Three new Wellington College schools – 365 day countdown

In 2009, Wellington College took the decision to take the education, philosophy, and ethos of the College beyond the shores of the United Kingdom to an ever-expanding international community.

The first partnership was developed with Wellington College China and led to the opening Wellington College International Tianjin in August 2011. In 2014, Wellington College opened its second school in China – Wellington College International Shanghai – followed in March 2016 by Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai nursery, originally designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 2 and 6. In Tianjin, the Wellington College bilingual nursery opened its doors on 23rd August 2017.

We now look forward to August 2018, when the Wellington family of schools will welcome three new members: Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai (an extension of the nursery for children up to age 15), Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou and Wellington College International Bangkok.

Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou

On 11 January 2017, Wellington College and China Xiaoshan Science & Technology Polis launched its strategic education partnership to open Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou. The event was a major landmark in Sino-British education cooperation. Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou will provide world-class all-round education for pupils aged between 2 and 18 years old. Following the local Zhejiang curriculum framework, coupled with Wellington Identity, the new bilingual school is committed to creating an immersive English and Chinese learning environment based on Wellington’s unique holistic education. It will offer challenging, invigorating and enjoyable learning, featuring academic excellence and a wide range of co-curricular activities such as sport, arts and music. The vision is for all pupils to achieve the Wellington Identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive.

Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai

Situated near Wellington College International Shanghai in the New Bund, Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai Early Years was the third Wellington College China school. In August 2018, the Early Years setting will move to its new permanent location, currently under construction, to become the Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai Nursery.  In 2018, a new bilingual school will open for children from 6 to 15. The purpose-built world-class campus, the construction for which is already under way, is located at the north edge of the New Bund area. Once finished, it will include primary and junior high schools, followed by a high school.

Wellington College International Bangkok

We are also very excited to announce that in August 2018, an international Wellington College will open for the first time outside China, as Wellington College International Bangkok welcomes its first students.  Situated in the Krungthep Kreetha area of eastern Bangkok, Wellington College International Bangkok is proud to bring an international school of such high reputation to Thailand to prepare boys and girls to learn and live according to Wellington’s Identity and Values. Wellington College International Bangkok will follow the English National Curriculum and, like Wellington College in Berkshire, will offer GCSEs followed by A level or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

We are now counting down 365 days to August 2018, when we will be celebrating a much stronger and wider family of eleven members.  The existing eight schools:

  • Wellington College
  • Eagle House School
  • Wellington Academy
  • Wellington Primary Academy
  • Wellington College International Tianjin
  • Wellington College Bilingual Tianjin
  • Wellington College International Shanghai
  • Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai nursery

will be joined by Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai, Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou and Wellington College International Bangkok.

For more details, please visit the respective new school websites:

Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou: www.wellingtoncollege.cn/huili-hangzhou

Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai: www.wellingtoncollege.cn/bilingualshanghai

Wellington College International Bangkok: www.wellingtoncollege.in.th

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