Year 7 and 8


Academic year (2023 - 2024) sees  Doha English Speaking School welcoming Year 7 students for a 3rd time. These lucky students will enjoy the use of our new building and state of the art facilities: a Science Laboratory, Art Room and Music Studios, as well as music technology equipment and a Common Room with canteen facilities. Our specialist team of trained Secondary teachers provide rigour and challenge in the curriculum ensuring that students are thoroughly prepared for their next steps after DESS.

Heather Rinaldi is the Assistant Headteacher and Key Stage Leader of Years 6, 7 and 8. “ I am delighted to be  welcoming yet another DESS Year 7 cohort. We are very proud of the strong community feel that continues to permeate through every aspect of Year 7 and Year 8 life at DESS as we ensure that learning and pastoral care are personalised to each child.”   Heather Rinaldi, Assistant Headteacher. 

Leadership opportunities for Year 7 and 8 students abound as they have the chance to undertake roles such as Head Boy and Head Girl, Prefects and House Captains, reserved at other schools as the privilege for only the Year 11, 12 or 13 students.

DESS is the only not-for-profit Preparatory School in Qatar.  As a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS); a UK kitemark of excellence in education, DESS focuses on providing the best possible pastoral support and academic education for children aged 3-13.