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Headmaster's Welcome

WELCOME TO WYCOMBE ABBEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHANGZHOU!

It is a real privilege to be the Headmaster of Wycombe Abbey International School. The School offers a wonderful learning environment, with excellent classrooms, laboratories and libraries. On the extensive campus with its lawns and trees there are three magnificent specialist buildings; one is home to our dedicated water sports facility offering canoeing, swimming and rowing with direct access to West Taihu Lake, the other is a fully equipped theatre, together with specialist Music and Art facilities and the third is our Kindergarten with every room specially designed to provide the best teaching and learning experience for our youngest children.

The aims of the school are very clear; to achieve the best possible academic results, to enable pupils to win places at the leading UK and US universities and to become recognized as the best school in China. Teachers are expected to teach in an exciting and dynamic style and to develop the potential of each of their pupils. The curriculum is a blend of the best of British and the best of Chinese, giving an excellent educational foundation, before pupils move on to study the British syllabus for IGCSE and A Level – widely recognized as the best in the world. Like the leading UK schools, our timetable is designed to give the pupils a varied and challenging experience. Numerous sports are on offer, including rowing, rugby, fencing and hockey, and the campus has a 400m outdoor running track, many floodlit tennis courts, indoor sports halls, water sports centre and swimming pool.

With so many sporting, music and drama opportunities it is not surprising that many of our Primary pupils and almost all our Secondary pupils choose to board. Boarding is in spacious, comfortable rooms with common rooms for relaxation. Boarding staff are chosen both for their expertise in the classroom and pastoral understanding.

I believe passionately that a happy child will learn better and so all Staff must build up a deep knowledge of the pupils so that we can encourage them to become confident, assured and prepared for the very competitive world that lies ahead of them.

Paul Wallace-Woodroffe
Headmaster

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