Westminster School in Dubai stays open: Gems

Gems Education on Sunday announced that its Westminster School will not be closed as was previously announced.

A press statement said: "Gems Education is very pleased to announce that it has decided to keep The Westminster School open. At this time, Gems would like to acknowledge the parents and students of the school for their understanding and support over the past few months. The passion they have displayed for their school has been extraordinary. Well done to all of you.

“In consultation with the KHDA, the Westminster School will continue operations with no change to tuition fees for the academic year 2013-14.”

The school management said parents who have paid registration fees for other Gems schools for the next academic year, will have their fees refunded if they wish to remain at The Westminster School.

In December 2012, Gems had announced that it would be shutting down the education institute in June 2014. Around 5,000 students are enrolled with the school.

In October 2012, Dubai’s largest private education provider Gems had announced that it will be opening 10 new schools in Dubai in order to meet the growing demand.

In a statement issued in October, Gems had said that the new schools it plans to open in the next 24 months will have British, Indian, International Baccalaureate, American and dual curricula across a range of fee levels.