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Merchiston School to open new school in China

The institution has announced the establishment of a new international school in Shenzhen

Posted by Julian Owen | December 16, 2017 | International

Merchiston Castle International School, Shenzhen, will open its doors to the first students in September 2018. 

The Edinburgh-based boys’ school’s venture comes on the back of a rising demand for British international schools abroad and over a year of collaboration with China-based parent/investor, Jianjun Lyu. Jianjun Lyu was so impressed with the way Merchiston educated his son that he has signed an exclusive agreement to develop a family of Merchiston schools across China.

These new schools will support a broader educational approach, combining the best of Merchiston’s successes alongside traditional Chinese subjects and will provide opportunities for exchange programmes for both pupils and staff.

This partnership will have positive financial gains for Merchiston and will enable the Edinburgh-based school to build upon its means-tested financial assistance scheme and to expand its already outstanding facilities.

Built for 1,200 pupils, the new Merchiston Castle International School will cater for boys and girls aged 5–18 years, teaching IGCSEs and A-levels in the senior years and a Sino-Scottish curriculum throughout the junior years. With accommodation for 600, the senior school will be exclusively for boarding pupils.

 The first headmaster of Merchiston Castle International School, Chris Lynn, will take up his new post in January 2018. Currently Head of Secondary at Nexus International School, Malaysia, he has many years of experience both in the UK and internationally.

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