Park House English School - Admissions Policy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What are the fees?

Our current fee schedule, and detailed information about the different components and payment schedules, can be found on our Fees page.

What are the age requirements for the various year groups?

Park House English School places students in the correct year group in accordance with British Curriculum guidelines. Please use the following table to determine the correct year group for your child. Click Here

Can I tour the school?

As a result of COVID-19, we are unable to carry out tours at the school premises. You can view our virtual school tour on our Youtube page. View Here

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?
  • Nursery – 7:35 am – 12 pm
  • Reception – 7:35 am to 1:50 pm
  • Years 1 to Years 6 – 7:40 am to 1:50 pm
  • Secondary School – 7:40 am – 1:50 pm
Is there a school uniform?

Park House English School has high standards and having a presentable appearance is an important part of this.

We want students to feel a sense of belonging and pride and to represent the school in an appropriate manner whilst still wearing clothes that are comfortable and suitable. We like students to maintain a modest, neat and clean appearance at all times. Our comfortable and smart school uniform is mandatory for all pupils.

Our current uniform provider is ‘Noble House Trading’ who are leaders in the education suppliers market, offering high-quality uniform at a competitive price for families. You can order directly from the website www.noblehouseqatar.com.

Does the school offer transport to and from the School?

Park House English School does not provide any transport to or from school. It is the sole responsibility of the parents to organise transport and to ensure that they are satisfied with the health and safety procedures of any provider. The school does not accept any liability for students before they enter, or once they have left, the school premises.

What is IPC?

IPC is the International Primary Curriculum, it is a different way of delivering certain areas of the National Curriculum.  Stimulating topics or units lasting for several weeks integrate Geography, History, Art and Design Technology.  Many units also incorporate learning targets in other curriculum areas, such as Science, ICT, Music and P.E., but do not replace the existing programmes in those subjects.

With IPC, children focus on one topic for a period of days rather than changing from subject to subject each day.

View more information about the International Primary Curriculum: Click here

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

Park House English School is a fully inclusive school representing children from all nationalities. At present we have students from over 70 different nationalities. 

 

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

When selecting teachers, we ensure they have the ability to make learning relevant and engaging so that children love coming to school. We empower our teachers to choose the best methods to motivate the children while encouraging them to be creative and reliant learners.

Amazing Learning is our core purpose. We nurture the best learning environment for your child, so that your child feels safe, valued and happy, to ensure they make as much progress as possible.

Our core belief is ‘Pride, Hardworking, Enthusiasm and Success’, with meaningful enquiry-based learning at the fore, with our innovative British curriculum Through all of this, we will do everything we can to make children love coming to our school and not wanting to leave at the end of the day.

Special Educational Needs

We are unable to offer admission to children who are considered to have learning/behavioural difficulties as the school is unable to offer appropriate levels of support. It is important that full disclosure is made during the application process.

How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

Park House has a long sporting heritage and continues to provide sporting opportunities for students. We encourage pupils to develop a sound, all-around understanding of the basics, the tactics and the etiquette of the sport. They develop proficiency in a range of traditional school sports, but they are also introduced to others, developing their skills and confidence to try new things. We want them to have a broad base of experience from which they can specialise if they choose, but not to pressurise them into specialising too early.

We hope that they will discover a range of sports they enjoy and which they might continue to play on into adult life. Our goal is to promote healthy, active living. Fixtures are arranged with other schools in the greater Doha area.

After School Clubs are available seasonally through the year in various sports, such as football, swimming, basketball and netball

Due to COVID-19 restrictions after school activities, PE classes and fixtures are postponed until further notice. 

How do you promote healthy eating?

We actively promote healthy eating at school as we know that when children eat nutritionally rich food, they have more energy and will approach their studies with more enthusiasm. We have sourced the services of Kids Kanteen, a healthy food service provider operated by ‘IFS Qatar’ to supply packed lunches for your children and deliver them to their classrooms.

Kids Kanteen chefs are masters at designing menus that appeal to a variety of tastes. Orders must be received the previous Wednesday. You can view a sample menu here: Kids Kanteen Sample Menu 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Kids Kanteen is closed until further notice. 

What is your absence policy?

If it is known in advance that a student will be absent it is important that the school be informed by email or telephone.  In the case of illness, a medical certificate is required for an absence of more than 3 days’ duration.

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Yes.

The school has an Arabic department that delivers specialised language teaching to students.  

 

Which other languages are taught?

At Park House English School we teach Arabic, French and Spanish

  • Reception – Year 2: Arabic or Spanish as a second language.
  • Year 3 – Year 6: Arabic or French as a second language.
  • Year 7 – Year 9: Arabic, French or Spanish as a second language. 
Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

Yes

What external examinations and assessments do you offer?
  • For secondary students, we offer IGCSE and A-Level examinations.
  • All students work towards IGCSE examinations during Years 10 and 11 with all students taking the examinations in Year 11.
  • AS Level examinations are offered in Year 12 with students taking four subjects.
  • In Year 13, three subjects are studied for the A2 examinations.

You can view further information on the curriculum here

What music opportunities are available?

Music is an integral part of the curriculum at Park House English School, and all students have the opportunity to learn an instrument and compose music. They will also enjoy participating in performance groups including choirs and musical theatre.

If you have a particular question that is not answered, please contact us at info@parkhouseschool.com 
or telephone +974 4468 3800