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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 47,550 ﷼
to: 53,500 ﷼
Address: Al Thumama, Doha, Qatar
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Number of students

610

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

Qatari and British

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Native Speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English

At King’s College, Doha the principal language of instruction is English. King's recognises that, for some pupils, English is not their first language and so the School ensures that there is specific and specialist provision available to help children increase their level of English language proficiency.

King's employs EAL specialist teachers who not only help to ensure that other teachers are incorporating the needs of EAL children into their lesson planning, but also teach individual and small group lessons. The School makes sure that appropriate dual language resources are provided where necessary.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic
French

Use of technology in the classroom

All pupils, staff and parents have access to market leading technologies, hardware and software that facilitate and support 21st century learning skills. Each classroom enjoys interactive LCD display panels with short-throw projectors. Wi-Fi is available throughout the School's campus, and a Mac Computer Lab allows for a wide range of computing, coding, and digital design and editing to be taught. Pupils from Year 5 onwards participate in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme for the purpose of learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

King's College, Doha implemented a fully online during the school closure and has now extended that offer by teaching a blended learning programme where pupils learn online and in school or continue their learning fully on line ensuring that all children can continue their learning. Our cloud based MS Teams learning platform facilitates online learning, collaboration, and innovation wherever you are.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We believe that homework is a very important part of a child's education and can add much to a child's development. Pupils at King's are set age appropriate homework activities to enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development and develop their skills as an independent learner.

Approximate hours of homework given

Homework activities are carefully planned by the teachers and the amount and type of homework is varied according to the age of the pupils.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

An Admissions Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The assessment for children entering Pre-School, Reception or Year 1 is a small group, play-based observation conducted by senior staff and class teachers who will also meet with the parents to discuss their application and their child’s abilities and interests.

Assessments for children entering Years 2 (6 years old) and upwards consist of a reading, writing and maths appraisal. This assessment is conducted by a member of staff from the management or admissions team who will also meet with the parents to discuss the application and their child’s abilities and interests.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

Pupils at King's will progress to IGCSE and A level examinations

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

King's caters for the needs of each child, helping them to fulfil their unique potential and ensure they benefit from a British independent school style education. A dedicated Learning Support Department is equipped to oversee the requirements of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Learning support offered

All children requiring learning support have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Learning Support Department supports all teachers in incorporating their children’s IEPs into their lesson planning, ensuring that their needs are catered for in all contexts. In addition, the Learning Support Department runs individual or small group intervention sessions for children who require more focused support to access the curriculum.

The College ensures that the Learning Support Department is equipped with the resources needed to support all children to make excellent progress.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The unique King's Beacon Programme is designed to stretch and challenge pupils and we strive to offer opportunities that will maximise the performance of gifted, able and talented pupils through a fulfilling and enriching education.

School start time

7.30am

School finish time

2.30pm - Pre-School to Year 4 (with the option to attend clubs until 3.10pm)
2.50pm - Years 3 to 8 (with the option to attend clubs until 3.30pm)

Additional activities are offered after 3.30pm through the King's Academy

Supervised care before/after school

Breakfast Club
After School Care Club

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, football, netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, rugby, tennis, athletics, gymnastics, individual and ensemble teaching for voice and for various different instruments, art, drama, dance clubs, design-technology, computing and coding clubs, young enterprise, debating, additional language clubs.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Swimming, football, netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, rugby, tennis, athletics, gymnastics

Sports facilities at the school

Sports facilities include an indoor sports hall, a 25-metre pool with learner area and new outdoor pitches for games such as football, tennis, basketball and netball courts courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

King’s College, Doha offers the very best of a British independent-school education. Through our partnership with King’s College in the UK, King's is proud to bring over one hundred and forty years of outstanding British education to Qatar. We combine an academic focus with a broad co-curriculum by offering all pupils an extended and fulfilling day and by placing a very strong emphasis on subject-specialist teaching. Pupils in Pre-School (ages 3 to 4) to Year 2 (ages 6 to 7) benefit from specialist teaching in Arabic, Islamic Studies, Music and PE. Specialist teaching is then extended to include Computing in Year 3 (ages 7 to 8) and Year 4 (ages 8 to 9). Then and uniquely for Qatar, all lessons are taught by subject specialist teachers from Year 5 onwards ensuring that all pupils gain a greater depth of understanding for each subject. To complement our specialist teaching staff, pupils benefit from state-of-the-art classroom and specialist teaching spaces throughout the School.

Teaching approach of the school

King's delivers a personalised approach to learning, enabling all pupils to realise their full potential. Children are taught by passionate and engaging teachers with UK qualifications and training, alongside highly skilled teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Teachers will regularly monitor, record and assess the children to identify strengths and challenges and adapt their teaching strategies accordingly and work closely with parents so that their child's learning can be supported at home.

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