Admissions Process

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Admissions Policy

Please read the following information carefully, as this gives full details of our admission arrangements for the school.

Starting a new school at any age can be an intimidating prospect not only for pupils, but parents too! At GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah, we aim to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the admissions process, from initial enquiry through to the first day at school.

WSR offers a broad curriculum and the admissions process has been designed to make sure that students are appropriately placed at GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah, while maintaining the integrity and consistency of the GEMS schools’ programme and policies. Proper placement ensures that those students admitted have a higher probability of an enjoyable and successful learning experience and outcome. The Admissions Team is committed to working together with families in determining the educational placement that is best for each student, be that at WSR or at other National Curriculum for England GEMS schools.

The enquiry for admission is via OASIS, an online GEMS Education registration tool. Access to the OASIS system is located on the GEMS Education website, as well as each individual school website. A student’s application will pass through different stages, facilitated by effective communication between parents and GEMS Westminster School – Ras Al Khaimah’s admission team.

Screening / Assessment

The school may undertake screening and assessments to determine the right placement of an applicant.  The screening and assessment of a student will be determined by the admission team. This is a necessary step along the path of completing the registration process for GEMS Westminster School – Ras Al Khaimah.  Once this step has been completed, a student may be offered a seat, placed on the waiting list, or denied.

Educators recognise that there is a wide range of behaviour and performance within any grade or year. The admission process includes academic and developmental assessments to identify those students most likely to benefit from our programme. We understand that children have different learning needs and challenges, and our teachers are qualified to help each child succeed through differentiation of instruction and assessment and attention to the learning styles of students, as per all GEMS National Curriculum for England schools.

Age Requirements

In order to meet the age requirements of the admission policy for GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah, a student must have turned the age listed next to the grade level by September 1st of the Academic Year.

Grade

Age (years)

Grade

Age (years)

KG1

3.9

Grade 5

9 - 10

KG2

4.9

Grade 6

10 - 11

Grade 1

5.9

Grade 7

11 - 12

Grade 2

6 - 7

Grade 8

12 - 13

Grade 3

7 - 8

Grade 9

13 - 14

 Grade 4

8 - 9 

Grade 10

14 - 15

 

Grade Placement

GEMS Westminster School – Ras Al Khaimah seeks to make the most appropriate grade placement for each student based on his or her age, as well as academic, social and emotional development within policy guidelines. For this reason, new students may be required to complete an appropriate level assessment to determine placement and fit.

Previous Schooling

All new students must provide official documentation of previous school experience, report card, and test scores. All documents provided must be in English. Transfer Certificates from abroad should be attested by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the country of school’s origin and the UAE embassy.

Student Registration

Step 1: To begin the application process, please fill in the ‘Online Student Enquiry and Registration’ form.

Step 2: Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an Enquiry Number. Please print a copy of this receipt and keep it for your records.  If you cannot print this page, please ensure that you write down the Enquiry Number for all future correspondence and queries. Without the Enquiry Number, we cannot verify your enquiry submission.  An acknowledgement email containing the next step will be sent to the email address you provide. 

Step 3: After receiving the acknowledgement email containing your Enquiry Number, please follow the steps listed.  You will be requested to pay a Registration Fee of AED 500.  This fee is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and is required along with the requested documents to proceed with the registration process.  Please submit the requested documents listed below to the Registrar:

Online Student Registration.

  • 1 copy of child’s passport with UAE residence visa.
  • 1 copy of child’s and parents’ Emirates ID cards
  • Original Emirates ID cards of child and parents
  • 1 copy of Family Book/Khalasat Alqaid (UAE Nationals only)
  • 2 copies of child’s Vaccination Record
  • 3 recent passport size photographs of the child
  • Student SIS number from previous school (applicable to all schools in UAE excluding Abu Dhabi Educational Council and KHDA Dubai)
  • 2 copies of term 2 school report 2015/16 from previous school
  • Original Transfer Certificate (duly attested, before start of school)

*Reminder - applications will not be processed until full documentation and payment of registration fee has been received.

*Please note: an application submission requires full and complete documentation.

After completing Steps 1 – 3, you will be able to submit documents and pay the registration fee at the school, located near to the Higher College of Technology for Women, Old Campus. Telephone: 07- 2035999.