Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting one of the top British schools in Hong Kong. Located in Hong Kong Island Southside, Wycombe Abbey is a prestigious preparatory school for children aged 5-13. This school uniquely combines a bespoke British curriculum with the Hong Kong curriculum, providing fluency in English and a firm grounding in Chinese. The curriculum is further supplemented by an impressive breadth of activities in their Extra-Curricular Programme (ECAs) which offers more than 40 different clubs to join. This is incorporated into the regular day after school hours. Wycombe Abbey specially focuses on developing children for the best secondary schools in the future. Educators seek to balance strong academic attainment with a focus on mental and physical health to ensure a well-rounded, holistic education.
A key feature of the school is that they offer a high-quality, private UK curriculum following the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The subjects covered in this curriculum are ICT, Science, Physical Education, iSTEAM, Speech and Drama, Music and Art amongst others.
Phone: 2129 7100
School Campus Address: 17 Tin Wan Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Curriculum: Combines both the British and Hong Kong primary educational system, with a focus on British preparatory school experience. They also offer a Chinese language and culture curriculum.
Language of Instruction: The main medium of instruction is English, however, English and Chinese provision are balanced. Chinese is taught with the same number of lessons as English and Maths. For Chinese, Putonghua is used as the medium of instruction where children are taught simplified characters but have exposure to traditional characters through extra-curricular activities and additional reading.
Admissions: Year 1 – Year 8. The starting age is 5 years old.
School Hours: The normal school hours are 8.00am – 3.00pm and the average school day includes 9 lessons. However, as part of their ECAs, children are encouraged to stay afterschool to participate in clubs from 3.00pm-5.00pm. If parents are worried about transportation home, Wycombe Abbey also provides school buses for those pupils staying afterschool.