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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ﷼ 4,500
to: ﷼ 7,500
Address: Al Bandar, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Down House Muscat is girls only school.
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Number of students

Capacity is for 800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Multi national

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. We provide a comprehensive EAL programme and our ambition is for pupils to become bilingual

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Arabic, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom is fully digital with virtual learning and online capability. The whole school is fully wifi and each classroom has interactive touchscreen panels. Our library has a blend of print copy books and a complete digital resource.

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. Online video direct with teachers and live from our UK sister school. Also provide students and paretns access to a Virtual Learning Environment and Parent Portal via an online login. We are a Microsoft Teams school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Children spend more time at school than most others so that they can complete a full extra curricular programme and much of their homework. We also encourage independent learning at home which increases as children get older and closer to major public examinations.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we are committed to ensuring that we understand each child before they join us and are able to receive the appropriate level of support.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We use online and small group assessments which are age specific alongside an interview with the Head.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept registrations throughout the year, subject to MOE regulation

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, subject to MOE regulation

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We aim for 100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A Level

Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We provide Islamic studies for students required to attend and also for those that wish to attend.

School bus service available

Yes, based on designated pick up locations

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a dedicated learning support department which enures all children are able to access the curriculum.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a comprehensive scholarship programme which includes recognition for academia, sport, music, art and drama

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we believe student mental health is an important part of successful development.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many sports, music, drama, Duke of Edinburgh, academic clubs

School provided lunches

Yes, we have a full canteen offering hot and cold food. Our food is high quality and served for a healthy balanced diet.

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


Sports activities included

Football, tennis, basketball, swimming, netball, badminton, athletics, dance and many others

Sports facilities at the school

Football, tennis, swimming, netball, basketball, cricket, gymnastics, athletics and many others

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, all ages will take part in team sports and have a wide choice

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Downe House Muscat is the one and only, all girls, British school in Muscat.
For over 100 years, Downe House has nurtured girls from young children, through their teenage years and into adulthood. Our spectacular, new school in Muscat harnesses that heritage by offering girls a tailored education that combines the best of British with the tradition of and respect for Arabic culture.
Our all-female faculty preserves traditional values and provides a safe, nurturing environment for young girls between the ages of 6 and 18.
The Downe House DNA embraces and develops children through the core values of – Collaboration, Resilience, Creativity, Aspiration, Compassion, Communication and being Outward Looking.
We give our girls every opportunity to develop these important skills and characteristics through all aspects of life at Downe House Muscat. In the classroom, on the playing field, on stage and everywhere in between, these core values are the hope, aim and challenge for every girl. With the very best facilities of any girls’ school in Oman, our children flourish, grow in confidence and thrive in a happy, caring community.

Teaching approach of the school

We are unique in Muscat by offering specialist teaching throughout the school and crucially for all subjects from Grade 4 upwards.
A comprehensive, personal tutorial system ensures that every child is monitored and supported throughout their time at the school.
One of our key characteristics is that we tailor our approach to each child.

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