Welcome to Qatar International School

Qatar International School is an English-speaking private day school located in Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar. QIS was founded by the Owner Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed bin Thani Al Thani and the first Principal, Mrs Griffin in 1977, making it one of the first British schools in Qatar. From its very small beginnings 40 years ago it has now grown into one of the largest and most successful schools in the country with 1,900 students on role.

In 2001 the school moved to its current, purpose built campus in the Diplomatic Quarter of Dafna, adjacent to the impressive skyscrapers and business centre of West Bay. Here, under the ownership of the founder’s son Sheikh Khalid bin Ali bin Ahmad Al Thani, the school continues to thrive, expanding and developing its excellent specialist facilities, which include science laboratories, ICT suites, a swimming pool, playing field, and 2 large sports hall. Read more

The school is led and managed entirely by British professionals and it strives to maintain the highest standards of the current English Education system, whilst also supporting its Arabic culture and international context. Children are taught in Key Stages from Early Years and KS1 through to KS5 and examinations are taken in GCSE, IGCSE and A Levels using UK examination boards. The vast majority of students leaving QIS move onto Higher Education in leading universities all over the world but most especially the UK, USA, Canada, UAE and Qatar itself. The vast majority of teaching staff are UK trained and the school prides itself on ensuring it keeps up to date with the best international practice in education and learning.

QIS recently became the first and only school in the Middle East to be accredited to deliver OLEVI training courses straight from the UK, such as “The Outstanding Teacher’s Programme.” In 2015 we received the highest possible grading from the Qatar National School’s Accreditation programme when we were inspected and certified for 5 years. In 2016 we hosted the first tour of Qatar by Sir John Jones and later the same year we were awarded full BSO status (British School Overseas) by the UK Government following an excellent inspection in October. Our current aim is to become the world’s first international teaching school.

Our student body is truly international, with over 60 different nationalities represented within the current cohort. While the teaching staff is predominantly British and the curriculum is taught in English, the school is adept at integrating students from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds. We hope you will enjoy browsing our website and we look forward to possibly welcoming you to the school in future. 

QIS Leadership Team

Mr. Deane Baker

Mr. Deane Baker

Principal
Mr. Andy Dunlop

Mr. Andy Dunlop

Head of Secondary
Mr. Philip Allman

Mr. Philip Allman

Head of Primary
Miss. Abughaidah Manal

Miss. Abughaidah Manal

Principal’s Assistant & Senior Administrator
Miss. Andrea Lofkin

Miss. Andrea Lofkin

Deputy Head Teacher - Secondary
Mrs. Katie Boyle

Mrs. Katie Boyle

Deputy Head Teacher - Primary
Mrs. Hiba Mara’abeh

Mrs. Hiba Mara’abeh

School Registrar
Mr. James Brewer

Mr. James Brewer

Deputy Head Teacher - Secondary
Mrs. Mary Emoka

Mrs. Mary Emoka

Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Mr. Ahmed Moussa

Mr. Ahmed Moussa

Finance Manager
Mrs. Sara Miletic

Mrs. Sara Miletic

School & Careers Counsellor
Miss. Dee Morris

Miss. Dee Morris

Assessment and Exams Co-ordinator