The Royal Grammar School, Guildford in Qatar, an outstanding Independent British School, to open its doors from September 2016

Doha, Qatar: 25 April, 2016 – Hosted by Mr, Hamad Saleh Al Qamra, the chairman of Al Qamra Holding, The Royal Grammar School, Guildford in Qatar today announced at an Official Ceremony attended by His Excellency Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and Mr Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador to Qatar, the opening of its doors in September 2016.

The School will initially open for co-educational Nursery,Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupilswho are aged between three and six. In future, the RGS Guildford in Qatar will open additional year groups fromYear 3 to Sixth Form. The school will offer single-sex education as well as some co-curricular activities.

Mr Hamad Saleh al Qamra, Al Qamra Holding Chairman, who said: “Our Group is honoured to be partnering with the RGS Guildford who will be delivering their outstanding British curriculum to students in Qatar, in just a few short months. We truly understand the need for high quality education in Qatar, especially in the context of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and we are immensely proud to be supporting and providing the highest standards in education for the people of Qatar.”

Rounding out the remarks during the evening’s reception, Mr Ajay Sharma, the British Ambassador to Qatar, said: “Qatar and Britain have always enjoyed close relations. I am thrilled that Britain has continued to support the State of Qatar with foreign investment, with the most recent of these being the opening of the RGS Guildford in Qatar – a truly iconic British educational institution which will open its doors to the students of Qatar.”

Students who will attend the RGS Guildford in Qatar will find themselves as members of an international community of exceptional schools, and in the future will join the ranks of Old Guildfordians as alumni members, being part of a historical tradition that dates back half a millennium.