Welcome to Primary School

The student body is multi-cultural and includes children from over 50 countries and non-British pupils account for nearly half of the School's population. Our school follows the National Curriculum for England at all four Key Stages.

Students are prepared for the Key Stage SATs, GCSE examinations, AS and A2 levels and ultimately for universities of their choice. Whilst maintaining a sharp academic focus,we also endeavour to develop well-rounded students who are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Recognising Achievement

Throughout the School we seek opportunities to recognise and celebrate students' achievements. Merits, subject awards, letters of commendation, effort certificates, trophies, cups and medals all ensure that as many students as possible have a tangible reward for their efforts and achievement.

Individual Attention

Throughout all year groups, students in the British School-Muscat receive individual attention, helping them to realise their potential. This is done through a variety of ways that include, individual assessment and establishment of personal targets, the use of learning support assistants,form tutors and differentiated work.

Target Setting

The British School-Muscat is at the forefront of educational practice in the way it uses information from assessments to set targets for each student to track their progress on a regular basis. This strategy provides a powerful motivator for students and helps students learn the importance of working towards specific goals. Parents and teachers are provided with a realistic basis for assessing the progress and achievement of each student.

Service Standards

Parents and students receive priority attention in an open and friendly environment that promotes open communication between school, parents and students. Frontline personnel are available to provide information and assistance to parents and to make each interaction with the School a pleasant one.

Building Strong Partnership With Parents

Communication between the School and home is the key to a good relationship. The British School-Muscat provides a variety of avenues for communication and interaction between school and parents. These include:

  • Parents' information evenings
  • Parent-teacher consultations
  • Student Reports
  • Regular Newsletters
  • Student Planners used to communicate between teachers and parents on a regular basis


Welcome to the Primary School

Whether you are visiting our website as prospective parents, existing parents and pupils or relatives wishing to keep up to date with events at school I hope that you find our website informative and that you gain an insight into life in the Primary section of the British School.

The School has an excellent reputation throughout the Middle East for achieving outstanding academic results alongside excellent pastoral care within a broad and balanced curriculum. As Head of the Primary School since 2003 I have had the privilege of working with extremely talented teachers and assistants. Together we are committed to providing every pupil with an education which will recognise their strengths, challenge and inspire them.

Lynda Haynes-McCartney, M.Ed. NPQH, B.Ed. (Hons)
Head of Primary