School overview

Contact us

Barwa City Street, Mesaimeer, Doha, Qatar

Tel: +974 403 600 63




Age range

3 - 18


IGCSE / A-Levels

Student / Staff ratio

9.5 / 1

Oryx International School is an independent school exclusively for the children of employees of Qatar Airways and its approved subsidiaries.

Owned by Qatar Airways and managed by the Orbital Group, a UK international schools group. Oryx provides the high standard facilities that you would expect from Qatar Airways coupled with the best of British education from our expert teaching and support team.

Parents choose Oryx for their children due to their strong pedagogical approach to personalised learning, their inclusive ethos, pride of belonging and purpose-built five star facilities. The curriculum supports all academic subjects, and a wide range of enrichment programmes and activities such as eSTEM, the arts, sport and student wellbeing.

The Oryx school building is amazing. I wish I had the chance to study in a place like this when I was growing up. The teachers were very good at answering my questions when I first visited the school and my child (Year 11) really enjoyed the impressive facilities and friendly atmosphere. I was recommended by a parent at the school, and I would highly recommend this school to other parents looking for a first-class education for their children.


School's history

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    New Campus

    School move to new purpose built campus

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    School Opening

    School opened on January the 20th 2016


Meet the Headteacher

Derek Laidlaw, Principal

“Qatar Airways and Orbital Education Ltd. have created a five-star school which will provide students with the latest teaching resources, world class facilities, the highest calibre teachers and an outstanding new campus. At Oryx International School we recognise that all children have individual personalities, needs, talents and aspirations which make them unique. This is our driving force for all our academic and social programmes, creating a truly inclusive and personal school community.

Derek Laidlaw, Principal

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