Welcome message from the Principal

Mr. Perry Linsley

Welcome to GEMS Winchester School, Fujairah. I am delighted to introduce GEMS’ exciting new, state of the art school which will open its doors for the first time on 18th September 2016. This long awaited addition to the internationally acclaimed GEMS’ family will bring the strongest educational values and highest expectations of achievement for all our pupils. The School will offer a modern and stimulating learning environment in which our young learners can develop and grow, supported by a dedicated and professional team of excellent teachers. Building on the exceptional strengths of an English curriculum, our pupils will discover a world of opportunities to extend their knowledge, develop their skills and engender a life-long thirst for learning. Our passion is learning and teaching and it is our privilege to provide your child with the very best education.

As the great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, wrote:

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”

Let us light your child’s fire!

We are preparing our children for membership of a global community in which those who are given the right start, through a first class education, will be able to benefit from all the international opportunities open to them. Ours is a changing world in which technology plays an increasingly significant role and at GEMS Winchester, Fujairah our children will be given the tools to unlock their potential and fulfil their unique qualities; our children are our greatest asset and our promise is to invest in each and every one of them.

Our new school will offer a broad range of subjects and activities that will stimulate young learners’ minds and develop their skills. Our professional educators will work closely with our pupils to encourage the development of their curiosity, nurture their creativity and harness their imagination. We will also work with you, the parents to ensure our partnership provides the essential support for our children to thrive. Underpinning this will be GEMS powerful values: leading through innovation, pursuing excellence, growing by learning, and global citizenship. Together we will unlock the power of education.

I am thrilled to be joining GEMS after over 30 years of experience in British schools, 20 years of which have been in senior leadership. I have been the Principal of two successful schools over the last decade, starting my last school from scratch in 2011 and leading staff and pupils to great results. I know how important it is to get the foundations right! It is a privilege and honour for me to be the founding principal of GEMS Winchester, Fujairah, a new beacon of educational excellence, and I am looking forward to working with our parents and pupils as we embark on our great learning journey.


Perry Linsley