British Schools in the Middle East(BSME) British Schools in the Middle East

GEMS Cambridge International School (GCS), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates is a member of British Schools Middle East. This organisation supports a network of high  quality British international schools in the region and is an invaluable partnership between member schools and business partners specialising in educational  services, products and tools


(BSO) British School Overseas Accreditation

GEMS Cambridge International School (GCS), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates meets all the requirements of the BSO standards. The school offers a high-quality British education that meets the needs of its students.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson / Edexcel

Accreditation means becoming an official approved examination centre. As a school we can now facilitate any examination with Pearson Edexcel. We successfully completed accreditation including the application, policy and formal inspection and were approved in January 2021.

Cambridge Assessment

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge offers International GCSE (IG), GCSE, International Advanced level (IAL), GCE A level. It delivers a consistent learning journey, with world class support services, for students and teachers, everywhere in the world.


Council of British International Schools

GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah is a certified COBIS member recognising British International Schools of Global Quality.

Microsoft 23-24

Microsoft Showcase School

Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in digital transformation to improve teaching and learning. GCS as Microsoft Showcase School creates student-centered, immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential future-ready skills so students are empowered to achieve more. GCS also emphasize personalized learning for their students with current technology such as Office 365 Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Minecraft Education Edition and more.

GCS Oxford International Curriculum

Oxford International Curriculum

GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah is recognised with Oxford International Curriculum approach to learning, placing joy at the heart of the curriculum, and fostering wellbeing in all teaching and learning.


The Best Practice with Teaching Assistance Award

The Best Practice with Teaching Assistance Award recognises high-quality Teaching assistance for our students, acknowledging that GCS is compliant with the BPTAA Code of Practice.

GCS SENDIA 2022-25

The SEND Inclusion Award

The SEND Inclusion Award recognises high-quality education for students of determination, acknowledging that GCS is compliant with the SEND Code of Practice. The ward framework identifies early identification, inclusive teaching and leadership in the area of inclusive education.


The Wellbeing Award for Schools

The Wellbeing Award for Schools ensures that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of school life at GCS. Wellbeing is a key focus at GCS be it staff, parents and most importantly children.


The Leading Parent Partnership Award

The Leading Parent Partnership Award is an indication that GCS encourages parents to be involved in their children's learning, leading to improved outcomes in all aspects of school life.


The Effective School Governance Award

The Effective School Governance Award indicates that GCS has a very high standard of effective Governance at all levels.


Safeguarding Alliance Award

Safeguarding Alliance has recognised and acknowledged GCS for Leadership, Governance, Inclusion and COVID-19.

Collage Board

College Board

GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah is one of the few approved assessment centres in the UAE. The group represents standardised testing, widely used for US College Admission. This offers a great pathway for many of our senior students.

EduCCate Global Bronze Award

At GCS we believe in sustainable development  to balance economic, environmental and social needs, allowing prosperity for now and future generations. The hard work and passion of our students, staff and parent community towards sustainability and creating a greener environment has been recognized and celebrated by being awarded  EduCCate Global Bronze Award but also the prestigious ‘Green Flag’ accreditation.

Eco-SchoolsGreen Flag School

The Eco-Schools programme operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has equipped over 20,000 schools worldwide to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people and their families. GCS is honoured to be the youngest school to join the Green Flag Accreditation only 1 year after its commencement!  

Common Sense SchoolCommon Sense Accreditation 

GCS believes in making the digital world safer and better for its students. We believe in technology related solutions , digital citizenship to protect our community as well as better connectivity for students and their families. Our best practices have been recognised and awarded  for  providing expert e-safety education to build sustainability and guide other schools towards aspirational practices and excellence.

Council of International Schools (CIS) 

Gems Cambridge International Private School, Sharjah is a member of Council of International Schools (CSI).

Emirates Environmental Group 

GCS is recognised by Emirates Environmental Group.

Unifrog Unifrog

GCS is recognised by Unifrog.


GCS is recognised by The Alliance for Sustainable Schools.

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