Online Application Process and Procedures at Qatar Leadership Academy
Thank you for your interest in Qatar Leadership Academy. We seek to ensure that all students who are admitted to the school will thrive in an environment of high academic expectations, will be able to benefit from a well-rounded education provided, and flourish socially and behaviorally within the school community.
1. Completion of QLA Online Admission Form
The first step toward being considered for enrollment at QLA involves filling out our online admission form with all the required documentations. Please click on the following online admission link https://qla.openapply.com/to access our online application form. Upon completion of the online admission form you will receive an e-mail confirming that your account has been created. It includes the Login and password information as well in addition to a link that refers you to the parents login page.
** No admission decision can be made prior to the completion of the online application process.
2. Submission of Supplementary Application Requirements
The following application requirements must be scanned and submitted within the online application form in order for your child to be considered:
- Recent passport-sized photograph of the student.
- Applicant’s 3 most recent end of year reports and his grades in the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) not less than 75%.
- Applicant’s passport and birth certificate.
- Father’s (or Guardian’s passport), including a scanned copy of the visa for non GCC nationals.
- Father’s passport or ID for Qataris.
- Mother’s passport
- Immunization card
- Medical form
- Counselor recommendation form
3. Non-Refundable Application Fee
A total of QR 500 non-refundable application fee is due after the application is submitted online. You will be receiving an electronic invoice by e-mail. You can also access this invoice from your personal Applicant Status page by logging in to https://qla.openapply.com/parents/sign_in . At this stage, parent can proceed with online payment.
4. Pending Checklist Items
In case any of the application requirements mentioned above were not appropriately fulfilled, you will be receiving a note via e-mail with the list of checklist items that are still pending your completion. You will be asked to review and complete these items on your Application status login page here https://qla.openapply.com/parents/sign_in .Once you have completed uploading the missing items, we can move to the next stage in the admissions process.
5. Testing Schedule
At this stage, parent should understand that this is an application for admission and filling the online admission form does not guarantee enrolment. The Admissions Office reviews the completed online applications and determines whether the applicant may be tested for admission. The Admissions Office then notifies parents with the decision and to schedule testing dates for applicants proceeding to the next stage of the process. Parents will be automatically notified by an e-mail and the same notification will appear on the parent dashboard.
6. Previous Learning Support Assessment
At the point of admission to Qatar Leadership Academy, it is made clear to all prospective students and their parents that they are expected to cooperate with the teaching and support staff and to promote the greater good of the whole community. It is our goal to establish a full partnership with parents in order to promote the interests of the student body. This partnership must be based upon mutual honesty and respect. We have the right to expect full submission/disclosure of any learning support assessment or identified need, or medical condition or disability, which could require specialist treatment, support or equipment, and any behavioral or disciplinary issues known to parents at the point of application. This information is essential to assist with any interview or other admissions screening processes.
7. On site Admissions screening and entry assessments procedures
Students who apply to the school must meet the school’s entrance assessments requirements. At each grade level, we administer a screening assessment that is designed specifically for the grade of which a student is applying to, and includes:
- English test
- Mathematics test
- Arabic test
- Student and parent counselor interview
- Medical examination
Parents are asked to submit/disclose any information that might help us make an informed admissions decision at the time of application.
At all levels, we reserve the right to make direct contact with any previous school or educational establishment and to request a confidential report. This will ask for comment on academic progress to date, involvement in the broader life of the school, and general behavioral standards.
Collectively, all this information allows Qatar Leadership Academy to be reasonably confident that it is the right school academically for each student and to tailor our academic courses to meet the needs of students. The school wants to be able to educate and develop each student to the best of his ability, and to ensure that any prospective student will be academically and socially at ease with his peers. In this way there is every chance that all students will emerge at the end of their time at Qatar Leadership Academy having enjoyed the school and confident in their next steps.
8. Admission Policy & Selection Criteria
** New or wait pool students will be admitted according to seat availability and QF school’s priory policy:
- Siblings of current QLA students
- Students enrolled in QF schools
- Children of QF employees
- Others based on date of application
9. Parents communication channel:
QLA will be communicating with parents through the online system, and the Office of Admissions and Registration in Qatar Leadership Academy is ready to answer all your inquiries through the online system. We recommend you keep checking your account on the site to ensure that you are aware of all of our messages and responses and to keep following your child application stages.
10. Withdrawal Process for QF Schools:
To begin the process of withdrawing a student from a QF school, the parent/guardian is requested to submit an online withdrawal form (click here). The school will process the request within three working days.
Please note that the parent/guardian and the student will be invited to attend an exit interview meeting with the school Director to discuss the withdrawal. The parent/guardian and the student are required to attend this meeting to complete the formal process.
Qatar Leadership Academy, Member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development wishes a good luck for all the applicants.