British school to open sixth campus overseas

An Independent school in Worcestershire is set to open its sixth international school in seven years.

Malvern College has signed a deal with local authorities in Chengdu, China to open the college’s sixth campus abroad.

The brand new state-of-the-art campus is set to open in 2019 and will provide education for more than 1,000 students between the ages of three and 18.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to further expand the Malvern College family of schools through this exciting development in Chengdu,” said Headmaster Anthony Clark. “Malvern College Chengdu will retain the values of traditional Chinese education while helping pupils to adapt to a Western-style learning environment,” he added.

Malvern College’s first international campus opened in the Chinese city of Qingdao in 2012.

September 2018 will see the opening of Malvern College Hong Kong, following on from Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong which opened in 2017.

The Worcestershire-based boarding school also has a campus in Cairo, Egypt.

Malvern College’s campuses in mainland China are predominantly for Chinese nationals, with around 35 per cent of leavers going on to study at UK universities.

Malvern College’s director of International Schools Allan Walker said: “The success of these schools overseas has a direct positive impact on a wide range of UK manufacturers and suppliers ranging from examination boards, architects and engineers through to furniture and textbook suppliers.”

“The opening of schools overseas also supports the development of educational opportunities available for children in the UK, both through enhancing our facilities and by widening access.”

Article published 14th February 2018