Providing world class education globally
Wycombe Abbey International (WAI) was established in 2015, as the international arm of Wycombe Abbey and has successfully managed international schools through a series of strategic partnerships with school operators. These partnerships are based on collaboration agreements, which define a series of rights and obligations for both parties to ensure the schools are developed and operated at the required quality standard for WAI.
All our international schools share the same vision as Wycombe Abbey in the UK, to be recognised globally as world class schools. Our schools will provide an outstanding, holistic education with a particular focus on academic excellence and enable our leavers to go on to the best universities in the world. Our pupils are also developed through a rich and varied co-curricular programme which helps them become future-focused leaders who will make a positive difference in the world.
We monitor the quality, standards and successes at our international schools through engagement with the Wycombe Abbey International board. This includes regular visits to our international schools, supported by Wycombe Abbey UK, to review school operations, teaching, safeguarding and governance of the school. Furthermore, we provide professional training to key staff and support with key policies and procedures which need to be implemented at each international school. Our schools are required to secure and maintain COBIS accreditation, where relevant, as part of our external quality assurance procedure.
Within our global family of schools, there are opportunities for teachers and pupils to collaborate on international projects. This enables our staff to understand different educational settings and share best practices amongst their peers. Pupils will also be able to participate in collaborative projects and competitions and develop further their global perspectives through interaction with fellow pupils in other countries.
WAI has worked in partnership with British Education Limited (BE) in Greater China since 2016. Our partnership with BE has launched four international schools in Greater China; Changzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou and Nanjing. Details of these schools can be found below. WAI has also recently established a strategic partnership with the WMC Educational Foundation in Egypt, who have also partnered with ACUD, the corporation responsible for developing Egypt’s New Capital City, to establish schools across the Middle East and North Africa region. The first school, Wycombe Abbey International Cairo East will open in September 2024.
Wycombe Abbey School Changzhou opened in September 2016, and is a co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 3–18, in Changzhou, China. As a model of innovative education, the school combines the Chinese National Curriculum with the best of British education, using a resolutely holistic approach to teaching and learning. In addition to academic excellence, the school aims to develop the individual character of each child and focuses on their all-around development through sports, music, art, drama, and many other co-curricular activities which include domestic and international expedition opportunities. The school is located on the banks of the beautiful 164 square kilometres West Taihu Lake, enabling it to become the only school in China equipped with its own boat house, rowing boats, and an exclusive jetty within its campus. For admission enquiries, please contact the Changzhou Admissions Office at [email protected].
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong opened in September 2019 and is the premier British preparatory school in Hong Kong, offering a private UK curriculum to children aged 5–13 years old. At its beautiful, co-educational preparatory campus on Hong Kong Island, the school focuses on an English holistic educational model, using the National Curriculum for England and Wales as a foundation, complemented by an exciting co-curricular activity programme as part of its normal school day. The school also offers an exceptional Chinese language and culture curriculum. For admission enquiries, please the Hong Kong Admissions Office at [email protected].
Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou opened in September 2021 and is a co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 3–18, in Hangzhou, China. Similar to Changzhou and Nanjing, the school combines the Chinese National Curriculum and the best of British education, with a resolutely holistic approach to teaching and learning. Surrounded by hills on three sides, with a gorgeous lake in the middle of its modern campus, and with a national forest trail behind, the school’s unique location creates opportunities for many outdoor sports and activities. The school is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as an 800-seat theatre, a large modern sports hall with two full-sized basketball courts and two climbing walls, a FINA standard swimming pool, and more. For admission enquiries, please contact the Hangzhou Admissions Office at [email protected].
Wycombe Abbey School Nanjing opened in September 2021 and is a co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 3–18, in Nanjing, China. Similar to Changzhou and Hangzhou, the school combines the Chinese National Curriculum and the best of British education, with a resolutely holistic approach to teaching and learning. The school is located in the famous national resort of Tangshan Hot Springs. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a Broadway performance level 630-seat theatre, a large modern sports hall with four full-sized basketball courts and two climbing walls, a FINA standard swimming pool, and more. For admission enquiries, please contact the Nanjing Admissions Office at [email protected].
Our International Department is interested in exploring opportunities in new markets and welcomes enquiries from real estate developers, investors and school operators.
For more information please contact Director of International, Jason Gregory, by emailing [email protected].