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    Message from the Headmaster

    A welcome from the Headmaster

    It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to introduce SPGS International School Chengdu to you.

    SPGS International School Chengdu is the first international school opened in partnership with St Paul’s Girls’ School (SPGS) in London, the UK’s leading academic school. Our new school in Chengdu will develop as the premier international school in China with outstanding physical resources, superb staff and highly motivated students.

    The legacy from St Paul’s Girls’ School in London is a wonderful starting point for our school. The commitment to academic excellence will be upheld and developed here in China, but we will also hold true to the values and ideals that underpin our parent school. This includes the important role the arts will play, with music, art and drama playing a central role in our curriculum. Our students will understand the importance of life beyond academic excellence.

    Our students are encouraged to aim high and challenge themselves intellectually in an environment that is supportive and nurturing and which helps them to develop those skills that they will need for success as the 21st century develops. This includes a central place for creative technologies – including coding – in the curriculum, but also opportunities to develop the ‘human’ skills, such as teamworking, empathy and imagination, that will never be replaced by machines.

    We offer a broad curriculum from Nursery to IGCSE and A-Level with a full range of subjects taught by highly skilled professionals. Our outstanding co-curricular programme allows students to explore a range of areas beyond the more formal curriculum. Class sizes are small, while the learning environment is dynamic and technology rich.

    Students benefit from a range of external partnerships, our small classes, the quality of our teachers and the strength of our pastoral care. These combine to ensure that the educational journey for every student is unique and tailored to their individual needs and aspirations.

    Please contact the school if you would like any additional information or to request a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

    Peter Hawksworth

    Founding Headmaster, SPGS International School Chengdu

    Peter Hawksworth

    Founding Headmaster, SPGS International School Chengdu