission to students who experience SEND. Staff follow the local regulatory guidance and procedures for scenarios where, very rarely, it may not be in the best interests of the child to be placed in WGP. This information will be shared with the local regulator, following expected procedures.

Students should demonstrate the potential of a grade- appropriate level of English Language proficiency to be accepted at Wesgreen as English is the primary language of instruction. 

At WGP, the age requirement for admission in Kg 1 is 4 years by 31st December. Kg 1 and Kg 2 students are assessed by our experienced teaching staff who evaluates the child’s readiness for school life. Once an application is submitted, parents/guardians receive a call from the Registrar’s Office for an assessment date.

Students seeking admission in Grade 1 to Grade 11 must pass the WGP Entrance Exam in both English Language and Mathematics to successfully meet the academic demand within the curriculum. Entrance Exam sessions are normally held on Saturdays so that students do not miss any learning time at their current school. Special appointments can also be made for those who cannot make it on Saturdays. Please email us on registrar_wgp@gemsedu.com to fix another date. Online application is available for you to book for your child’s Entrance Exam session. Apply here

For admission in Grade 12, students are required to submit a copy of their O-level results. The O-Level results are reviewed by the Examinations Officer, before a seat is guaranteed.

Entrance Exam dates for the following Academic Year 2018-2019 is available on the school website. Apply here.