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|Al Waab & West Bay
|Motto||Excellence for All, Excellence from All|
|Principal||Dr Steffen Sommer|
|Number of students||>1200|
|Average class size||20|
|Hours in school day||6 hours 10 mins (7:10 - 1:20)|
|Colour(s)||White or grey (Sixth Form) and navy blue (Ks3 and Ks4)|
|Feeder schools||Doha English Speaking School, Doha College Primary, Doha College West Bay Primary|
The school is academically selective, both for admissions and progress between key stages. The school is sponsored by the British Embassy and is a not-for-profit organisation.
The school opened in 1980 to meet the demand for a British curriculum in the country and is one of the oldest schools teaching the British curriculum in the region.
In years 10 to 11 the students take part in GCSE. In Years 12 to 13 students undertake AS and A levels to complete their school education before advancing into further education through universities across the world.
To gain admission in the school students sit an entrance test before which a form fee of Qr 200 must be paid regardless of whether or not admission is gained. There is a Qr 10,000 ($2,740) security deposit to pay, followed by a yearly capital fee of Qr 5000 ($1,369.86). The fee structure for the school is as follows:
|Fee details||Pre-school||Reception to Year 6||Year 7 -11||Year 12-13|
|Autumn term||QR 10407||QR 11966||QR 20381||QR 22397|
|Spring term||QR 10407||QR 11966||QR 20381||QR 22397|
|Summer term||QR 10407||QR 11966||QR 20381||QR 22397|
|Total per year||QR 36221 ($9,923.56)||QR 40898 ($11,204.93)||QR 66143 ($18,121.37)||QR 72191 ($19,778.25)|
The schools intake is from normal admissions as well as from DESS campus and the new West Bay Campus gifted by the Supreme Education Council Qatar.
West Bay campus is primary only (pre-school to year 6) and opened in September 2013 offering 670 school places. The West Bay campus is located in Al Farouq Street behind University Petrol Station. The school has announced plans for its new campus. Which is planned for September 2018.
Students and staff can use the nearby rugby club.
The schools hosts competitions with others schools in the country and in the region. Students have participated in international competitions such as the British junior games/BSME.
Expeditions and trips
- Duke of Edinburgh's International award expeditions to Qatari Desert, Nepal, Wales etc.
- Science trips to USA and Bali
- DT trips to Netherlands
- Drama trips to the UK
- Geography trips to malls in Qatar, the desert, and to the UK
- Art and photography trips to New york and Washington DC.
- ICT/CS trips to New York, Japan etc.
- Doha College Prospectus[permanent dead link]