Nurturing Talent with a Global Vision
Based on the heritage and academic excellence of Wycombe Abbey School in England, Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong offers an all-round education with a well-designed curriculum and state-of-art campus facilities.
Hong Kong is a renowned world leader in historically providing outstanding schools for its community.
Founded in 1896, Wycombe Abbey School (WAS) is a leading independent boarding school in the United Kingdom. The school has a long tradition of academic success and prides itself on providing a learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity.
The British school stepped up its efforts to provide quality learning opportunities outside of the United Kingdom and expanded to Asia in 2006. In 2019, Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong (WASHK) was established by leveraging WAS’s heritage and Hong Kong’s position as a regional education hub. The new co-educational school offers a British preparatory school education model for years one to eight. With its commitment to well-rounded education, WASHK enables its students to develop unique abilities and skills, and prepares them to excel in top-rated secondary schools around the world.
Hong Kong as a Premier Education Hub
Hong Kong is a place where East meets West. Its vibrant multicultural scene provides an attractive learning environment that prepares students to be future world citizens. “When Wycombe Abbey International planned to expand into China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong was identified very early on as a prime location for one of our schools,” said Howard Tuckett, Headmaster of Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong.
“The city is a renowned world leader in historically providing outstanding schools for its community,” said Tuckett. “We were also aware of the local demand for an outstanding ‘international’ school. Since WASHK is registered with the Education Bureau as a ‘private’ school, it is not required to meet the international schools’ rule of having at least 70 percent non-local students. All locals and expatriates can access and join our school equally. We recognise and celebrate Hong Kong’s commitment to an outstanding education and we were very delighted to be able to launch WASHK in 2019 for all the families of this vibrant city to benefit from.”
Unleashing Students’ Potential
The school provides a holistic education that is complemented by a curriculum that combines the National Curriculum for England and Wales, the Common Entrance Curriculum and an extensive Chinese language syllabus drawn from the Chinese National Curriculum.
Tuckett stated, “A holistic education that incorporates a diverse co-curricular programme will foster the skills required to succeed, including creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork and leadership. We are at the forefront of it. We educate our students across all stages of their development, not only in the narrow academic sense.” He added that WASHK enables students to explore their interests as well as to develop better life attributes by providing a broad and international school education that includes 14 primary subjects and ample opportunities to learn from, beyond the conventional classroom.
On the personal front, the British native has lived in Hong Kong for four years and appreciates the city’s vibrancy. “Hong Kong is a welcoming and incredible place to work. It has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to be invited to come to Hong Kong to establish a Wycombe Abbey school. We are very proud to be able to offer our school to all Hong Kong citizens as we move into the next chapter of this dynamic city’s story,” Tuckett concluded.
- Offers a private British curriculum to children aged 5 to 13 years old. With its “Boarding and Secondary School Guidance Programme”, it supports students with their applications to top boarding schools and secondary schools in Hong Kong and around the world
- Wycombe Abbey International has launched four international schools in Changzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Hong Kong
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