King's College Doha provides families living and working in Qatar with a nurturing, yet challenging school environment, which is committed to providing outstanding teaching and effective learning. KCD is a purpose-build school with first-class facilities. The school's outstanding academic programme is underpinned by exceptional pastoral care, which is focused on developing learners who are happy, caring, confident and curious.
KCD brings 140 years of educational excellence to Qatar as the first international offer from King's College.
King’s College, Doha opened its doors to children and staff in 2016 and soon established a strong reputation for offering a first-class British education to local and international families. The school currently provides a King’s College education to children from the age of 3 to 13.
King’s College, Doha has recently announced the extension of its education offer to the full age range of 3 to 18 at its new start-of-the-art campus a short distance away at Mesaimeer.
The school’s Sponsor and Chair of the Board is Sheikh Mansoor bin Jassim bin Thani Al Thani, a member of the Qatar Royal Family. As well as his own portfolio of businesses, Sheikh Mansoor has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha as the Counsellor for European Embassies, having previously been posted to Japan, Russia, Spain and the USA. King’s College, Doha is a partnership with EduReach, a specialist in exporting premium British education. The EduReach team is highly experienced in founding British schools overseas and are responsible for oversight of the school.
The extensive sports facilities include an indoor hall, a brand-new 25-metre pool with learner area and new outdoor games such as astroturf football, tennis, basketball and netball courts.
A glazed central atrium sits at the heart of the new school offering a unique amphitheatre performance hall surrounded by large, state of the art classrooms with dedicated indoor and outdoor learning and play areas.
The school has an excellent array of specialist teaching spaces including Science Labs, an Art and Design centre, Music and Drama classrooms as well as a dedicated Arabic and Islamic studies centre. ICT will play a key role throughout, with Wi-Fi available in all internal areas and a Mac Computer Lab allowing for a wide range of computing, coding and digital design and editing.
Principal – Oona Carlin
Oona Carlin is the Principal of King's College, Doha. She held senior leadership roles in two British Independent Schools in the UK. She was the Deputy Head at Putney High School for six years and the Head at Ipswich High School for over six years. These two schools are leading independent schools in the UK and regularly feature towards the top of the academic league tables in the UK.
Oona studied Biochemistry at Imperial College, London and completed her teaching qualifications at the University of Cambridge. She started her teaching career as a Chemistry Teacher but also has a passion for the Arts and Sports.
Oona joined as Principal at King's College, Doha in January 2020 and she will lead the school's growth over the coming years. She is a highly qualified teacher and leader and is looking forward to seeing King's College, Doha expand, and she is excited about supporting the King's College, Doha pupils through their school careers to GCSE and A level examinations.
The library is a key focal point for the school, providing a diverse range of traditional books and digital media within a space catering to personalised learning and study. An enrichment centre that focuses on the personalised learning needs of children including additional English language and specialised learning support will undoubtedly become an important facility within the school.