Qatar International School
This International School is an English-speaking private day school located in Qatar. From its very small beginnings 40 years ago it has now grown into one of the largest and most successful schools in the country with 1,900 students on role.
In 2001 the school moved to its current, purpose built campus in the Diplomatic Quarter, adjacent to the impressive skyscrapers and business centre of West Bay. The school continues to thrive, expanding and developing its excellent specialist facilities, which include science laboratories, ICT suites, a swimming pool, playing field, and 2 large sports hall.
The school is led and managed entirely by British professionals and it strives to maintain the highest standards of the current English Education system, whilst also supporting its Arabic culture and international context. Children are taught in Key Stages from Early Years and KS1 through to KS5 and examinations are taken in GCSE, IGCSE and A Levels using UK examination boards. The vast majority of students move onto Higher Education in leading universities all over the world but mostly in the UK, USA, Canada, UAE and Qatar itself. The vast majority of teaching staff are UK trained and the school prides itself on ensuring it keeps up to date with the best international practice in education and learning.
The school recently became the first and only school in the Middle East to be accredited to deliver OLEVI training courses straight from the UK, such as “The Outstanding Teacher’s Programme.” In 2015 they received the highest possible grading from the Qatar National School’s Accreditation programme when they were inspected and certified for 5 years. In 2016 they hosted the first tour of Qatar by Sir John Jones and later the same year they were awarded full BSO status (British School Overseas) by the UK Government following an excellent inspection in October. The schools current aim is to become the world’s first international teaching school.
The student body is truly international, with over 60 different nationalities represented within the current cohort. While the teaching staff is predominantly British and the curriculum is taught in English, the school is adept at integrating students from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds.
The school follows the National Curriculum of England for students ranging between 3 and 18 years of age.