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CityDoha
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 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 45,000 ﷼
to: 57,000 ﷼
Address: Viva Bahriya Roundabout, Doha, Qatar
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

98% international

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish and Arabic

Max. number of students per class

20 in Early Years, 25 in Primary and Secondary

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have a Promethean interactive touchscreen. iPads and laptops are available for students to use when appropriate - Secondary School students bring their own laptops to school. We have a fully equipped ICT room and Robotics Lab.

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 - we are fully prepared should the need arise.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Prayer rooms are available for all Muslim students. There is no religious education at school, apart from mandatory Islamic Studies for Muslim students.

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

Students of all faiths are welcome at USI.

External examinations or assessments available

Students will sit iGCSE in Year 11, and A Levels in Year 13

Results in these examinations

We do not have any results yet as the school opened in 2022, and we are currently enrolling students up to Year 9.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies for each year group.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

No students have graduated from USI yet.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have SEN and EAL departments, as well as a school counsellor.

Learning support offered

Students who are identified as requiring support in certain areas attend sessions with our SEN specialists, who also help class teachers to put personalised learning plans into place.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Flexible grouping allows some students to be stretched and challenged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have a fully qualified school counsellor.

Entry evaluation for students

An assessment is part of the admissions process for all students from Year 2 and above.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

- EYFS children will be invited to school for a playdate observation.
- Primary and Secondary students will be asked to sit an assessment and attend an interview.

Waiting list

For some Year Groups, yes.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students can join in Term 2 until mid-October.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

School start time

7.30am

School finish time

12.30pm for EYFS
2.00pm for Primary and Secondary

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

USI offers many clubs and activities, both sports and classroom-based.

Sports activities included

A wide range of sports and activities are included in the PE curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

- High-tech science laboratories
- STEAM and robotics studios
- Audio visual and recording studios
- Modern Library
- 500 Seat Auditorium

Sports facilities at the school

- Indoor swimming pool and separate training pool
- Football pitch, jogging track, netball, volleyball and tennis courts
- Multi-purpose sports hall
- Yoga/Dance Studio
- Cardio Gym

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Located on The Pearl in Doha, United School International's ethos rests on four core principles: kindness, respect, a passion for learning and the pursuit of excellence. We are a school that prides itself on the ambitious education we deliver. We want our children to feel secure and confident, to feel supported and understood and to be able to turn to those around them for guidance and encouragement. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, by supporting them on their journey through an enhanced British curriculum to deliver an outstanding international education.

Teaching approach of the school

Our teaching approach has the flexibility and adaptability to underpin a sound academic English language education, which prepares students to move from Primary into Secondary school and to follow on to prestigious universities worldwide building success in their professional and personal lives.

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