Wellington College International Hangzhou
About Wellington College International Hangzhou
Wellington College International Hangzhou
Wellington College International Hangzhou, China opens in August 2018 for boys and girls aged 6-11 years old in our first year and is aimed at providing a Wellington education to International families living in the area. The school is currently nearing completion and its facilities have been designed to be world-class. The design and appearance echo the distinctive classical style of Wellington College, Berks and the building is set amidst one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the world. The school will be located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province and the local political, economic and cultural centre. As the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, the city is located on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River in southeast China, only 112 miles from Shanghai. The subtropical monsoon climate contributes to varied seasonal sceneries, making the city one of China's most popular tourist destinations all the year round.
Wellington College International Hangzhou (WCCHI) will be the fifth in the Wellington College China family, and will benefit from strong partnership and collaboration with Wellington College in England, Wellington College International Tianjin and Wellington College International Shanghai. WCCHI aims to be the leading and most inspirational education provider in Hangzhou. In achieving this aim, it will be actively building upon the long and successful history of Wellington College in England, comparing favourably with the very best schools anywhere around the globe, with a reputation centred on a breadth of excellence, both in provision and achievement. The school will be led strategically by a Board of Governors made up of local representatives and those appointed by Wellington College, all of whom are fully committed to establishing WCCHI as the best provision in the region. Vital to achieving this aim is the appointment of a strong and effective leader, a team player, with a commitment to continual self-improvement in all areas of school life.
Wellington College is one of the most respected schools in the UK and is considered to be one of the greatest leaders in pioneering and transforming education for young people. It is a vibrant and popular co-educational school, voted best in England (Tatler), where students learn to be leaders for life. The College has celebrated over 150 years of commitment to providing the highest possible standards of education and plans to continue to push the boundaries as it strives for further excellence in all areas in the 21st century.
Wellington College adheres to the highest academic standards and provides students with the knowledge, skills and life expertise to achieve their personal best. However, an education based solely on exams does not fully develop each individual's potential. The desire is that Wellington College affords every child the opportunity of growth and fulfilment in a setting which imbues the Wellington Values: Kindness, Courage, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility. The vision for WCCHB is to offer pupils access to an education rooted in the traditional values along with the progressive approach to learning that is synonymous with Wellington College. The aim is to inspire pupils to be intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive; the Wellington Identity. This will be based on a model that establishes a strong understanding of the rich and deep heritage and culture of China and being Chinese, while also establishing the aptitudes and knowledge needed to be an effective global citizen. WCCHI aims to prepare pupils for success during and after life at the College.
As an institution, WCCHI will represent a marriage of traditional values and evidence-based practice from the UK and China. A place where excellent education provides children with an increased chance of success in school and later in life, thereby contributing to creating a society where opportunities are abundant.
WCCHI learning is based on the UK National Curriculum as well as the International Primary Curriculum, delivered in a way that is consistent with the Wellington ethos. The pedagogical and structural approaches ensure pupil learning and development is designed to achieve the vision for the College. An extensive extra-curricular programme of sports and other after-school activities will be provided to enrich and broaden the education offered. Indeed, high quality pastoral provision is central to the Wellington philosophy with a thriving House system and a purposeful Well Being programme features of all Wellington schools.