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is to deliver an engaging, value rich, broad and balanced 'British International Education Programme' to the children of the employees of Qatar Airways by highly qualified and experienced UK curriculum teachers.


is to ensure that students leave Oryx International School enabled, confident and ready to face the challenges that their next stage of life will bring. They will have developed effective behaviours that will enable them to thrive and succeed as global citizens of the 21st century.

Parent's comments

"David and I wanted to let you all at Oryx know, that Charlie came home the happiest we have ever seen him after a day at school. He informed us Mr Cassidy is the best of the best of the best of the best! He was able to tell us so much about his day at school which means he left relaxed and confident in himself.   When we got home he said….’ I can’t believe I am saying this but, I really like school!’. I know how hard all the staff must work to help the children manage through their first day. We wanted to let you all know that your talents and efforts made a huge difference to a little boy today. Thank you all so very very much." - Year 6 parent.

"Oryx International School is made up of professional/teachers who have keen interest in the development of the kids. Oryx International School has within a short time brought out some qualities in my ward which hitherto were not exposed. Until her admission to Oryx International School, I thought and knew she was good but her current state and progress tells me she is far better now and each day comes with new good signs. All credit to Oryx International School." -  James Hormeku

About our PTA: "It was a very enjoyable meeting this morning and great to have so many positive ideas! I look forward to being involved and meeting up with more parents." - Year 1 parent

For more parent comments go here.

Our staff

In order to provide the highest standards of teaching, we offer an excellent staff to student ratio. Our class sizes are capped at 20 students in Foundation Stage 1 and 2 (FS1/2) and 25 in Years 1 to 11.  Years 12 and 13 have been designed to accommodate up to 150 students.

Our native English speaking teaching staff are highly qualified and bring many years of teaching expertise, with enhanced knowledge of the English Curriculum and experience of the additional challenge of teaching in an international setting.   

FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will have the benefit of full-time Teaching Assistants in each class, while Years 3 to 6 have daily support from a Teaching Assistant. These assistants support the academic and social development of the children, which is especially important when their native languages are diverse. 

Our secondary school students will have the support of individual subject teachers as they progress from Year 7 through to Year 13.

Our careful and child-centred approach ensures that all students progress well and benefit from being part of this international community.

Orbital Education

Orbital Education manages Oryx International School

Orbital Education is British owned and British based, with its headquarters near Manchester. The company was founded in 2005 by Kevin McNeany, who is recognised as a pioneer of British international education. Kevin had an impressive career as the founder of Nord Anglia Education in 1972, which is now seen as the foremost international schools groups in the world. He led the IPO of the company in 1997 and it is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 

In 2005, Kevin started Orbital Education, which now owns and operates 10 schools in Russia, Spain, Qatar, Hungary, Slovenia, Ecuador and China.

Orbital Schools offer the English National Curriculum in all schools and the International Baccalaureate in some. 

Orbital schools are supported by a head office team that includes school development professionals, finance, IT and marketing specialists. Their remit is to support the growth and development of Orbital schools

Our ‘Britishness’ appeals to parents who want a traditional education with an international perspective for their children. We are successful because British education is renowned for its quality, discipline and the respect it nurtures in its students

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