King George V School - ESF
About King George V School - ESF
King George V (KGV) School’s Kowloon Learning Campus is a mixed non-denominational secondary school situated in Kowloon, an urban area of Hong Kong, China. It is an English language state school and has been a member of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) since 1979 alongside two other schools in the area. The school has a roll of approximately 1,800 students between the Year 7-12 secondary stages. The school awards IGCSE, GCSE, IB Diploma and ID Diploma qualifications.
KGV is one of Hong Kong’s oldest schools, built in 1894 as Kowloon College. Located in a small building, the first proper school was built in 1902, and it grew to the extent that there were more than 300 students by the 1930s. Despite its roots as a British school, it took in students from all around the world when it reopened in 1946 after the Second World War. The Kowloon Learning Campus first came about as a two year pilot project to develop was for ESF schools to work on close collaboration.
Values and Vision
KGV is a school of ambition and high achievement that promotes creativity and the creation of an interesting and enjoyable learning environment for its learners. It nurtures positive attitudes to learning and celebrates excellence in all its forms, its strapline ‘breaking down barriers’ signifying that there is no limit to student potential when they are studying at KGV. A rich curriculum is supported by a diverse collection of extracurricular activities and with a sports and a performing arts centre, the school is well-equipped to encourage ambitious learners.
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) was established in 1967 and is the largest education foundation in Asia offering a liberal education through the medium of the English language to children of school age. ESF now operates five secondary schools, nine primary schools, two “all-through” Private Independent Schools, five kindergartens and a school for students with special needs. Our 18,000 students are drawn from over 75 nationalities. Increasingly, our schools are also the destination of choice for local families.
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