King's Schools – International
King's College India
King’s College broke new ground by opening the first British partnership school in India in 2017.
King’s College India, is located on a 23 acre site in the city of Rohtak, Haryana, close to Delhi. Until partition, Rohtak was regarded as an educational hub in India. It houses universities and medical colleges, but this is the first truly international school in the region. Rohtak has been earmarked by the Indian government for extensive industrial growth and is already the base for a number of major multinational companies in India.
Construction of the new school is strikingly attractive, with a core of buildings enclosing a spacious circular garden and amphitheatre. Facilities for boarding and sport (including cricket, football and golf) are outstanding.
The initiative has been supported by UK educational services company, Anglo Schools International Services, headed by former Chairman of the UK Society of Heads, David Boddy.
We see India as a large and exciting market, with 500 million young people under 25. The education on offer here in Somerset has been replicated as much as possible in the new school and our experienced Indian partners want to instil the best of British educational values. The benefits to King’s College in Taunton will be significant, not least the establishment of a direct link to a part of the world which will inevitably play a major role in the lives of our pupils.
We have chosen not to follow the more usual franchise route into international development. Instead, we have formed a full partnership with a group of Indian educationalists. Education inspired by a Christian ethos is very popular in India and British expertise is highly valued.
The new international school will eventually provide a boarding and day school for 1250 day and boarding pupils aged 6 to 18. The school will follow the UK Common Entrance programme, followed by IGCSEs and A levels.
King's College, Doha
King’s College, Doha opened its doors to children and staff in 2016 and soon established a strong reputation for offering a first-class British education to local and international families. The school currently provides a King’s College education to children from the age of 3 to 13.
King’s College, Doha has recently announced the extension of its education offer to the full age range of 3 to 18 at its new start-of-the-art campus a short distance away at Mesaimeer.
The school’s Sponsor and Chair of the Board is Sheikh Mansoor bin Jassim bin Thani Al Thani, a member of the Qatar Royal Family. As well as his own portfolio of businesses, Sheikh Mansoor has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha as the Counsellor for European Embassies, having previously been posted to Japan, Russia, Spain and the USA. King’s College, Doha is a partnership with EduReach, a specialist in exporting premium British education. The EduReach team is highly experienced in founding British schools overseas and are responsible for oversight of the school.
Principal – Oona Carlin
Oona Carlin is the Principal of King's College, Doha. She held senior leadership roles in two British Independent Schools in the UK. She was the Deputy Head at Putney High School for six years and the Head at Ipswich High School for over six years. These two schools are leading independent schools in the UK and regularly feature towards the top of the academic league tables in the UK.
Oona studied Biochemistry at Imperial College, London and completed her teaching qualifications at the University of Cambridge. She started her teaching career as a Chemistry Teacher but also has a passion for the Arts and Sports.
Oona joined as Principal at King's College, Doha in January 2020 and she will lead the school's growth over the coming years. She is a highly qualified teacher and leader and is looking forward to seeing King's College, Doha expand, and she is excited about supporting the King's College, Doha pupils through their school careers to GCSE and A level examinations.
A glazed central atrium sits at the heart of the new school offering a unique amphitheatre performance hall surrounded by large, state of the art classrooms with dedicated indoor and outdoor learning and play areas.
The school has an excellent array of specialist teaching spaces including Science Labs, an Art and Design centre, Music and Drama classrooms as well as a dedicated Arabic and Islamic studies centre. ICT will play a key role throughout, with Wi-Fi available in all internal areas and a Mac Computer Lab allowing for a wide range of computing, coding and digital design and editing.
The extensive sports facilities include an indoor hall, a brand-new 25-metre pool with learner area and new outdoor games such as astroturf football, tennis, basketball and netball courts.
The library is a key focal point for the school, providing a diverse range of traditional books and digital media within a space catering to personalised learning and study. An enrichment centre that focuses on the personalised learning needs of children including additional English language and specialised learning support will undoubtedly become an important facility within the school.