Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha was inaugurated in October 2001, under the patronage of H.E. Meerasahib Mahroof, then Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar. The school is affiliated to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Qatar and runs as a non-profit organization. The Patron of the school is H.E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees.
SSLSD is an approved educational institute by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar and is known as the Sri Lankan Community School. The school is also an Approved Exmination Centre by Edexcel International (UK) which grants students to sit for Edexcel IGCSE and GCE examinations.
At the beginning, the school was a nursery with 25 students and over the years it has vastly progressed.
SSLSD now offers education from Lower Reception to Advanced Level. The school follows the Edexcel Curriculum. Students in Year 2 & Year 6 sit for the Key Stage I & II (SAT) examinations administered by Edexcel U.K.
Montessori methods are used to enhance independent learning in Lower Reception classes as it invites children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice, under the guidance and expertise of their teachers. Children in the Lower Reception learn through discovery, using materials to cultivate ideas and self-discipline.
SSLSD is blessed with well qualified and experienced teachers to train and guide the children. The school is very keen in collaborating education with the latest technologies. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive board and a computer connected to the Internet.
At Stafford, students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities including sports and aesthetics. School believes that engaging in these activities will develop the personality of the students and broaden their thinking pattern.
SSLSD strives to achieve excellence in every aspect; in the end, students become successful men and women contributing towards the betterment of the society.