Timings of the Academy Day and Attendance

ENTRY TIMES

All students should enter the Academy through their house doors between 7:45am and 8:00am each morning. Parents and Carers are able to drop off at the designated drop off points from 7:45am to 8:00am.

EXIT TIMES

All students are dismissed at 3:00pm from Sunday to Wednesday. GEMS World Academy - Dubai has an early Thursday dismissal at 1:15pm for all students as the afternoon is used for Academy-wide staff professional development. 

Enrichment Opportunities during COVID restrictions will run from 4:00-4:45pm and will be delivered virtually. A schedule of upcoming events is always included in the weekly newsletter which is emailed and posted on our website on a weekly basis. We also post reminder signs throughout the Academy to announce events such as concerts, exhibitions or parent coffee mornings.

Attendance and Absences

Excellent attendance and punctuality have a direct impact on student progress and are key skills that children will require throughout their lives. Please read the Academy's  Attendance Guide for our expectations regarding behaviour and protocols in the case of student absence.

If a child is absent due to sickness or any other reason, please phone the Divisional Office to report their absence first thing in the morning. There are also times when an absence is unavoidable and in such cases, parents are asked to contact the Academy in advance whenever possible.

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