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Century-old British School Cranleigh School to Set up Branch in Changsha

Updated: 2019-11-06

The signing ceremony. (Photo/the Changsha Economic Development Zone)

A signing ceremony and a press conference for the Changsha Cogdel - Cranleigh School were held on November 4. This marked that the first overseas branch of Cranleigh School, a century-old British school, is to settle in Changsha.

Founded in 1865, Cranleigh School is a world-famous full-time boarding school. It is one of the UK’s largest private schools and listed among the UK’s top 10 private boarding schools.

The location of the Changsha Cogdel - Cranleigh School is at the intersection of Dongshi Road and Hongshupo Road in the Changsha Economic Development Zone. It is adjacent to the Longhua Park, which is under construction. It has convenient transportation by connecting the Changsha Airport Expressway and the Changsha Belt Expressway in the south; and Renmin East Road Expressway and Changsha Metro Line 6 in the north.

The school will be jointly managed by Chinese principals, and foreign experts and consultants. It will integrate Chinese and western disciplines, with an equal number of Chinese and foreign teachers. It will offer Chinese-English bilingual lessons, and individualized teaching systems for 6- to 18-year-olds. It is committed to cultivating talents who are well-versed in both Chinese and western learning.

In the primary and middle school stage, students will be taught the same as China’s compulsory education to achieve mutual learning and cultural exchanges between China and the West.

In the high school stage, students will be offered Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A Level (Advanced Level) courses. These courses will open up a channel for further studies. Students can apply to overseas first-class universities according to their examination records.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hn.people.com.cn