GEMS Heritage Indian School - Dubai has told its parents that it will close down at the end of the academic year due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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25 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
GEMS Heritage Indian School - Dubai communicated to its parents on June 24, in a letter and a Q&A stating the reasons for its closure as well as assuring its parents that its students will be accommodated in its other sister schools.
The CBSE-curriculum school said it has approval to close from Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
In a statement to Khaleej Times, Sir Christopher Stone, Global Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education shared:
"It is with deep regret that GEMS Education has come to the decision to suspend all educational services at GEMS Heritage Indian School in March 2021”.
He assured parents and students that GEMS Heritage Indian School will continue to operate as normal until the end of the academic year (March 2021).
The school (located near IMG Worlds of Adventure) has 1,500 students.
“To ensure minimal disruption for all families, our school and parent relations teams will work very closely with parents and students to arrange seamless transfers to alternative schools within our network”, he added.
Last month, Rising School in Nad Al Sheba, which opened in 2017, stated that it will cease operations on July 2, the last day of term.