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

Mr Dunlop

Mr Dunlop

Head of Secondary
Miss Lofkin

Miss Lofkin

Head of Students
Mr Firth

Mr Firth

Director of Sport
Mr Merrick

Mr Merrick

Curriculum Deputy
Ms Matrella

Ms Matrella

Director of Learning
Mrs Cavanagh

Mrs Cavanagh

Director of Learning


Miss Meredith

Mrs Cavanagh

Miss French

Miss Hallam

Miss Templar

Miss McGill

Miss Mattu

Ms Hussain

Miss Arnold

Miss Richardson

Mr Macleod


Mr Merrick

Mr Briody

Mr Jones

Mr. Govender

Mr Grainger

Mr Dar

Mr Goldie

Miss Higgins

Miss Donaghey

Mr Peters

Mr McClorey


Mr Schofield

Mr McPherson

Ms Diamond

Miss Cunningham

Mr McGinty

Mr Lynch

Miss Hodges


Miss Adams

Mr Jackson

Ms Matrella

Miss De Aguiar

Mr Hanif

Miss Davies

Miss Farell

Miss Patel

Mr Doran

Ms Saeed

Mr Morton

Mr Brouder

Miss Edwards

Mrs Hendriks


Mme Laasri

Mme Bah

Miss Monaghan


Mr Al Bayati

Mrs Al Bayati

Mrs Al Auraibi

Mrs Al-Abbasi

Mrs Al-Nahhas

Mrs Al Abdulla


Miss Malcolm


Mr Caddick

Miss Gray


Mr Manuel

Ms Pomphrett

Miss Lofkin

Miss Corr

Mr Routley

Mr Henderson


Mr Dunn

Mr Stockley

Miss Chavda

Miss Simpson


Ms Renwick

Mr Wilson

Miss Barrett


Mr Firth

Mr Sinclair


Miss Gerard

Mrs Magpantay

Ms Sorromero

Ms Pelicano

Mrs Sinclair

Mrs Sayed

Mrs Abella

Mrs Pasiculan

Mrs Harb

Mrs Stockley

Miss Morris


Mr A Dunlop – Head of Secondary

Mr M Merrick  – Curriculum Deputy

Miss A Lofkin  – Head of Students

Mr S Firth  – Director of Sport

Mrs A Cavanagh – Director of Learning

Mrs F Matrella   – Director of Learning