We welcome your interest in The Gulf English School. Our curriculum embraces an international approach to learning for students in our Primary and Secondary School, as well as for those in our IB Diploma Programme.
The Gulf English School provides the National Curriculum of England and Wales, taught in the English language, for eligible and qualified students of all nationalities. Criteria for enrolment include age, English language proficiency, previous school records, learning achievement, special learning needs considerations, and space availability.
New applicants should submit their previous school records and a completed reference form filled by the previous school prior to entrance testing.
Admissions testing will be done on all students who apply to the school except International Baccalaureate and AS-level students provided that they have 5 or more A-C IGCSEs or GCSE. The admissions test includes a reading and math assessment as well as a writing sample. Testing will take place before any admission decision is made.
Acceptance decisions could include full acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial. Parents will be notified of the decision. Once a year group closes, a waiting pool will be established. Parents and students will be notified should an opening become available. GES does not accept any applications or testing if places are unavailable.
GES does not accept students with physical, emotional, or learning needs that cannot be appropriately remediated in the school's programme. After initial acceptance of a student, the school reserves the right to deny re-enrolment if the student's needs go beyond the scope of available services.
Students may be denied admission or asked to withdraw for any of the following reasons:
- Lack of academic preparation for an age appropriate Year Group.
- Insufficient knowledge of English
- Disciplinary problems
- Academic probation: lack of significant progress
- Other reasons, which, in the opinion of the administration, may be in the best interest of the school and/or the students.
We hope you will tour our GES website for information on all our programmes and for introduction on our community of learning. We also welcome parents for campus tours.