Principal's Welcome Message

Mr. Matthew Tompkins

Welcome to GEMS FirstPoint School, where we are passionate about maximising every learner’s potential and celebrating the greatness in each of our students. Our school is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow, providing them with the skills, confidence and resilience essential for success in the 21st century.

We know that happy children make the best learners. Accordingly, FirstPoint offers a welcoming, nurturing and friendly environment where learners are encouraged to be inquisitive and where they can grow not just academically, but also socially. Our school is family-orientated and prides itself on the individualised journey we provide for our learners. In this way, we enable our students to excel in an ever-changing world.

At FirstPoint, we provide an education that is well-rounded, with every moment part of an exciting voyage bursting with exploration and discovery. Pupils, parents and teachers work together as a team to co-construct a bespoke pathway for each learner. We create exceptional learning opportunities for all members of our school family, developing innovative leaders who are globally aware. We are also proud to be the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Digital Futures, enabling us to prepare learners for a future that reflects their highest aspirations.

Our school’s ethos revolves around the following core values:

Family first

We care about each other. Our family is made up of teachers, parents, pupils, friends and specialist industry partners. We provide our learners with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing digital world. As we adapt to the evolving demands of the 21st century and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we ensure that the appropriate support and training is available to all.

Happy, engaged, inquisitive learners

We provide our learners with the courage and confidence to push and exceed traditional expectations. At FirstPoint, we educate every aspect of our students, ensuring they develop into well-rounded individuals suitably armed to succeed in the future world of work. Our learners are inquisitive, innovative, creative, collaborative and critical thinkers. They are also exceptional communicators.

Cutting-edge digital innovation

Our students have direct access to some of the biggest corporations in the world thanks to FirstPoint’s close relationships and partnerships. Learners are immersed in the most innovative technologies currently available, allowing them to enter employment as digital leaders from day one.

Individualised learning journey for all

All students are pushed and stretched through our mastery approach, while working at a pace that suits each individual. We listen to and work collaboratively with all parties involved, including the learner. FirstPoint blends traditional and industry standard qualifications in order to maximise learner outcomes, making them the most attractive graduates when they reach the point of employment.

Infinite opportunities

We ensure our learners have unique learning experiences that allow them to reach new heights and flourish socially, emotionally and academically, with the safety and wellbeing of our learners always of paramount importance.

I strongly encourage you to visit our school to see all of the above in action. Tours can be arranged at a time to suit you and will give you the opportunity to speak to our teachers, view our facilities and experience first-hand the school’s unique environment and culture.

I look forward to welcoming you to GEMS FirstPoint School.

Matthew Tompkins

CEO & Principal, GEMS FirstPoint School, The Villa