Doha English Speaking School (DESS) yesterday welcomed British ambassador John Wilkes and his wife.
The dignitaries toured the new state-of-the-art facilities built for Year 7 & 8 and set to open in September 2021.
Students from DESS showcased their musical talents for the guests while he visited the new cutting-edge Music Technology suite, according to a statement.
Established in 1979 and formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II and His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, DESS remains proud to be one of the longest established and leading British curriculum schools in Qatar, it was explained.
Following the opening of Year 7 in 2021, DESS will continue the expansion of its senior school by opening Year 8 in September 2022, to become 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 will focus on providing the best possible education for children aged 3-13.
Awarded the highest graded “Outstanding” by BSO inspectors, students are challenged to achieve academic excellence within a community, family orientated school which offers not-for-profit education in a child focused and caring environment.
“Our senior school will maintain the sanctuary of a primary school setting with senior school facilities, ensuring children feel comfortable while gradually growing in their independence. We realise the importance of nurturing students who are individually known by all teachers.
“DESS students will benefit from the use of excellent new facilities. The state-of-the-art building will provide them with a new Science Laboratory, Art Room and Music Studios, as well as music technology equipment and a Common Room with canteen facilities.
“Staff will get to know the children helping them to recognise and develop their strengths. Our small, inclusive school enables us to foster the best from students during their early senior school years,” the
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