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Welcome to PDO School, where children thrive and excel in our child centred, learning focused, international environment. We offer high quality educational provision for the children of expatriate PDO employees aged between 3 and 11 years old.


The PDO School Team caters for the individual, social and academic needs of every child through regular assessment and specific learning programmes, to secure the best outcomes.  We implement the English National Curriculum for English and Mathematics, alongside the International Primary Curriculum - a creative and dynamic strategy that supports all learning styles and secures excellent progress.  Our high ratio of adults to children secures small class sizes and ensures each child has access to support and focused teaching when needed, whilst continuously developing the skills and confidence required for independent learning.  

In 2015 we moved into our new school building which provides state of the art learning environment for our children. Our aim is for children to leave our care as truly global citizens, highly competent literate and numerate individuals, with a fluency in language and a passion for lifelong learning.  

Every child has access to specialist teachers in Music, Physical Education, Science and Computing to ensure they achieve their potential. 


To learn more about our school, parents are most welcome to visit by making an appointment at a mutually convenient time. Alternatively, if you are not yet in country and would like further information, you can make an appointment for a telephone conversation with the Head Teacher. For either option, please contact our administration team on 00968 246 77279 who will be happy to assist you.


To apply for a school place for  your child, please see the information under the "Admissions" section in this website.


We look forward to working in partnership with you to support your child's learning journey.

Our Philosophy

We aim to foster a passion for learning  by providing all the children in our care with a nurturing and challenging environment in which they strive to reach their full potential.

Our History

Founded in 1966, PDO School started as a Royal Dutch Shell primary school, funded and supported by Petroleum Development Oman. At that time, it was the only school in Muscat providing primary education for the children of expatriate PDO and Shell employees of all nationalities. We are now a full PDO School.

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