Britain’s oldest public school unveils international ambitions

The King’s School, Canterbury has revealed CGI shots of its new international school in Shenzhen, China

The King’s School, Canterbury has released plans for a new international school in China.

The new school – The King’s School Shenzhen International – is located in Nanshan district and offers pupils aged two to 18 a combined Chinese-British curriculum.

The kindergarten is due to open in late 2019 along with accommodation for teachers. The remaining second phase of the school will be completed in 2020.

The kindergarten is due to open in Autumn 2019 and will feature flexible spaces to suit varied learning styles
The kindergarten is due to open in Autumn 2019 and will feature flexible spaces to suit varied learning styles

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John Astbury, head of kindergarten at King’s School Shenzhen International: “These stimulating environments will play a key role in helping us realise our ambition of creating a highly successful school in which the children have the chance to grow and explore, giving them a can-do attitude and the opportunity to truly feel part of a special and child-centred school community.”

Staff will be encouraged to use the library to break up time spent in the classroom
Staff will be encouraged to use the library to break up time spent in the classroom

The new campus is designed to reflect the architecture and traditions of its sister school in Canterbury Cathedral and incorporates a number of landscaped courtyards.

The pre-prep school will include large classrooms, breakout areas, maker spaces and a large library.

The senior school will include several unique learning spaces including a flight simulator, robotics laboratory, black box theatre and meditation rooms.