Admissions

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JOINING OUR vibrant international community
We can’t wait to welcome you to Compass Doha. 

A WARM WELCOME

We’re delighted you’re considering Compass Doha for your child’s education. Our students thrive in our positive, nurturing school community, where learning is tailored to their passions, talents, and interests.
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JOINING OUR FAMILY

At Compass, we offer places all year round to children aged 3-19. After making an initial enquiry, you'll join us for a tour, either in person or online. You’ll then fill in an online application form. At the final stage, we'll invite your child in for an assessment.

Every family’s application process is different, so we’d encourage you to get in touch with our admissions team to talk about what's best for you. Our team will also answer any questions about entry requirements and walk you through each stage of the process.

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SPEAK TO OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM

We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. Our admissions team is here to help. They’ll guide you through the process and make sure you have all the information you need.
Starting your application is easy
  • Your first port of call is our admissions team. Get in touch with them by filling in an enquiry form, giving us a call, or sending an email.
  • We’ll then invite you to have a look around our campuses – you can either visit us in person or join a personalised virtual discovery tour.
  • We’ll follow up with you, answer any questions, and make sure you have all the information you need. We’ll then walk you through our step-by-step admissions process.
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STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Are you ready to apply? Here's what you need to do.
Make an enquiry
Get in touch with our admissions team to find out how your child will benefit from a Compass education. The team can answer any questions, talk about your child’s needs, and take you through the application process.
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Make an enquiry
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Join us for a tour
The best way to get a feel for our world-class learning environment is to take a tour – either in person or online. You’ll be joined by a teacher from your child’s year group, who’ll give you first-hand information about what to expect.
Join us for a tour
Send us your application
We accept applications all year round, subject to having places available and permission from the Ministry of Education. We promise to get back to you within 24 hours (Sunday to Thursday) of receiving your form.
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Send us your application
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Assessment
Every child who starts in Year 4 or above sits an online assessment. We do this to ensure we can meet their needs. If your child is joining us in Years 1-3, they won’t need to take a test. However, our primary staff will look at their school reports and arrange an informal meeting with you.
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You’re almost there! Once you’ve completed the first four steps – and we know our school community is right for your child and family – we’ll offer them a place.
Placement
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Starting school
Once their place is confirmed, we’ll make sure your child gets a warm welcome. We’ll send you information before they start, invite you to our family transition days, and set up a meeting with your child’s teacher and new classmates.
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IMPORTANT DATES: 2023–24

Here are some key dates for your diary.
First day of Autumn Term
Sunday 27 Aug 2023
First day of Spring Term
Monday 08 Jan 2024
First day of Summer Term
Sunday 21 Apr 2024

Tuition fees

Our tuition fees reflect the innovative personalised learning experiences and unique global experiences we offer, which ensure our students get outstanding academic results.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How long does the admissions process take?
    Our admissions process should take no longer than two weeks from the moment you get in touch with us. Timings can vary, though, as each child’s application journey is different. Speak to our admissions team to find out more.
  • Do you charge an application fee?
    Yes, we do. Our application fee covers the administrative costs of your child’s assessment.
  • Is the process different if my company pays the fees?
    If your company is paying your child’s school fees, our admissions and finance teams are happy to deal with them directly. Please let us know as early as possible in the application process.
  • Can my child start halfway through a term?
    Yes, absolutely. Your child can start at Compass at any time in the year, subject to available places.
  • Are you a selective school?
    Yes. Your child will do a short online assessment before they start with us to ensure our school is right for them.
  • What are the differences between your three campuses?

    Although we’re one school community, each of our campuses offers students something slightly different.

    Our Gharaffa campus teaches early years and primary education. This complements our primary and secondary provision on our Madinat Khalifa campus, which is also home to our IBDP students. On our Themaid campus, we teach early years right through to A-levels.

    All three campuses have outstanding facilities that deliver a first-class learning experience. 

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FIND OUT WHAT MAKES COMPASS SPECIAL

We’d love you to visit our campuses, either in person or by joining an online discovery tour. You’ll learn more about our personalised pathways, see how we embrace innovation, and meet our brilliant teachers.

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