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Accreditations and Inspections

Accreditations and Inspections


As part of our vision to become one of the leading international schools in the Middle East and mission to provide a world class education for our students, we currently have the following accreditation, from leading educational associations:

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Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOE)

AKIS is fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar and has been awarded the Qatar National School Accreditation (QNSA) for a period of five years; the maximum given.

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Council of British International Schools (COBIS) –Accredited Member

‘Accredited Members’ meet the UK government standards for British Schools Overseas (BSO) and for schools based in the UK through a successful inspection by a government approved inspectorate.

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British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)

BSME provides a quality-assured network of schools helping heads and teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers' Conferences, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year including a range of inter school sports, music, arts and other events.

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British Schools Overseas (BSOs)

The BSOS system gives an extra level of assurance to parents and the school, from a body that is external to BSME. Schools may use the inspection report in their public relations processes. Schools that have undergone a BSOS inspection will have their inspection reports listed, on a dedicated page of the DfE website, with access for parents and others, to the full inspection report.

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Council of International Schools (CIS)

CIS International Accreditation is a rigorous school-wide evaluative process that measures alignment with internationally benchmarked standards and provides guidance for continuous improvement. Through the achievement of these standards, CIS-Accredited schools have been verified as delivering high-quality international education focused on the development of knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to prepare students as global citizens. The accreditation is recognised by ministries, departments of education, and universities worldwide, demonstrating a school’s commitment to high-quality international education and is a mark of quality-assurance. Students educated at CIS Accredited schools are sought after by universities due to the rigour of their international education and their preparation for life no matter where their paths may take them. Read more.

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International English Testing System (IELTS) testing centre

AKIS is accredited as an approved testing centre for IELTS, a globally recognised language test for those who want to study or work where English is the primary language of communication.

The ability of the school to provide the IELTS programme as a test centre, enhances the skills of students at AKIS. They can complete the academic exam as a pre-qualification for further education, especially if this includes study abroad.


AKIS conducts regular independent inspections to validate the integrity of its teaching and learning practices, policies and student welfare systems. The Ofsted framework for the inspection of independent schools in England, is adapted to the specific context and bi-curricular status to assess the school.

Current status: "Good": "A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment."

    December 2014: Pearson Education Inspection Report

    February 2013: British School Overseas, Penta Report

AKIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. AKIS follows the framework for best practice provided by Educare.

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