Doha British School

Doha, Qatar

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

890 boys, 850 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum


Terry McGuire

Job title:


Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools
  • BSME Accredited Member
  • IB World School
  • Qatar National Schools Accreditation (QNSA)
  • Edexcel
  • British Schools Overseas (BSO)
School Website

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DBS schools are vibrant and welcoming international schools providing a first-class education that will enable all of our pupils to thrive in today’s dynamic global environment. Each DBS school lies at the heart of its local community and we appreciate the ongoing role we play in community integration and development. Our schools are dedicated to improving the educational attainment and life chances of all our pupils regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or ability. Our core purpose is to ensure that every pupil gains as much from the time spent at a DBS school as they can. This is based on our fundamental belief that all learners can, need and want to achieve. Terry McGuire - Principal

Senior management

Principal: Mr Terry McGuire

School description

We are inspected and accredited by the Council of International Schools, British Schools Overseas and British Schools of the Middle East. We were also the first British Curriculum international school to meet the standards set by Qatar’s National Schools Accreditation process. Our standards and expectations are high. Our teachers and support staff are excellent, our parents very supportive and our children and young adults are amazing.

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Sixth form average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

3 : 26

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 13

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 13

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 25

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 14

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 04/09/16 - 03/01/17
  • 03/01/17 - 11/04/17
  • 23/04/17 - 22/06/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:


Sports and extra-curricular activities


Football, netball, basketball, swimming, athletics, rugby, rounders

Extra-curricular activities:

High quality, wide range of Sporting and non-sporting ECAs from Year 1 to Year 13


Admission process:

Admissions are ongoing throughout the year and require submission of admission form and fee to Admissions office. See school website for further details on Admission process.

Admission and language criteria:

Applicants must speak good level of English in order to access the curriculum. See school website for further details on Admissions criteria.

Fees (Annual)


ر.ق.‏ 7,565.00


ر.ق.‏ 11,087.00

Junior Day:

ر.ق.‏ 11,641.00

Secondary Day:

ر.ق.‏ 15,000.00

Sixth form:

ر.ق.‏ 22,173.00



Terry McGuire

Job title:





Ain Khaled, Salwa Rd South



Post/Zip Code:


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