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Dukhan English School

PO Box 100001, Dukhan, Qatar +974 40149295 +974 40139499 www.des.com.qa
Dukhan English School is one of the oldest English medium schools in Qatar. Most of the students are children of QP employees, although a number of supporting companies and members of the local community are also represented.
Dukhan English School (DES) is located in Dukhan in the western municipality of Al-Shahaniya in the State of Qatar- approximately one hour's drive from Qatar's capital, Doha. The school occupies purpose-built accommodation on a spacious site that includes two large grass sports fields. The School has been operating since 1954 and is the oldest British Curriculum School in Qatar. It is entirely owned and managed by QP and reflects the Corporation’s commitment to its employees’ well-being and benefit.

Dukhan is a multinational town with up to 47 different nationalities residing there. The advancements and upgrades are growing at a rapid pace. The school caters for 1,300 students from 3 to 18 years old and there are over 160 teachers and support staff, predominantly British and Commonwealth trained. The school is managed through five Key Stages: Key Stage 1 Age 3-7 (Nursery to Yr 2); Key Stage 2 Age 7-11 (Yrs 3 - 6); Key Stage 3 Age 11-14 (Yrs 7- 9); Key Stage 4 Age 14-16 (Yrs 10 -11); Sixth Form Age 16–18 (Yrs 12 – 13).

Although most of the students are children of Qatar petroleum employees, a number of supporting companies and members of the local community are also represented. Recognized by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and Edexcel as an examination centre, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form level teach the full range of subjects expected by the British National Curriculum. There are accelerated groups of early entry GCSEs in Mathematics.

The school keenly promotes inter-school competition and is involved in the Qatar Private Primary Schools Sports Association (QPPSSA) and Qatar Unified English Schools Sports (QUESS). All students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities that complement the academic curriculum and help them develop skills outside the classroom. These extra-curricular activities include sporting clubs, public speaking, chess, the Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme and Young Adventurers. DES welcomes pupils at any time during the school year. However it is preferable to register new pupils for the start of the academic year.

Address: Dukhan English School, PO BOX 100001, Dukhan
Secondary Campus: +974 40142133
Primary Campus: +974 40149295

Fax: +974 40139499

Email: [email protected]

Nationalities: 40
Faculty: 95 F/T, 55 Teaching Assistants
Curriculum: British Curriculum
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