While global education groups are postponing school openings worldwide due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this new standalone primary school plans to open in August. Located in Hung Hom, Oxbridge School will follow the National Curriculum for England, and a dedicated teacher will support students with English as a Second Language in Year 1.
Oxbridge promises small class sizes of up to 15 students for a total of 250 pupils, who will be taught by subject specialists for art, science, geography, history, ICT, PE, music, and library and information studies. A Mandarin curriculum will be offered to both native and non-native speakers.
The school will be run by founding principal John Shooter who has previous experience working in private schools in the UK, and teachers are currently being recruited from the UK, mainland China and Hong Kong.
Facilities will include specialist classrooms, a library and a swimming pool; due to limited outdoor space, the school for will use a nearby sports centre for many of its sporting activities.
Annual tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year will be HKD 128,000, which is mid-range for Hong Kong; however, unlike many schools in Hong Kong, there is no capital levy or debenture to pay.