Doha College opens new campus in 40th anniversary year

The new campus has been kitted out with technology fit for the learning needs of the 21st century

A British international school has opened a new campus in its 40th anniversary year.

Doha College, which was established in 1980, opened the doors to its new Al Wajba campus in time to welcome students back for the new school year, despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Completed in just over two years by Domopan Construction and project managed by quantity surveyors Quantex Qatar, the new campus features science labs, a performing arts auditorium with LED backdrop screen, two swimming pools with touch pads, a flood-lit astroturf pitch, as well as recreation areas shaded by trees and greenery.

The 90,000m² campus offers a 6-form primary school and a 10-form secondary school. Operations at its Al Waab location have ceased and moved to the new campus at Al Wajba, although it will keep its 4-form primary school at its West Bay campus.

“With the opening of the new campus, Doha College now finally has in facilities what it has truly deserved for many years,” said Dr Steffen Sommer, principal of Doha College.

“‘Excellence for all, excellence from all’ now has a new home and Doha College is filling these walls with a DNA of 40 years of fine educational achievement in Qatar, opening new horizons for the future. I am so excited for our students to get to new heights with all the opportunities that this new facility now enables them to do.”

Sommer recently spoke to IE about leading a school during the coronavirus crisis, citing this year as the “most challenging” in his 20 years as a head.

Despite this Doha College achieved a new record with exam results this year, having already bettered its results for the past two consecutive years. For A-level exams, Doha College recorded 62.4% A*-A and for (I)GCSE exams recorded 74.6% A*-A.

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The school opened its doors in time to welcome students back for the new school year
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