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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 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 29,130 ﷼
to: 56,050 ﷼
Address: Al Gharrafa St Ar-Rayyan 2440 Doha Qatar
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Number of students

1650 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

45 nationalities

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

70% Qatari students to 30% International students

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 and Spanish

Max. number of students per class

25 students

Average number of students per class

20 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Infants and Juniors classes only

Use of technology in the classroom

Interactive whiteboards, Interactive TVs, school laptops and students bring their own devices.
GES is a Microsoft school that uses various Microsoft platforms to improve learning and engagement.

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 Platform for all online learning.

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.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, BTEC, AS & A level. We also do STAR assessments are used to monitor growth and see what additional support maybe required.

Results in these examinations

Nearly every student attains the necessary passing grades to obtain the equivalency certificate, signifying the accomplishment of 7 GCSEs and 2 or more AS or A levels upon their departure from school.

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 & 5.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


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.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, standardised entrance assessments.

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.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Open throughout the year

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

7:30 a.m.

School finish time

1:50 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Only for Pre-school students as they finish at 12.30 p.m. rather than 1:50 p.m.

School bus service available

Yes, bus service to/from Doha.

School provided lunches

There are a number of canteens on site.

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

All food is halal and there are vegan options.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We provide a diverse selection of Extracurricular Activities (ECAs), spanning from sports and Model United Nations to Destination Imagination and performing arts. If students' express interest in a particular activity, we make it available to them.

Sports activities included

We encompass a wide range of physical activities and sports as part of both our curriculum and extracurricular activities (ECAs). Our participation extends to national competitions, and we collaborate with a sports coaching company (SFQ) located on-site.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we participate in the School Olympic Program in a wide variety of sporting events.

Facilities at the school

Libraries, Science labs, IT suites.

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose halls, swimming pools, football pitches, padel courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Gulf English School is a multicultural setting where we aim to develop a responsible, respectful and resilient school community, supporting the highest level of personal achievement in a changing modern intercultural world.

Teaching approach of the school

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

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