Welcome to Secondary

Secondary Overview

As Head Teacher of QIS secondary school I would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents, students and visitors who access the secondary pages of the website.

The curriculum that is offered is based on the British National Curriculum.  The students study a broad and balance curriculum in KS3 (year 7 – 9) before they begin to specialise in KS4 (year 10 & 11) and KS5 (year 12 & 13) to match their personal interests and  future career aspirations. The students will take International GCSEs in Key Stage 4 and A level and International A Levels  in Key Stage 5


I believe that learning is at its most effective when students are exposed to high quality teaching in a challenging and supportive environment. Teaching and Learning underpins everything that we do at QIS. We want to support students, providing a strong platform, to ensure that future career plans and aspirations can become reality.  Students attain qualifications that are far above the UK national and international averages. Read more

During their time at QIS, our students are encouraged to supplement their formal education through our vast extra-curricular programme. Activities such as; debating, Model United Nations, sports activities and teams, The International Award (UK -Duke of Edinburgh) and many others take part on a weekly basis.

The behaviour of the students and their willingness to succeed ensures that QIS is popular with students, teachers and parents.

Class sizes in Secondary are smaller than those in most schools in the UK.  All teachers are qualified to an internationally recognised standard.

I have asked some of our students for their comments.

“The main reason I like QIS is because it gives us an excellent education and is a fantastic place for students to learn. It has a variety of subjects and after school activities. It is  a safe environment and it is a perfect place for us to study.”

“I like Qatar International School because the teachers are not just good fun they also teach us very well. Everyone here is so kind.”

“I don’t like QIS I love it! It gives me an opportunity to have fun but at the same time work hard.”

“I like being at QIS because it has a variety of international students, which means that you meet students who come from another country and you also learn about different cultures.”

“I’ve been at QIS for 9 years now and every year the teachers seem to be getting better and better. I have been able to make amazing friends and improve in so many of my subjects.”

Please take time to browse through the rest of the secondary site.

Mr. A. Dunlop

Head of Secondary

Andy Dunlop

Andy Dunlop

Head of Secondary
Andrea Lofkin

Andrea Lofkin

Deputy Head
James Brewer

James Brewer

Deputy Head
Simon Firth

Simon Firth

Director of Sport
Michael Merrick

Michael Merrick

Assistant Head


Katie Templar

Anna Cavanagh

Colleen Morrison

Christine Fonseka

Kate Smith

Stephen Good

Alice Roberts

Noshin Hussain

Rachel Arnold

Rebecca Amos

John Macleod


Michael Merrick

Barry Briody

Paul Jones

Anand Govender

Christopher Grainger

Kashif Dar

Dale Goldie

Lydia Hewitt

Samantha Donaghey

Nicholas Peters


John Schofield

Martin McPherson

Emilia de Wolf

James Foster

Jonathan McGinty

Paul Taggart

Amy French


Ben Lawrence

Andrew Jackson

Francesca Matrella

James Brewer

Jenny Mitchell

Lloyd Shaw

Mamta Magar

Rebecca Page

Atikah Nazir

Sinead O’Hara

Philip Morton

Abdul Salom

Jessica Edwards

Georgina Daly

Gemma Hendriks


Mohammed Al Bayati

Dhuha Al Bayati

Nisreen Al Auraibi

Hanan Al-Abbasi

Sawsan Al-Nahhas


Jackie Low

Mariama Bah

Shona Monaghan


Darryl Caddick

Denise Gray


Jim Manuel

Michelle Pomphrett

Andrea Lofkin

Lynsey McCrory

Sinead Dooney

Elaine Smith


Robert Dunn

Andy Jones

Seema Chavda


Barbara Renwick

Joanne Jones

Christina Barrett


Simon Firth

Charlotte Law

Nathan Walker

Robert Sinclair


Sara Miletic

Maria Magpantay

Deana Morris

Herminia Pelicano

Vivien Smith

Rabab Sayed

Marilyn Benjamin

Marianne Pasiculan

Rima Harb