Welcome to Doha British Schools
Doha British Schools are one of the world’s leading British International Schools in Qatar, with a reputation of outstanding academic excellence since 1997.
For over 26 years, DBS has been true to its core purpose to ensure that every young person should gain as much as possible from their schools, based on the belief that all learners can, need and want to achieve. To this end, DBS has worked tirelessly in creating learning environments that support academic excellence, sport, art and character development and are deservedly recognised by British Schools Overseas as “Excellent” with ‘outstanding features’. DBS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), Qatar National Schools Accreditation (QNSA) and British Schools Overseas (BSO).
26 years later, DBS has now grown into a cluster of three (3) outstanding campuses offering the National Curriculum of England and IB programmes. Doha British School’s first campus in Ain Khaled opened in 1997, followed by DBS Al Wakra in 2014 and DBS Rawdat Al Hamama in 2022.
Students at DBS Ain Khaled follow the English Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2, 3. At Key Stage 4, they engage in a comprehensive range of IGCSE courses. Moving to Post-16 in Key Stage 5, DBS Ain Khaled stands as the only school in Qatar offering four distinct pathways, including AS/A-levels, BTEC, and the IB Diploma programme.
In 2023, DBS Ain Khaled celebrated an outstanding performance in international examinations, achieving a 100% pass rate for both IB Diploma and A-level cohorts. IB students attained an average point score of 31.7, surpassing the global average of 30.6. Graduates from DBS Ain Khaled gain admission to esteemed universities worldwide, such as Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, and the University of Alberta to name a few. A number of graduates have also enrolled in City University College Qatar in partnership with Ulster University. CUC Ulster Qatar provides a distinct pathway from DBS for higher education studies.
The IGCSE results in Arabic 1st language, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Double Science, DT, Economics, Fine Art, French, Mathematics, Music, Physics, PE, Spanish, and Textile Design all exceeded both Qatar and worldwide averages. Additionally, 30 DBS Ain Khaled students received "Outstanding Learner Awards" from Pearson International, achieving the "Highest Achievement" in Spanish for the Middle East and the "Highest Achievement" in the world for Arabic at AS-level.
Since its establishment in 1997, DBS Ain Khaled has consistently prioritized the subjects of Arabic language and Islamic Studies, underscoring the significance of promoting Islamic values and Arabic customs.
All Doha British Schools offer a traditional British Pastoral provision and an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. DBS promotes an ethos of high expectations and the importance of academic success for all its students. There is also a strong focus on Character Development which is embedded into the culture and ethos of all DBS schools.
At DBS, we are already planning for the next 25 years to prepare our students for an ever-changing world. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and attributes our students will need to shape their future and to become global citizens who are well rounded, engaged and socially responsive. DBS will continue to embrace the latest technologies creating agile learning environments to provide our students with an empowered, personalised and exciting learning experience enabling them to thrive within a dynamic, global environment.
If you are currently looking for a school place from preschool to Post -16, then please click on the links for our individual schools’ websites. We would be delighted to show you around our schools and welcome you to Doha British School.
25 + Years
World - Class Learning
Excellent & Outstanding
Findings Given by The British
IB Examinations 2022
Top Universities Worldwide
On Character Development
UK-Trained and expert Teachers
Sixth Form Centre
4 Pathways Available
AS / A Level, IB & BTEC
Available for Study Including
French, Spanish, and Arabic
For Extra Curricular
Progression to a Bachelor’s
Degree at Ulster University, Qatar
Facilities Including Indoor Pools and
All Weather Football Pitch