Lady Eleanor Holles to open first overseas school
The coeducational secondary school will open in China next year
UK-based Lady Eleanor Holles School is to open a coeducational secondary school in Foshan, a city of seven million in the Greater Bay Area of southern China.
Slated to open in 2020, LEH Foshan will provide places for up to 750 girls and boys, aged 12-18.
“By focusing exclusively on this age group we are able to design a campus, deliver a curriculum and build a team of specialist educators where the needs of 12-18 year old students are our key priority,” said founding headmaster, Steve Allen.
The school will offer the British curriculum, with exams in IGCSEs and A Levels.
“It is a robust and widely-recognised international curriculum that opens doors and is designed to support and challenge our students as they strive for the top universities around the world,” said Allen, previously head of Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok.
The 47,000 sqm campus has been designed by UK architects, Scott Brownrigg, and includes a 400m athletic track and sports ground, surrounded by classrooms, science laboratories, swimming centre, theatre, sports hall, boarding houses and staff residences.
Pre-opening classes will be available from 2020.