Welcome Message from School Principal

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Discover Leadership at GEMS Metropole School!

Greetings to our vibrant school community, including our valued students, dedicated staff, and supportive parents at GEMS Metropole. As we extend our warm welcome, we invite you to explore the enriching and inclusive environment we've cultivated. Our commitment is to celebrate each child's uniqueness and foster a sense of belonging.

While academic excellence remains pivotal, at Metropole, we recognize the importance of instilling character and practical skills that extend beyond the traditional classroom. Our commitment to empowering students as true leaders, ready to navigate challenges and excel in all facets of life, sets the foundation for our educational philosophy.

 As the heart of our community, we hold ourselves to exceptional standards, expecting nothing but the best from every member of our school community. Our unwavering dedication to excellence is deeply rooted in our educational philosophy, preparing students for their future aspirations.  Students are expected to be role models throughout their time at school.

Leadership, at its core, thrives on diverse experiences and opportunities. Metropole offers four distinct learning phases, with leadership as a central theme throughout. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where respect and value for everyone empower students to develop social awareness, civic responsibility, and personal growth.

From Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13, we provide exceptional education, offering a variety of iGCSE, iBTEC, and A-Level qualifications. Our commitment to heritage subjects fosters an understanding of local and regional culture, language, and values.

Our vision revolves around pushing the boundaries of potential. Students are encouraged not only to meet high standards but to strive to surpass their own expectations. Our dedicated educators support and challenge each learner, ensuring they reach new heights of achievement. GEMS Metropole proudly stands as a multicultural community, representing over 100 nationalities and encompassing more than 60 languages. Our strength lies in diversity, values, and excellence. We embrace parents as vital partners, fostering strong bonds that unify our community.

In addition to academic excellence, our robust sports and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) program encourages students to explore their interests and talents. This extends further into our Mustangs squads, where over a thousand student athletes compete across various sports. Our school serves as a hub of engagement for parents and residents, providing numerous activities that enrich our community.

I am thrilled to share that we develop creativity through outdoor forest school learning in the Infant school. Students then experience the importance of values and etiquette in Junior school, followed by reading and expressing their voice. This journey continues into our Active school, where students actively participate in sports squads and performances, fostering strong and confident athletes. The Senior school offers students the choice of a technical pathway through a variety of iBTEC courses or a more academic route through a wide range of A level options. I encourage prospective parents and students to visit our school, meet our dedicated staff and students, and experience the warmth of our educational environment. Education, to us, means making a tangible, positive difference in the lives of our learners, equipping them with lifelong skills for success. It would be an honor to welcome you to join us on this journey of discovery and leadership at GEMS Metropole School.

Mr. Nav Iqbal Principal | CEO | Cluster Improvement Lead



To watch Mr. Nav talk about his educational philosophies and views on how to best support our students, please see the following videos

  • Leaders create opportunities
  • principal-video

    "You are partners in your child's school"

    On dads' engagement in school life
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    "This is something important in school and at home"

    On Character Building and GEMS Jewels of Kindness
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    "It's important to share important feedback"

    On Effective Communication

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