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GES’s aims are to become one of the leading schools in the Middle East with the mission to provide a world-class educational experience for our students to reach their full potential.

As part of our strategy to meet our school objectives, we seek the following accreditations, from leading educational associations who assess and inspect the quality of standards of teaching and learning and the standards of management and leadership at The Gulf English School.

The accreditation processes provide the school community with quality assurance that provides a report of findings showing that GES has met exceptional quality standards and highlights areas for improvement that can be addressed moving forward. These accreditations have encouraged GES to be a positive and internationally minded school.

We currently have the following accreditations and associations:


CIS is a unique international accreditation with a major focus on student’s learning and global citizenship. The quality and rigour of CIS accreditation are recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities across the globe. It helps schools access new international, educational practices, gain recognition for accomplishments, attract qualified staff, facilitate student connections with leading universities around the world and provide a quality international education experience to students, parents and staff.

GES first became a member of CIS in 2009 and started its first accreditation cycle where the school community carried out a self-evaluation process. After a five day visit by the CIS inspection team following submission of our self-study report, we were successfully awarded the CIS accreditation in 2012. The process enabled our whole school community to focus on standards to improve all areas of the school and address targets and recommendations made by the school community and CIS. Since then GES have written and provided CIS with progress reports in 2014 and 2015 to show the improvements and implementations of recommendations made from the CIS feedback report.

After another CIS team visit in May 2018, the school is undergoing the CIS review based on the 5 year CIS accreditation cycle. Currently, the school community is conducting the Self-study evaluation process under the new CIS guidelines to measure and evaluate the school alignment against the CIS standards. There is a lot of work involved for the school as we move forward but, as ever, we want to challenge ourselves and work with the CIS to ensure that we are doing the very best we can for the students in our care. This whole experience can only be positive for the school as we gain huge insight into how we can improve and where we stand in comparison to other International Schools all over the world.

We are always looking to ensure that the school is doing everything it can to provide the best possible education for the students it serves. There are always areas that could be improved and GES will always aim to be the very best it can be. We hope that all of the school community will continue to support our efforts in ensuring that we continue to be members of these esteemed educational bodies.

The Gulf English School celebrates the CIS re-accreditation 2018/19
CIS Re-accreditation ReportCIS Team Evaluation Report

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The Gulf English School is an accredited IB World School. The IB curriculum aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students taking the programme across the globe are encouraged to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

We have been accredited since 2006 and recently we have successfully completed our 5-year review. The school was subject to a strict accreditation process monitored by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) which ensures that the school offers a quality education.

The IBO feedback report was very pleasing for the school. Whilst there were some recommendations for improvements there were many commendations that showed that the school is meeting all the standards that the IBO expect from an IB school. One of the first things that the IBO said from their school visit was how GES was open, honest, supportive, and welcoming and the team really enjoyed their time at GES. They felt that we were really trying to live up to both our mission statement and the ideals of the IBO.

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BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved applied learning brand and has been engaging learners in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for over 25 years. BTECs are vocational qualifications suitable for a wide range of learners.

BTEC courses give you real, hands-on experience. It’s what I call ‘learning by doing’ and gives you the skills today’s employers are looking for

Peter Jones CBE, Entrepreneur

The Gulf English School was the first school in Doha to launch the BTEC qualification having been approved by the Ministry of Education. The school has successfully delivered the BTEC qualifications for the past 4 years and has become a leading school for the delivery of BTEC in Qatar. Our students for the past 4 years, having completed the L2 and L3 courses, have successfully enrolled into Universities in the UK and other recognized educational institutes around the globe.

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The Gulf English School is a registered Centre for Cambridge examinations. We deliver Cambridge designed curriculum pathways that allow our students to follow the British National Curriculum and obtain qualifications that are acknowledged by the Ministry of Education in Qatar.

The Cambridge Pathways prepares students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Cambridge helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.

Cambridge qualifications open doors to the world’s best universities – in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and beyond.

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Pearson’s leading qualification brand, Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualification include IGCSE’s and the BTEC Vocational Programs. The Gulf English School is an approved Centre to deliver and assess these programs. We deliver Edexcel designed curriculum pathways that allow our students to follow the British National Curriculum and obtain qualifications that are acknowledged by the ministry of education in Qatar.

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The Gulf English School is a BSME Accredited member. BSME provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep up to date with the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own accreditation system which gives the school community assurance in their approach to education. To attain the status the school needs to demonstrate a good of level of quality to its approach to teaching and learning. BSME offers (CPD) programs for schools to take part, deliver, and receive continuous professional development of over 100 courses per year.

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The Gulf English School is fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.