The Perse School Suzhou
About The Perse School Suzhou
The Perse School Suzhou is the first school to be opened in China as part of a collaboration between The Perse School Cambridge, UK and Cheung & Sons Hong Kong SAR.
The Perse School Cambridge is a leading co-educational day school educating over 1600 boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years of age. It is renowned for academic, pastoral and co-curricular excellence and consistently holds a top position in the school league tables in the UK.
The Perse School Suzhou will provide the same high quality education to students aged 15 to 19 years of age, with a curriculum primarily based around the Cambridge IGCSE and International A Level qualifications. The ‘Perse Plus’ programme of academic extension to extend learning beyond the confines of the IGCSE and A Level Specifications will be a notable feature of the provision.
The Perse School Suzhou will be both a day and boarding school and will open its doors in August 2020. It is envisaged that, once at capacity, the school will educate approximately 500 students which will include a significant proportion of boarding. The school is open to students of all nationalities, but it is likely that the majority will be Chinese nationals.
We share our vision ‘To love learning and strive for the greater good’ with The Perse School Cambridge and a common set of values will define the attitudes and behaviour expected of all Perse students and staff. We value:
- Intellectual curiosity and scholarship;
- Breadth and balance;
- Respect for one another and our environment.
The Perse School Suzhou will offer a rich, vibrant co-curricular programme as is expected in a mixed day and boarding school environment with a comprehensive programme of activities including music, art, drama and sport.
The school site in Suzhou holds a very central position in the old town surrounded by local shops and eateries. The campus has a garden-like feel with many trees that have protected status and is within walking distance of several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Boarding facilities will be located near the school site in a well-appointed central location.