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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 comment

"Our son of 5 years old had the most extraordinary year in FS2 with a loving teacher and assistant teacher. He has made tremendous progress in all the fields. We are also extremely proud of our daughter, who received an excellent end-of-year, Year 8, school report. We are lucky that she is a serious and passionate student, however one key factor to her success are the exceptional and great teachers at OIS.

We could never have asked for better achievements in their first year at OIS.

As parents we are so proud of our two children and above all, we know that Oryx International School is the best choice for their education. As a mother, I can say that OIS is the "Pearl" of Education in Qatar. Thank you for this absolute fantastic academic year." - FS2 and Year 8 Parents

For more parent comments go here.

School Tours

School tours are held on Mondays starting at 16:00 and Tuesdays starting at 10:00.

Please book to reserve a place at with the following information:

Parent/s: first and last name/s, email address/es, mobile number/s;

Child/ren: first and last name/s, Date of Birth, current Year/Grade, School moving from, Curriculum studying in, and starting date.

For any queries, please contact the admissions team: call +974 4036 0085 or email

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

Oryx International School is managed by the Orbital Education Group.

Who we are:

Founded by Kevin McNeany in 2005, Orbital Education brings the best of British education to the world. We own and operate a fast-growing group of British style international schools in Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Russia, Qatar, China, and Ecuador with further expansion planned in the GCC. Based in our UK head office in Cheshire, our highly qualified and experienced team guide and develop our schools with their expertise, supporting across a wide range of operational functions.

What we do:

We want students in our schools to be happy, safe, and challenged in their learning. Our schools are non-selective, and our UK-qualified teachers are dedicated to working with families to support and nurture each student to achieve their potential. This may be through outstanding academic success, or by development of a student’s unique talents through a range of co-curricular activities.

Our British schools cater for students between the ages of 2 and 18 years and specialise in delivering the English National Curriculum, specifically enhanced for our diverse student population and the unique context of each school’s location.

Our schools are also resourced to provide language support for those who are learning in English for the first time and deliver innovative digital technology solutions to promote personalised and collaborative learning.

We ensure that the highest standards are delivered with the support of our Orbital experts and through accreditation bodies such as the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS)

In 2019 Orbital Education was honoured to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. “Our company believes that quality, transparency and accountability lead to success for our students, their families and the company,” chairman and founder Kevin McNeany said.

Orbital Education – Bringing the best of British education to the world

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