A Typical School Day

A typical school week at Edison International Academy, Lusail, begins on Sunday mornings and ends on Thursday afternoons.


Timings are:

Early Years

7 am to 12 noon

Primary Years

6.50 am to 1 pm

Secondary Years

6.50 am to 1 pm


Please note that it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children arrive to school on time and safely, and are collected from school at the end of the day.

Drop Off and Pick Up procedures:

Early Years:

Children in our Early Years (Preschool & Reception) must be dropped off by a parent, a recognised driver or nanny, or by a sibling in our Secondary Years, until the teacher opens the classroom and supervision from the school’s side is guaranteed. Early Years children must not be left unattended by the parent and/or caretaker dropping off before 6.50 am, by which time the teacher is in the classroom.

At the end of the school day, children in Early Years must be collected from the classroom by a parent, recognised driver or nanny, or by a sibling in our Secondary Years.

Primary Years:

Children in Year 1 and Year 2 must be dropped off at the classroom or another, by the school designated, supervised area by a parent, a recognised driver or nanny, or by a sibling in our Secondary Years. At 6.50 am, they should proceed to the classroom.

Children in Years 3 to 6, are to wait in the play area until 6.50 am, upon which time they should proceed to their classrooms.

At the end of the school day at 1 pm, children in Year 1 and Year 2, should be collected by a parent, driver, nanny or an older sibling from the classroom. Children who are not collected on time, will be taken to a designated, supervised room or the playground, from where they must then be picked up.

Secondary Years:

All Secondary students are to proceed to their classrooms by 6.50 am.

At the end of the school day, they are to assemble in an area designated and by the school supervised areas until they are picked up by a parent, nanny or driver. 

Late Arrivals to School:

Children arriving after 7 am, are to report to the school’s main reception, and are to collect a ‘Late Arrival’ pass, to be allowed entry into the classroom. They will be marked as ‘late’ in the attendance records.

Early Departures from School:

Children who need to leave school before the end of the school day, the parent/guardian picking up the child, has to:

  • Provide the security at the main gate with a valid ID card and collect a ‘Visitor’s Pass’
  • Report to the school office, and explain the reason for the child’s early departure
  • Obtain an ‘Early Leave’ permission slip, authorising pick up of the child from the classroom
  • Hand the ‘Early Leave’ permission slip to the security officer at the main gate, return the ‘Visitor’s Pass’, collect the ID and exit with the child


During school hours, parents must report to the school office and must refrain from entering classrooms before the stated pick up time.

Parents also must ensure that their child is dropped off and picked up on time, daily; should there be a delay in picking up on time, parents are asked to inform the school office.

Edison International Academy, Lusail, is not obliged to provide supervision of children after 2 pm.

School Bus Service

Edison International Academy, Muaither, offers a school bus service for our students. All busses are accompanied by a bus assistant to ensure children get to school safely in the mornings and reach home unharmed in the afternoon.

For health and safety reasons, parents are expected to provide the school with a minimum of two adults who are authorised to receive the child in the afternoon from the bus assistant. 

Should you wish to enquire about bus routes offered and cost involved, please contact the school office for more information. 

Enrichment Opportunities and Extra Curricular Activities

We aim to provide opportunities for our most able students through high expectations and supplementing the normal curriculum with extension tasks and activities. At the same time, we are offering differentiated classrooms for students who need extra support in certain academic areas.
To ensure our students build on their learning experiences, we also offer educational trips to educational institutions, universities and scientific centres to ensure that our learners benefit from a varied learning experience.
We also offer After School Support Programs in the form of extra learning opportunities for our students to help them meet the expectation of the curriculum.
Towards the end of Year 9, students will be included in our Career Guidance programme to prepare them for life after school.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In order to enhance our holistic approach to teaching and learning, we, at Edison International Academy, Lusail, provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These are run at school from 1.15 pm to 2 pm, led by one of our own teaching staff. Activity choices are published at the beginning of each term.