Wycombe Abbey opening new international school in Hangzhou, China

Wycombe Abbey International and BE Education today held a ground-breaking ceremony in Hangzhou, China to mark the start of construction of a new Wycombe Abbey International school in the city.

Expected to open in September 2020, Wycombe Abbey International School Hangzhou will be Wycombe Abbey’s second co-educational international school in China taking pupils from kindergarten to 18 years of age. Wycombe Abbey International School, Changzhou opened in September 2016 and already has over 840 pupils.

The state-of-the art Hangzhou campus will cost around £90 million and will act as a social hub for the local and international communities of the city. Hangzhou is rapidly becoming China’s high-tech capital and is home to some of the country’s fastest growing companies, including Alibaba. Like the School in Changzhou the new school will be boarding in the senior school.

Headmistress Rhiannon Wilkinson commented, ‘We are extremely excited to be establishing a superb new campus in Hangzhou. This will allow us to build on the success of our school in Changzhou and to provide best-of-British education, combined with the very real strengths of the Chinese education system, to more pupils in China today.’