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New Horizons in Education: British Online Schools U.K. Qatar

New Horizons in Education: Homeschooling in Qatar & Homeschooling in UAE

Online Schools UK are fast becoming viable options for expat families based in Qatar, the UAE and the wider Middle East who are increasingly exploring options for online schooling Qatar, homeschooling Doha and homeschooling in UAE, where there is increasing demand for online education.   For parents who are looking for the Best Online School UK, British Online Private Schools are quickly rising in popularity due to unsatisfied demand for British International School and Private School places and a desire for a future-proof, more flexible education options for children.

This is Education Reimagined


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This December, the world of education will cast its eyes on Qatar, as thousands of education stakeholders and innovators from around the globe will convene at one of the most influential gatherings to shape the future of education, WISE 2021.

Under the theme ”Generation Unmute: Reclaiming our Future through Education”, one topic which is sure to dominate is the rise of EdTech and the emergence of British Online Education Providers and Online Schools Middle East, which are quickly  changing the landscape not just for new options in online schools for parents homeschooling in Qatar and homeschooling in UEA, but for online education and a growing online school sector globally.   

Home Education is on the rise throughout the world and this is particularly true for homeschooling in Qatar and homeschooling in Dubai as new options in Online Schools Middle East become a viable option for parents.

Why? According to the Senior Leadership Team at leading online school U.K., Sophia High School, the top reasons for parents choosing British Online Schools as an online school Doha when homeschooling in Qatar or homeschooling in UAE option are:

  • to get a better education for their children;
  • to escape from problems at school;
  • to accommodate a special needs student;
  • to cover missed schooling during a family move;
  • when waiting for residence permits to be issued as children cannot attend a school in Qatar without it;
  • to create a safe, supportive environment for learning.
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The Rise of British International Online Schools

Since the COVID19 pandemic began, Online High Schools and Online homeschooling options for parents with primary age children has grown exponentially.    Online Private Schools for online secondary school and online primary school students, are now one of the fastest growing segments within the online education industry.    Parents want to control what their children learn, what kind of environment they do it in, and the values that are instilled during the process. They want to opt out of bullying, peer pressure, relentless test-taking, and other threats lurking in school hallways.   Today, the rise of British International Online Schools enables parents to have the best of both worlds. They can choose to homeschooling in Qatar or homeschooling in Dubai   but still have the benefits of their child joining a prestigious British Online School, for a third of the online school fee cost.

The trend towards homeschooling is not confined to Qatar or Doha alone. Home education in the UK rose by 75% last year, the BBC recently reported. That’s 40,000 pupils taken out of formal school, compared to 23,000 on average over the previous two years. Some parents put the increase down to ‘Covid anxiety’ – parents not wanting to risk the health of either their child or vulnerable others in the family, or hoping to ensure an education free from the interruptions of self-isolation and school closures.

The trend towards online education has also not been missed by the UK Department for Education, who are set to announce the launch of the Online Education Provider Accreditation Scheme in early January 2022 and the movement of the globally recognised Council of International Schools to formally offer membership and accreditation to Online School providers.

Homeschooling in Qatar gives expat parents freedom and flexibility to structure learning around life and lifestyle and offers a more personalised approach to teaching and learning. The rise of the Google for Education, Anywhere School, where kids no longer have to go to school, school comes to them, is an exciting development for expat families seeking homeschooling in Dubai and homeschool Qatar programs for their children.  With an expat population that is frequently on the move, the launch of new online schools Middle East and Online Schools in Qatar as well as notable increases in families opting for homeschooling in UAE via an Online School UK, provide parents with a flexible school option without compromising on the quality of education.

When opting for homeschooling Doha, online schools in Qatar as well as online schools UAE, parents are fully responsible for scheduling sporting and social opportunities for children, including clubs, camps, activities, and volunteering.  In choosing a leading Online British School, Sophia High School, children are encouraged to take up activities locally but are also provided with the opportunity during their online school experience to work with others on projects and competitions, take part in Beyond the Curriculum courses and experiences, join the ‘Changemakers’ student leadership group, or make friends through online school clubs, student led activities and societies and plan meet ups with wider students in their peer group who are based in the same geographic location.

In choosing an online school UK, parents should always do their research and ensure that the online education provider employs fully qualified teachers with post graduate degrees in education and ensure that leadership teams have suitable school experience as Headteachers.  Parents should also always make sure they check with their local education authorities for any documentation, school reports or transfer certificates that may be required should they wish to transition back to a traditional school setting in the future, and ensure their chosen online education provider can share these.   


Sophia High School – A leading British Online School

Sophia High School’s Educational Leadership Team share more than 50 years of teaching and headship experience at outstanding schools in the UK and British International Schools abroad.  We offer a flexible Online School Fee Payment structure from as little as a half term with no commitment required beyond this period and built in discounts for longer fee payment plans on a termly or annual basis.   Sibling Discounts are available.   

To find out more information about our pioneering approach to British Online Education, visit us at 

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If you would like to speak with our Education Team about online schooling for your child, schedule a call with them here:  For details on our Admissions Process please visit our Online School Admissions Page 

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Thinking about an International British School for your child?  Looking for UK British curriculum online education provider or the best online secondary school UK? 

Here are 10 Things you should consider when choosing a British Online School

If you are thinking about applying for a place at Sophia High School for your child, email us at call us on +44 20 4547 5870 or complete the Registration Form to arrange a call back.

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