Welcome to GEMS FirstPoint School

A Premium British Family-Focused School in The Villa, Dubai

Offering the British Curriculum (National Curriculum for England) in an international context, GEMS FirstPoint School distinguishes itself as an individual development institute, where students are taught the foundations of knowledge and encouraged to use technology and enquiry to discover the world and their own strengths and competencies.

Our Core Values

From the Principal

Mr. David Wade
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful school. At GEMS FirstPoint School, we are passionate about enabling each student to achieve their potential and find personal success, whatever their passions and ambitions. Our students attain excellent examination results, allowing access to a range of pathways that lead to top universities as well as vocational options.



The FirstPoint experience -
in the words of our Principal

Meet Matthew Tompkins, Principal/CEO of FPS, in our series of
short videos as he talks all things education, student life, the
future of learning and why FirstPoint is such a special school.


Why FPS?


See What Our Parents Say

  • We have been part of the GEMS FirstPoint family for over a year now and we love it! We love the community the school provides and we can not fault the leadership. Our 5 boys look forward to going to school everyday and have settled into school life with confidence and ease. They are thriving due to their interaction with friends and thanks to encouraging and supportive teachers. 

    The facilities the school offer are excellent! The pool, climbing wall, design tech rooms and performing arts studios are popular with our children.
    As a family; we are delighted to be associated with an amazing school and can not recommend it enough


    Kate Hogg

  • In the 4 years we’ve been at FirstPoint School, my children have been so happy, one developing a love for sports and the other whose confidence has grown. I believe this is down to the encouragement, caring and supportive nature of the teachers around them. I look forward to enrolling my youngest for FS1 next year. 


    Jo Woodmore

    Parent of Year 1, Year 4 and Year 9 children

  • Our children have been at GEMS FirstPoint school since May 2017 and we are extremely happy with the school. Every day we find the teachers, leaders and all other staff welcoming, caring, kind and professional. The support the children receive both individually and in a class group is first class, and in our opinion, always to a high standard. Our children really enjoy going to school and love sharing their school work with us. We are grateful that the school actively encourage parent involvement and we really appreciate all the extra-curricular activities offered. We were really pleased with the seamless transition our eldest made going from Primary to Secondary. The school has definitely exceeded our expectations!!

    Richard and Lesley Brooke

    Parents of Year 6, Year 10 and Year 11 children

  • My sister and I would like to express our sincere thanks to this outstanding school. There are many things we like about FirstPoint. First of all is the school spirit and atmosphere - friendly and welcoming staff, professional, engaged and motivated teachers and the most important thing is that the administrators are loving, supportive and fully accessible which makes our kids and us feel it is a caring school with an ethos of success 

    Alanood and Ahood Al Aref

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