We are an inclusive school so each application is considered individually. Students will be placed as per their age on 1st September, or according to their transfer certificate if they are joining us from a school inside Qatar. We do not ‘retain’ or ‘accelerate’ students unless there are exceptional circumstances and it is in the child’s absolute best interests and/or advised to do so by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar.
Children who wish to register with Edison International Academy, AL Markhiya are expected to have a good command of the English language in order to be able to fully access the National Curriculum for England Framework, which guides our teaching.
Children from all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome to apply with us, however, priority will be given to children who meet the language requirements, as well as siblings of children who are already enrolled in our school.
Initial Applications can be submitted
a. in person at the school
b. via the school website: we respond to all applicants, using the email and/or telephone number provided with the applications. Please ensure these details are filled correctly.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide further documentation. Only those applicants asked to provide documents will be considered further. Once all of the required documentation is received, the academic staff responsible will review the application. Being asked this information, however, does not automatically guarantee a place at Edison International Academy, Lusail. Initial screening will be from a review of the school reports and behavior reports.
Copy of child’s final report from the last academic year together with all interim reports issued during the current academic year. Reports should be in English.
Age relevant photograph
Copy of child’s Qatar ID
Reports and documentation relating to additional needs (if appropriate)
Students applying for a place in Year 11 are required to provide a list of the subjects studied in Year 10 together with the examination board
If your child’s initial application is successful, your child will be invited to attend an entrance assessment.
Note: We are unable to offer admission to children who are considered to have learning/behavioral difficulties as the school cannot offer appropriate levels of support. Please ensure full disclosure is made during the application process.
If a child is invited for an entrance assessment at Edison International Academy, Lusail, a day and time will be assigned for each student considered. Should your child not arrive at the scheduled day and time for the assessment without prior notice, the school will reserve the right not to consider the application for the same academic year.
A fee for the entrance assessment is payable prior to the assessment being administered.
The teacher will consider:
- Social skills appropriate to the child’s age
- Ability to understand and follow instructions
- Level of English and motor skills are age appropriate
- Ability to separate from their parents
- Overall readiness for the Early Years
Assessment Year 1 to Year 6:
- Students will be assessed for their proficiency in English and Mathematics
Successful applicants will be notified by phone or email. Parents will be asked to provide the following documents together with payment within 10 working days to secure the place. After 10 days, the school reserves the right to offer the place to another child.
- Passport copy of child
- Passport copy of both parents
- Copy of Qatar ID of child and parents
- Employment certificate of Child’s sponsor
- Medical Assessment Form from Health Center
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Latest school report and school report from the previous year
- Behaviour report (Primary children)
- 6 passport size photographs
Students starting at the beginning of the following academic year: advance deposit (deducted from the Term 1 fees)
Students starting midterm: full term fees must be settled prior to the child’s first day
Current Ministry of Education and Secondary Education (MoE) regulations are detailed below. Please note these are subject to change and you should consult the MoE for the latest requirements. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure they apply for the appropriate year group progressing from the child’s current school.
All children joining Year 2 and above who are transferring from schools outside of Qatar are required to provide all current school reports including the most recent end of year report. The reports must include the official school stamp.
Students transferring from within Qatar
All children are required to provide the existing school with confirmation of acceptance into Edison International Academy, Lusail.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education will authorise children to join in the year group appropriate to the time of year the transfer takes place. Should the MOE not approve a transfer to the year group offered, the place in the stipulated year group is subject to availability and not automatically guaranteed.