On Friday 17 January, headmaster Gary Wright officially opened the new Adcote International Office at a formal ceremony in China, attended by representatives from the British Embassy, British Council and the China-Britain Business Council. This new office is helping Chinese pupils to join the Shropshire independent girls school. The new office is located in the Galaxy Soho building in central Beijing.
One of the priorities at the new office is to try to make an Adcote education as accessible as possible for Chinese pupils and to assist in this decision making process.
The office is part of major expansion plans for Adcote in 2014 which include increasing the school’s boarding facilities by 180 beds, providing single and twin en-suite rooms, and building a new sports hall and additional teaching and catering space.
Headmaster Gary Wright said at the ceremony: “There are many areas of co-operation and friendship that exist between the people of the UK and the People’s Republic of China. This new office is an excellent example of these ties. Our China office will assist parents in exploring how their daughters can benefit from attending Adcote, where we will provide a quintessentially classic English education. I would like to thank all our new staff in China and I wish you all a great success in bringing the best benefits of an Adcote education to more pupils in China.”
Adcote has also signed a partnership agreement with a Chinese state school in Jinan, so that the two schools can work more closely together to bring the benefits of both systems of education on opposite sides of the globe.