Admissions Process

How to begin your child's journey...

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 committee, and will be necessary to complete the registration process for the school.  Once this step has been completed, a student may be offered a seat, placed on the waitlist, 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 program. We understand that children have different learning needs & 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.

Admissions Process

Step 1: To begin the application process, please submit your enquiry through the GEMS Online Student Enquiry and Registration page.

Before accessing this site, you may wish to read the following guidelines providing simply instructions for completing the online application process.

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 next steps will be sent to the email address your provided.

Step 3: Once the online registration is completed, WSS emails parent an invitation to visit/contact school for the admission exam & interview.

Step 4: Student passes admission test & interview & is offered a seat. The seat booking fee AED500/- must be paid within 24 hours to reserve the seat. Parent pays AED500/- non-refundable Seat Booking Fee to book the seat & at the same time must submit all required documents & EID. Original emirates EID must be submitted to our Government relation executive MS. Sallam for ministry registration.

Required document list as mentioned below

  • 2 copies of applicant's passport including valid UAE residence visa
  • 1 copy of applicant's emirates ID card (both sides)
  • 1 copy of applicant's birth certificate ( in Arabic or English)
  • 2 copies of parent's passport including valid UAE residence visa and emirates ID copy
  • 4 recent passport size photographs
  • 1 copy of immunization record
  • Latest school report card from previous school/nursery (duly attested if joining from out of UAE)
  • Original transfer certificate/leaving certificate from previous school upon joining (duly attested if joining from out of UAE)

*Note: If the student has been offered a place, but is not able to provide all required documents & EID, they may book a seat with payment of AED500/- but we will only hold it as per given deadline. After this time the place will be given to the Waiting List.

Age Requirements

To meet the age requirements of the admission policy for GEMS Westminster Sharjah, a student must have turned the age listed next to the grade level by September 1st of the Academic Year.

GRADE

AGE REQUIRMENT IN USA

AGE REQUIRMENT FOR SEZ MOE

DATE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR

KG1

 4 YEARS 

3.9

BY SEPT 1ST

KG2

 5 YEARS 

4.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 1 

6 YEARS

5.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE  2

7 YEARS

6.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE  3

8 YEARS

7.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 4

9 YEARS

8.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 5

10 YEARS

9.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 6

11 YEARS

10.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 7

12 YEARS 

11.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 8

13 YEARS 

12.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 9

14 YEARs

13.9

BY SEPT 1ST

GRADE 10

15 YEARS

14.9

BY SEPT 1ST

 

All new students must provide official documentation of previous school experience, report card, and test scores. All documents provided must be in English. The school may request certification of translation from the Consulate of the country in which the student last attended to meet admission requirements

Previous Schooling Grade Placement

GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah 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.

Grade-Year Equivalency

Year

(ENC schools with ‘Year’ on their License)

AGE REQUIREMENT in England

Grade

(as per WSS License with ‘Grade’ & American naming system)

MOE Age requirement for

Age requirement by (date)

FS1

3 YEARS

Nursery

 

 

FS2

4 YEARS

KG1

3.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 1

5 YEARS

KG2

4.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 2

6 YEARS

Grade 1

5.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 3

7 YEARS

Grade 2

6.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 4

8 YEARS

Grade 3

7.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 5

9 YEARS

Grade 4

8.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 6

10 YEARS

Grade 5

9.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 7

11 YEARS

Grade 6

10.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 8

12 YEARS

Grade 7

11.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 9

13 YEARS

Grade 8

12.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 10

14 YEARS

Grade 9

13.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 11

15 YEARS

Grade 10

14.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 12

16 YEARS

Grade 11

15.9

BY SEPT 1ST

YEAR 13

17 YEARS

Grade 12

16.9

BY SEPT 1ST

For further information contact the registrar on 06 542 6323.