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Applications are open for the 2020 academic year.

Admissions to the school is open to local and expatriate students aged between 3 to 17 years, FS1 to Year 12. At least one parent must be a full-time employee of Qatar Airways or its subsidiaries, please ask for the list when inquiring.

To apply for a place fill in the Registration Application Form here.

Please do NOT send CV's for a job position to this address. Please go here for listed vacancies.

Document Required

Requirement DetailRequired during the initial application?
Child's PassportCopy of photograph page from child’s passport. If you are new to the country include a copy of the entry stamp.Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application.
Father's PassportCopy of photograph page from the passport.Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application, unless there is an extenuating reason eg. Divorced.
Mother's PassportCopy of photograph page from the passport.Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application, unless there is an extenuating reason eg. Divorced.
Child's Qatar Residence Permit or IDNon-Qatari Nationals - copy of child’s Qatar Residence Permit (front and back)
Qatari Nationals – Qatar ID (front and back).
Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application, unless you are the recruitment process.
If you are new to Qatar, to start school, you will need to prove that you have started the Residency Permit application process, by uploading the ministry application form.
Father's Qatar Residence Permit or IDNon-Qatari Nationals - copy of father's Qatar Residence Permit (front and back)
Qatari Nationals – Qatar ID (front and back).
Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application, unless you are in the recruitment process.
Mother's Qatar Residence Permit or IDNon-Qatari Nationals - copy of mother's Qatar Residence Permit (front and back)
Qatari Nationals – Qatar ID (front and back).
Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application, unless you are in the recruitment process.
Child's Birth CertificateCopy of child’s birth certificate.Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application.
Child's Vaccination CardMust be up to date with all Applicant/ Child's vaccinations.Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application.
Child's Report CardsFor entry into FS1, FS2 or Year 1 a Nursery report or Early Years Foundation certificate (or equivalent) is required if the children have attended school.
For entry into Year 2 upwards, reports for the previous two years are required. Please ensure that you download the latest end-of-year report, if you only have one years’ worth of report cards, this will suffice to begin the application process.
Yes, this must be uploaded as part of this initial application.
Child's Report Cards - for students new to Qatar, additional requirement

If you are new to the country, reports must be attested from:
• The school your child is coming from,
• The (nearest) Qatar Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country you are coming from,
• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar.

Will be required before starting school but not at this stage.
Child's Passport PhotoOne recent passport photograph of child.Will be required before starting school but not at this stage.
Clearance Letter – if already living in QatarIf you are transferring your child from another school in Qatar a Clearance Letter will be required from this school, please ask us about the procedure.Will be required before starting school but not at this stage.
Ministry of Education Health RecordAll students that are already resident in Qatar. This can be completed at your local Qatar Government Clinic (Hamad – you will need to be a member) or filled in at a private clinic.Will be required before starting school but not required at this stage
Private Clinic Forms are available from the Admissions Department.
Child's independent medical reportsWhere relevant please upload any documentation relating to your child’s special education needs, disabilities, learning or behavioural support requirements.Only required if you need to inform us about your child's special education needs, disabilities, learning or behavioural support requirements.

Entry Requirements

The following criteria are considered when applications are received however, no place is guaranteed until final assessments and all admission requirements have been met, as per below in order of priority:

  1. Sibling status;
  2. Age of child;
  3. Academic ability;
  4. Previous school reports or assessments;
  5. Predicted GCSE grades for entry into Year 12;
  6. Outcome of baseline assessments;
  7. The ability to communicate effectively in English; and
  8. Availability of places in the year group.

The Foundation Stage 1 and 2 assessment is based on an observation within the classroom setting by our teachers.

Students in Years 1 and 2 will be required to sit a PIRA (Progress in Reading Assessment – Rising Stars) Assessment Test and Years 3 and above will sit a CAT4 assessment against which future progress will be measured. Theseassessments may include reading, writing and mathematics.

The Admissions Office will contact you to set up a date and time once all your application documents have been received.

This assessment is administered as not all children will be joining from a school that has followed the English National Curriculum of England (ENC), therefore previous assessments might not have been measured against ENC standards.

Following the assessment and a review of school reports, a place will be offered if:

  • It is likely the student will benefit from the learning programmes on offer.
  • Adequate information is provided about the student by parents and previous schools to assist making a decision to offer a place.
  • Prospective parents and students understand and accept the school’s philosophy and expectations in terms of curriculum and community life.

Additional Support

Where school reports or parents identify that a child has needs above and beyond the normal expectation, parents will have the opportunity to discuss this with the Admissions Manager and Head of Inclusion at the time of applying to ensure that provision is available to meet the student’s needs.

It is in your child’s best interests to fully disclose any learning support needs or other special requirements so the school can arrange an appropriate plan of action. You should supply any documentation that details your child’s requirements.

If the school cannot support your child’s needs with existing resources then discussions will centre on what course of action would best suit your child.

If your child is offered a conditional place in the school, the following will apply:

  • Additional fees will apply to students who require specialist support staff, one-to-one assistance or specialised resources or equipment.
  • These extra fees, which parents must cover, will become a condition of being admitted to the school.
  • Approval will be required from the Ministry of Education if the school is to provide a modified or alternative study pathway (e.g. vocational pathways or special needs programmes).
  • This approval is required, if the special needs programme is different from the agreed Education Plan for the school, in order to address the learning needs of the student.
  • If one-to-one support is required, it is the responsibility of the parent/s to provide and pay for a qualified Key Worker to assist your child.

If parents are outside Qatar at the time of applying, arrangements can be made for conversations to take place via Skype or another agreed method.

You can find the full Ministry of Education Guidelines on our website here.

Year group on entry

A student is allocated to a year group according to his/her date of birth, in accordance with the Ministry of Education (MOE) regulations.

For students coming into Qatar the primary consideration when placing a student in a grade/year group will be their age. However, students must have completed the full previous equivalent academic year and parents are required to submit school reports or certificates to this effect, for them to qualify to be enrolled into the next academic year.

The Ministry of Education will not approve a student's application to a year group if they have not completed the previous academic year or have missed a term of the new academic year.

We accept admissions for new students coming into Qatar until 30 January of each year, as per the Ministry of Education directive. However, Qatar Airways staff can discuss special enrolment procedures of their children after this date with the Admissions Office.

Admissions by Age

YEARGROUPAGE
EYFS 13 - 4
EYFS 24 - 5
Year 15 - 6
Year 26 - 7
Year 37 - 8
Year 48 - 9
Year 59 - 10
Year 610 - 11
Year 711 - 12
Year 812 - 13
Year 913 - 14
Year 1014 - 15
Year 1115 - 16
Year 1216 - 17
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