Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha was inaugurated in October 2001, under the patronage of H.E. Meerasahib Mahroof, then Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar. The school is affiliated to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Qatar and runs as a not-for-profit organization. The Patron of the school is H.E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees.
SSLSD is an approved educational institute by the Supreme Education Council and is known as the Sri Lankan Community School. The SEC conducts spot inspections to ensure that the school meets the SEC standards of education. We are also an Approved Centre by Edexcel U.K. which grants students, both internal and external to sit for IGCSE and GCE exams in our school.
At the beginning, the school was a nursery with 25 students and over the years it has progressed to educate approximately 700 students. We are proud to state that our first batch of students sat for the IGSCE examination in 2010.
SSLSD offers education from Lower Reception to GCSE Level and prepares students for the IGSCE & GCE exams under the British National Curriculum. The school follows the Edexcel Curriculum and students in Year 2 & Year 6 sit for the Key Stage I&II (SAT) examinations administered by Edexcel U.K. This allows us to evaluate academic level of our students.
Montessori methods are used to enhance independent learning in Lower Reception classes as it invites children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice, under the guidance and expertise of their teachers. Children in the Lower Reception learn through discovery, using materials to cultivate ideas and self-discipline.
The school ethos encourages children from Upper Reception onwards to sit for IGCSE Exams and we use teaching materials and text books recommended and approved by Edexcel. We are fortunate to have an enriched, qualified and experienced academic staff to train and prepare students for British National Curriculum Examinations.
We, at Stafford, also promote student participation in extra-curricular activities that include sports and aesthetics. We believe that engaging in these activities will develop the personality of our students and broaden their thinking pattern.
SSLSD strives to achieve excellence in every aspect; in the end, our students will become accomplished men and women who will contribute towards the betterment of society.