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  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
Inspection Report

Doha English Speaking School’s inspection was conducted by PENTA in May 2017 whereby DESS attained the highest ‘Outstanding’ grade.

The inspection was completed by Penta International, an organisation approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools overseas.

An extract from the report reads ‘Children/pupils are well supported through highly effective pastoral care and the implementation of excellent welfare, health and safety policies and procedures. The school has a fully embedded ethos of care and guidance and strives to meet the needs of all its pupils. The quality of teaching is outstanding. From each different starting point, the proportion of pupils making and exceeding expected progress are high compared to UK national figures. Nearly all children make progress at least in line with their ability, many do better.

The national curriculum provides the framework for teaching and learning supplemented with hostcountry requirements. The curriculum is enriched by a range of extra‐curricular activities.

The school’s thoughtful and wide‐ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well‐being enables pupils to thrive. Parents interviewed are happy with their choice of school and value the family atmosphere of this primary school. Parents and staff value the British nature of the curriculum and are highly committed to the school Pupils feel valued and display highly positive attitudes towards their learning and relationships with each other.’

A copy of the full report is available here (DESS Inspection Report).