Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong: 4 Things Every Parent Should Know
Wycombe Abbey—a renowned, all-girls boarding school in UK’s Buckinghamshire—was founded in 1896 and has built up a reputation for academic excellence, consistently ranking high on the league tables of GCSE and A-Level examination results from boarding schools across the country.
The school has branched out to Asia and its sister school in Hong Kong will open in September 2019, offering primary school education for girls and boys from ages five to 10. Read on to learn more about the new Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong.
The school will be in a newly renovated building in Aberdeen
Located on 17 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen, the school will feature facilities across four levels that are specially designed for STEM, drama, music and art, as well as traditional academic subjects.
It will offer a customised, bi-cultural curriculum
The school’s curriculum includes core components from the National Curriculum for England but also ensures that students will develop excellent knowledge in Chinese language and culture—with daily lessons in Chinese, English and mathematics, for students at every level.
Longer school days to maximise time for lessons and extra-curricular activities
A typical school day will run from 8am to 3pm, with nine lessons scheduled for each day. Students are encouraged to stay behind for the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities that run from 3 to 5pm.
The school also provides after-school care for students up until 6pm, should they wish to stay behind to relax, read, or do homework with their friends.
The school will follow a comprehensive list of objectives
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong has put together a list of 12 development objectives for its students that cover academic growth—such as its aim for all students to be “highly numerate” and “digitally literate”—in addition to important character development skills such as being collaborative, creative and intellectually curious.