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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

"I would like to thank the school for helping build Zoey's confidence and providing such an encouraging environment for our kids. Her journey towards building that self-confidence began with Oryx, we enrolled for academics and curriculum but what we got is much more … we now have a child who has this boundless zest for life and most importantly not afraid to face her fears." - Year 3 parent

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 approximately 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 National Curriculum and experience of the additional challenges of teaching in an international setting.

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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