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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 24,460 ﷼
to: 55,020 ﷼
Address: West Bay Lagoon Doha Qatar
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Number of students

2300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

64

Most common nationality

Qatari

Ratio of local students to international students

8:1

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as Additional Language program. Yes, a full EAL program is provided.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Interactive whiteboards, desk top computers, laptops and Ipads.

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)

Yes, via Zoom and Google.meet

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level. On average 7 hours per week in Primary. 14 hours at key stage 3. 21 hours at keys stage 4 and 26 hours at key stage 5.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Admission is based on past school records, entrance assessment, and in some cases, an interview and an English proficiency test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Admissions test in English and Mathematics, as well as an interview with a member of the leadership team.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

82%

External examinations or assessments available

PUMA and PIRA. IGCSE and AS-Level.

Results in these examinations

Above international average scores. PUMA and PIRA 8% above the international average. IGCSE is 4% above the international average and AS-Level is 12% above teh international average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islam

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

Separate non-Islamic studies lessons i.e. Citizenship

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning support teachers and SENCo in both the Primary and Secondary sections of the school.

Learning support offered

Individual education plans. Support in the classroom with differentiated activities. Direct group or 1:1 support with specialist learning support teachers.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Full gifted and talented program. Differentiated activities. Dedicated pull-out sessions and additional classes.

Student access to education psychologist

Students have access to the Well-being School Counsellor if they have any personal or school related issues.

School start time

7:00am

School finish time

1:00pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

These activities include sports, musical instruments, photography, craft and drama activities, and even pastimes like chess and other board games.

School provided lunches

There is a canteen available.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, football, handball, fitness, rugby, badminton, floor hockey, athletics, basketball

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball, Olympic size pool, football pitch, gymnasium (with equipment), Sports Halls, running track.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Newton International School aims to provide the highest quality of education possible for students of all abilities. In doing so, the school aims to positively encourage each student to achieve academic excellence, enjoy creative diversity, develop critical thinking skills and become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

To achieve this, NIS will provide a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline and motivation. NIS will provide and maintain a calm, trusting and caring atmosphere where teaching and learning are meaningful and developed. NIS will work in partnership with its staff, students, parents and wider community to achieve its vision.

Teaching approach of the school

All students follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales alongside the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP). The students also follow the recommendations from the SEC regarding Qatari History and this is incorporated in the Humanities topics.

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