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. Matthew Tompkins
FirstPoint School believes in excellence for all. We are passionate about supporting every child to fulfil their full potential, achieving way beyond traditional expectations. Our School is an innovative and inspirational community where parents, staff and students work collaboratively to prepare our young people to be successful in adult life.



Why FPS?

Our Mini-Schools 

A School Within a School Approach

Health & Safety
at Our School

Our school teams are prepared, trained and ready to welcome back our students into our safe and inclusive school environments.

GEMS Health & Safety


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 and Year 6 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 3, 7 and 8

  • 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

    Parents of Year 8 and 9

Our Facilities


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