WHY PARK HOUSE ENGLISH SCHOOL?

Park House English School is such an exciting school with so much to offer your child. Outstanding staff are committed to ensuring every child develops a love of learning and acquires the skills and knowledge they need for the future. As part of the International Schools Partnership we are committed to providing children with “amazing learning”.

 

We have a rich history and excellent reputation – we’re celebrating 25 years of exceptional education

Park House English School was founded in Doha in 1994, and through its rich 25-year history, its long standing excellent reputation, and many years of commitment to education and hard work by all members of staff, is considered one of the most prestigious British schools in Qatar, with places highly sought after at every year group.

We hold a number of international accreditations and accolades

Park House English School is a proud accredited member of a number of international British educational bodies, including British Schools Middle East (BSME), British Schools Overseas (BSO), and the University of Cambridge. We are also a member of the Qatar Supreme Council of Education.

We’re also one of the few secondary schools in Doha to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth awards programme founded in the UK that recognises adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises, and Edexcel, a multinational education and examination body that regulates school examinations under the British Curriculum.

We are operated by the International Schools Partnership (ISP)

ISP, a global British-led family of 34 schools across eight countries (and growing), acquired Park House English School in 2015. Being part of this group provides Park House with outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.

Being part of ISP also means we’re able to provide our secondary students with unique opportunities for learning, such as the Buddy Exchange Programme.

Amazing learning is central to everything we do

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 teachers are highly experienced and passionate about education

Park House English School believes teachers and other classroom-based staff are the most important ingredient in a child’s success at school. All teaching staff are fully qualified and the majority are UK trained with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). Many members of staff hold Masters degree certificates in their subject specialism.

Park House teachers are carefully selected to ensure they are highly trained and have significant experience in delivering the various curricula on offer at the school. Our teachers undergo professional development to ensure they are providing the best experiences in the classrooms.

Some teachers have been at Park House for as long as 12 years. We really look after our teachers – the accommodation and facilities our teachers have is wonderful, which means they’re happy, and they stay because they’re happy, and this transcends to how they are with our children as well.

We will continue to commit to really looking after our teachers, as we believe this is a key differentiator that truly attracts (and retains) the best calibre staff.

More on our teachers and staff here.

Our Sixth Form results are among the best in Doha

In fact, Park House English School’s Sixth Form pass rates this year were significantly higher than some of our closest competitors, with a 100% pass rate for our A Level students, and 25% of those students achieving an A*- A.

More on our examination results here.

We offer a wide range of subjects to our secondary school students

The breadth of subjects on offer for our secondary school students means they can study just about anything they are interested in, from sciences, languages, economics, business, sociology, music, and travel and tourism, to name only a few.

Please see our Secondary School section for more information.

We are very strong on languages

Park House English School offers French and now Spanish for the first time in 2018 in secondary school (Year 7, 8 and 9), and we will teach Spanish at GCSE level in future years.

Our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) offerings are among the best in Doha

We are constantly investing in new technology to enhance our teaching and learning.

Park House English School has two ICT laboratories with internet and multimedia facilities, 3D printing equipment, two 65-inch interactive screens, and Chromebooks and iPads for classroom use. Every Primary classroom has an interactive 65 inch touchscreen.

Our vision is to enhance our curriculum by introducing a 1:1 device initiative into the school, ensuring teaching and learning can flourish through the latest digital technology.

Music and the arts are very important to us

At Park House English School, we believe the arts are just as important to the whole development of a child as academics.

Every student has the opportunity to study music and learn to play an instrument, and with the recent extension to our auditorium, we are able to run school drama productions and other performance events.

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities

Park House English School is dedicated to offering our students a variety of extra-curricular activities that appeal to our students varying needs and wants, including football, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, yoga and music.

We are also pleased to announce that Park House has agreed to a partnership with Evolution Sports Qatar, which started in September 2018.

More on our ECAs here.

We’ve just recently undergone a significant renovation, with some wonderful facilities on offer for our students

Park House English School has seen a huge number of enhancements over the summer of 2018, including a new reception area, an extension to the auditorium (with capacity of over 300 people), two new science labs, refurbished libraries, new shades over the playgrounds, a new early years playground, an extra ICT lab, a brand new dedicated Sixth Form centre, a new art room, and a new design technology room.

Other facilities include a state-of-the-art 3G astro turf pitch, a swimming pool, a dedicated sports centre, and fantastic music facilities.

More on our campus and facilities here.