Malvern College to Open Campus in Xinjin, Chengdu

CHENGDU, China, Feb. 5, 2018

On 2nd February 2018, during a key event of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, chaired by Dr. Liam Fox, Secretary of State, UK Department for International Trade, a cooperation agreement was signed between the authorities of Xinjin County, Chengdu and Babylon Education to establish a new and expanded site for Malvern College Chengdu in addition to the existing campus in the city. Boasting numerous Nobel laureates among its alumni, the prestigious and progressive Malvern College plans to expand the Chengdu campus in 2019 and offer classes from kindergarten to senior secondary with high-quality, globalised and holistic education on par with other Malvern schools in Britain, Hong Kong and Qingdao.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s official visit to China took place from 31st January to 2nd February 2018, where she co-hosted the annual meeting with her Chinese counterpart. During the visit, the two countries agreed to cooperate further in political, economic and educational spheres, with education being a major area of common concern. Various collaborative educational initiatives with China have already been announced by the May administration.

Founded in 1865, Malvern College is a renowned British boarding school which provides high-quality education for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years. Thanks to its exceptional academic standards and pursuit of holistic education, Malvern College has produced 2 prime ministers (including Najib Razak, the current Malaysian Prime Minister) and 5 Nobel laureates. Other famous alumni include C. S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia), Lord Ian MacLaurin (former Chairman of Vodafone and Tesco) and many outstanding figures in various fields.

Malvern College has opened campuses in Qingdao, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Cairo with generous support and assistance from the local governments, and seen great academic achievements with pupils moving on to world-class universities such as MIT, Imperial College London, UCLA and the University of Durham.

Scheduled to be completed and begin operation in 2019, the new site of Malvern College Chengdu will offer a curriculum from kindergarten to senior secondary. The aim is to utilise world-leading teaching resources and state-of-the-art concepts, retain the values of traditional Chinese education, build on the solid foundation of basic education in China and adopt inspirational and innovative teaching methods in line with international practice. Malvern College Chengdu has a vision of becoming a “pathway to the world’s top universities and cradle of all-round leaders” and providing individualised, comprehensive and internationalised quality education to cultivate individuals rooted in China and endowed with a global perspective. The 11 Malvern qualities (resilience, self-awareness, open-mindedness, kindness, collaboration, risk-taking, curiosity, ambition, independence, integrity and humility) will be fully integrated into day-to-day teaching and student management, with a view to preparing cross-cultural talents instilled with these qualities.

Malvern College Chengdu will also provide a tailor-made programme for pupils at different learning stages, in order to enrich their education and life and help them acquire abilities and qualities that will benefit them for life.

About Malvern College Chengdu

Malvern College was founded in 1865 and has since developed into one of the leading co-educational boarding and day school based in Malvern UK, renowned as an innovator in education. Together with its associated preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, it provides education for 900 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18. It has produced renowned alumni including two prime ministers, five Nobel Prize winners, as well as the famous writer C. S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Malvern College Chengdu is established in partnership with Malvern College UK, to offer an international education tailored to the needs of students in China. Adopting the best educational practices of British boarding schools, including personalised learning and small class sizes, their experienced expatriate teachers help pupils gradually adapt to a Western-style learning environment, and ultimately achieve the best possible results in their chosen examinations. Malvern College Chengdu’s carefully designed co-curriculum, pastoral care and leadership development programmes will help pupils develop into well-rounded individuals and prepare them not only for entry into leading universities worldwide, but also for their future careers and life after school.

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