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IB and British curriculums
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CurriculumsIB and British
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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 33,130 ﷼
to: 60,050 ﷼
Address: Al Gharrafa St Ar-Rayyan 2440 Doha Qatar
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1800 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

46 nationalities

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

60% Qatari students to 40% International students

Max. number of students per class

24 students

Average number of students per class

20-22 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Infants and Juniors classes only

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer EAL support classes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Ipads, Interactive whiteboards, Interactive TVs and laptops

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)

We use the Microsoft Teams Platform to

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, weekly homework

Approximate hours of homework given

From 30 minutes in Key Stage 1 to 60 minutes in Key Stage 4

Uniform required

Yes, except Sixth form students (Grade 11 and 12).

Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Yes, standardised entrance assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We test English and Mathematics in Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Sixth form entry is based on IGCSE/GCSE results.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Open throughout the year

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, BTEC, AS level. We also do STAR assessment as well as CATs

Results in these examinations

Over 90% students achieve a pass in 5 or more IGCSEs.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Prayer rooms are available for Muslim students if they wish to pray.

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

There is no specific time slots for prayers, if students want to pray they use the prayer rooms allocated for this purpose.

School bus service available

Yes, bus service to/from Doha.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have Learning Support Department.

Learning support offered

We offer learning support for students under achieving in core subjects as well as learning support to those students with mild learning difficulties.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a gifted and talented programme to extend students who are either gifted or talented.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we work with local partners for students to access an educational psychologist

School start time

7:00 am

School finish time

1:50 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Only for Pre-school students as they finish at 12 pm rather than 1:50 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range of ECA.

School provided lunches

One cafeteria and 3 canteens

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

All food is halal and there are vegan option

Sports activities included

We cover all types of physical activities and sports within curriculum and through other national competitions.

Sports facilities at the school

Multi purpose halls, swimming pools, football pitches

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Gulf English School is a multicultural setting where students are able to become responsible global citizens

Teaching approach of the school

We use a range of dynamic approaches and curriculums to meet every learner's needs

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