Message from the Principal

Meet Mr. Nigel Cropley

Dear Parents,

A very warm welcome to GEMS Founders School Al Mizhar,  a co-ed school based on the very successful GEMS Founders School model. It is a great privilege to be the Principal of this recent addition to the GEMS family of schools.

At GEMS Founders Al Mizhar we aim to provide a world-class value for money educational experience, for all our students. We teach the National Curriculum for England enhanced by a vibrant extra curriculum activities programme. Our focus is on meeting the needs of each and every one of our learners so that they are equipped with the learning skills and knowledge needed for them to be successful and capable of embracing the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Our students will learn and develop computational thinking skills as well as experiencing the use of technology and robotics in their learning. This will equip them with the dispositions needed to be creative, resilient, inspirational problem solvers as well as ensuring high academic achievement.

We will offer multiple qualification pathways, the traditional (I)GCSE, A level route as well as vocational routes or a combination of both to ensure all our students are successful subject to KHDA and MoE approval. These qualifications are recognized at universities around the world.

To ensure we have high academic standards as well as a happy school we will embed the following key pillars in all that we do,

  • Computational thinking
  • Inclusivity and success for all –by providing a range of academic and vocational pathways
  • Social responsibility
  • Mindfulness

We believe that by instilling the value of kindness in our whole community we can develop the students in our care to be Global citizens capable of leading positive change in the wider world. This, in turn, will lead to a happier, tolerant more peaceful society. We promote a positive can-do mindset to allow our students to be truly successful. We aim for our whole school community to be the best we can every minute of every day to ensure that our students have high expectations of themselves and what they can achieve. This ethos will be underpinned by both our mindfulness and social responsibility programmes.

None of what we want to achieve is possible without strong partnerships between our parents and staff. We believe parental engagement is vital to the success of our students and we welcome you to be involved in the life of the school as much as possible

GEMS Founders Al Mizhar is not just a school committed to high academic standards, it’s a school that prepares students to be creative problem solvers who are technologically literate and capable of bringing about positive change in the world in which we live.

I am sure your child will enjoy a very happy and successful time at GEMS Founders Al Mizhar and I look forward to welcoming them and you to our school. We truly believe that we can all grow each and every day hence our tag line:

Make today your best day ever.

Kind regards,


Mr, Nigel Cropley