Welcome Message from the Principal

Meet Kevin Loft

Welcome to GEMS Wellington Academy, the community school for Dubai Silicon Oasis where children and their education are at the heart of all we do.

It is a privilege to be the Principal of GEMS Wellington Academy leading alongside an outstanding team of professionals.

Our aim is to provide your child with the attention and opportunities they require to do as well as they are able. Children and young people are the reason we come together as a learning community and will always be the key focus for any decision I make as the Principal/CEO of GEMS Wellington Academy.

The Academy offers a holistic education that extends beyond the National Curriculum for England, International Baccalaureate and UAE Ministry of Education curriculums with a focus on meeting the needs of all learners through our blended learning programme.

WSO Students are equipped with the learning skills, dispositions and Competences necessary to be able to accept and embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world.

This means equipping students with a wide range of traditional academic and technological skills and developing a range of learning and critical thinking that will empower students to interrogate learning, promote creativity, problem-solving and support learners to develop agency over their learning and achieve continued success in external examinations and future pathways.

Through this curriculum, we encourage creative and critical thinking alongside stimulating and meaningful experiences, leading to fun and wonder. Our curriculum celebrates the diversity within our academy and equips children with the skills and attributes required to become active citizens in our international community and beyond.

The wellbeing of our children and staff are paramount in all that we do, and we place great emphasis on building high quality personal and social skills, which have a positive impact on achievement and attitudes to learning.

This is supported by an extensive range of extra curricula and Enrichment activities including sports, cultural and performing arts as well as access to holiday programmes, residential camps, and cultural activities.

GEMS Wellington Academy is a special place to learn and we welcome you to visit the school and become part of our learning community.


Kevin Loft
CEO and Principal
GEMS Wellington Academy - Dubai Silicon Oasis