Doha College

Doha, Qatar

Based in Qatar, Doha College is a leading international school offering a British education for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years. Based across two campuses, we deliver outstanding academic results alongside a broad extra-curricular and sporting programme.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

997 boys, 903 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum


Claire Griffiths

Job title:

Marketing Manager

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • British Schools Overseas (BSO)
  • British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
  • Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • EdExcel exam accreditation centre
  • AQA exam accreditation centre
  • CIE exam accreditation centre
  • Cambridge exam accreditation centre
School Website

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As the Principal of Doha College, I feel immensely privileged to be at the helm of such a fantastic school where inspirational teaching encourages focussed learning and ambition for all in a happy and supportive environment. Commensurate with our vision and mission, Doha College students work hard and aim high both in and out of the classroom.

Welcome to Doha College

Senior management

Dr Steffen Sommer - Principal
Mr Paul Young - Senior Vice Principal Head of Secondary
Mrs Christine Walker - Senior Vice Principal Head of Primary

School description

When you choose Doha College, you choose a long established school with a unique heritage in Qatar.  We pioneer High Performance Learning in the Middle East, and our students all develop what we call a growth mind-set that will equip them with the skills they will need to build successful lives and careers.

Over 1900 boys and girls develop their passion for learning within Doha College’s two campuses. We are an international school teaching the well-respected British curriculum offering a broad range of iGCSEs and A Levels.  Inside our walls,  you will find students from over 75 different nationalities speaking 22 different languages.  

When our students graduate, over 97% continue their education at universities across the world including Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, Eton and Yale. In fact, over 94% of our students get offers from their first choice universities. 

Originally opened in 1980, the school continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis and follows the British curricula offering IGCSE, AS and A levels in a wide range of subjects.


Welcome to Early Years at Doha College

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:

2 : 18

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 18

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 22

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 23

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 12

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 10/09/17 - 14/12/17
  • 03/01/18 - 22/03/18
  • 08/04/18 - 28/06/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

Pearson EdExcel, CIE, AQA, Cambridge and OCR

Higher education:

97% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

94% of our students attend their first choice university including the top universities in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Qatar

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Sports on offer include:: Football, Rugby, Netball, Volleyball, Rounders, SoftBall, Athletics, Swimming, Basketball, Water Polo, Table Tennis, Cross Fit and Gym. We have an extensive sporting programme and our teams regularly compete nationally and internationally.
We have an extensive sporting programme and our teams in primary and secondary regularly compete nationally and internationally.

Extra-curricular activities:

ECAs run every day at Doha College and students are encouraged to attend regularly to build skills, develop friendships and have fun.
Duke of Edinburgh, MUN, Film, Paddleboarding, Radio Club, Crafting, Cookery, Chess, Robotics, Drama, Choir, Steel Band, Band Music, Art, School Magazine, Photography, Design and Technology,


Admission process:

We have a transparent admissions process and accept online applications. Please review our admissions tab on our website for specific details on the admission schedule, process and fee structure.

Admission and language criteria:

We welcome applications from all students to Doha College. We are academically selective and require all students to speak and understand English to their age appropriate level, so they are able to access the curriculum.

Fees (Annual)


ر.ق.‏ 36,221.00


ر.ق.‏ 36,221.00

Junior Day:

ر.ق.‏ 40,898.00

Secondary Day:

ر.ق.‏ 661,473.00

Sixth form:

ر.ق.‏ 72,191.00



Claire Griffiths

Job title:

Marketing Manager

School news & events

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Al Bustan Street



Post/Zip Code:

PO Box 7506


+974 44685720

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