International, British, Dutch, French, Qatari curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Compass International School Doha, Rayyan & Gharaffa

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CurriculumInternational, British, Dutch, French, Qatari
Languages of instructionDutch, English
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 24
Max. students per class 24
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

We have 2 schools, over 3 campuses at Madinat Khalifa, Gharaffa and Rayyan. In total Compass has 1500 student

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 60 Nationalities

Most common nationality

British, Qatari and Dutch and American

Ratio of local students to international students

approx. 1 to 8

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In Primary classes only.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)


Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

All classes have white boards and we have very modern IT labs.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Varies according to age. Homework policies are in place and homework is given as appropriate to age group.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Yes, for most classes

Entry evaluation for students

Children from Year 4 upwards are required to sit entrance assessments for our Madinat Khalifa campus. Entry is by report and interview assessment at Gharaffa and Rayyan.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We do on-line CAT tests

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

January 15th.

Students can join after academic year begins

If spaces are available.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations/assessments available


Results in these examinations

Awaiting 2015 results. Last year our results exceeded the national average for the UK.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We welcome all denominations and offer Prayer Rooms.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We celebrate all nationalities and religions.

School bus service available

Yes, we work with a private bus operator.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we are able to offer classroom support.

Learning support offered

We offer one to one support if required (chargeable to parents). All classrooms have support staff and learning assistants in our primary departments.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We pride ourselves on tailoring each students education to their individual needs. This is part of our school philosophy.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

We do not provide pre and after school care, but run many extra-curricular clubs after the school day ends.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A vast range from music, art, drama and sporting. There is something for everyone!

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

Football, rounders, swimming, athletics but we also offer units of fencing, sailing, golf, martial arts, dance and many more physical activities

Sports facilities at the school

Multi- purpose sports hall and outside multi-purpose courts. We have swimming pools in two of our campuses and our Madinat Khalifa campus has a gymnasium.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes in most sporting activities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are part of the Nord Anglia group of 44 schools worldwide. We offer a global classroom and tailor our education to the individual needs of each child. We encourage all of our students to 'Be Ambitious'. Our three schools are small enough for us to know each individual student well, but large enough to provide superior facilities and opportunities for learning.

Teaching approach of the school

In Primary we follow the International Primary Curriculum for most subjects and the British National Curriculum for English and Maths. This combines the best of two curricula and is now the curriculum of choice in both national and international schools, with over 1800 schools in over 90 countries offering this curriculum as the modern way of learning. The IPC allows us to provide a global approach that helps children to connect to their learning. We teach topics with themes in an exciting and relevant way to keep our students motivated. We cater for children with all learning styles. In senior school our approach is more formal leading to IGCSE's and then the IB qualifications.


Get in touch with the school

Contact email:
Address: 13 Al Waab Al Abareeq Street Al Gharrafa Doha Qatar